Soccer is like watching the grass grow for 89.5 minutes, with the other 30 seconds of actual excitement. the problem with soccer is that you have to watch the 89.5 to pick out the 30 seconds.
I dislike judged events. It is too subjective to be useful as a sport. There are amazing athletes involved in gymnastics, diving and other judged competitions, and they deserve a lot of credit and a fair competition. But the bottom line is which team has paid off enough judges. The Russian judge always scores the Americans lower, and visa versa.
One would think there are only 2 teams competing based upon the coverage: America and China. I know there are other teams, but we will never see them.
Beach Volleyball (especially the women) is an awesome sport. How these athletes can cover so much area on very soft ground is amazing.