Daily Briefing, Aug. 11
How does NBC spell ratings? Two words:
Other swimming finals at the pool:
• The men's 100 backstroke (10:23 p.m.), and women's 100 backstroke (10:54 p.m.) and breaststroke (10:48 p.m.). U.S. swimmer
• Away from the pool, defending gold medalist
• As night falls on Beijing, U.S. flyweight
• In the evening swimming session, all eyes will be on U.S. swimmer
• The U.S. women's soccer team can advance to the quarterfinals with a win over New Zealand (7:45 a.m., Tuesday). The team is currently in second in Group G, three points behind Norway. The U.S. men's basketball team (1-0) continues preliminary play (8 a.m.) with what should be an easy win over Angola.
"I can't tell you how many [text messages] I got today. A few of them were vulgar but they were funny. It was pretty cool. I got like 100 text messages."
"I think I shot well in this match. My teammates could have shot better."
• We're watching! We're really watching! NBC is reporting a 22 percent uptick in TV ratings for these Olympics over the '04 Athens Games. SI's
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