Team USA vulnerable?
Let the oxymoronic incredulity subside for a moment, and remember that miracles do indeed happen—at least when it comes to sports.
That's what Argentina, Russia and Spain are currently banking on. Otherwise, they'd go ahead and call it quits, waive to the crowd one last time and pave the way for the NBA to show some extra indoor volleyball.
Truth be told, it wouldn't require a full-blown miracle for Team USA to fall short of its gold medal intentions.
It need only require that a roster full of larger-than-life stars remember its own mortality. Every single player on that roster has lost a few games in his time.
The gold medal game just might be the next one, and here's why.