We, as Americans, like to believe we’re in a meritocratic society, one where gumption, skill, and diligence can compensate for all but the most grievous errors of caprice and circumstance.
Monthly Archives: August 2008
The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Second Semifinal: United States vs. Argentina, Live Blog
Another morning, another live blog. Enjoy. Continue reading
The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Preliminary Round, Group B: United States vs. Spain, Live Blog
Because there’s nothing like Olympic basketball on a Saturday morning at 10 AM to give me reason to wake up early on a lazy weekend day. Continue reading
Here’s the full race, via NBC. (Quick, painless download required.) Here’s the version Deadspin has, which shows, at the end of the video, the end of the race and the beginning of the medal ceremony, and isn’t likely to be taken down.
But even the grainy YouTube version is powerful.
And for good reason. (Watch, then jump, ’cause it could go down at any second.) Continue reading
The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Basketball, Preliminary Round, Group B: United States vs. China, Live Blog
It’s the Olympic debut of Dream Team V, and the only one without gold to defend. And it’s against the host nation and the largest country in the world. Oh, and about a billion people will watch.
So it’s, yes, kind of a big deal. Continue reading