I'm sad Brazil is gone. And because of the weird way I look at volleyball I want to say something positive about them amidst the eulogizing and hand-wringing. They are an entertaining team, and part the reason they are entertaining is because they are really good. The way they came back to win their last two matches was outstanding.
"Yeah, but they're Brazil. And it was against NED and JPN (sucky teams). It should be 3-0. When they come back against CHN and SER that way, get back to me."
Any team that comes back against any team like that has something going on. Something that got them down, and something that got them back up. Spirit and skill. It's only 2 points, but it's cooler than winning 3-0. I loved the experience of fearing and feeling confident that Brazil could win those matches. Not many teams give me that.