Monday, August 18, 2008
Best Conspiracy Theory
I absolutely believe he won (things traveling outside of the water are faster than things traveling beneath the water) but I did enjoy this site, 001ofasecond.com, which dares to suggest that of course Phelps would win on a timing system owned and operated by a company that has sponsored him for the past 4 years.
But if his victory was the result of a conspiracy, would he also have won if what's-his-face got to the wall .1 seconds before him? Was Omega's software primed to allow give him the victory no matter what? Or did he have to lose within a certain window?
Actually, that sort of seems possible.
Whenever I think of Omega watches I think of how James Bond pronounced "Omega" in Casino Royale, "O-mee-ga" as opposed to the "O-may-ga" I'm used. But I can't help but know that I'd feel like a dope if I tried saying it the Bond way. Is that the correct pronunciation for the company or just the British pronunciation?