From London: cursing that &^!@$-ing fire alarm, and pictures to help explain this morning's column
This is the stadium from the outside, you can see the big triangular towers around the perimeter.
This is a closer shot of one of the towers, built almost entirely for TV -- lights, wires for better camera angles.
And here's a closer shot of the wires -- a "strategic mess," according to the column.
The Kansas City Star
LONDON — The fire alarm woke me up this morning. The loudest, screeching-est, organ-shaking-est, brain-bashing alarm I ever hope to hear woke me up this morning. It is impossible to convey just how loud this thing was. Especially first thing in the morning. So I did what we all do when the fire alarm goes off…
I laid in bed and waited for it to stop.
It didn’t stop, not for what seemed like three hours. So eventually I forced myself out of bed, found a t-shirt that I’m fairly sure I put on backwards, and slowly made my way toward the door…and figured I should grab my computer, because if there really was a fire I’d need a way to work. Then I made my way toward the door…and figured I better grab my iPad because I’ll need something to read on the flight home.
Then I made my way toward the door…and the bloody alarm finally quit.
What I’m trying to tell you is, I don’t really think clearly first-thing in the morning.
Anyway, here are some pictures that I hope help explain just what I’m talking about in this morning’s column about Olympic Stadium being the most significant step yet in a trend that’s changing the way we watch sports.
Also, K-State high jumper Erik Kynard has one of the Olympics’ best quotes in this column.