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On The Topic Of The Olympics 2010

CAN you believe that the Olympics has had more viewers than American Idol only one night since American Idol was launched? That night was last Wednesday when the USA was going for three medals. More Americans under 49 years old would rather watch amateur singers versus athletes that have spent virtually their entire lives training for the moment.

Quick. Can you name this Gold Medalist?

BODE Miller became USA’s biggest Winter medal winner of all time (5) for skiing. Yet by the end of the Olympics, most of us won’t remember his name. But Idol finalists will still be on talk show programs, late night programs and even in the studio.

WITH all the young athletes, I think tying in the Olympics with pro beauty would be a slam dunk. Certainly the OPI Olympic collection would sell out quickly. If OPI can get Disney, why not the Olympics? And how about other players stepping up to the plate to bring more buzz to our industry?

USA has a commanding lead with 24 medals. Canada, the host country, paid millions over the past four years with its goals to win the most medals. In a slap in the face, Canada hasn’t even crossed the double-digit count as of today. Proof positive that the Olympics aren’t about money, but instead harvested talent from years of training and more training.

I have to admit that Curling looks like fun. Shuffleboard on ice, you think by watching that anyone can do it. Hardly. It’s amazing that by sweeping the ice in a certain rhythm, you can actually make the “puck” change direction. And with many rounds, it becomes addicting to watch.

FINALLY, in a time in the world that the USA isn’t highly liked, it’s nice to see the USA kick the world’s butt. When it comes to competition, good thing to see we can be #1 when we set our minds to winning.

Happy Monday!


Adam Harris was born in coal country, right in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. His father, Gregory, worked the mines every day and came home to his best friend, Jim Beam. Gregory had many frie


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