KULCAT wrote:Well it just got a lot better for USA as they defeat they previously undefeated Spain 101-90. Funny thing i was reading this thread about all the crying about refs and new rules etc... Dude you couldnt try to be a worst sore loser than Spain. I live in Madrid although im not Spanish and let me tell you something, Spain is the biggest sports choker of all time. This guys are the Philadelphia Eagles of team sports. Always as talented as anyone and then they fail like it was the 11° commandment. What a bunch of sore losers. They guys in TV were talking about how the system should be changed so that the numer one seed goes directly to the semifinals and how the ref screw them up blablabla. Spain´s coach refused to shake hands with Larry Brown!!! and went on to yell at the refs.
This should teach some people here that there is no anti-american refering, just bad calls. Spain got a lot of wrong calls agaisnt them but in the end they lost because they underestimated the US
the spanish coach didn't shake hands with larry brown because of the timeout thing at the end of the game. larry brown should have not called timeout, that was not a classy move by him and i can understand why the spanish coach didn't shake hands, however i don't think it was right for him not to do that. as for him yelling at the officials, u know, the loser will always whine about the officiating, it happens in every sport all the time.
okay, second problem. hehehe. i don't think spain underestimated the US, the americans have a better team and eventhough they haven't been playing well, they still have the superior team in the olympics. if the US plays what everyone knows they can play, it's gold for sure, reaching that level is anothe issue.
third problem. choking. i think there is a problem with this concept. people say that other choke cuz they didn't win when they were supposed to. this becomes evident especially at the olympics. i won't talk about the US cuz they win so many medals that it doesn't matter if they lose a medal or two, but countries that don't win that many medal and go to the olympics with high hopes in few events say their athletes choked if they don't win the gold when they were favorite. take canada as an example. perdita felicien was suppose to win gold in the women's 110m hurdles, but she fell on the first hurdle, and there is a sense in canada that the pressure got to her, the whole country was watching and she was supposed to bring the gold to canada. s**t happens. that's what might be happening with spain, because they don't win 50 medal each olympics the press starts saying that they choked and so on.
half time now. argentina up by 5