Matt – Usain Bolt easing his way to a 100M and 200M repeat and Misty May and Kerry Walsh’s 3 peat in the sand and Oscar Pistorius.
Wendt – Michael Phelps
Painter – U.S. dominating the final medal count
Blake – I'm something of an Olympic junkie so I have a few. Aly Raisman breaking down just before the end of her Team Gold medal clinching floor routine. Michael Phelps rebounding after a tough start and just looking pissed off at the world that you knew the world was going to be in trouble, and the sight of Usain Bolt getting the baton behind the American's on the 4x100M relay, and taking about 3 steps to not just catch up, but leave the field in the dust.
BSox – How much of a dumbass fatboy slim looks like at the closing ceremony. Horrible. Spice girls though…AWESOME!
Majors – I enjoyed the Olympics this year. There seemed to be a lot of intensity, the coverage in social media was excellent as well, especially Twitter. WInning 2 Golds in wrestling was awesome!
Zach – My lasting image is the look on the faces of the women's gymnastics team after winning team final.
2. Now that the Olympics are over football is right around the corner, and high school games begin TONIGHT! Open up your crystal ball, any school any class – what is one headline the state will see this year in IA HS FB?
Matt – GMG will not go 0fer. They haven’t won a game in over 20 games or so (that’s like 2 full seasons +) but Wendt has assured me that one of the teams on the Wolverines schedule sucks worse this year.
Wendt – Class A football will be extremely watered down this fall (lots of teams dropping to 8man) Class 4A will dominate the headlines because it always does
Painter – I don't care much about high school football unless I'm helping out Mr Wendt.
Blake – That it will take me the entire year to fully remember there is no more CIML
BSox – I really don’t know. I haven’t paid much attention to high school games since my brother played at north polk. However, I live in Johnston now, and I’ve always wanted to head over for a game…maybe this is the year!
Majors – Ummm, no clue. So I will go with Boone & Ogden! Go Toreadors!!!
Zach – The fact that Valley vs. Dowling late in the season adds a new element of drama.
5. The Expendables 2 opens up this week. Which of these stars is your favorite and which one is truly Expendable and needs to hang it up?
Matt – Bruce Willis as John McClane is a bad ass! I think it’s time for Arnold to hang it up, he shouldn’t be coming back, he old.
Wendt – Jason Statham is actually pretty solid, and I always enjoy Chuck Norris. Stallone needs to go away
Painter – Tough question. I've liked Stallone and Willis but I also think their times have passed.
Blake – I just borrowed a buddies copy of the first Expendables since I hadn't seen it yet. Let me just say this, I love the old school action stars, but Hollywood hasn't developed any new ones worth a damn for about 30 years.
BSox – I don’t think any of them need to. This is such a throwback to 80s action movies that it makes me warm and fuzzy. I want 47 more movies like this.
Majors – Hmmm, Sly is getting up there, along with Mr. Van Damme. I have always liked Jet Li
Zach – While they all probably need to hang it up, Willis is my favorite. "Die Hard" will always live easy with me.
6. A 24 hour wedding chapel opened in a Las Vegas Denny’s. What’s the menu item you are saying “I DO” to after getting hitched?
Matt – You gotta go with the Grand Slam breakfast since later after the I DO’s and flapjacks you going to most likely hit a home run at the hotel.
Wendt – French Toast Slam (mmmmmm mmmm good)
Painter – A Grand Slam of course
Blake – I'd say chilli cheese dogs with a side of baked beans. Gotta break her into a new reality quickly.
BSox – Corn beefed hash…by the gallons.
Majors – A beer...or shot. My last marriage ended in a ball of flames, hopefully I will have better luck next time, haha!!!
Zach – Champagne. And maybe a waffle.