Well, what a way to wake up to the world this morning. I love sport. Just love it. Addicted even. And it doesn’t get much better than this. A 1-2-3 sucker punch first thing on a Saturday morning and I am on top of the world baby!
You go girl! Our Natalie du Toit… Did you know she carried the flag for South Africa at the Olympics? Okay, she “only” came 16th in her race – the long distance swimming race. But then, it was only the 4th time she swam it in a competition. Did I mention that she is also a Paralympic? Yep, she has done both the Olympics and the Paralympics! Talk about a real hero to inspire. But then, that’s out Natalie. She makes history just waking up in the morning. Did I mention that she lost a leg in a car accident a few years back? And she won her 4th Gold Medal while I was sleeping! You go girl!
You might remember him as that guy I wrote about a while back. You know in At last! Run, baby, run! The guy with no legs who wanted to run at the Olympics? The fastest man on no legs? Well, thanks to the delays in his case being heard by the Olympic Committee, he didn’t make it to the Olympics. Next time. He is still young. But Oscar just won his second Gold Medal at the Paralympics. And he hasn’t even run in his best event yet! You go boy! Run you Cheetah, run! Run into those history books my man! Nothing is gonna stop you now. And we’ll see another Paralympic kick some Olympic butt in London in 2012. Go Oscar!
I am not going to say much about this one. Let me just quote the greatest soccer manager to ever walk this earth – Bill Shankly… “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.” I am a Red through and through. You’ll Never Walk Alone. Click on that link and tell me your hair didn’t stand up when you heard those Scousers sing it? It’s the 12th man on the field… You’ll never walk alone when you are a Red. And it is especially true when we beat the old enemy… The glory boys from Manchester.
Yes, that was my perfect start to a Saturday… Let the weekend roll! Taking over the world baby!