London 2012 Olympics Stuff

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    Saw cycling for one hour, slept through water polo, watched the last 25 yards of some relay that was won by Jamaica. That was it.

    My son is happy, he couldn't get to work in London because the transportation stunk so bad, his company excused it for all their workers.
     
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    What did everyone think of the closing ceremony? Queen and Imagine done by deaf children - would opening with Lennon's song ever get past our corporate media censors?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iSwhHMxDh4]The Beatles-Imagine - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I didnt get to see it. How was Ray Davies performing Waterloo Sunset?
     
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    Medal Count Leaders


    1 United States 46 Gold 29 Silver 29 Bronze 104 Total


    2 China 38 Gold 27 Silver 23 Bronze 88 Total


    3 Great Britain 29 Gold 17 Silver 19 Bronze 65 Total


    4 Russia 24 Gold 26 Silver 32 Bronze 82 Total


    5 Korea 13 Gold 8 Silver 7 Bronze 28 Total





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    Spain did give us alot of problems with their size, the USA essentially won the Gold Medal without any big man all our guys were perimeter players besides Chandler but he barely played yesterday.
     
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    Overall great job done by London
    Visitors and athletes all raved about London

    What is there to do in Rio?
     
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    yes they had a bunch of very good big players -- gasol gasol and ibaka.

    one thing that is overlooked in the (admittedly somewhat silly) debate about comparing this and the 1992 team is that while the 1992 team won by huge margins im pretty sure they NEVER faced a team with that type of talent on it. Those are three very good NBA big men.
     
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    I don't remember if it was an analyst or poster that said Lebron James is the only one that rises to the talent of the original Dream Team. I'd probably throw Durant in the mix, but I otherwise agree with that statement.

    Comparing so-called dream teams is what the media will always do. And eventually, not so many people will remember how good the original Dream Team was. We'll just sound like the old kooks talking about how great Chamberlain, Russell, Havilicek, West, Robertson and Baylor were.

    That said, I could still go on for paragraphs about the glaring differences between the two teams.
     
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    Kobe easily has the talent to match up with the old dream team whatever one's assessment of that team may be.

    Plus this team played MUCH tougher competition (not everybody Nigeria or Kenya or whoever it was was an absolute joke for example -- but the best teams they played were much better than the 92 team opposition) -- the 92 dream team played a bunch of stiffs -- might as well have thrown the New Jersey Generals out their against them

    one thing that skews these comparisons is that much of the 92 team was well into or past their primes and we judge thembased on their career accomplishments. but larry bird was a cadaver out there -- he was like el cid. so how do you judge him? as the player he was at the time or the player he had been?

    on the other hand a lot of the current team are still young and will build a lot of their resume going forward. Chris Paul and Westbrook still have alot in fromt of them and by the time they are done may well be considerd hands down better than guys like Stockton for example. Blake Griffin was out with injury (as was Howard). so perspective is very releavant to this issue
     
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