Basketball at the Olympics

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  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Well-Known Member

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    No Sharpe?

     
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    Good, let's hope it lights a fire under Shae's rear end!
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I’ll be working the games again. Not bad for somebody who knows nothing about the game. USA….. USA….
     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Why you insist on reminding us of that? Now I have to spend the entire Olympics worrying about what sort of international incident you’ll cause.
     
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    JFizzleRaider Sad Panda Global Moderator

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    You can do that while the rest of us keep the Mrs. Happy for him.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Now in Greece/China/Brazil/Tokyo, I learned about 10 phrases so I could at least attempt to communicate with people. They loved it! I was told don’t even try in France, they hate Americans even attempting.
     
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    Actually they just hate Americans in general. Just say
    "Pouvez vous parler anglais s'il-vous-plaît"

    Please can you speak English thank you.

    They will look at you with contempt but they will accept that you know you are a lesser form of human and get on with the conversation. They all know broken English.
     
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    I lived in Belgium for 4 months last year - yes the French are super rude and stuck up, by far the worst in the world.

    We had two little kids and waited for 30 minutes to get our food at a restaurant when over in France. When asking politely what is the food status as well as needing drink refills (by my wife who speaks flawless French but still obvious we're americans) we're told we shouldn't complain and should be grateful they even allowed us into their restaurant.

    So certainly expect to be looked down on as well as rude treatment. Also expect horrible service, workers that are entitled, trains/airports/etc that have strikes and service disruptions, plus horrible beer.

    If you like wine and cheese and snails its of course great.
     
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    I like this. He'll have different coaches than the ones he's worked with here helping him learn more and he'll be in a competitive situation. I don't think our team will have him playing SL this time around, so this will be a good opportunity to grow his game in a structured environment.
     
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    Sounds like everyday with my wife. #BAM
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    DeAndre is on Team Bahamas with the likes of Klay Thompson, Buddy Hield and Eric Gordon.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Crazy thing....only the last 2 rounds are in Paris at their super stadium. The first 10 days or so, we are doing games in Lille, France way up north by Belgium. Was hoping to get some site seeing in for sure.
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I'll take any recommendations on places to see over there if you guys got em
     
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    Bruges is only about an hour away by train. That would be worth it.
     
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    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    Which is why I will make every effort to try next time I go to France.
     
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    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    Might want to take a weedeater. I hear French chicks aren't big on, shall we say, "trimming the verge."
     
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    Yeah if you have a day off I'd hop on a train and go up to Ghent or Bruges.... both really cool. They're more of the Dutch half of Belgium with tons of bikes, friendly people, work hard, and speak decent English. If you have a couple people could rent a car. I never went to the Lille area but looks like you could quickly cross the border so might be interesting to see whats different over in Belgium if you only have a half day.
     
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