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PostPosted: 04/13/18 10:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

England and Australia for the Gold?

How is the board going to deal with all the antipathy... or apathy between Richyyy and Luuuc?
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PostPosted: 04/14/18 5:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I was hoping for an earthquake or something at 8-7 so the game would be stopped and they'd have to keep that as the result Smile. Things have gone rather predictably since then.

The big win for England was against Canada in the semis. This one was always a matter of how much rather than who.



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 6:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I was going to say the stretch where she went 'coast-to-coast' for a layup, then gave up an easy backdoor layup and stuck her hip out for an offesnive foul was very Cambage-y. Then she dominated offensively, elbowed someone in the head, and whined her way into an ejection for a second tech. That was super Cambage-y.



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 10:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lauren Jackson was a pretty dirty player in her day, and she still managed to be revered.



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 8:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Lauren Jackson was a pretty dirty player in her day, and she still managed to be revered.

Terrible comparison. LJ wasn't dirty, she just had a potty mouth and didn't take any crap from anyone. LJ was revered because she was a fierce competitor who didn't quit. Winning titles and being one of the greatest players in WNBA history didn't hurt either.



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 10:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She’s not as blantant as Cambage, but she was plenty dirty. More like hard moving screens, yanking weaves, etc. I remember she did something pretty blantant to Dev Peters probably in her last year, but I can’t exactly remember what. Oh, and I remember she put her whole hand over Taj’s face and took her out of a play.

Unfortunately TinyPic seems to no longer be hosting my dirty play screenshots.

http://boards.rebkell.net/viewtopic.php?t=67149&start=176



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 10:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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"When I'm competing, I am a bitch, you know?" she said. "And people know that about me. They know that I will compete and I’ll throw elbows. I'll do anything that I can to get a basket or get a rebound."


http://www.news.com.au/sport/opal-superstar-lauren-jackson-sacrifices-motherhood-for-olympic-gold/news-story/3f672b653b0184a0d02fe32cf9a2f23a



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PostPosted: 04/14/18 10:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So, another big difference between LJ and Liz. "I am a bitch" vs. "These refs just don't know how to ref me"
Liz has probably exceeded LJ's career dirtiness in this one season alone. To me, intentionally injuring someone doesn't really compare with accidentally getting your hand caught in someone's weave, but I get that people's mileage varies when it comes to dirtiness. e.g. Plenty of people admire Taurasi's competitive nature whereas for me it has crossed the line too often.



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PostPosted: 04/30/18 6:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hey Luuuc,

Happen to save any of the Opals/Boomers games on YT?


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PostPosted: 04/30/18 7:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Hey Luuuc,

Happen to save any of the Opals/Boomers games on YT?

Nah, usually I'm pretty fanatical about keeping them but the CG's were so meh that I didn't bother even for my own collection, other than the Opals gold medal game. I don't think YT is an option though. They cracked down hard on anything from the games.



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PostPosted: 05/02/18 3:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
TheSponge wrote:
Hey Luuuc,

Happen to save any of the Opals/Boomers games on YT?

Nah, usually I'm pretty fanatical about keeping them but the CG's were so meh that I didn't bother even for my own collection, other than the Opals gold medal game. I don't think YT is an option though. They cracked down hard on anything from the games.


What about to upload?

mega.co.nz is great


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PostPosted: 07/11/18 6:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Opals Team for the China Tour: (very guard-heavy!)
Lauren Mansfield
Tessa Lavey
Tess Madgen
Katie-Rae Ebzery
Tahlia Tupaea
Nicole Seekamp
Stephanie Blicavs
Alice Kunek
Jenna O’Hea
Kelsey Griffin
Darcee Garbin
Ezi Magbegor

Schedule:
July 14: Australia vs. Argentina at 6:00pm (AEST)
July 15: Australia vs. Serbia at 6:00pm
July 16: Australia vs. China at 9.30pm
July 19: Australia vs. Argentina at 6:00pm
July 20: Australia vs. Serbia at 9.30pm
July 21: Australia vs. China at 6:00pm



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PostPosted: 07/11/18 7:16 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hope someone can record Very Happy


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