Forget Team USA: Team Maryland is Dominating the Olympics

Of all the impressive performances in these Olympics — from the Iron Lady to the swimmer dude with the dad bod, from the horrifically named Final Five to Rio’s pool technicians, from the Chinese divers to the Tongan flag bearer — the most impressive showing has likely come from our own little corner of the world.

Because you can’t convince me that the top story of the Olympics so far has been anything other than the state of Maryland. Home to about 6 million Old Bay — and weird flag-loving souls — a bit less than Serbia, and a bit more than Finland — ye Old Line State has nevertheless racked up one medal after another in the first week of competition. Let’s review: