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When my esteemed colleagues and I decided it’d be a great idea to cover the Olympics on KSRCollege, I for one never thought I’d be covering two sports I knew absolutely nothing about, but hey I’m young why not learn about more sports. My adventure starts with Andy Bernard’s favorite past time sailing. After doing extensive research on the subject I’ve learned that a person is in a boat, that has a sail, and they want to make it go fast.
I attempted to learn how to sail a boat from these guys, but it didn’t turn out so well. (WARNING this song is not for young’uns)
Another thing I learned is that we are in the midst of seeing the Ali of sailing in Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie. In his first Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 when I wasn’t even 5 years old, he won a silver medal, and has settled for nothing less than gold ever since. Ainslie also has homefield advantage, except this homefield advantage is more special than just sailing close to home: he literally grew up right down the coast from where the competition will be held. With that being said, even Captain Nemo will be jealous after Ainslie gets a gold and becomes winningest sailor in Olympic history.
The good news is that in true ‘Merica fashion, we aren’t going to be pushed around by some fancy pants Brit who thinks that this Gold is rightfully his. U.S. Team Captain Zach Railey won the silver in Beijing and has won a few World Cup events recently (and you thought they only had a Soccer World Cup). While we do have a great competitor for Gold, we could always use some extra help. In true American fashion, the Navy SEALS came in to whip the sailors into shape. Yes the guys that killed Osama bin Laden are training our Olympic athletes. Good Luck rest of the world!
You thought @RoushKSR was just football, but you know I Judo, and never fail when I sail.
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