They spoke about it all day, talked it up that the Boomers were going to play. But they could have done more. Sure swimming and gymnastics may be the "glamour" sports (in the 1st wk of competition), but with the right build up, they could have drawn bigger numbers with fans watching basketball.
I saw a promotional package about how Michael Phelps was going for 8 golds in swimming, how nobody had ever won 8, how 8 is a lucky number in Chinese culture. Now, this is for an American!
They should have created a promotional package for this game. It could have focussed around Andrew Bogut. Why Bogut? Besides being the tallest player on the team, and easily the most recognisable, he is also (and here's the term that people should start using when referring to Bogut) "Australia's $70Million Man".
Just out of interest, what nationality background is Bogut? Oh, that's right: Croatian! There's another part of that promotional package that should have been included!