2006 FIBA Brackets and Predictions

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  1. aurora

    aurora Bench Warmer

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    Anyone feel like making predictions for the World Championships? The first elimination games are this weekend. No more group play, now it's really win or go home, not like the endless 4 out of 7 series in the NBA, but like the Sweet 16 in NCAA. Should be some urgency and intensity in these games. Maybe a few upsets.

    Roscoe customized a bracket for us to use in making our predictions. Just click on the link, pick the outcome of each of the first eight games and keep going from there until we have your choice for World Champion.

    http://www.pistonsforum.com/images/picdump/fiba_world_cham_brac.gif

    If you want another bracket, this one isn't as pretty with the flags, but it may be easier to use to make your picks.

    http://www.pistonsforum.com/images/picdump/wbc_082506.png

    Okay here's mine. Alot of my picks are just who I like and want to see play more games.

    1/4 Finals

    Argentina
    Slovenia
    Serbia & Montenegro
    Italy

    Greece
    Angola
    USA
    Germany

    1/2 Finals

    Argentina
    Serbia-Montenegro

    Angola
    USA

    FINALS

    Argentina
    USA

    2006 WORLD CHAMPION

    Argentina

    I can't stand Ginobili with all that dramatic flopping around trying to draw fouls. But I really like the passing game of Argentina and everyone else on that team. And I have kind of a basketball crush on Nocioni. So I'm going for Argentina to win this year, because I like their team game more than the USA game.
     
  2. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I know almost nothing about this and my picks should confirm that.

    Quarter finals:

    Argentina
    Turkey

    Serbia-mont.
    Italy

    Greece
    France

    USA
    GermanyTurkey
    Serbia-mont.


    Semi finals

    Turkey
    Serbia-mont

    Greece
    USA

    Finals

    Serbia-mont
    USA

    Champion

    USA
     
  3. lazyberbs

    lazyberbs First Round Draft Pick

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    This is the way I would LIKE to see things go. I am not so naive as to think they will actually go this way:

    1st Round:
    Argentina over NZ
    Turkey over Slovania
    S/M over Spain
    Italy over Lithuania

    China over Greece
    France over Angolia
    USA over Australia
    Germany over Nigeria

    2nd Round:
    Argentina over Turkey
    S/M over Italy

    China over France
    USA over Germany

    3rd Round:
    S/M over Argentina
    USA over China

    Bling:
    USA over S/M in double O/T with a certain Serbian as MVP even though he is on the losing side.

    Never gonna happen but the USA will still win the tourney, probably over Argentina.
     
  4. aurora

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    :laugh: This is great. I would love to see this too!:eyebrows:
     
  5. aurora

    aurora Bench Warmer

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    Well, so far 1 out of 4 ain't bad. I really wanted to see Darko play some more, so I'm over it that they lost. :mad: I'm very fascinated with Darko right now. On the positive side, our one Piston is still in this thing!
    GO DELFINO!
     
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    I was busy last night and couldn't do a bracket in time, but I like Argentina to take the whole thing. They are that good.
     
  7. aurora

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    I'm only batting .500. :rolleyes: Argentina, Greece, USA and Germany.
     

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