I think the U.S. will make it out of group play (they should beat Japan and Nigeria, of course they should have beaten Ghana at the last World Cup ), but it's just a matter of who they play in the quarters (hopefully not Argentina). Mind you all of this is extremely biased opinion .
Cant wait,cant wait Im gonna enjoy the olympics,gonna watch basketball the most,but will watch other sports to,if ill have the chance,but mostly basketball Russia,USA and Lithuania fo me.This will be great.
We made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
German Men´s Basketball Nationalteam is going to Beijing!!!! Hurrraaaay!!!!
They won 96:82 against Puerto Rico.
So here are the Final 12 Teams:
Spain (World Champion)
Russia (European Champion)
Lithuania (European Third [cause Spain is already Qualified as the WC])
USA (Americas Champion)
Argentina (Americas runner-up)
Angola (African Champion)
Australia (Oceanian Champion)
Iran (Asian Champion)
that's a suprise who thought germany vould play basketball................ but a least ur country's gona b at the olympics. England aren't good at anything
i don't know i think the americans or the chinese will it.... y the chinese i have no idea but i just think coz it's in their country it might give them some momentum... and the dream has to be good for once this time.....
Americans will win it,no doubt.They have been waiting for this moment for so long and they want it so much and about China I doubt,maybe it will give them some momentum,but in the end it wont be enough.
Yeah, there isn't really any doubt in my mind the US will win the gold in basketball. Their team is stacked. I mean they have Kobe and LeBron on the same team. Anything short of gold is a major disappointment. I really don't expect any of their games to be close.
The only knock I have on the USA basketball team is the lack of big men. We have Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, and Tayshaun Prince. Though, I don't know how much a threat Prince or Bosh will be in the low-post (I don't really follow the NBA). I am excited by the fact that Dwayne Wade seems healthy, and hopefully Lebron's ankle isn't in very bad shape. We should win the gold, and frankly I'll disappointed if we don't. Basketball is the one sport in America where there's never an excuse for our team to lose. For us, basketball is kind of the way hockey was in the Soviet Union.
I'm gonna watch all track event and have a special looks at the american and Jamaican for the 100 meter race and also a Special watch at Natasha for the Pole Vault (female)...right ..
And also the grand opening for the festival will be magnificent as already proclaimed by the media...
Whoot! Less than 10 days before the opening ceremony. Also, something I didn't know, Soccer starts before the opening ceremonies. Women start on the 6th of August and Men start on the 7th. So not too much longer before the competitions begin. And basketball starts on the 9th. http://en.beijing2008.cn/schedule/
I can't wait. Here's to the U.S. beating Japan on the 7th (hopefully). Also, does anyone know where I can get a complete list of the Olympic squads?
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, England, pending approval), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: Patrick Ianni (Houston Dynamo), Michael Orozco (San Luis, Mexico), Michael Parkhurst (New England Revolution), Nathan Sturgis (Real Salt Lake), Marvell Wynne (Toronto FC)
Midfielders: Freddy Adu (Benfica, Portugal), Michael Bradley (Heerenveen, Netherlands), Maurice Edu (Toronto FC), Benny Feilhaber (Derby County, England), Stuart Holden (Houston Dynamo), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Danny Szetela (Brescia, Italy)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Villarreal, Spain), Charlie Davies (Hammarby IF, Sweden), Brian McBride (out of contract), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
Last edited by KnuckleheadedNinja; July 31, 2008 at 02:11 AM.
gonna watch most of the time basketball.. I like team USA to win but I have doubts if they gonna get the gold.. too much pressure.. either way hope they win if not then its ok ^^
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