It is getting bad. I have been getting as much Olympic action as possible, even though I have a strict school night bedtime. When I do watch I cannot even get through one event without provoking some American pride tears. I have teared up during every single singing of the National Anthem. I have also had tears in my eye each time the athletes come out on the court, track, mat, or course to compete. It is so bad that I can't even watch the little athlete spotlights that they constantly do. Those are geared to make people cry, and I am a sucker for athletes conquering unthinkable obstacles to perform. Is it my age? Is it my American pride? Am I just a wuss these days? Who knows. All I know is that each time I see those beautiful Stars and Stripes wrapped around somebody's back I die.