clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Olympic Dots: Just like the old days

Team Canada, Kelsey Plum, and Matisse Thybulle have us getting all nostalgic over here.

Mexico v Canada - Softball - Olympics: Day 4 Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

Today we’re throwing all the Pac-12 Football Media Days updates into their own thread, so head over here if you want to check those out.

Anyways, apologies in advance for the deluge of the absolute dumbest memes in history.

But in case you went to bed early last night, Washington’s perhaps greatest athlete ever did one thing she’s already done before yesterday. And in the same pitch she did one thing she hadn’t:

But before we just dive into the perfect softball story, The Daily has an update on all the Huskies at Tokyo.

Of course this includes Kelsey Plum being clutch as hell with Team USA’s 3 on 3 basketball team.

Plus, have you heard of this Matisse Thybulle fella?

And, while Gabbie Plain and Team Australia didn’t medal, Ali Aguilar and Coach Tarr got a silver this morning against Japan:

Okay, back to more of The softball story:

And before I just post a blitz of mostly meme-age, here’s NBC’s recap for those who didn’t stay up, including some important moments from Canada’s third Dawg, Victoria Hayward:

Cannot emphasize enough how old school dominant Lawrie was for the final game of her career:

After her first two batters, it became clear that not only was absolutely no one gonna stop her, but she was gonna make them look silly trying.

It was, in fact, this:

For those keeping track, Danielle pitched 11.1 innings and didn’t give up an earned run all Olympics. Because of course.

But this is a team sport, and it can’t be emphasized enough how dominant Jenn Salling was either. Like, she went 12 with one walk in the bronze medal game and that lowered her tournament average:

Plus Victoria Hayward killed it, with a huge stand-up double on which she likely would’ve scored later that inning had they not tried to suicide squeeze her with one out:

Look at that medal:

One last time to appreciate a 1-2 pitch on the outside corner with two outs to win something big, because that almost feels like 2009 again:

Do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.