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PostPosted: 09/23/06 3:12 pm    ::: Okay... THAT was Outrageous!!! Reply Reply with quote

The closing ceremonies. The floor party with half nekked GORGEOUS samba dancers. Erin Phillips trying to samba.

We'll created a seperate gallery for the closing ceremonies. See it all on Sports Page Magazine. Watch for Mike's posting of this. You don't want to miss it.

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PostPosted: 09/23/06 3:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats to the Ausies gonna be a huge party tonight!!
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PostPosted: 09/23/06 4:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm sure the Aussies in Brazil and the ones here are gonna be partyin' it up tonight...LOL



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 4:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

What's so OUTRAGEOUS about that??? When in Brazil you do what the Brazilains do....Be thankful it isn't CARNIVAL time or you would have been in TROUBLE!!! Wink Very Happy



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 4:49 pm    ::: Re: Okay... THAT was Outrageous!!! Reply Reply with quote

jammerbirdi wrote:
The floor party with half nekked GORGEOUS samba dancers.


Half? Looks more like 83/87ths.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 4:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Man, I never laughed so hard in my life with Tully mixing it up with the dancers. Erin took the drum stick away from one of the guys and was banging on the surdo herself. Hopefully I will be able to get some of these memorable movies on YouTube.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jammer, it was Hortencia's b-day today. She's 47 now, I think. Or 46. She is looking GOOD.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm going to say this and probably get blasted. But here it goes. I don't have this great love for the Australian team that many here have. I'm American through and through. The Opals took care of their business. So congrats to them. I know many are happy that the arrogant Americans did not win. They teach them not to acknowlegde the crowd. Isn't it a joy to see LJ, Penny and others get their first gold. Get for real.


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That should be that will teach them not to acknowledge the fans. I know this is harsh but the truth is those fans over there did not want them (Americans) to win. Why play up to them?


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sorry, I can't picture the Americans mixing it up and going crazy like the Aussies. They would've been all business-like and would've looked at the whole party as if we were from another planet. They only wish they were as cool as the Aussies.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why should you be blasted but, you probably will be but I know you can handle yours...You're probably saying something that a lot of people here are thinking but, afraid to say it but, I'm not thinking it!!! Wink

I'm American through and through also but, I'm HAPPY that Australia FINALLY won the GOLD...They have a great deal of players that plays in our American WNBA league so, congrats to them but, well see them in BEIJING Very Happy



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

BGBC25, you were there so you should know better than me. But I just felt even on this board that everyone had turn against the American players because they didn't wnat to interact. I lost interest and was not into the Championship game but that's probably just me. Maybe if the Comets had some of those players I would have been feeling it.

I was however really touched by Arcain. Her tears to me meant they this was probably the last time we will see her on the major stage. I also reflected on how good she really was as she an Swoopes embraced at center court after the game. I thought two of the all-time best are winded it down.

Sorry, if I offended anyone with my comments about LJ and the rest.


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Arcain was not only a great player, but also a great ambassador of the game. She'll contine with her basketball academy and wouldn't it be great if some of her kids are some day playing for the national team? Then she will have come full circle.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Sorry, I can't picture the Americans mixing it up and going crazy like the Aussies. They would've been all business-like and would've looked at the whole party as if we were from another planet. They only wish they were as cool as the Aussies.


Yeah, I don't know if its just this tournament, but I think we were really pressured this entire tournament. You take LJ away from Australia and they might act more business-like as well.

I dont know...just my take on it.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Orange][Krush wrote:
Yeah, I don't know if its just this tournament, but I think we were really pressured this entire tournament. You take LJ away from Australia and they might act more business-like as well.


Take LJ away and we would never get to find out how they act at a medal ceremony.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah, there's no what ifs in sports. Australia was the best team, period. And LJ wasn't the MVP.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 5:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

cherrystreet wrote:
I'm going to say this and probably get blasted. But here it goes. I don't have this great love for the Australian team that many here have. I'm American through and through. The Opals took care of their business. So congrats to them. I know many are happy that the arrogant Americans did not win. They teach them not to acknowlegde the crowd. Isn't it a joy to see LJ, Penny and others get their first gold. Get for real.



Well let em blast away.

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PostPosted: 09/23/06 6:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Orange][Krush wrote:
BCBG25 wrote:
Sorry, I can't picture the Americans mixing it up and going crazy like the Aussies. They would've been all business-like and would've looked at the whole party as if we were from another planet. They only wish they were as cool as the Aussies.


Yeah, I don't know if its just this tournament, but I think we were really pressured this entire tournament. You take LJ away from Australia and they might act more business-like as well.

I dont know...just my take on it.


Take Loz away from this team and none of them would have acted any differently. Whether you want to believe it or not, Lauren is one of the more stoic players on our team. Interact with any of the Australian team and it takes about .2284 of a second to realise they're determined to have as much fun as humanly possible in nearly every situation.



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PostPosted: 09/23/06 7:15 pm    ::: Re: Okay... THAT was Outrageous!!! Reply Reply with quote

eclair wrote:
jammerbirdi wrote:
The floor party with half nekked GORGEOUS samba dancers.


Half? Looks more like 83/87ths.


Always bad at numbers. Cool


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I'm American through and through also but, I'm HAPPY that Australia FINALLY won the GOLD...


My sentiments too, ESPECIALLY since the alternative was Russia taking it home. Boo on THAT thought.


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 9:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

waterloosunset wrote:
cometsdrivefor5 wrote:
I'm American through and through also but, I'm HAPPY that Australia FINALLY won the GOLD...


My sentiments too, ESPECIALLY since the alternative was Russia taking it home. Boo on THAT thought.


I agree with you as well. I would have liked to have seen the Americans take it, but I would rather have Australia win than Russia. I know I'm being a sore loser, but I REALLY wanted Russia to lose.

By the way, I love your avatar. Marissa Coleman is awesome!


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 9:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sketchbook88 wrote:
waterloosunset wrote:
cometsdrivefor5 wrote:
I'm American through and through also but, I'm HAPPY that Australia FINALLY won the GOLD...


My sentiments too, ESPECIALLY since the alternative was Russia taking it home. Boo on THAT thought.


I agree with you as well. I would have liked to have seen the Americans take it, but I would rather have Australia win than Russia. I know I'm being a sore loser, but I REALLY wanted Russia to lose.

By the way, I love your avatar. Marissa Coleman is awesome!


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PostPosted: 09/23/06 9:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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...I would rather have Australia win than Russia. I know I'm being a sore loser, but I REALLY wanted Russia to lose.


That's not being a sore loser.

It's being an American.


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Slovydal wrote:
sketchbook88 wrote:
...I would rather have Australia win than Russia. I know I'm being a sore loser, but I REALLY wanted Russia to lose.


That's not being a sore loser.

It's being an American.


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Iluvacc wrote:
cherrystreet wrote:
I'm going to say this and probably get blasted. But here it goes. I don't have this great love for the Australian team that many here have. I'm American through and through. The Opals took care of their business. So congrats to them. I know many are happy that the arrogant Americans did not win. They teach them not to acknowlegde the crowd. Isn't it a joy to see LJ, Penny and others get their first gold. Get for real.

Well let em blast away.
I'm with you on this

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By the way, I love your avatar. Marissa Coleman is awesome!


Yes she is, isn't she?! I'm devoted to the terrapins, and she's my favorite. I'm counting the days til the first Maryland home game. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 09/24/06 12:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Take LJ away and we would never get to find out how they act at a medal ceremony.


Gee the Atlanta Olympics weren't that long ago, where they? Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 09/24/06 2:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ah fuck being an American. Whomever plays better ball wins it and that's it.


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Whomever plays better ball wins it and that's it.


Generally, it is true. However, there are times when the officiating can tip the balance. In this case, the Americans were at a disadvantage by not being able to see everything the Russians had. But, since the Russians have often do that, USA should have expected that they might see thing that that had not scouted.



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PostPosted: 09/24/06 8:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

You are right, Jammer. So don't come on here have a hissy fit when they lose.


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You are right, Jammer. So don't come on here have a hissy fit when they lose.


Agreed Very Happy



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PostPosted: 09/24/06 9:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Probably being an ugly American, but I just don't care about the World Championships. If the US doesn't win the Olympics then I will be upset.

That said if there are WCs, and if the US is trying to win and not using it as a way to develop young players like I wanted them to, then I want them to win. I don't understand being happy that someone else did AT ALL.


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PostPosted: 09/24/06 9:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Sorry, I can't picture the Americans mixing it up and going crazy like the Aussies. They would've been all business-like and would've looked at the whole party as if we were from another planet. They only wish they were as cool as the Aussies.


I guess that when the Americans won their first world championship like Australia just did they went nuts like the Aussies did, but now it's business for our players because so much is expected of them, that's just fact.
Sorry they wern't their usual charmimg selves, but it's hard work to stay on top of the heap!



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PostPosted: 09/24/06 9:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pumatty, that was the point I was making. I'm not happy for anyone else to win. Taj was saying, it was touching to see the Aussie when their first gold. To whom? I guess it would been just as touching if they had beat the Americans.


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I guess that when the Americans won their first world championship like Australia just did they went nuts like the Aussies did


Maybe. OTOH, the expected demeanor of women in 1953 was significantly different than it is now, so maybe not.



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Pumatty, that was the point I was making. I'm not happy for anyone else to win. Taj was saying, it was touching to see the Aussie when their first gold. To whom? I guess it would been just as touching if they had beat the Americans.


No it would not have been as touching, it would have been maddening, but since the Americans weren't playing what were we to do? Cheer for both teams to lose?
It was touching, at least to me, to see a team, any team, break through from underdog to top dog after years of hard work and win the gold!



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but since the Americans weren't playing what were we to do? Cheer for both teams to lose?


Exactly! When there's a tournament and my favorite team is eliminated, I pick the best of the rest and enjoy the rest of the series. I can't imagine sitting around sulking and glowering. Life's too short.

I hate it that the US lost, it was awful. But given that they did, I'm really glad the Australians won.


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PostPosted: 09/24/06 1:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I got you, caune and waterloosunset. I probably would have been feeling it more if some of those players were on my home team. I actually taped the game but only watched half-way because it really wasn't competitive.


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I got you, caune and waterloosunset. I probably would have been feeling it more if some of those players were on my home team. I actually taped the game but only watched half-way because it really wasn't competitive.


As a Mercury fan I love our Aussies players sooo much, they are the greatest gals, that it was almost like a home team win to me. I'm just so proud of Penny I could burst! But then I'd have been just as proud of DT if she'd brought home the Gold Wink



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PostPosted: 09/24/06 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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They teach them not to acknowlegde the crowd. .

What is the reasoning for not acknowledging the crowd? Do you mean they are taught not to acknowledge the fans in general, or just in certain situations?


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