Gold Medals Around Their Necks, Black Circles Under My Eyes!

First, let me start off by saying there are very few things in this world that can keep my dad's attention for more than an hour or two at a time.

But the 2008 Olympics? Try 8 hours on Saturday in his arm chair, and food had to be brought to him.

And that was just on Saturday. The rest of the week he's managed to find time to watch the national news, local news and then the Olympics straight on through until well after bedtime, every night.

And ( a full disclosure here) I've pretty much managed to join him in front of the tube after work every night. So apparently have millions of other Americans.

NBC's Bob Costas joked Monday night that most of us are now sleep deprived.

So why are millions of 9 to 5'ers pulling a second shift into the wee hours of the morning riding along on their couches as the gold medals pile up.

So, what is your story? WSFA 12 News wants to know how you're explaining those bags under your eyes to the boss as you show up 20 minutes late each morning? What is it about these games that has become so addicting? Let the comments and stories roll.

John Shryock Content Manager