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thetongueofire wrote:i still think they win gold. they should be somewhat getting used to each other and the different style of play by now.
Amazinz wrote:thetongueofire wrote:i still think they win gold. they should be somewhat getting used to each other and the different style of play by now.
kimchi_chigae wrote: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 USthe 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.
The Spanish was talking crap about the officiating and how the lost the game because of it. Thats being a sore loser. The Us played better in that game and thats why they won. The Spanish coach showed no class either and if you lived in Spain like i do you would understand that this no taking any responsability for defeats is very common in them..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
Well you can forget it about that. The Americans are not playing for gold not cause they didnt "gel" or cause they played without much effort. The were OUTPLAYED. Thats why the lost to Argentina today. It was no fluke. Argentina was the best team outhere today. And i dont think is a question of talent. Everyone knows theyre talented but SUPERIOR to other teams? Sorry not this squad. You prove your superior to other teams in the court. The best team on paper doesnt mean squat.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.
As ive told you i live in Spain and the fact that you dont know about spanish reputation in sports as the perennial bridesmaids shows your point of view as somewhat limited. When it comes to teams sports like basketball, football(soccer), field hockey, waterpolo.. you name it.. Spain is always among the top 10 before a tournament starts. You see the team and the players who usually play around the best leagues in the world wich in most of this leagues are in Spain. The best male soccer leagues in the world is in Spain. The second best women soccer leagues, the mens and women´s basketball leagues are among the 3 best in the world. Yet they always underchieve. By that i mean they dont reach the podioum. The semis, the finals. Its not eve close to the cigar and people just dont get what happened.
Case and point Argentina defeated the Us today. There were the better team. Spain had previously manhandled Argentina yet they couldnt take on the US. Trust they are chokers
half time now. argentina up by 5
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