What to watch in your cube and what to watch on your couch
We know you have a job or school or a life outside of these Olympic games, but it doesn't really feel like it right now, does it? So, like the winners we are, we've outlined a few events you should catch everyday. All times CDT and we've primarily focused on the USA because, well, where do we live?
Stuff that'll work well for work, on in the background:
- Women's waterpolo preliminaries; the USA plays Hungry at 12:20 pm.
- Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil is at 10:45 am.
- Fencing: semifinal and final women's "epee" individual at noon ("epee" means "a fencing or dueling sword having a bowl-shaped guard and a rigid blade of triangular section with no cutting edge that tapers to a sharp point blunted for fencing — compare FOIL, SABER." Now you know.)
- Basketball: Angola plays the women's USA team at 4:15 pm.
Stuff you'll watch at your desk in plain sight anyway because who cares who sees you because it's summer:
- Men's 10 meter synchronized platform diving is at 9 am.
- All the men's gymnastics team finals take place at 10:30 am, including floor, high bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, still rings and vault.
- Swimming includes the finals for the men's 200 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke, as well as women's 100 meter backstroke and 100 meter breaststroke at 1:30 pm.
Stuff that will be just as good the second time around, and don't worry, they will be sure to play it in primetime:
Any of the men's gymnastics final as well as the probably dramatic men and women's swimming finals.
Oh, just skip it anyway unless you're an uber fan:
Table tennis, for what seems like all day. Field hockey.