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PostPosted: 07/21/21 7:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bird is an excellent choice to be flag bearer



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PostPosted: 07/21/21 8:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ucbart wrote:
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/olympics/2021/07/21/us-flagbearers-olympics-opening-ceremony-sue-bird-eddy-alvarez/8038385002/

I'm sure the Sue/DT/UCONN/Geno haters are going to handle this well.


Why ?



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PostPosted: 07/21/21 8:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ucbart wrote:
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/olympics/2021/07/21/us-flagbearers-olympics-opening-ceremony-sue-bird-eddy-alvarez/8038385002/

I'm sure the Sue/DT/UCONN/Geno haters are going to handle this well.



I'll give them the benefit of the doubt- I don't think they'll be so petty.

They probably object more to Bird being on the team in the first place.


I hope the basketball team watched Sweden kick the soccer team's ass.


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PostPosted: 07/21/21 10:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
ucbart wrote:
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/olympics/2021/07/21/us-flagbearers-olympics-opening-ceremony-sue-bird-eddy-alvarez/8038385002/

I'm sure the Sue/DT/UCONN/Geno haters are going to handle this well.


Why ?


Exactly. Players can be subject to criticism, but still garner our support. We gotta get rid of this our girls syndrome crap.


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PostPosted: 07/22/21 8:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote




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PostPosted: 07/23/21 7:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tokyo 2021 - Women's Basketball
7/25/21
9:00 PM

Group B Winner
USA (W)-2000
France (W)+950
Japan (W)+2800
Nigeria (W)+6600


Anyone willing to risk $10,000 can make an easy $500 profit by betting the USA to win Group B, on the Bovada site.

Lock of the Year. Smile


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PostPosted: 07/23/21 5:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The haters will have one less target in 2024.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/olympics/as-storm-and-team-usa-legend-sue-bird-gets-set-to-chase-her-fifth-gold-medal-she-says-this-olympics-will-be-her-last/



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PostPosted: 07/25/21 11:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

sithinfiltrator wrote:
The haters will have one less target in 2024.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/olympics/as-storm-and-team-usa-legend-sue-bird-gets-set-to-chase-her-fifth-gold-medal-she-says-this-olympics-will-be-her-last/


Well, of course. She would 43 at the next Olympics. I know USA Basketball explicitly said she could be on the team as long as she wanted, but a 43 yo is not going to be on the team.


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PostPosted: 07/25/21 12:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
sithinfiltrator wrote:
The haters will have one less target in 2024.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/olympics/as-storm-and-team-usa-legend-sue-bird-gets-set-to-chase-her-fifth-gold-medal-she-says-this-olympics-will-be-her-last/


Well, of course. She would 43 at the next Olympics. I know USA Basketball explicitly said she could be on the team as long as she wanted, but a 43 yo is not going to be on the team.


The greatest basketball career scorer in Olympic and world professional history, Holy Hand, did withdraw from Olympic play after five Olympics at age 38.

However, he continued professional play for another seven years, winning league and scoring championships until retiring at age 45. He was perennially beloved by all his country's fans, including everyone at RebKell-Brazil, even though he was over 30, and hence "old", for half of his 29-year professional and SNT career.

Just some history for those who never had the privilege of watching the iGOAT.
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PostPosted: 07/26/21 5:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is there already a game thread about the game from USA vs Nigeria. I also saw a nice first matchup between the Opals and Belgium tomorrow



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PostPosted: 07/26/21 6:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
PUmatty wrote:
sithinfiltrator wrote:
The haters will have one less target in 2024.

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/olympics/as-storm-and-team-usa-legend-sue-bird-gets-set-to-chase-her-fifth-gold-medal-she-says-this-olympics-will-be-her-last/


Well, of course. She would 43 at the next Olympics. I know USA Basketball explicitly said she could be on the team as long as she wanted, but a 43 yo is not going to be on the team.


The greatest basketball career scorer in Olympic and world professional history, Holy Hand, did withdraw from Olympic play after five Olympics at age 38.

However, he continued professional play for another seven years, winning league and scoring championships until retiring at age 45. He was perennially beloved by all his country's fans, including everyone at RebKell-Brazil, even though he was over 30, and hence "old", for half of his 29-year professional and SNT career.

Just some history for those who never had the privilege of watching the iGOAT.


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PostPosted: 07/26/21 7:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Is there already a game thread about the game from USA vs Nigeria. I also saw a nice first matchup between the Opals and Belgium tomorrow


Probably won’t get a US game thread the politics have reared their ugly heads Confused



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PostPosted: 07/26/21 7:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Is there already a game thread about the game from USA vs Nigeria. I also saw a nice first matchup between the Opals and Belgium tomorrow


Probably won’t get a US game thread the politics have reared their ugly heads Confused


ummm.... but I stickied it and everything!



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PostPosted: 07/27/21 1:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Go USA and we see you DT.


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PostPosted: 07/27/21 4:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Is there already a game thread about the game from USA vs Nigeria. I also saw a nice first matchup between the Opals and Belgium tomorrow


Probably won’t get a US game thread the politics have reared their ugly heads Confused


Hmm ok what did i miss?



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PostPosted: 07/27/21 6:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Is there already a game thread about the game from USA vs Nigeria. I also saw a nice first matchup between the Opals and Belgium tomorrow


Probably won’t get a US game thread the politics have reared their ugly heads Confused


ummm.... but I stickied it and everything!


Thanks Luuc was referencing 3x3 I’ve had a hard time finding threads for them



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PostPosted: 08/04/21 6:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It is interesting that 3 out of the 4 teams in the Semi-Finals came out of the USA’s group. And the USA beat both Japan and France, but not by a ton. Could make for a fun gold medal game if the US gets by Serbia.



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PostPosted: 08/08/21 6:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thoughts on the 2022 team for the World Championship? Bird and Taurasi should be out. The Worlds will likely be immediately after the 2022 WNBA season. Do players like Fowles and Charles opt-out? If Delle Donne is healthy, is she a lock? Think they need to add a young post as well with either McCowan or even NaLyssa Smith

PG: Gray/Diggins/Ionescu
SG: Loyd/Atkins
SF: Collier/DeShields
PF: Stewart/Delle Donne?
C: Griner/Wilson/McCowan or Smith(if Fowles and Charles opt-out)



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PostPosted: 08/08/21 5:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
Thoughts on the 2022 team for the World Championship? Bird and Taurasi should be out. The Worlds will likely be immediately after the 2022 WNBA season. Do players like Fowles and Charles opt-out? If Delle Donne is healthy, is she a lock? Think they need to add a young post as well with either McCowan or even NaLyssa Smith

PG: Gray/Diggins/Ionescu
SG: Loyd/Atkins
SF: Collier/DeShields
PF: Stewart/Delle Donne?
C: Griner/Wilson/McCowan or Smith(if Fowles and Charles opt-out)


?McCoughtry


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FrozenLVFan wrote:
toad455 wrote:
Thoughts on the 2022 team for the World Championship? Bird and Taurasi should be out. The Worlds will likely be immediately after the 2022 WNBA season. Do players like Fowles and Charles opt-out? If Delle Donne is healthy, is she a lock? Think they need to add a young post as well with either McCowan or even NaLyssa Smith

PG: Gray/Diggins/Ionescu
SG: Loyd/Atkins
SF: Collier/DeShields
PF: Stewart/Delle Donne?
C: Griner/Wilson/McCowan or Smith(if Fowles and Charles opt-out)


?McCoughtry


McCoughtry's time with Team USA is done.



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PostPosted: 08/08/21 7:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

McCoughtry will turn 38, the month after the Paris Olympics. Only Taurasi and the Compiler get that kind of treatment.



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PostPosted: 08/09/21 5:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

i see arike, paige, and sabrina at the top of the replacement list for sue and diana.

based on this olympics i don't see sylvia being back... and i don't know if someone like skylar would WANT to be back.


so other than maybe tina and skylar, i don't think there are any roster spots changing over.


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PostPosted: 08/09/21 11:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

snlMINAJ wrote:
i see arike, paige, and sabrina at the top of the replacement list for sue and diana.

based on this olympics i don't see sylvia being back... and i don't know if someone like skylar would WANT to be back.


so other than maybe tina and skylar, i don't think there are any roster spots changing over.


Agreed , but we have to consider players like EDD If/When healthy she would take someone's spot no doubt.



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PostPosted: 08/09/21 12:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
snlMINAJ wrote:
i see arike, paige, and sabrina at the top of the replacement list for sue and diana.

based on this olympics i don't see sylvia being back... and i don't know if someone like skylar would WANT to be back.


so other than maybe tina and skylar, i don't think there are any roster spots changing over.


Agreed , but we have to consider players like EDD If/When healthy she would take someone's spot no doubt.


Team USA doesn't seem to mind older players, but EDD will be 35 in 2024 and hasn't played a game since 2019.


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PostPosted: 08/09/21 12:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Both Fowles and Charles need to opt out. if not they should be forced out. Steward had to play 34+ minutes against Japan and she was gassed at the end of the game and had to come out. Fowles coul not make simple layups. You could tell by the players who got the minutes during the Gold Medal game who the coach trusted. Neka O should have been on the team instead of Fowles. she contributed very little.



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