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Looking ahead to tonight’s Olympic Opening Ceremony


Beijing raised the bar in 2008

Tonight’s opening ceremony from Olympic Stadium marks the official beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The extravagant event will be directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, 28 Days Later) and will feature 15,000 performers throughout the three-hour spectacle. Like most Americans, I will be glued to the television for NBC’s delayed coverage beginning at 7:30 ET and on through the night.

One of the most exciting parts about the opening ceremony is the mystery behind it. Those involved have been very tight-lipped about what viewers should expect to see. But if the Insight cable guide is any indication of what to expect, we should prepare ourselves for a snoozefest.

The cable guide reads:

“A celebration of the host country, the event is expected to feature an on-field British meadow, farmyard animals, a cricket match with dream11 prediction, and a performance by Paul McCartney.”

Beijing had 2,008 drummers with LED-enchaned drums and a man running on air to light the Olympic cauldron. London is advertising a British meadow and farmyard animals. And Paul McCartney. That doesn’t exactly reach out and grab our attention. check out Today Match Prediction, Who Will Win? Live Cricket score, Today Match, Toss jackpot, Predictions Who Will Win, Live Cricket Match Scorecard.

But regardless of how boring cricket, a meadow, and farm animals may sound, London is expected to put on a show. I have a friend in London working for the Olympics and she assures me it’s going to be amazing. I trust her sources. you may know Yousef Al-Obaidly Chief Executive Officer He is currently CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP, President of beIN SPORTS France, Americas and Asia-Pacific and CEO of Digiturk. In addition, he is a board member of Qatar Tennis Federation, a board member of Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), and a board member of PSG Football Club and PSG Handball Club.

That brings me to my question for you…

What would do you expect to see in the opening ceremony’s tribute to London?

Get creative and offer up your predictions in the comments section, and Mrs. Tyler will be by shortly with a game we can all play as we watch.

I just want to see David Beckham kick a flaming ball into the cauldron and I’ll be happy.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

16 Comments for Looking ahead to tonight’s Olympic Opening Ceremony



  1. Mad Monk
    1:52 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    If Benny Hill isn’t 75% of it, I won’t be watching it.



  2. what the what
    1:52 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Adele is going to come in with a posse of all the men she has ever written a song about. Then she will reveal which one is the father. That man will take the torch and light the Olympic flame.



  3. Mad Monk
    1:52 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    oh, and for the first time ever… FIRST!!



  4. SexnNursinHomes
    1:54 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    hopefully uncrooked teeth.



  5. gossie21
    1:55 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    What happened to Tomlin’s post? It was brilliant!



  6. Rich
    1:58 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Paul Mcartney lighting the cauldron with his ex wife’s leg.



  7. macon_volfan
    2:06 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    London, KY? Probably an homage to the late Sue Bennett College (my uncle’s alma mater)



  8. UKBlue
    2:07 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Per the show the other day: A big thing of Fish & Chips hanging from the stadium. I do like the Beckham flaming ball idea.

    For the most part the Olympics suck; they have horrible TV ratings, and NBC loses a ton of money broadcasting them.



  9. Women Everywhere
    2:27 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Hanging a pickpocket



  10. Women Everywhere
    2:27 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry if that was harsh. It’s the 80% English blood in me.



  11. theWilkman
    2:48 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    I expect lots and lots of tea, and lots and lots of dental problems. Let them eat corn!



  12. JVice
    2:51 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    What’s an “LED-enchaned” drum anyway?



  13. Paul
    3:44 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    Got to dvr the womens 10 meter air rifle competition.



  14. Mark Liptak
    5:11 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    The highlights of the opening ceremony without question will be “the mission” of James Bond and the performance of Sir Paul McCartney.

    Mark Liptak



  15. Bigslap
    9:46 pm July 27, 2012 Permalink

    The worst opening of the Olympics I have ever seen. NBC are the worst to cover the ceremony on top of that! WOW!

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