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TEAM KOBE BRINGS HOME THE GOLD

It was close, it was a nail biter, but in the end…U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! Kobe Bryant, taking over in the fourth quarter and finishing the game off with 20 points and 6 assists and a HUGE 4-point play. Let’s not forget to give props to Spain.  Not only did they fair better than the last time they played the US, but I think they’ve also made people forget the infamous “slanted eyes” photo.  After getting blown away by 37 points the first time these two met, Spain hung on for as long as they could before running out of gas and losing by 11. I’m not sure if it’s better than winning the NBA Title but at least it lasts for 4 years instead of NBA’s 1. Plus, you can honestly claim the title “World Champs.”  I’m still wondering what the role of Carlos Boozer was in this game?

August 24, 2008 Posted by | Oympics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

USA Basketball: Argentina Down, Spain to GOld

I’m sick of the nickname given to our USA Basketball Team.  If I have to hear another announcer call these guys the “Redeem Team” one more time, I’m gonna flip.  Our boys have been beating every opponent like a red-headed step child and they still don’t get the love.  They destroyed the reigning champs in Argentina today. So what if Manu Ginobli got injured.  Would they have even stood a chance if he didn’t re-injure his ankle.  Is there any doubt that they are going to pound Spain on Saturday night?  Heck no!!! After beating them by 37 in the first matchup, I’m not sure Spain has enough manpower to make any adjustments, unless those adjustment include food-poisoning the Americans. Sorry Pau Gasol, but your gonna feel like you were back in Memphis.  So with that said, you can go ahead and give USA the gold.  They went out there, proved they’re the best and now deserve to be called that.  Let’s stop comparing them to the old school “Dream Team.” They’re not them. Apples and Oranges. How ’bout a new nickname, say… the “Bling Team?” Ok, let’s just stick to USA Men’s Basketball Team.

August 23, 2008 Posted by | Oympics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Which Phelps Are You?

I’m the last Phelps, the one that doesn’t have to race anymore and only needs to worry about all the $$$ he’s gonna get making appearances and signing BONGO sponsorship deals with NIKE and co. Let’s see, 8 races, 8 golds… Not bad for a 23 year old kid, right? This guy finished off the Olympics with another win. Everyone expected it, and he delivered. I’ve said it before, this kid has the race won before he even touches the water. There’s no way someone can be THAT good. Give or take a race or two, this specimen dominated. I just think that all the other swimmers psyched themselves out before the race began. Oh well, screw the rest, Phelps is the mack. Proud to be an American? You bet your ass!!!

August 18, 2008 Posted by | Oympics | , , , , | 1 Comment

Que’ Political Correctness?

I guess being P.C. only exists in America. With the Spanish National team slanting their eyes for a photo, all I hear about on sports radio is how wrong and vulgar it was. Insensitive too.  Look, I’m not condoning it, but most of these players are kids. They did it for fun and the only people in the world that seem to be offended by it are the Americans.  China didn’t comment.  Spain didn’t apologize.  Everybody needs to pull that stick out of their a@! before we completely shut down and won’t be able to utter a word without offending someone.  David Stern better not think about suspending Gasols or Calderon next year either.  I’m thinking Spain was gonna get waxed in the tourney anyway, especially after they play the U.S. on Saturday.  Let them have their fun.  Let the U.S.  basketball team punish them by 45 points instead of a measly 20. Let the CRIME FIT THE PUNISHMENT.

August 15, 2008 Posted by | Oympics | , , , | Leave a comment

MICHAEL PHELPS IS SICK!!!

Michael Phelps

OK, it took a while before I jumped on the bandwagon but after yesterday’s performance, I’ve realized that this kid is a phenom.  I’m not going to say he’s the best athlete in the world, but talk about dominating one sport.  And not just in his country but worldwide.  Phelps broke another World Record, this time in the 200m individual medley.  I would hate to be this guy’s teammate.  Talk about being in the shadows.  Anyway, 2 more races left, 2 more gold medals, 2 more broken records… Did someone say performance enhancing??? Not me.

August 15, 2008 Posted by | Oympics | Leave a comment