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US women's fencing couldn't finish off Russia (i cannot call them ROC).  Will compete for the bronze medal.

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6 hours ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

And I’m back. If she had an injury, you’re right. That isn’t quitting. The entitlement claim is crap. I’ve been watching the Olympics for almost 30 years. You remember things that stand out. Simon Biles quitting during the team competition is going to be remembered 30 years from now, more than anything else at this point.

Unless she genuinely stops caring about gymnastics, not likely for the GOAT, she needs somebody’s help. She went from being the runaway best gymnast in the world on a bad day for her Sunday night, to falling apart and quitting at the drop of a hat two days later. You will struggle to find a parallel to that in any sport.

Entitled? For a sports fan that is historically remarkable. I just remarked upon it, accurately.

It was remarkable. So has been the reaction to it. Those who do not abide and those who more than abide and try to make it heroic. … OK. Now I quit. 

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Is USA BB taking a step back or is the rest of the world taking huge steps to being very relevant?  USA not looking so dominant right now.  In fact they look like they might be left out of the medals.

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6 minutes ago, Hoser said:

Is USA BB taking a step back or is the rest of the world taking huge steps to being very relevant?  USA not looking so dominant right now.  In fact they look like they might be left out of the medals.

The world has gotten better, but this is a really flawed team. Without  Anthony Davis, the U.S. doesn’t really have a dominant big, and the late NBA Finals kept three of its players from joining the team until the day before the game against France. I think they pull it together and medal, but who knows.

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59 minutes ago, NVGiant said:

The world has gotten better, but this is a really flawed team. Without  Anthony Davis, the U.S. doesn’t really have a dominant big, and the late NBA Finals kept three of its players from joining the team until the day before the game against France. I think they pull it together and medal, but who knows.

This is all true.  There is another uncomfortable truth as well.  Pop is not as good at coaching Olympic basketball as coach K.  

I am sure I will get roasted for that.

 

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1 minute ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

This is all true.  There is another uncomfortable truth as well.  Pop is not as good at coaching Olympic basketball as coach K.  

I am sure I will get roasted for that.

 

It's probably true. I think college coaches are used to pulling together teams in relatively narrow windows of time. NBA rosters are built over years, with long training camps and 82 games to build continuity. Hell, with a turned over roster it took half the season for the Warriors to pull together and play competitive basketball. And they have one of the most team-oriented superstars in NBA history.

Still, I am not sure there is another college coach that can command the attention of NBA players quite like Coach K.

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6 minutes ago, NVGiant said:

It's probably true. I think college coaches are used to pulling together teams in relatively narrow windows of time. NBA rosters are built over years, with long training camps and 82 games to build continuity. Hell, with a turned over roster it took half the season for the Warriors to pull together and play competitive basketball. And they have one of the most team-oriented superstars in NBA history.

Still, I am not sure there is another college coach that can command the attention of NBA players quite like Coach K.

 

I think Mark Few or Jay Wright would do a better job than Pop.  The roster decisions this go around seemed odd as well.

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9 hours ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

Nvm, nope it’s live. Found the schedule thread.

Close game.   Hard to say whether I would rather finish 1,2,3,4 with Spain, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro on the other side.. 

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11 hours ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

The favorite for the gold in the pole vault has tested positive for COVID and will be withdrawing.

@Bob please share you displeasure that he let his country down.  All this idiot had to do was get a poke in the arm.  Instead he will never be a gold medal winner...talk about letting your country down.

I fully expect the Daily Wire to blast him the way they did Biles....

Nope I blame people like you with idiotic views on covid that robbed him.

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8 hours ago, thelawlorfaithful said:

She went from being the runaway best gymnast in the world on a bad day for her Sunday night, to falling apart and quitting at the drop of a hat two days later. You will struggle to find a parallel to that in any sport.

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11 minutes ago, Bob said:

Nope I blame people like you with idiotic views on covid that robbed him.

He knew the rules going in.  All he had to do was get a poke in the arm.  He let his country down.  He will never be able to tell his grand kids that he was a gold medalist.

 

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2 hours ago, Hoser said:

Is USA BB taking a step back or is the rest of the world taking huge steps to being very relevant?  USA not looking so dominant right now.  In fact they look like they might be left out of the medals.

Greg Popovic is a shit coach. Need a real coach. He's presided over most of the losses in the past two decades.

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8 minutes ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

He knew the rules going in.  All he had to do was get a poke in the arm.  He let his country down.  He will never be able to tell his grand kids that he was a gold medalist.

 

Nope, it's your fault. 

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