Spouses are better than any Olympian

Murray
Murray
Posted: August 15, 2012

VIGGLE, the popular loyalty program for television, polled its users who have been watching the Olympics intently. When asked which Olympian they might leave their spouse for, 61 percent of men and 60 percent of women proudly said they weren't interested.

Thirty-six percent of Vigglers thought Andy Murray's win over Roger Federer was the biggest surprise of the Games. The cheating in badminton came in at 31 percent. Asked which Olympic sport they would like to compete in, 17 percent said badminton, followed by table tennis (16) and rhythmic gymnastics (12).

Either these people live in Papua New Guinea or they have a great sense of humor.

Between a brick and a dry place

"There was no pressure. You should play in my country, then you will see pressure. They throw bricks at you," said Croatia's Ivano Balic after his team's handball semifinal defeat by France.

And we thought Philly fans had a tough rep.

"There are many people who want to start rowing because I have come to the Olympic Games. We will start when I get back. We just have to wait for the boats to arrive," said Niger rower Hamadou Djibo Issaka, who trained for just 3 months for the men's single sculls, but never in his landlocked and mostly desert native country.

That's like waiting for surfboards to arrive in North Dakota via the next big wave.

Expecting the boogie?

Adidas has announced a list of three potential names for the 2014 World Cup ball and are asking fans to vote on them. Because the World Cup will take place in Rio de Janeiro, the names are of Brazilian origin, meaning they are Portuguese words and feminine, conforming to the Brazilian stereotype of the ball as a woman, to be caressed and cared for.

Our favorite is Bossa Nova, a reference to the samba-jazz music popularized in Rio in the late 1950s and 1960s. Why? Because if a player doesn't bend it like Beckham they can always blame it on the ... Bossa Nova.

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