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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Some better play by the US, forcing tough saves by the Dutch keeper.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Beautiful touch by Adu to set up Sasha Kljestan with a great finish to tie the game 1-1 in the 65th.

    Adu going to Europe to play club ball was a great move, he's really improved.

    Altadore on for the Americans. US going for the win.
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    ALTADORE ... 2-1 US in the 72th.

    Really impressed how the US came out in the second half. Hopefully they keep up the pressure.

    Netherlands brings in two forwards for two defenders in the 75th. Should be a great finish.
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    Netherlands ties on a free kick in the 93rd minute. Horrible job by the "wall" and the shot goes right in the middle of the net. 2-2 final; Adu and Holden out of the Nigeria game (2 yellows).

    They advance to the QF with a win or tie v. Nigeria.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    USA v China in the basketball just started . 11-9 China with 6:00 left of the 1st.

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    China is making this a game. They're hitting everything from long range. US team is gambling a lot on D and leaving shots on the floor.

    Offensively, this US team looks like it still sorely needs a specialized shooter to break the zone defenses.

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    China's hitting a lot of threes, but usually those shots start coming up short as the game goes on and players' legs start getting tired. They US just has to keep playing their game, extend the defense into China's backcourt and keep forcing turnovers.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

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    Italy putting on a display against Korea in men's soccer. 2-0 in the 33rd. The American, Guiseppe Rossi scored his second goal of the tourny.

    The US is tough to watch. Although Adu had a little magic on a run, but misfired on the shot.

    The field conditions in China are horrendous.
    I had to leave for church, but I couldn't believe the field conditions for those games this morning. It looked like Heinz Field or Cleveland Browns Stadium after season of football had been played on it in bad weather. Pretty inexcusable for a major international tournament.
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    Ok, every couple years NBC does the coverage the same way and every time I'm not the only one who complains. You would think by now they would figure out that we don't want to see the little production pieces about the athletes. I want to see more competition. I want to see the events themselves and I don't really care one bit that little Wong Dang's dog was eaten by his neighbor and he's been training since he was six months old. Just show me him competing and leave out the silly human interest garbage. Am I the only one who thinks this? I don't think so.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I had to leave for church, but I couldn't believe the field conditions for those games this morning. It looked like Heinz Field or Cleveland Browns Stadium after season of football had been played on it in bad weather. Pretty inexcusable for a major international tournament.
    Didn't you notice the monsoon? I was watching the women's cycling road race and they were riding through water 6 inches deep in places. It's not their fault.
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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    AWESOME! USA wins Men's Swimming relay!

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    AWESOME! USA wins Men's Swimming relay!
    Yeah, I jumped out of my chair. I get a little excited with national pride.... that comeback over the final 50 was nuts.

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    What I like in the Olympics is the heart, passion, and pride the athletes show.....they know what they're doing is special.....and they appreciate the opportunity

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    Re: Beijing Olympics thread

    I've come to realize that I like America, and watching volleyball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red View Post
    I've come to realize that I like America, and watching volleyball.
    why would you ever like volleyball? Whats to like about well toned women in shorts that are as tight as can be and are about 6 inches long?


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