11 Thoughts We Have While Watching The Olympics
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11 Thoughts We Have While Watching The Olympics

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11 Thoughts We Have While Watching The Olympics
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It is Olympic season and it has everyone talking at work, on social media, and in the streets. We Americans are glued to our television screens as we cheer on Michael Phelps in the 200 meter medley or watch Simone Biles in complete fascination as she takes gold in the women's vault. The 2016 Rio Olympics seem to have brought a sense of unity to the United States as we cheer on our favorite athletes and teams. You would almost feel "un-American" if you didn't watch the games with your fellow Americans. As the games and excitement continue, here is a list of what we Americans are actually thinking as we are watching the Summer Olympic Games.

1. Michael Phelps is the GOAT.

With five out of six medals being gold, Michael Phelps is unstoppable. Whether he is staring down is opponent, taking the lead in a relay, or simply just doing what Michael Phelps does, he's on top! Plus he has adorable Boomer as a baby, he can't lose!

2. What am I doing with my life?

Oh I know, just sitting on my couch eating chips, while American athletes collect gold medals like it's easy. Maybe I should go for a run...

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3. I have a sudden urge to be an Olympian myself.

Whether it's a pool, a mat, a track, or any other athletic playing field, I feel like I turn into an Olympian! Maybe if I run as fast as I possibly can I can run on the women's relay team in four years?

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4. Do the Americans have dentists on standby?

So many gold medals that need to be tested by the teeth of our medalists! Surley the amount the United States will be collecting can't be healthy for their teeth right?

5. If I want to be an Olympian I need to move to Maryland.

If Maryland were a country it would actually have the third most Olympic gold medals! And to be more specific, all of the gold medals belong to the swim team! Being a Maryland girl myself, you could say I'm pretty proud to be a Marylander'!

6. Ryan Lochte was held at gun point?

Yes? Or no? The media didn't seem so sure themselves! But according to Lochte and his mother he was, but is safe, and that is all that really matters!

7. Umm why does the diving pool look like Shrek's Swamp?

Shouldn't it be a crystal blue color? According to those in charge of the Rio games, it is not harmful to the swimmers!

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8. If you mess with one of our athletes, you mess with U.S.

So much rivalry in the games this year. But when you're ready come and get it because our athletes have a power house of a country to back them up!

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9. "Clinton this... Trump that..." nobody has time for that, it's game time.

Blah, blah, blah it's game time and the politics can chill for now.

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10. The feeling that you should be wearing bug spray for the athletes.

Zika is getting a little too serious, maybe we should wear bug spray as we sit in the safety of our homes.

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11. I'm proud to be an American!

With a total of 33 medals: 16 gold, 8 silver, and 9 bronze, I sure am proud to be an American! We have the best of the best, and are better than the rest! With the lead in gold medal count, we have every right in the world to be proud of our athletes! USA!

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