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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright View Post
    Have to agree with Patrick. Was dying to see the Boomers, but got really taken by the softball. Bit of a dog thing to say nobody cares.
    Was a bit of a throw away comment, didn't really mean it. However, as I said, enthralling as the finish to the softball might have been, the fact that they'd shown 3 and a 1/2 hours of the same sport, without so much as an update, was the bit that got to me. They're supposed to be covering the entire games, yet for the whole time the softball was on, we heard nothing about the rest of it.

    Didn't really think the Boomers were ever a serious chance of beating the USA, as we were always going to be dominated on the boards. That said, how they took it up to them in the first half was fantastic, especially from Mills & Newly, who imo have been our best 2 players throughout the tournament. Mills really is something special for Australia, wouldn't be at all surprised to see him drafted next year (hope he is actually).
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    AWTA. Mills was absolutely fantastic, especially in d. Loved it.
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    You can tell things are starting to slow down when they're scratching around for things to show on the tele.

    Sitting here listening to Gordon Bray call the sailing isn't exactly rivetting stuff imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You can tell things are starting to slow down when they're scratching around for things to show on the tele.

    Sitting here listening to Gordon Bray call the sailing isn't exactly rivetting stuff imo.

    Sailing - the people's sport. Anyone who's a multi can get a gig.
    They've been showing it from the start of the games. Australia were a gold medal chance, so obviously they were going to have it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    They've been showing it from the start of the games. Australia were a gold medal chance, so obviously they were going to have it on.
    Yeah I know, but it's not the best sport for TV is all I'm saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    AWTA. Mills was absolutely fantastic, especially in d. Loved it.
    He really puts in for a little fella doesn't he? But it'll be his work with the ball in hand which will get him to the NBA. ESPN did an awesome job showing him and Andre Ogilvy's college games last season. Hope they go through with it again.

    Can't help but feel the next games will be our big chance to medal. We'll have Bogut, Mills, Newly, Ingles, Jawai, Maric and Ogilvy all with big game experience. Shame the NBL is down the crapper because we're producing more top level talent than ever before in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright View Post
    Boomers didn't git the rub of the green last night, which they needed to beat the US. Still they played very well and I think the score flattered the US.
    I don't think getting your ass handed to you and losing by 31 points in a basketball game (ALL THE WHILE YOU ARE TALKING SMACK TO A GREATER OPPONENT WITH NO RESPECT TO ITS ATHLETES) is very flattering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_sparrow View Post
    I don't think getting your ass handed to you and losing by 31 points in a basketball game (ALL THE WHILE YOU ARE TALKING SMACK TO A GREATER OPPONENT WITH NO RESPECT TO ITS ATHLETES) is very flattering.

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    The US basketball team basically encapsulates every reason why American sportsmen are hated around the world.

    So it's all right for them to strut around and put everyone down, but if someone stands up to them and gives it back, it's disrespectful right?

    Must use that argument next time someone has a pot shot at an Aussie cricketer. I'm sure the response would be pretty understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_sparrow View Post
    I don't think getting your ass handed to you and losing by 31 points in a basketball game (ALL THE WHILE YOU ARE TALKING SMACK TO A GREATER OPPONENT WITH NO RESPECT TO ITS ATHLETES) is very flattering.

    USA USA USA!

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    For that post alone I'll be cheering so hard for the opals on the weekend.

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    Fair play from Wallace, 9th at 500m, 8th at 750 and ends up with Bronze. Missed out on silver by the tinest of margins as well.

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    Our first male gold medal in athletics in 40 years. Incredible stuff from Hooker, what a champion.

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