Sunday, July 08, 2012

2012 Olympics

7/7/12 - Men's basketball roster finalized
7/12/12 - Blake Griffin suffers knee injury, Anthony Davis summoned
7/12/12 - Griffin to miss Olympics with injured knee
7/12/12 - U.S. defeats Dominican Republic 113-59 in exhibition

7/17/12 - Beginning with preliminary-round women's soccer games on July 25, all 302 events from all 32 sports on the London program will be streamed live online and in a special "NBC Olympics Live Extra" app for smartphones and tablets.

In delivering more than 3,000 hours of live streams, every competition feed made available by the host broadcaster will be utilized – and for some sports, that allows for truly comprehensive coverage:

7/19/12 - United States defeats Great Britain 118-78

7/22/12 - Started to read Outliers, so I wondered about the birth dates of the players on the Olympic basketball team

PG - Chris Paul        May 6, 1985
PG - Deron Williams    June 26, 1984
G  - Russell Westbrook November 12, 1988
SG - Kobe Bryant       August 23, 1978
GF - James Harden      August 26, 1989
FG - Andre Iguodala    January 28, 1984
F  - Kevin Durant      September 29, 1988
F  - LeBron James      December 30, 1984
F  - Carmelo Anthony   May 29, 1984
FC - Kevin Love        September 7, 1988
CF - Anthony Davis     March 11, 1993
C  - Tyson Chandler    October 2, 1982

So let's see, two players born in the first four month of the year.  LeBron born on December 30.  Kobe born in August.  Durant born in September.  I'd say it doesn't apply here.

7/22/12 - U.S. holds off Argentina 86-80

7/24/12 - U.S. tops Spain 100-78 in pre-London exhibition

7/29/12 - USA defeats France 98-71 in Olympic opener

7/31/12 - USA defeats Tunisia 110-63

7/31/12 - Michael Phelps out-touched in the 200-meter butterfly, then wins record 19th medal (and 15th gold) in anchoring 200-freestyle relay

8/2/12 - USA dominates Nigeria 156-73

8/2/12 - Michael Phelps holds off Ryan Lochte in 200 individual medley for three-peat and 20th medal

8/3/12 - Phelps three-peats in the 100 fly for his 20th medal and 17th gold.

8/4/12 - Serena outmatches Sharapova to win gold medal

8/4/12 - Double-amputee finishes second in 400m heat

8/4/12 - USA has to rally to beat Lithuania 99-94

8/4/12 - USA wins 4x100 medley to give Phelps 22nd medal and 18th gold

8/5/12 - Usain Bolt repeats at 100m dash setting another Olympic record

8/8/12 - Kobe and LeBron lead USA past Australia 119-86 in quaterfinals

8/9/12 - Usain Bolt repeats in 200m dash too

8/10/12 - USA downs Argentina 109-83 to advance to gold medal game

8/10/12 - Pistorius wins despite no medal

8/11/12 - Jamaica defeats USA in 4x100 and sets a new world record

8/12/12 - USA holds off Spain 107-100 to win gold medal (video)

8/12/12 - One man's memories

8/15/12 - Yes, the 2012 Olympic team will get to play the Dream Team!

8/15/12 - The Dream Team vs. Puerto Rico.  This is the game I always wished I taped for future viewing (not that I ever watch the tapes again).  But I think Wendell called me and I was talking with him.  But I see it's on youtube.  Cool.  That's my new project for the future.  Transfer my videotapes and upload to youtube.

Or maybe it was the Dream Team vs. Cuba since that was actually their debut at the Tournament of the Americas.  Yeah, that was it.  I remember Bird draining that 3-pointer.  Too bad that I only see the edited highlight video and not the complete game.

6/13/15 - hey, the full game has been uploaded!

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