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(Stuff.co.nz)   Australians graciously admit defeat as favored men's 4x100 freestyle relay team doesn't medal. Just kidding ... fans and media blast team for being over hyped, over rated   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 23
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2012-07-30 01:37:01 PM
Crikey!
 
2012-07-30 01:39:32 PM
How long does the Olympics last? Because I'm already tired of hearing about these people (all of them, not just the Aussies)...
 
2012-07-30 01:39:55 PM
Yeah, because this isn't exactly the kind of thing that would happen to the US Mens Basketball team if they don't win gold...they would be crucified if they didn't medal at all.
 
2012-07-30 01:40:32 PM
Christ will everyone just shut up?

Sometimes you lose. It's not like the other teams can't swim.
 
2012-07-30 01:50:06 PM
Watching the events is fun. Hearing the blah blah blah is misery.
 
2012-07-30 01:56:55 PM
The first thing my buddy said to me after the French won: "The Aussies are going to get ripped by their media". Nice to see there's some things you can count on in this crazy world of ours.
 
2012-07-30 02:00:30 PM
Veteran broadcaster Alan Jones reportedly described the Australian's fourth placing as representing a worse defeat than Gallipol

Well, as long as he's keeping the proper perspective on things, as not winning a medal is certainly the same as 28,000 combat casualties.

If he really did say this, I trust all good Australians are lining up to kick this guy in the ass?
 
2012-07-30 02:29:59 PM

srhp29: Yeah, because this isn't exactly the kind of thing that would happen to the US Mens Basketball team if they don't win gold...they would be crucified if they didn't medal at all.


You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.
 
2012-07-30 02:48:01 PM

Slaves2Darkness: srhp29: Yeah, because this isn't exactly the kind of thing that would happen to the US Mens Basketball team if they don't win gold...they would be crucified if they didn't medal at all.

You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.


So much this.
 
2012-07-30 02:54:05 PM

Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.


I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.
 
rka
2012-07-30 03:25:01 PM

srhp29: Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.

I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.


So the entire world expects, nay demands, that the USA Basketball team be an absolute superbeast that destroys their opponents (hell even their opponents expect it) and will gleefully mock them forever if they don't, but it's the *players* that have big heads because a few weeks ago they dared suggest that they could have hung with the 92' Team that consisted of a least 2 players that were there for ceremonial purposes only?

Sports talk on the internet and Fark in particular is a joke. A complete joke.
 
2012-07-30 03:38:48 PM
(semi-spoiler) Ha ha Aussies! You don't swim like a doped up 16 year old Chinese girl!
 
2012-07-30 03:46:25 PM

rka: srhp29: Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.

I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.

So the entire world expects, nay demands, that the USA Basketball team be an absolute superbeast that destroys their opponents (hell even their opponents expect it) and will gleefully mock them forever if they don't, but it's the *players* that have big heads because a few weeks ago they dared suggest that they could have hung with the 92' Team that consisted of a least 2 players that were there for ceremonial purposes only?

Sports talk on the internet and Fark in particular is a joke. A complete joke.


I think they've actually done a pretty good job with their image so far. Kevin Love has been tweeting some behind the scenes team photos that help put a more human face on a team full of superstars.
 
2012-07-30 04:12:51 PM

cleveoh: rka: srhp29: Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.

I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.

So the entire world expects, nay demands, that the USA Basketball team be an absolute superbeast that destroys their opponents (hell even their opponents expect it) and will gleefully mock them forever if they don't, but it's the *players* that have big heads because a few weeks ago they dared suggest that they could have hung with the 92' Team that consisted of a least 2 players that were there for ceremonial purposes only?

Sports talk on the internet and Fark in particular is a joke. A complete joke.

I think they've actually done a pretty good job with their image so far. Kevin Love has been tweeting some behind the scenes team photos that help put a more human face on a team full of superstars.


Sure. But you get a whole slew of (white) people complaining about how much they hate the 2012 team because of a bunch of stuff that's not even true. Such as them having "big heads".
 
2012-07-30 04:45:52 PM

Dafatone: Christ will everyone just shut up?

Sometimes you lose. It's not like the other teams can't swim.


For some reason I saw the US lineup and figured only 3 of them could swim.

/jk
 
2012-07-30 04:49:15 PM

Dafatone: Sure. But you get a whole slew of (white) people complaining about how much they hate the 2012 team because of a bunch of stuff that's not even true. Such as them having "big heads".


What a small head may look like:
4.bp.blogspot.com

Joking again. Really, I'm not trolling.
 
2012-07-30 05:20:54 PM

Dafatone: cleveoh: rka: srhp29: Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.

I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.

So the entire world expects, nay demands, that the USA Basketball team be an absolute superbeast that destroys their opponents (hell even their opponents expect it) and will gleefully mock them forever if they don't, but it's the *players* that have big heads because a few weeks ago they dared suggest that they could have hung with the 92' Team that consisted of a least 2 players that were there for ceremonial purposes only?

Sports talk on the internet and Fark in particular is a joke. A complete joke.

I think they've actually done a pretty good job with their image so far. Kevin Love has been tweeting some behind the scenes team photos that help put a more human face on a team full of superstars.

Sure. But you get a whole slew of (white) people complaining about how much they hate the 2012 team because of a bunch of stuff that's not even true. Such as them having "big heads".


Yes because LeBron and Kobe are not big headed in the least. Never. No way.

Are you serious?

There are guys on the team that don't have inflated egos, but there are plenty who do as well.
 
2012-07-30 05:33:35 PM

srhp29: Dafatone: cleveoh: rka: srhp29: Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.

I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.

So the entire world expects, nay demands, that the USA Basketball team be an absolute superbeast that destroys their opponents (hell even their opponents expect it) and will gleefully mock them forever if they don't, but it's the *players* that have big heads because a few weeks ago they dared suggest that they could have hung with the 92' Team that consisted of a least 2 players that were there for ceremonial purposes only?

Sports talk on the internet and Fark in particular is a joke. A complete joke.

I think they've actually done a pretty good job with their image so far. Kevin Love has been tweeting some behind the scenes team photos that help put a more human face on a team full of superstars.

Sure. But you get a whole slew of (white) people complaining about how much they hate the 2012 team because of a bunch of stuff that's not even true. Such as them having "big heads".

Yes because LeBron and Kobe are not big headed in the least. Never. No way.

Are you serious?

There are guys on the team that don't have inflated egos, but there are plenty who do as well.


I should have pointed out that these haters usually follow up with "but the '92 team was amazing and lovable!"

Which is silly, because it was filled with assholes.

Try being told from like age 8 that you're going to be the best NBA player ever, in today's media, without getting a little messed up.
 
2012-07-30 06:33:17 PM

rka: So the entire world expects, nay demands,


I don't think the entire world world expects or demands any such thing. I think you could completely nix nba players or basketball entirely and the ratings effect would be miniscule. Anyway, I'm part of the entire world and I not only don't watch olympic basketball, I don't watch it in particular.
 
2012-07-30 07:37:31 PM

Dafatone: srhp29: Dafatone: cleveoh: rka: srhp29: Slaves2Darkness: You know US Mens Basketball is the only US team I actively despise. I hope they lose and lose badly.

I kind of feel the same way about the Men's Hoops team. They are way too big headed for me to really get behind. There is part of me that really does want them to fail and while I am not alone, them failing would still result in them getting a super sized helping of criticism after...well deserved. Maybe the flap the Aussie relay team is getting is deserved.

So the entire world expects, nay demands, that the USA Basketball team be an absolute superbeast that destroys their opponents (hell even their opponents expect it) and will gleefully mock them forever if they don't, but it's the *players* that have big heads because a few weeks ago they dared suggest that they could have hung with the 92' Team that consisted of a least 2 players that were there for ceremonial purposes only?

Sports talk on the internet and Fark in particular is a joke. A complete joke.

I think they've actually done a pretty good job with their image so far. Kevin Love has been tweeting some behind the scenes team photos that help put a more human face on a team full of superstars.

Sure. But you get a whole slew of (white) people complaining about how much they hate the 2012 team because of a bunch of stuff that's not even true. Such as them having "big heads".

Yes because LeBron and Kobe are not big headed in the least. Never. No way.

Are you serious?

There are guys on the team that don't have inflated egos, but there are plenty who do as well.

I should have pointed out that these haters usually follow up with "but the '92 team was amazing and lovable!"

Which is silly, because it was filled with assholes.

Try being told from like age 8 that you're going to be the best NBA player ever, in today's media, without getting a little messed up.


Ahhh, so it's not his fault at all. He's just a product of his environment! He can't help it!

Typical.
 
2012-07-30 08:02:44 PM
If you want to understand the reaction, read this piece from PRI about the Australian obsession with sport.

For Australians, having sports teams do well at the Olympics is like the US having to have the largest military in the world. Vast amounts of taxpayer dollars are sunk into teams and showing national pride.
 
2012-07-30 11:33:19 PM
Ah yes, Fark hating basketball because they're a bunch of pasty white people, who are just mad that they can't jump over a 2-by-4.
 
2012-07-31 02:18:31 AM
michael jordan is a bigger asshole than lebron and kobe combined

but i did like pippen and ewing
 
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