I know I know… I should have been blogging more on the Olympics. I actually haven’t caught that many games live. I watched the US dismantle Spain last night – they were super impressive – and I watched parts of the Australia – Russia match. In case anyone hasn’t seen it, Bogut finally came to play and threw down this particularly nasty dunk on a few poor Russians..

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Quality isn’t great… and I suspect it will be taken down from YouTube soon like the rest of the Olympic basketball videos.

While our men advance to the second round with a half-convincing 2-2 record, our women continue to dominate. Not without a few bumps along the road though. I was watching the Opals v Russia match earlier today and in the first half we were thoroughly outplayed. The Russians have some big BIG girls in that team, and they were swatting everything. Their point guard Rebekka Linn Hammon (aka Becky Hammon for you WNBA fans), apart from looking kinda cute, absolutely dominated and completely outplayed our guards. And if you think it’s inappropriate of me to call her “kinda cute”, then bad luck. You should know better that nothing I say around here is objective. Here she is with her Russian Teammates…

Here is her and a seal…

Here she is on the grass…

And finally, with two monkeys…

If you hadn’t noticed it’s a slow news day. Head over to HoopCity for some more up-to-date and useful info on the Boomers and Opals. But for all Becky Hammom-related animal photos, you know where to go.


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