Friday, August 22, 2008

Today Show Appearance

After an extremely long day of media, the U.S. Women capped it off with a stop at The Today Show on NBC. With their location drop dead in the middle of the Olympic Green between the Bird's Nest and The Cube, The Today Show backdrop of the main venue and the lit Olympic Torch is pretty darn awesome if we do say so ourselves. The entire team arrived from the Village a little before 7 p.m., and for most it was a pretty awe-inspiring sight as they had yet to check out the Olympic Green, or see any of the venues. While waiting to go on around 7:40, the players hung out with the Women's Water Polo team, which won the silver medal, and also got to meet the gold medal-winning Men's Beach Volleyball team of Todd Rodgers and Philip Dalhausser. At one point, Tobin Heath borrowed the water polo team's ball and started showing off some of her unbelievable juggling skills, which the NBC cameras were all over like a Silk Market saleswoman on a customer (if you don't get this one, ask someone who's been to China). After getting to watch the first 30 minutes or so of the show, talk to the fans gathered at the open-air set, the players got to meet Meredith Vieira and she talked to Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Kate Markgraf for about four minutes. There's probably...scratch that...definitley more little things we could share that went on during the team's 45-minute stop, but we're so tired that we'll have to save anything else until tomorrow. For now, check out these pics.

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