Sunday, August 27, 2006

Round One: The Usual Suspects... and Turkey
FIBA World Chip Coverage 2006

It's not that Turkey hasn't had a growing respectability in competitive international basketball. It's just not this team that's had it. The on iki dev adam competing sans NBAers Hedo Turkoglu and Mehmet Okur advance to the quarter finals.

Camp USA is getting that kinda hype again... in Minnesota, anyway. They advance to play fellow winners, Germany and the Dirk-meister. Favorites, Spain, Lithuania and France, without Mr. Longoria, also advance.

Argentina is still boring and wins convincingly again. They will face Turkey in the second round. Luis Scola is cleared to play after cracking two teeth against New Zealand.

Only days after China's... emotional win over Slovenia, Greece shows the Chinese nats that basketball is a European sport. Suddenly, we're considerably less interested in this FIBA thing. Yao Central has your media coverage. Yao Mania! has your pics and is loving Vassy Spoons.

So yea, we're disappointed that Yao & the Mingettes made little noise in the tourney, but our thoughts are really on this date a year past.
We'll march on, however, posting our posts, saving the pretense. We only wanted to say that we grew up in Houston, but became men in New Orleans. We loved that city and hope its rebirth benefits those who truly deserve it.

Anderson Cooper promises a critical look at the reconstruction tonight.

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