If you’re not watching the Olympics you should be. They are great. Not because speed skating or curling are particularly interesting sports (there is a reason we only televise these sports every four years), but because the Olympics determine what the best country in the world is. That, and they allow us all to engage in politically-correct jingoism for the better part of two weeks. USA! USA! USA!
As of the end of day three, I am happy to report that America is still the best country in the world with 6 medals to Germany’s 4. Canada, who some accounts have favored to win, (that would be deeply humiliating), is tied with France for 3rd place with 3 medals each.
And don’t let anyone tell you it is the number of Gold medals that counts, because by that metric we would have lost to China in 2008.
You can keep track of the totals on NBC’s Olympic site.