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London 2012 Olympics Thread

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Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by chico49erfan:
It doesn't bother you at all? I mean the original Fab Five was a staple of a complete shift in college/NBA hoops. It is a huge focal point of basketball history. I understand they lost - and don't get me wrong; I am all about the US winning gold -- but I think it's whack they are named Fab Five too.

That team was so overrated. Both as a team and individually they never won jack. They were a big deal because of the way they dressed and that's really the only contribution they had opn anything. Also the Beatles had that name first. These girls deserve whatever name they want over those chumps.

you cray

All five guys were rated in the HS top 100 4 of them ranked in the top 10.
Michigan - Webber #1 Rose #6
Chicago - Howard #3
Texas - King #9 Jackson #84

These five guys balled out in HS and are considered one of the top recruited classes of all time

They avg nearly 1,500 points and 600 reb each during college

4 of the 5 went on to the NBA

yeah they weren't very good at all

lol

Never said they weren't good, just overrated and hardly a "huge focal point in history." Great teams tend to generally win at least 1 championship.
? I don't get how people over use the term 'overrated'

How many other entire teams of freshman have made it to the championship game?
They made it to back to back championship games
They were the 2nd best team in college basketball for two years

they were ranked 20th and made it to the championship game as freshman

How the f**k is that overrated
Originally posted by samoan49er:
Originally posted by chico49erfan:
It doesn't bother you at all? I mean the original Fab Five was a staple of a complete shift in college/NBA hoops. It is a huge focal point of basketball history. I understand they lost - and don't get me wrong; I am all about the US winning gold -- but I think it's whack they are named Fab Five too.

Actually, they're being referred to as the "Fierce Five"...so your Fab Five reservation is still in tact

No, no they aren't. They are the Fab Five.

And to TX9R -- I am not taking away from the fact that these girls won. That is absolutely awesome. I'm just saying it's strange to call a bunch of small girls the Fab Five when most sports fans (and they are probably watching this Olympic tournament) associate that with a rebellious basketball team that paved the way for personality, expression, etc for younger (and mainly African American) players.
i'd smash aly raisman.. i think she's the only legal one out of all the gymnasts lol
Team WEDB of Walsh/May won straight sets after losing their first ever set
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Team WEDB of Walsh/May won straight sets after losing their first ever set

I watched set 1 and 3, pissed me off they didn't show 2
Kinda weird that the coach kisses the gymnast on the forehead before each event.. lol
Originally posted by chico49erfan:
Kinda weird that the coach kisses the gymnast on the forehead before each event.. lol

It's his dad.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Team WEDB of Walsh/May won straight sets after losing their first ever set

The fact you watch so much male beach volleyball is ... well ... odd.
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Team WEDB of Walsh/May won straight sets after losing their first ever set

The fact you watch so much male beach volleyball is ... well ... odd.

Originally posted by Hitman49:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Team WEDB of Walsh/May won straight sets after losing their first ever set

The fact you watch so much male beach volleyball is ... well ... odd.


Oh..they are female. Before I believe he was commenting on male volleyball.
This makes it slightly ok.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--u-s--shot-putter-michelle-carter-hopes-to-follow-in-her-father-s-footsteps--ndash--at-least-one-of-them.html

Twenty-seven years after his improbable feat, Michael Carter is starting to believe his place in history might never be duplicated. Carter is the only man to capture an Olympic medal and follow it with a Super Bowl ring inside a 12-month span. He pulled the rare double in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and then with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX. A silver medalist in the shot put, Carter is in London coaching his daughter Michelle, who will compete in the same event in these Games.


Originally posted by Hitman49:
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--u-s--shot-putter-michelle-carter-hopes-to-follow-in-her-father-s-footsteps--ndash--at-least-one-of-them.html

Twenty-seven years after his improbable feat, Michael Carter is starting to believe his place in history might never be duplicated. Carter is the only man to capture an Olympic medal and follow it with a Super Bowl ring inside a 12-month span. He pulled the rare double in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and then with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX. A silver medalist in the shot put, Carter is in London coaching his daughter Michelle, who will compete in the same event in these Games.

michael crabtree was gonna compete in the long jump but he got hurt. that plus a superbowl this year woulda done it, oh well
congrats to Gabby Douglas for winning the Gold in the womens all around
Originally posted by Hitman49:
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--u-s--shot-putter-michelle-carter-hopes-to-follow-in-her-father-s-footsteps--ndash--at-least-one-of-them.html

Twenty-seven years after his improbable feat, Michael Carter is starting to believe his place in history might never be duplicated. Carter is the only man to capture an Olympic medal and follow it with a Super Bowl ring inside a 12-month span. He pulled the rare double in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and then with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX. A silver medalist in the shot put, Carter is in London coaching his daughter Michelle, who will compete in the same event in these Games.

Nice. Also Renaldo Nehemiah's feat will never be duplicated, either. He three-peated ABC Sports The Superstars (1981, 1982, 1983), then followed it up with a Super Bowl victory on the same '84 9er squad. (He won his record-fourth Superstars in1986.)