USA pulls away from Australia, moves ...

USA pulls away from Australia, moves to semis in men's basketball

There are 12 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 20, 2008, titled USA pulls away from Australia, moves to semis in men's basketball. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The U.S. Olympic team has advanced to the semifinals of the Beijing Games with a 116-85 victory against Australia.

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Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Aug 20, 2008
High paid professional basketball players going for the Olympic Gold. Horse Hockey. Get that crap out of the Olympics unless you use the very best amature college players. What a joke.
Cocoa Beach Fan

Ocoee, FL

#2 Aug 20, 2008
The teams from Australia, Greece, Argentina are using their "Professional" athletes so why shouldn't we? The Argentinian team has at least 5 NBA players on their roster.

Let the best players in the world play the best players in the world, who cares if some get paid more than others!

GO USA!
Michael in Ocoee

United States

#3 Aug 20, 2008
Can someone smarter than me answer this question?

Why are there very few assists in Olympic play? If you look at all the box scores, you almost never see more than maybe 4 assists for any given player. Total team assists seem to stay around 10 per game.

Since: Feb 08

Orlando, FL

#4 Aug 20, 2008
Stomp Stomp Clap Clap WHOOSH U... S-A!
Captain Jim

Orlando, FL

#5 Aug 20, 2008
What time's the game on Friday? Anybody know?
nore 77

Oxford, FL

#7 Aug 20, 2008
Prunella wrote:
I only watch the sports in which white Americans are competing, such as gymnastics, swimming, and volleyball. Track and field and basketball athletes are mostly black, and they should be competing for some African nation instead of America.
Good for you. Fortunatly for the rest of society we do enjoy watching diverse sports.
We should not look at color, God sees your heart not your skin. Something to think about when spewing hate.
You are welcome to watch what ever you want, but you are a minority.
The average american, white, black or whatever, enjoys the diversity that this country has.
So although you may be part of the majority race in this country, your thinking puts you in a minute class.
Minute.. hmm that would quantify your thinking.

Since: Jan 08

Oxford, FL

#8 Aug 20, 2008
Prunella wrote:
I only watch the sports in which white Americans are competing, such as gymnastics, swimming, and volleyball. Track and field and basketball athletes are mostly black, and they should be competing for some African nation instead of America.
Good for you. Fortunatly for the rest of society we do enjoy watching diverse sports.
We should not look at color, God sees your heart not your skin. Something to think about when spewing hate.
You are welcome to watch what ever you want, but you are a minority.
The average american, white, black or whatever, enjoys the diversity that this country has.
So although you may be part of the majority race in this country, your thinking puts you in a minute class.
Minute.. hmm that would quantify your thinking.
Kevin Lockett

Youngstown, OH

#9 Aug 20, 2008
GO America! Let's get those medals. Even though Aussies are pretty cool folks.

www.keepersoftheart.blogspot.com

"Home of Old School"

Since: Sep 07

South Florida

#10 Aug 20, 2008
Prunella wrote:
I only watch the sports in which white Americans are competing, such as gymnastics, swimming, and volleyball. Track and field and basketball athletes are mostly black, and they should be competing for some African nation instead of America.
Going by your retarded logic, whites should be competing for some European nation while Mexicans and Native Americans compete for the USA.
Michael in Ocoee

United States

#11 Aug 20, 2008
Sheesh, don't encourage Prunella by even responding. She is just search for significance by saying anything to get noticed.
LMAO

AOL

#12 Aug 21, 2008
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
Can someone smarter than me answer this question?
Why are there very few assists in Olympic play? If you look at all the box scores, you almost never see more than maybe 4 assists for any given player. Total team assists seem to stay around 10 per game.
Who on here is not "smarter" than you?
...and I know why but I am too lazy to type the answer.
:)
LMAO

AOL

#13 Aug 21, 2008
Prunella wrote:
I only watch the sports in which white Americans are competing, such as gymnastics, swimming, and volleyball. Track and field and basketball athletes are mostly black, and they should be competing for some African nation instead of America.
Hey Pruney! I'm sorta with you on this, except I think we should field various American teams, ie: African-American team..Muslim-American team, Irish-American team, Polish-American team,(that would be a fun team to watch!)... how about the Asian-American team... we could overwhelm the world with various athletes from America.
I have often wondered why the real Africans don't field teams...I bet they could put together far superior teams and challenge the African-Americans!
I left out the Caucasian-American team if you didn't notice, simply because they really don't have a "basketball or track gene" anymore. Besides, by 2050 they will be the minority in the USA anyways!

:)

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