Spain’s Slanted Sense of Humor

By BJ

U.S. Olympic basketball:
Sun. – def. China 101-70
Tues. – def. Angola 97-76
Thurs. – vs. Greece (1-1) @ 5a PT

While China has played well in their two losses, including an overtime defeat to Spain with a disqualified Yao Ming on the bench, their recent opponent thought it would be somehow humorous to have the national basketball team slant their eyes, like the Chinese, for the camera. It’s unbelievable how insensitive and unfunny it is for an entire team of men to pull off a childhood racial joke. And to think that it wouldn’t offend anyone. They should have their four-year sponsorship to giant Li-Ning Footwear revoked for their stupidity.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the man of the Olympics, Michael Phelps, with five gold medals thus far in this Beijing Olympics, is already the winningest Olympian in history. At 23-years-old, Phelps has 11 career golds with three events left to attempt to become the first to win eight golds in one Games. The remaining races:

Thurs. night in the U.S. – 200 individual medley
Friday night in the U.S. – 100 butterfly
Sat. night in the U.S. – 4×100 medley relay

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed restricted free agent Andre Iguodala to a six-year, $80 million contract and yes, I’m here to criticize yet another undeserving signing. See, I’m all about an athlete making more than another if he’s better than his counterpart, and with over $13 million a year awarded to AI2, that salary will be more than LeBron James made this year (with one less year of experience), which is as crazy as Donovan McNabb saying that his Philadelphia Eagles are the best team in the NFC. Well, with all of the hype as top contenders in the East, let’s see Philly improve from that 7th seed where they finished two games below .500. I can’t see them cracking the top half over Boston, Detroit, Orlando or Cleveland.

The Oakland Athletics’ Brad Ziegler pitched three more scoreless innings last Thursday and Friday, recording his first career save in a 2-inning effort on Friday. After, manager Bob Geren said Ziegler has “definitely earned” the closer’s role in light of Huston Street‘s recent struggles, who has converted only five of his last nine save opportunities and lost four games in the process.

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5 responses to “Spain’s Slanted Sense of Humor

  1. Well said Great information, keep up the great work!

  2. The Spanish players thought it would’ve been perceived as a playful gesture. WRONG. There’s chatter that the NBA may punish their players that are on the Spanish squad.

  3. I worked in Spain for 3 years…the Spanish do have a sense of humor, however, the Spanish team went way over the top (probably due to the excitement)….and WELL DONE Michael!

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