― SourceWith the Olympics having officially kicked off on Friday, I've been consumed by the many different sports over the last few days. The U.S. Olympic Trials gave me an idea of who I would root for, and the Parade of Nations made me aware of all the underdogs. ∙ So I've a new group of favorites: ∙ 1. Missy Franklin ∙ SourceThis smiley 17-year-old swimmer is a ham. She does the worm, and I'm convinced she'll do it if asked. She's the best American female swimmer this year, [...].