Duck and cover. With 500+ days left to Sochi, It must be skating season.
It was exciting, inspiring, exhilarating, sleep depriving. It was high Elizabethan drama. For London, "It was their finest hour." But when it ended on Sunday night, the blitzkrieg was over. A new plan was in the making.
It was time to take aim at new targets. Time to refuel and reload; synchronize and strategize; pontificate and portend. Armed with rations, and a Google Map to the Black Sea of Russia, The Troops positioned and poised themselves for their next mission: Examining the terrain and determining a schedule for surveillance.
Behind closed doors, It's the first real look strategists have at their elite SWAT team. After this week, (some) questions will be answered; a course will be charted. The generals will lay out plans and the lieutenants will begin to execute.
Understandably anxious for details in the age of instant information, The Troops will be scouring all sources for leaks. Everyone will begin to circle the wagons as they prepare to catapult adjective-laden hand grenades. The season's "Rules of Engagement" will be scrutinized - then tossed out. Take no prisoners as the battle lines are drawn on a sequin-and-feather-filled frozen sea of speculation.
Duck and Cover.
It's 500+ days to Sochi.
The invasion has begun.
Let the games begin.