ALONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Australia's Brad Newley (8) fights for the ball with Russia's Victor Khryapa (10) during their men's preliminary round Group B basketball match on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Sergio Perez - IOPP Pool /Getty Images)
Bill Simmons of pop culture, fashion, technology, culture, interior design, modern living, forestry, gambling, entertainment and sports website Grantland.com -- also known as "The Sports Guy" -- writes that he spent his time during the Russia vs. Lithuania quarterfinal game at the 2012 London Olympics googling Blazersedge.
RUSSIA 83, LITHUANIA 74
WHAT HAPPENED, IN A NUTSHELL: Russia blew a double-digit lead, then put the game away late thanks to some timely 3-point shooting from the Blazers Edge Message Board All-Stars (Sergei Monia and Viktor Khryapa) and the best player on the floor (Andrei Kirilenko: 19 points, 13 rebounds). I didn't realize how bad Game 1's guards were until the next game, when Tony Parker showed up and it was like, "Oh, yeah, that's what playing guard is supposed to look like!" The good news: They'll always have that near-upset of Team USA from the weekend. Everything else was whatever Lithuanian gravy tastes like.
ACTUAL THINGS I GOOGLED DURING THIS GAME: "Sergei Monia D League" … "Worst Bryan Colangelo Picks" … "Yaroslav Korolev" … "Where is Yaroslav Korolev?" … "Songalia Amnesty" … "Mozgov Griffin dunk" … "Blazers Edge Monia Khryapa" … "Euroleague MVPs."
Sorry for the re-post. FanShot manipulation isn't quite working properly this morning.
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