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After the Olympics: Where's the Humility?

ksatifka Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 2:14 PM
It wasn't that long ago when, in basketball, the US team was composed of college all- stars. That was worth watching as there was no guarantee they would win, and they were hungrier. It seems to me that the NBA stars are able to treat the Olympics as a summertime lark while they coast to victory (despite the close game with Spain). Now they plan on adding golf to the next Olympics despite the fact that golf already has many more meaningful international touneys. A golf medal would mean nothing to Tiger Woods compared to another Masters win.
ksatifka Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 6:21 PM
3129 - You said the US basketball team came "far to close to being defeated." Does that mean that you would rather see blow outs, like the US beating a small African country by 60+ points. I quit watching Olympic basketball when the NBA players started playing. Also, NBA pros from other countries should not be eligible. Pro boxers still cannot get in.
3129 Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 5:47 PM
This year the US basketball team came far too close to being defeated. Brazil new the rules better than the US, and used them to their advantage, even if it was playing dirty.
Roy323 Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 4:58 PM
U got the "timed out"right. I had surgery (for maybe the 5th time) on my Right hand (dominant) last Spring and I get "timed out" regularly here on TH
ksatifka Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 2:20 PM
Last sentance was supposed to be "gold" medal. First post was supposed to be "Serena" Williams. Can't spend too much time proofreading due to being timed out.
Humility, it is sometimes said, doesn't mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

For Carli Lloyd I'd guess that's a distinction without a difference. After Lloyd scored the goals that lifted the US Olympic women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Japan in the gold medal match at London's Wembley Stadium last week, thinking of herself less was decidedly not on her agenda.

"When someone tells me I can't do something, I'm going to always prove them wrong," Lloyd bragged to an NBC interviewer. "That's what a champion is all...