The Olympic Buffet: Sunday, August 10

Sunday’s Blue Plate Special: It won’t surprise me if “women’s” gymnastics ends up being one of the most-watched events of these Olympics. Even if it is actually girls’ gymnastics. Tonight NBC shows the qualifying round.

Sunday’s Chef’s Special: If women’s field hockey brings to mind genteel young ladies in tartan skirts and austere private schools, you probably haven’t seen field hockey lately. Satan’s School for Girls is more like it. Which, of course, makes it awesome–whip-fast, highly skilled, and a wee bit violent. Those field hockey players will mess you up. Watch them mess each other up instead, this morning and afternoon on MSNBC.


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