Well done Olympics. You have accomplished your goal yet again. There were surprises, disappointments, and scandals. You couldn't wait to see the next days events. Somehow, and for some reason, you could hardly wait to watch events that you normally don't give a rat's ass about, but for those two weeks you just can't get enough of them. Does anyone really watch track or gymnastics outside of the Olympics? Probably not but they were some of the biggest stories from London.
The two sports that made the biggest impression on me this year are handball and water polo. I have no idea what the rules are of either sport, but they were both very intriguing to watch. And for a couple of months video clips will be rolling through my computer. What can I pick up about those events? Is there some type of set plays? What are the basic rules? Then poof. The interest is gone for another 3 1/2 years. It's exactly what I go through with curling after the Winter Olympics but the spark always returns.
That's what actually makes the Olympics great. It exposes fans to new events, people, and customs. And that's something a lot of people enjoy. By the way, college football is right around the corner, YAY!