2012 Olympics : Men’s Volleyball Faves (Brazil & Italy)

In my attempt at being super-duper, I thought I would go over my top two favourite men’s volleyball teams at this years Olympics in London, United Kingdom. I have followed team Brazil for years, and only recently been intrigued by team Italy. I’ve not missed a single match, thanks to World Feed 12 and online streaming because Canadian broadcasters really don’t like to show volleyball for some reason. It’s tragic I know, but here we go with my odes:

If you know me at all, you’ll know that I don’t fall suseptible very often to Latino, Medeterranian, or “touchy” type cultured people, but for some reason I’m drawn to these two teams. I hope you like my commentary!

Olympic Team 2012 Brazil

1.Rezende, Bruno
1 REZENDE Bruno (S)
26, 190cm, 76kg
4.de Souza, Wallace
4 DE SOUZA Wallace (OS)
25, 198cm, 103kg
5.dos Santos Jr, Sidnei (Sidão)
5 DOS SANTONS JR
Sidnei  “Sidão”(M.B.)
30, 203cm, 98kg
6.Vissotto Neves, Leandro (Vissotto)
6 VISSOTTO NEVES
Leandro “Vissotto” (OS)
29, 212cm, 97kg

7.Godoy Filho, Gilberto (Giba)
7 GODOY FILHO
Gilberto “Giba” (WS)
35, 192cm, 85kg
8.Endres, Murilo
8 ENDRES Murilo (WS)
31, 190cm, 76kg
10.Santos, Sérgio Dutra (Sérgio)
10 SANTOS
Sérgio Dutra “Sérgio” (L)
36, 184cm, 78kg
11.Alves, Thiago Soares (Thiago)
11 ALVES
Thiago Soares “Thiago” (WS)
26, 194cm, 88kg
12.Santana, Ridrigo (Rodrigão)
14 SANTANA
Rodrigo “Rodrigão” (M.B.)
33, 205cm, 85kg
16.Saatkamp, Lucas
16 SAATKAMP Lucas (M.B.)
26, 209cm, 101kg
17.Garcia, Ricardo
17 GARCIA Ricardo (S)
36, 191cm, 89kg
18.Amaral, Dante
18 AMARAL Dante (OS)
31, 201cm, 86kg

Other Commentary:
(1) My future husband, who just doesn’t know it yet; I watch him play and I’m put into a trance; seriously, queue up bitches!
(6) A huge blocker, and huge attacker winning tons of points this tournament
(7) The Godfather, legend Giba coming off a leg injury and got to play against USA!
(8) The sexy Argentinian looking Murilo has some attitude, but I don’t care at all!  
(16) A huge “teddy bear” as I like to call him, tallest and heaviest on the team but I think he’s much softer than he appears
(18) Sex on legs, is Dante; I don’t know why but watching him play, just makes me swoon!

Olympic Team 2012 Italy

1.Mastrangelo, Luigi
1 MASTRANGELO Luigi (M.B.)
36, 202cm, 90kg

3.Parodi, Simone
3 PARODI, Simone (WS)
26, 196cm, 82kg
6.Papi, Samuele
6 PAPI Samuele (WS)
39, 190cm, 84kg
7.Lasko, Michal
7 LASKO, Michel (OS)
31, 202cm, 100kg

9.Zaytsev, Ivan
9 ZAYTSEV Ivan (WS)
23, 202cm,92kg
10.Boninfante, Dante
10 BONINFANTE Dante (S)
35, 188cm, 85kg
11.Savani, Christian
11 SAVANI Christian (WS)
30, 194cm, 83kg

13.Travica, Dragan
13 TRAVICA Dragan (S)
25, 200cm, 94kg
14.Fei, Alessandro
14 FEI Alessandro (M.B.)
33, 204cm, 90kg
15.Birarelli, Emanuele
15 BIRARELLI Emanuele (M.B.)
31, 200cm, 95kg

16.Bari, Andrea
16 BARI Andrea (L)
32, 185cm, 74kg
17.Giovi, Andrea
17 GIOVI Andrea (L)
28, 183cm, 80kg

 

This team is my second favourite team of all time. Generally speaking I’m not a fan of supporting Italian teams, but this one is just so impressive. I think what impresses me most about the team is that they are generally a little older, and more experienced. Their facial expressions, and they way that they play just impresses me and is typically flamboyant in the Italian style.

Other commentary:
(1) The name Luigi makes me laugh, but most importantly the swagger around the court of this player is beyond sexy
(6) The name “Papi” is very fitting to the way he looks, if you’re familiar with Spanish language.. haha
(7) Polish born Lasko likes to wear necklaces and bracelets which typically on Italians looks uber-hot
(9) Italian born Russian Zaytsev likes to spike his hair and plays with it throughout matches
(11) Much better looking whilst playing than in ID photo! 
(13) Croat born, charming player with awesome hair!
(16 & 17) The two ugliest Libero positions I’ve ever encountered….

Needless to say I think it’s obvious that I prefer Brazil to win Gold this year, but they are going to be in tough against the Americans who are sadly whoopin’ some ass.

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