Ups and Downs of the Week.

Olympics – Aside from Bob Costas finding something bad to say about most countries, tonight’s opening ceremony was pretty cool (McCartney’s croaking notwithstanding). Can’t say I’ll be watching too many events, but some might be interesting.

Red Sox – They’re all done. Now 2 games under .500 and pretty well out of it. They still have two more games against the Yankees and then a tough schedule for a bit. I’ll be surprised if they finish the season above .500.