With the big one just a few weeks away, we’re going to go group by group each of the next four Wednesdays with our unique take on what to expect. We start, predictably, with Group A Venue: Parks&Suites Arena, Montpellier, France Capacity: 10,700 Is Oguz Savas playing here?: No Your contenders Reigning EuroBasket champions France, […]
It took a fourth quarter rally but France eventually took bronze at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on the back of a big night for Nicolas Batum. France had a horribly short turnaround before this one, hitting the floor just 18 hours after losing to Serbia in Friday’s semi-final, but Joffrey Lauvergne showed no […]
Not a long, long time ago I can easily remember how that music used to make me laugh And I knew the PA would have his chance To sure as hell make those people dance And maybe they’d be happy for a while But Boris Diaw made me shiver With step-back Joffrey delivered Bad news […]
After three weeks, there’s only one thing left to decide. We started with 24 beers, one for each of the nations in the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Now, we find out who takes the title in the final of the Basketball World Cup of Beer. It’s the USA vs France in the decider. […]
France and San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker did the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Unfortunately his friend needs to work on his camera phone etiquette. Dude, when filming you have got to turn your phone.
We are in the latter stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. It began with 24 beers, one for each of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Now we’re down to the elite eight. It’s time to find out our first two semi-finalists. Here are your match-ups on day two […]
We’ve reached the knockout stages of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. The 24 nations from each of the nations in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball are each represented by a beer. Now only 16 remain. Today we’ll see 8 of those become 4 in our first set of second round match-ups. Here […]
Charles de Gaulle, Francois Mitterand, Gerard Depardieu, you call all feel this right? This was nascent anger from the Greek Freak tonight. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, did this for the Greek national team against France tonight in a FIBA World Cup warm-up game.
We’re going group by group with our preview of what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. The teams: Brazil Qualified: One of four wild cards in the tournament, Brazil had a nightmare Tournament of the Americas…mainly because they knew they were getting a wild card so didn’t send […]
It’s time for the first round of the 2014 Basketball World Cup of Beer. The format is simple, every nation in the FIBA World Cup is represented by a beer, most of which have been selected by you the BiE faithful. We’re running each of these beers off in a tournament to decide which nation […]
CSP Limoges secured a return to Euroleague by taking the Pro A title in France. Emmet Ryan is feeling awfully nostalgic about the former kings of European hoops returning to the top level. What were you doing in 1993? I was 12 so not a whole lot but it was a different time. This was […]
It took overtime, it took Tony time, but France finally got the best of Spain. Now they move on to the final of EuroBasket 2013. Drama does not mean quality. There were extended periods of fantastic basketball when France played Spain on Friday night. There were equally lengthy spell where the play was horrid. Overtime […]