WTWIYC/WTWOYC for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Michael Phelps, cool as a cucumber.
Michael Phelps, cool as a cucumber. Tumblr/starksfell
Michael Phelps, cool as a cucumber.
Michael Phelps, cool as a cucumber. Tumblr/starksfell

WTWIYC/WTWOYC for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Michael Phelps, cool as a cucumber. (Tumblr/starksfell)
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 in what we’re calling What to Watch in Your Cube/What to Watch on Your Couch (WTWIYC/WTWOYC). All times CDT and we’ve primarily focused on the USA because, well, where do we live?

Tuesday July 31, 2012

It’ll make nice filler noise at work as it’s the end of the month and you’ve maxed out your Pandora listening hours:

  • Women’s soccer is USA v DPR Korea 11:15 a.m.
  • Men’s basketball puts Tunisia against the USA at 4:15 p.m.
  • Water Polo; men’s USA plays Russia at 12:20 p.m.
  • Weightlifting gold for women is at 9:30 a.m.; men at 1:00 p.m.


  • PHELP PHELPS PHELPS happens at 1:26 p.m. as the no-longer Olympics golden boy goes for his 19th medal in the 200 meter butterfly. Additionally, check the women’s 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter IM, as well as the men’s 4x200 free relay, which should be a doozy.
  • Oh man alive, it’s the women’s gymanstics team final at 10:26 a.m. There will be tears.

They don’t call it primetime for nothing:

  • I would love to watch all the tennis, which starts at 6 a.m., but that’s clearly not going to happen. But if you did, you’d catch Venus Williams, Andy Murray and then Andy Roddick against Novak Djokovic. Additionally, Maria Sharapova goes up against British teenager Laura Robson.
  • USA plays North Korea at 11:15 a.m. in soccer.
  • I haven’t quite figured out if diving is good to watch live re: time commitment and checking in and out sporadically. So it’s the women going for gold in the 10 meter synchonized area is at 9 a.m., if you can’t wait for Bob Costas.

Please tell me who watches these things:

  • The canoeing gold medal winners duke it out at 7:30 a.m.