The Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics took place 12 days ago, and the worst Athletic Director in America is finally getting around to addressing it and the numerous U.C.L.A. athletes involved tonight. Introducing: his London Olympics Sport Recap in his most recent
blog newsletter Word From Westwood
Thank you to all of you who read Word from Westwood during the 2011-12 school year. For the start of the 2012-13 athletic year, Word from Westwood will adopt a new format. Much as I did a year ago, I will continue to share some of my experiences and thoughts with the Bruin Family each week. In addition, my team and I will continue to bring you the very popular Olympic Sports Recap.
"My Team and I"? Right. Once again, Dan tries to take credit for something he hasn't visibly done. The U.C.L.A. Official Site has daily updates and blog entries by Coaches Valorie Kondos-Field and John Speraw, Associate AD Mike Sondheimer, and Bruin alums and athletes who are actually involved in the Games. The articles are hard to find, but at least they are there. As far as I can find, this is the first word from Dan himself since the Olympics started.
Also, I'm glad he pointed out this was his "very popular London Olympic Sports Recap" to differentiate it from his London Olympic Academics Recap, or his London Olympic Business Recap. This is the London Olympics Sports Recap. Ah, thanks for clearing that part up.
As for his very popular recap, here is tonight's inclusion:
The first UCLA medalist at the Games was former rowing assistant coach Mark Hunter, who captured silver in the lightweight double sculls last Saturday, followed by Dawn Harper with a silver in the 100m hurdles.
Just checking my calendar. Yup. Saturday was 4 days ago, if you count the time change to London. Wow, way to be on top of that news, Dan. Way to represent a Bruin medal winner. Way to mention any of our other 30 Bruin athletes who are in the Games. Is it a surprise that the biggest sporting event on the planet is taking place and there are Bruins all over the Games but our AD can't utter a word about it until 3/4th's of the way through?
Granted, Dan did just return from his Italian wine junket recently, so he has clearly had other priorities as opposed to doing anything related to his job title. You know, that title that includes the word Athletics. Of course, Bruins Nation has been representing and cheering for our athletes from the start. And, not surprisingly, *$c's AD promoted his Olympic athletes back on July 24th and *$c's President promoted his Olympic athletes back on July 25th.
But hey, what's wrong with finally addressing our Olympic athletes 5 days before the Games close.
Dan Guerrero, Gold Medal Winner and World Record Holder in Incompetence and Embarassment.