what is it about the olympics that gets you so involved, I mean you watch for hours, stay up way later than you normally would. Heres what amazes me about the whole thing, if you are like me you end up watching and cheering for sports you would never watch. Whens the last time your cheered for diving, badmitton, beach volleyball, shooting, rowing, horse jumping, water polo and more. You would never watch those things outside of the olympics, but here you are cheering away and half the time the USA isn't even playing! Maybe that is why it is such a world thing, we all come together to cheer for each other even if your hometown favorite is not playing. It's a good feeling, why can't have that feeling all the time. Am I wrong but wouldn't that make the world a better place? I don't know, but I do know I love the stories that come from the olympics, some are warm and fuzzy while others are sad. It's good for the kids to watch, I've always said to my kids that sports is life, you learn how to handle failure and success. How to work with others, how to take direction, how to handle change and lots more. I'm sad to see it end but before you know it another 4 years will pass and we can all stay up way to late and cheer for sports we don't even know again.