Tuesday, August 17, 2004

"It has always been a dream of mine to play for my country in the Olympics and I plan on coming back with a gold medal.” Anthony Carmelo, member of the US National Basketball Team to the 2004 Olympics

In the Olympics, the US basketball team lost to unheralded Puerto Rico with a stunning 92-73 score. The underdogs definitely humiliated the highly favored "Dream" Team, which has a collective player's income of $100 million. How the mighty have fallen.

Channel 4 of course showed the game one day delayed. And not surprisingly, the not-so-live telecast had oodles of commercials. The ratio of commercial was almost ten ads for every two basketball possessions. Absurd! What a way to bamboozle the viewers.

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