I just watched the gold medal men's volleyball match where Brazil defeated Italy 3-1. A few thoughts crossed my mind while watching:
1. Both indoor and beach volleyball gave the best examples of world class athleticism out of all of the Olympics.
2. Obviously the Italian coach did not sweat as much as the Brazilian coach. Otherwise, that natty suit the Italian coach wore would have collapsed under its own weight.
3. A Brazilian player by the name of Heller? I wonder what his Granddaddy did during the War.
Goodbye, Athens. Despite the doomsayers (myself included), and pending the Closing Ceremonies, you did a hell of a job.