Let's clear out some more Olympics jokes before it's too late:
• The Beijing Olympics ended on Sunday with China winning a remarkable 51 gold medals compared to the U.S. in a distant second with 36. While the Americans did win more silver and bronze, they also can't touch the Chinese in the amount of lead.
• NBC is boasting that Beijing was the most-viewed Olympics in U.S. history, surpassing the '96 Atlanta Games. Of course the final numbers won't be in until Thursday night, when NBC's "LIVE" coverage finally concludes.
• Sunday's closing ceremonies included a rousing guitar solo by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. It was a smashing kickoff to London's hosting of the 1976 Olympics. (Wait, what?)
• The Redeem Team beat Spain 118-107 to return the gold medal to the U.S. for the first time in eight years. Perhaps the most refreshing thing was how happy all the NBA stars seemed to win gold. Except for Kobe, of course, because his wife demanded a diamond.
• SI will begin selling posters of its iconic Michael Phelps cover today. Not that you need reminding, but it's the already famous shot of Phelps with a record eight Chinese gymnasts draped from his neck.
• A Japanese synchronized swimmer fainted during her team's performance during Saturday's final and had to be helped from the pool. But don't worry -- the rest of the swimmers quickly pretended to faint too.
• With Giants DE Osi Umenyiora lost for the year with a knee injury, recently retired Michael Strahan reportedly would consider returning for a salary of $8 million. The Giants are trying to convince him that $4 million will feel like $8 million since he won't have to give half to his ex-wife.
• Programming schedule: Caption This will be held on Tuesday and Thursday this week. On Thursday, I will be posting captions along with the Peanut Gallery.