Archive for Thursday, August 14, 2008

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Births
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Good as gold

'52 Jayhawks reflect on Olympic basketball title

Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Historic basketball snapshots
Podcasts
Polls
How will the 2008 USA men's basketball team finish in the Beijing Olympics?

Poll results

Response Percent
Gold
 
62%
Won’t medal
 
25%
Bronze
 
12%
Silver
 
0%
Total 8
Should the U.S. Olympic basketball team be made up of amateurs (as in 1952) or NBA players?

Poll results

Response Percent
Amateurs
 
68%
NBA players
 
31%
Total 19
If driving at a slower speed is safer and saves on gasoline, what highway speed limit would you support?

Poll results

Response Percent
75 mph
 
36%
65 mph
 
22%
70 mph
 
16%
60 mph
 
15%
55 mph
 
9%
Total 1465
Who should coach the 2012 Olympic team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bill Self
 
44%
Roy Williams
 
28%
Doc Rivers
 
24%
Billy Donovan
 
4%
Total 25
Videos

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Sports ‘giant’
Americans’ focus on athletes and sporting events seems to overshadow far more significant issues.
August 14, 2008 in print edition on A7
An alien coming to the United States these past couple of weeks would have every right to believe “sports” is this nation’s No. 1 obsession.