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The U.S. Olympic basketball team and the team-photo conspiracy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ondeadline, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/25513177?__source=RSS*blog*&par=RSS">Darren Rovell</a> has a blurb about this on his blog.


    Here's what he points out:

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  2. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    This is an awkward shot regardless of logo conspiracy, which is pretty clear that it is. It looks like they're all handcuffed behind their backs and someone to the left shouted, "Cheese!"
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  4. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Here's the only thing I noticed.

    Carlos Boozer is shorter than Tayshaun Prince.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    This isn't really going to be their official team photo is it?
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    We're seeing the hands-behind-back version of the man-hug: Normally, if you stand with your hands behind your back, they're usually clasped somewhere near your tail bone. Only that wouldn't work for this pose, because if they're down near your tailbone, they would be awkwardly close to the next guy's ... y'know.

    That's why their arms look like they're bound up behind their backs -- they're artificially raising their hands up to avoid getting anywhere near the next man's package.

    Stupid pose.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    That may be the worst photo...I've ever seen.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I think that one is going to be redone sooner than later.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I've found lint in my navel that's more compelling than this story.
  10. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Without seeing a blown up picture of this, Coach K looks like a mall security guard, with the pants, some type of ACME Security badge on his left breast, and an arm patch on his left shoulder with a logo of some sort, probably a lightning bolt.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Actually, it looks like he's going to turn to his left and knob off Dwight Howard.
  12. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    "I certainly didn't want to do this, but I care about this team. I want them to develop in the classroom of life."
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