Other than the Cubs potentially making the playoffs, I can't think of another remaining 2004 sporting spectacle I'm looking forward to more than Ian Thorpe versus Michael Phelps in the 200m freestyle at the Summer Olympics. At a broader level, the Aussie and American men's swimming teams hate each other, so the overall showdown between the two countries will be awesome. In addition, it appears Phelps will get his shot at crazy eights after all.
Lots of alpha dogs in that pool in Athens, yeh.