You, the average American sports fan, are probably aware the Olympics are here. Sure, you watched the Opening Ceremony, maybe with a cocktail, and you’ll watch some swimming finals tonight and oh, maybe the Men’s basketball–is that today? But did you know that the events started bright and early this morning with swimming preliminary heats and a 150 mile road cycling race? Leslie Jones did, and she was up early and has been tweetin’ about it all day while you were sleeping in.
First news of the day was that Team USA’s Ginny Thrasher won the first gold of the Olympics in air rifle, and while you probably didn’t even know that’s an event, Leslie sure seemed excited.