BEST MALE PLATFORM DIVER OVER 250 POUNDS: If you don't listen to Slate's Hang Up and Listen sports podcast, you should, and they have a particularly good idea this week for sprucing up the Olympic Games—almost as good as my Closing Ceremonies Gold Medal Dodgeball proposal. Why not take the concept of athlete size classes, which creates multiple medal competitions in the fighting and lifting events, and expand them into other disciplines? Who wouldn't want to see the best high jumper who's 5'5" or shorter, or the best gymnastic floor exercise from a man the size of an NFL tight end? How far can an 110 pound woman hurl a discus, and what nation can amass the best 6'0" and under men's basketball team?
Open thread for today's Olympics, including the ladies team gymnastics final, and the best in NBC censorship of male divers.