08-08-08 The OFFICIAL Beijing Olympics Thread

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  1. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    I don't think these refs can tell you the actual difference in those calls.
  2. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    and then the no call on that last shot for spain. sure they're peeved.

    this is some SLOPPY b-ball.

    point guard problems for spain. wish the refs would let them actually play the game.

    :snoopy
  3. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    All of the "It's a trap" references are waaaaay funnier at close to 3 a.m. Teehee.

    Shot clock violation on Spain. I'd say good defense, but man, things are looking sloppy.
  4. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    that was a good no-call. Looked like too much shooter-initiation of contact to me.
  5. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    We should've planned ahead and had an AIM chat about the game.
  6. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    And there's a signature ReDream Team thunderous dunk off a steal.


    Which, of course, is answered by a three. I've got a feeling we're in for a close game.
  7. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yea, i know and agree. but that's been called almost every time i've seen anything similar so far. more inconsistencies by the refs.

    nice play by prince.

    maybe not inty. this is how games have been going. close in the first half, then blow them out later.

    and OMG!!! they're foul happy.

    :snoopy
  8. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    why AIM chat when we can up the Arena post count and give this thread a good send-off? :p
  9. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    True...

    I forget that people care about post count. :p
  10. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i don't have AIM on my computer anymore...

    but i agree with inty. up post counts. this is more than i've posted in months.:p

    and now we lead a little.

    whoever gets marc gausol is going to be lucky.

    and yet another foul... and wade slow to get up.

    *mutters at the refs* they're trying to control the game. the refs aren't supposed to be part of the game, they're suppose to make sure things don't get out of hand in this situation.

    :snoopy
  11. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    between this and the drafts you've been posting a lot!

  12. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    I think we just had 37 seconds without a whistle! A new record for this game!
  13. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yea... i know. somethings wrong.

    NICE SHOT BY WADE!

    and then lose the steal. close.

    hopefully the refs hold off for a while now...

    :snoopy
  14. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Post count? Wha -? LOL. I like this thread, though. Lots of good memories.

    Nice steal by Wade! Can we control that ball, though? Gonkdangit!
  15. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    man, if only D-Wade had made that last dunk. Would have been a great momentum creator/destroyer at the end of the quarter.


    Great question from Mrs. Inty: "What happened to the jerseys with the names that blend in on the back?"
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I think we just had 37 seconds without a whistle! A new record for this game!

    I thought the same thing.

    Great first quarter, but dang that was a lot of fouls. At the rate they're going, they could foul out the equivalent of an entire team!

    And I wish I was able to participate more in this discussion. [face_frustrated]
  17. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    most points in the first quarter all tourney, not bad.

    it really does suck that you can't rogue.

    no clue about the jurseys. rather odd i gotta admit.

    dang... bad foul for howard. major mistake.

    :snoopy
  18. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Good thing Gasol sucks at foul shooting.
  19. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Flagrant foul. OMG. What in the world?

    And with a dunk, USA is up by twelve.

    QFT.
  20. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    seriously.

    12 point lead. nice.

    and what the heck are they made about?

    ah, they wanted a travel on kobe. and he seriously needs to stop shooting those.

    :snoopy
  21. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    and they start pulling away... nice play on that three by melo.

    and the answer.

    at least they're letting them play more now.

    :snoopy
  22. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    another gem from Mrs. Inty: "Spain should have worked on improving depth instead of taking racist photos"
  23. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    LOL! yea, you could say that. however having the depth to compete with the US is... somewhat impossible i think.

    spain is playing pretty danged well. and the fouls start picking up again. *le sigh*

    :snoopy
  24. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    So, now that I'm semi-awake and can see the screen, I've noticed that Spain's ball movement has suffered a little bit in the second quarter and USA is anticipating more of it. I can see them shifting a little here or there. Pretty sweet. Way too much for 3 a.m. analysis.

    Oh, and there are more fouls. Like you didn't already know or anticipate that.
  25. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    another gem from Mrs. Inty: "Spain should have worked on improving depth instead of taking racist photos"

    Win.

    *sigh* more inconsistency on the calls, mixed with some great plays that make it worth watching.
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