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Best Olympic Team of All Time
1992 USA Basketball "Dream Team"
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USSR Red Army Hockey Team
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Uncle Buck


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Greatest Olympic Team of All Time? Reply with quote

In my opinion, this comes down to only two:

1992 US Basketball "Dream Team"

Russian Red Army Hockey Team(s)

The 1992 Dream team could very well be the best assembly of talent I've ever witnessed. At the same time, the Russian hockey teams were incredibly dominant for a long, long time.

Which of these two do you think was the best ever, and why?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know a damn thing about hockey, so I'll go with the 92 dream team Laughing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dream Team based of off just one olympics. Russian team for multiple ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O'Doyle Rules wrote:
Dream Team based of off just one olympics. Russian team for multiple ones.


Agreed with this. The Soviets lived for hockey. It was legit a way of life and players were forced to play for the national team and not allowed to play in the NHL because they had military ties. Their chemistry was unmatched and they changed the sport of hockey in so many ways.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Russians got whooped by a bunch of American kids in 1980, nice payback for the screwing of the mens basketball team in 72'.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to say with hockey. Professionals couldn't compete until 1988 and the NHL didn't allow it's players to play until 1998. The Soviets never had to go through the best of Canada or the USA. Meanwhile the Russians were sending their best players. So yes they dominated but it wasn't an even playing field. No doubt they were great and would still have competed for Golds but the USA and Canada at full strength would have been comparable and you wouldn't see that dominance.

The dream team dominated because they were that dominant. They were better than every other nations best.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2008 Brazilian Women's Volleyball.

Went 5-0 in group stage without dropping a set (15-0)
Continued 6-0 in Knockout Stage en route to the Final.

Won the Final 3-1 finally dropping the 2nd set 18-25. Finishing the tournament at 24-1 in sets. Pure dominance in a competitive era.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The basketball team.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a hard time giving what nobody else cared about or took serious to the 2 countries that actually did and took very serious.

2012 Jamaican Track Team. Cause every country runs. Yet they took 1,2,3 in mens 200. 1 and 2 in the 100. 1,2,3 in womens 100. And on and on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not saying the dream team isn't the best I guess I would still vote for them but the level of competition in basketball at that time was not very good the breakup of the USSR and the subsequent breakup of Yugoslavia years after made the toughest competitors even weaker (not making any statement about this just saying that those teams would have been better had that it happened) and even then they would have crushed them. They killed every team and when they faced off against Croatia in the finals Mike and Scottie joked about which one of them was gonna shut down future teammate Kukoc. No one was even close and it was the best basketball team assembled.
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