Ladies not looking good against a big, strong Australia squad.
USA looks like they will prevail after a strong 2nd half.
Maybe I am completely off base here, but the one girl I have not been impressed with from the few games I have seen is Candace Parker. She looks a step slow all around.
I'll admit though, Geno's been playing with her head a bit. Probably because he wants to **** her off into playing well, and it's sort of worked..but she's not up to Parker standards.
I think the USA is lucky Penny Taylor tore her ACL. Her extra 20 points would have probably beat the USA..
And our beautiful ladies of the beautiful game are golden once again. Amazing.
Who'da thunk it when I was covering high school basketball in 2004 that one of the players would be getting a Gold medal as a member of Team USA Soccer.....
Hope Solo was brilliant tonight, mvp of the game.
Both men's and women's field hockey team in the finals. The men's team by beating the host Great Britain: 9-2 :dance:.
We're starting to take control of the medal count
I love this article on Taurasi. I really wish men's basketball had a character like her. There's no one that's really polarizing but charismatic at the same time for the men..
That doesn't mean that Taurasi has any intentions of toning it down. As the final ticks clicked off, Australia's defenders bumped Taurasi numerous times with the intent of stopping the clock and sending her to the line. When the referees failed to call the initial contact, Taurasi harrumphed at them incredulously. When they finally blew the whistle, she flashed them one of her smartest wise-guy grins and kicked the ball back soccer style. Asked if she wanted to kill Taurasi when she did that, Bird rolled her eyes and answered quite simply, "Yes.''
Tuarasi gives me a "my dad was a mobster" vibe. I like her.
watch platform diving tonight
Not one driver has done The Triple Lindy. :D
That diving gold I think was the most surprising of the entire Olympics by far. The Chinese diver pissed me off because he gave NO credit to Boudia in his statements afterwards, making it seem like he lost it more than Boudia won it. Maybe that's true, I don't know. The 568 points weren't even close to Boudia's personal best, as he broke 600 at the B1G championships. Even if it is true, some athletes have what it takes to perform under the pressure of the biggest stage in their sport and some don't.
That was the most enjoyable Summer Olympics I've ever watched.
what the hell is wrong with British peoples' hair?
I can understand if NBC doesn't want to show events live while most in America are at work, but ya know what? The world has changed. As soon as information is available, it's everywhere in the world in the blink of an eye. Media companies (NBC, Gannett) are trying to hang on to their old world revenue streams in the new world. The world changes every day, there's nothing you can do to stop it. If you don't change with it, you will eventually be left behind, forgotten, and die. Unfortunate, but true.
OK, but NBC's ratings were the highest they have been since the Atlanta game of 1996. So that tells me the way they televised them was correct. Of course you could make the argument that if they covered them correctly the ratings would have been even higher. we'll never know for sure. But things aren't going to change.
another thing, more females watch the coverage than males - only spoting even that is the case. So the coverage is vastly different
The delay didn't bother me. I still thoroughly enjoyed the games.
I really liked these games, but to me they come in second place after the Sydney games. Still these were really good games aswell.
Definitely enjoyed the Sydney games more. I honestly can't remember much hubub about live/taped events way way back in that woebegone era of 2008, and that's kind of part of the problem. I'm online A LOT, and it's not even that spoilers necessarily upset me, you don't want em stay off the internet. You hear "2008" and immediately feel like it was yesterday because really it kind of was, but think about it. People weren't legitimately expected to own smartphones and did Twitter even exist in 08? This is a problem whoever broadcasts the Olympics is really going to have to figure out. I don't follow the World Cup at all but I'm interested in how they do with it.
Just, I don't know, there weren't really great stories this time. Not to demean all these insanely hard working athletes, clearly their accomplishments are worth my viewership, but there was nothing new. No superstars were made, as much as we want to hype up womens gymnastics. I'm sure Phelps and Bolt were extremely well known in the swimming and track circles before 08 but not to me, I'd honestly never heard of them. Then we saw them become superstars in a couple weeks. Just felt, I don't know, more organic.
All that coupled with the Redeem Team angle after the 04 Athens disaster, it honestly just wasn't as compelling this time. It was a great Games, but just that, a Games. In 2014 we're not going to hear a thing about any of non-NBA players from this games unless something terrible happens.
Speaking of, go look at the Sydney roster. Iverson AND Marbury. WTF.