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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:17 PM

The US just obliterated Nigeria. 156-73!

83 point margin. Only 1 other team actually SCORED more than 83 points today.

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Reply The US just obliterated Nigeria. 156-73! (Original post)
charlie and algernon Aug 2012 OP
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #1
Cali_Democrat Aug 2012 #2
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #3
Cali_Democrat Aug 2012 #4
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #5
Cali_Democrat Aug 2012 #6
madinmaryland Aug 2012 #7
Cali_Democrat Aug 2012 #8
madinmaryland Aug 2012 #9
JonLP24 Aug 2012 #10
trumad Aug 2012 #11
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #13
trumad Aug 2012 #15
ProfessorGAC Aug 2012 #14
MrSlayer Aug 2012 #12
JonLP24 Aug 2012 #16
MrSlayer Aug 2012 #17

Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:22 PM

1. This is why I want these guys to lose...

Did this have to happen? Bunch of arrogant bullies.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:29 PM

2. That's absurd

I don't even think the starters played much in the second half. The problem is that the reserves are way better than the starters on the other team. What should they have done? Forfeited the game? Thrown Nigeria the ball every time they got possession?

People didn't complain when the 1992 Dream Team pasted teams and people shouldn't complain now.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:35 PM

3. Yup, support the Ugly Americans...

Slow down the tempo...it's very easy to do. Watch a game sometime before you post.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:39 PM

4. I did watch the games....

Did you think it was mean when the 1992 Dream Team destroyed teams?

BTW...basketball is my favorite sport...I watch A LOT of games

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:49 PM

5. So? It was ugly then and it's ugly now...

No reason for it...that's why I only watch women's in the Olympics...a lot classier.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:56 PM

6. Interesting take

One thing I noticed in the USA game against Tunisia a few days ago....at the end of the 2nd quarter Chris Paul tried to just dribble out the clock to get to halftime and the crowd in London was booing them because they wanted to see action and scoring. You'll notice that when team USA is blowing teams out, the crowd is still there wanting to see more.

Another interesting thing was the female badminton players who have been sanctioned because they weren't giving their all. It's interesting.

My take? This is the Olympics...officials and fans expect top notch play and 100% effort all the time. Team USA men's basketball does that and they shouldn't be faulted.

BTW, the USA womens b-ball team also destroys teams without mercy

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:08 PM

7. Don't worry about joey's hyperbole. He was hooting and hollaring when Bill Belicheck was

running up the scores against lesser opponents several years ago.



He's also a big fan of Gino Auriemma and the UConn Huskies and enjoys seeing the Lady Huskies run up the score against the Big East Lightweight teams.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:19 PM

8. Team USA men's b-ball...a bunch of Mother Teresa's compared to Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick is the devil himself.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:28 PM

9. BWAHAHAHA!!! Welcome to the Sports Forum!!

joeybee's ears must be burning!!



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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:31 PM

10. I'll be rooting for them to smash the Czech Republic

They're 30-pt favorites and I'll root for them to double it!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:47 PM

11. I hate statements like yours.

What the fuck do you want them to do??? Miss?

Just a dumb fucking statement.

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Response to trumad (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:25 AM

13. What a shock...you should up just in time to support arrogant assholes...

Wait, I'm not shocked.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:54 AM

15. and of course I'd knew you'd be near the fainting couch.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:29 AM

14. Did You Watch The Game Joey

They weren't fastbreaking in the second half. Look at the stats. They couldn't miss. They shot >70% for 3. Nigeria played a flat 2/3 zone, so they US made a point of NOT attacking the basket and drawing fouls. They just settled for the outside shot, which is generally what experts say you shouldn't do. It's just that everything went in.

Kevin Love made a 3 with 4 seconds on the shot clock. They were just moving the ball around and when an inside move got cut off, the pass went out to him and he shot it without any hesitation. It went in.

What are they supposed to do? Miss on purpose?
GAC

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Response to charlie and algernon (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:01 AM

12. They SHOULD be crushing everyone like this.

 

With this team, anything less than a fifty point win is a disgrace.

The Olympics are the only time I ever watch basketball.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:33 PM

16. Disagree

Or that it is unrealistic to expect 50 point wins against every opponent. Tunisia & Nigeria are probably the two worst Olympic qualified teams.

With teams like France, Russia, Spain, & maybe a couple others I'd expect anywhere between 15-30, probably closer to 30 but wouldn't consider anything less than 50 to be a "disgrace".

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 06:25 PM

17. Yeah, I'm exaggerating.

 

They should walk to the gold fairly easily nonetheless.

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