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#41 Marc Maron

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Oh [expletive]! Honduras eliminated Spain.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 01:17 PM

Makes zero sense that NBC wouldn't show Team USA basketball on their main local channel. Instead they showed cycling for 4 [expletive]ing hours.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 04:07 PM

^ Seriously, but then again, who knows? Maybe they'd rather try an appeal to the average white man demographic or something.

Oh [expletive]! Honduras eliminated Spain.

Yeah, kinda crazy, but not as much when you keep in mind Spain sent like their B or C squad. Either Spain was extremely overconfident in doing this or they simply did not care that much, but the way Honduras celebrated, they obviously cared quite a bit, lol.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:12 PM

^ Seriously, but then again, who knows? Maybe they'd rather try an appeal to the average white man demographic or something.Yeah, kinda crazy, but not as much when you keep in mind Spain sent like their B or C squad. Either Spain was extremely overconfident in doing this or they simply did not care that much, but the way Honduras celebrated, they obviously cared quite a bit, lol.

B team excuse really? It's the Olympics every team can only take U23 teams.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Oh didn't know those were the rules, but nonetheless, that does SORTA prove my point that Spain didn't have their best possible team out there so it's not as surprising to me still.

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#46 Marc Maron

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:33 PM

Neither teams have their best possible teams. So it doesn't prove anything. The players that Spain did take are way better than any player on Honduras national team.

To put things into perspective Spain is reigning Euro champion at U21 & U19 in addition to World Cup & Euro 2012 champs . So the fact that Honduras of all teams took them out is surprising.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:34 PM

^ I guess it is to some extent, but still not even close to as much as if it were their very best team. You can agree with that right?

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#48 Marc Maron

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:42 PM

I can't help but feel that you're just trying hard not to give HON any credit. Spain were the overwhelming favorites along with Brazil to win the gold at these Olympics WITH the squads they brought. The fact that they aren't even getting out the group stage is a failure, no matter how unsurprising it may be to you.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:48 PM

^ It IS surprising to me though. I've admitted that now given the information that you gave me. I'm simply still saying though that it's not AS surprising to me as it would be if it were their absolute best teams on all levels. Now that would be TRULY surprising to the utmost level.

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#50 Marc Maron

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:51 PM

^ It IS surprising to me though. I've admitted that now given the information that you gave me. I'm simply still saying though that it's not AS surprising to me as it would be if it were their absolute best teams on all levels. Now that would be TRULY surprising to the utmost level.

Well yes of course. If this were like a world cup with full squads then yes, definitely.

Edited by Giovani, July 29, 2012 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:54 PM

^ By the way, despite it being an upset still and surprising, do you think it was sportsmanlike for Honduras to celebrate the way that they did after the game or a bit much?

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#52 Marc Maron

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:59 PM

^ By the way, despite it being an upset still and surprising, do you think it was sportsmanlike for Honduras to celebrate the way that they did after the game or a bit much?

From what i heard, this was Honduras first win ever in a FIFA sanctioned international tournament in their history. So it was a pretty big deal to them.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 06:06 PM

^ Ah, considering that then, I guess I don't blame em' too much. I'd give em' a pass.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 08:50 AM

It is a under-23 tournament, but are allowed three over age players.

It's still a shock that Spain lost. For those that follow soccer closely, you know that Spain's younger players are very good. Losses to Japan and Honduras are inexcusable, plain and simple.

I'm pretty sure not many people thought they'd lose their first two games and be eliminated before pool play even finished.

I have not enjoyed the soccer games in the Olympics because the games are just brutal. Lack of defense, below average offense, horrendous finishing. Brazil is really the only team I have enjoyed watching because of Neymar.

The sad part is this is what the committee wants to do to basketball. 23 and under.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 03:11 PM

Poland upsets US

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 01:17 AM

Damn Yi is fast off the dribble.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 02:10 AM

Lets go Pau, better have come to play.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 03:52 AM

Lets go Pau, better have come to play.


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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:46 AM

NBC revealed the results before it was even aired. Who the hell is running this place?

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#60 Marc Maron

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 10:39 AM

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