Bill wrote an article about the Olympics. As is the case with any subject he covers, that really means he wrote an article about himself.
You get older and older, and older, and suddenly, the Summer Olympics become a series of four-year checkpoints for your life.
"Marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion."
Translation: "Someone who, technically, is a freaking lunatic."
When I interviewed Larry Bird earlier this year,
From there, the Summer Olympics became an eerie reflection for whatever was happening in my life. In 1980, my parents divorced and we sold our house; naturally, that was the summer we boycotted Moscow.
Within a year, patriotism became something of a career move for celebrities
We wouldn't remember the next four Summer Olympics nearly as fondly.