Coach K. Baits Traitorous Ex-Pat Coaching Russia

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic basketball gold medal game between the United States and the Soviet Union. In an unconscionable travesty neatly fashioned by game officials to resemble an actual competition, the Soviets were awarded a 51-50 victory that day. (Thanks to their performance, the referees went on to wildly successful professional wrestling officiating careers.)

Coach K Baits Traitorous Ex-Pat Coaching Russia

(Thursday: USA-Russia game is 38th anniversary of USA-USSR travesty)

The game is generally regarded as the most disappointing and disputed loss in the history of American international competition. In the aftermath, the entire U.S. Olympic basketball contingent refused its silver medals. (Reggie Bush wasn’t suited up.)

You want the Cliffs?

With three seconds remaining in the game, the U.S. went up 50-49 on two free throws by Doug Collins. (Yes, same dude with the primped, bad dye job.)

The Soviets botched the ensuing inbounds pass, which should’ve given the Americans the win. But the refs inexplicably recognized an official timeout by the Soviets that they claimed was taken before the turnover. (It wasn’t.) The clock, which was down to one second, was then reset to three seconds. (Crack East German engineering.)

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Air Force Coach Drops Bombs On “Soviet” BCS

We’ve heard the BCS called a lot of names over the years, but Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is taking it to a whole new level. That’s right, according to Calhoun, the BCS is just a bunch of commie pinko bastards.

Communists

(”BCS! BCS! BCS!”)

At a luncheon featuring the coaches of Colorado’s NCAA football programs, Calhoun made a very timely analogy in comparing the BCS to the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Orrin Hatch keeps saying he’s going to get the federal government involved in the whole thing, likely because he believes his Utah team isn’t getting a fair shake at winning the national title (even though they’ve made a BCS game twice).

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