Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Word With Courtney McCool

Gymnastike sent another brilliant interviewer to talk with Courtney McCool at Flip Fest. Listening to McCool's interviewers, I have to wonder if a speech class is required at the University of Georgia. One can only imagine what her speeches were like.

Is Courtney McCool ever NOT excited? Who the fuck taught her to speak like that?

Love, love, love the part how she loves camps but was never allowed to go to them since she was too busy with being Al Fong's princess.

Somehow, Courtney McCool thinks that if you keep speaking, whatever you say becomes more meaningful. The girl has a 'wonderful' oration. Her speech pattern involves emphasizing and elongating every third or fourth word, as though she is speaking in morse code. - - ______________ - - _____________ - - ______________.

Courtney's mini speeches reminds me of those five-year-old preachers in Jesus Camp who got saved because they wanted more out of life. Preschool just wasn't doing it for them.


We get it Courtney, you want to coach. (Lord knows your academics won't let you do anything else.)

18 comments:

  1. She is so young and enthusiastic so you hate bashing that but still one wants to think as she looks back at some of these interviews as she matures...she might wonder what she was thinking..

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  2. Oh dear God, that was painful. That interview should have been cut down to less than two minutes, yet she rambled on about the same thing for seven and a half.

    I do admire her enthusiasm, though.

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  3. For those who've sat through the McCool interview, is it worth seven minutes of my life?

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  4. Nope not worth seven minutes. Not worth 30 secs

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  5. I cut that interview short, i couldnt watch all of it at all. So her grades werent stellar at UGA AJ?

    P.S. what is your e-mail address?

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  6. Oh no you didnt bring up Jesus camp. And of course I HAD to watch the link (for much the same reason I cant stop watching toddlers and tiaras). Now im going to have nightmares.

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  7. I have to say that the dude who does those interviews is quite good. Knows what he is talking about and asks good questions... aka Polar opposite of Anne.

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  8. OMG, I was laughing so hard at the Jesus camp reference...so friggin' accurate! I didn't even make it through half of the McCool video. I hope severely that she invests in her coaching future and hires a media coach. There is only so much, earnest & expressive sunshine that can be blown up the asses of anyone who watched that video. Glad she seems enthusiastic, but it comes across as ultra-forced, and overdone.

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  9. Glad she's doing something to give back and staying involved in the sport.

    I think it was a good interview. Just obviously excited. No need to bash her for it.

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  10. No need to bash her blatant self-promotion?!?!? SURE THERE IS. I don't stand for this shit with gymnasts. It's disgusting to me. It's why I lost respect for Nastia and Shawn. They couldn't be more self-centered. McCool is trying to promote promote promote!!! Here I am!!! Hire me!!! Don't just make me part time!!! And spare me the "pursue your dreams" trite. You aspired to be a gymnast, did shitty in school, and now you don't know what you're going to do with your life. Yeah, shoulda thought of that, McCool. Whoops.

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  11. 1. I had to stop watching when she started repeating herself (but I do admire her enthusiasm)

    2. Just because she wants to coach doesn't mean she did shitty in school (in fact, I believe she had one of the highest GPAs on the team).

    3. Self-promotion and capitalizing on your fame is part of life. If you want a job, you have to put yourself out there so people will notice you. Do I think some people go a little overboard with that absolutely (i.e. SJ-but she was doing it to repay her parents who gave up so much for her).

    4. You don't "stand for this shit with gymnasts"??? But its acceptable for other athletes and actors to do it?? ? Kinda seems like a double-standard to me. If they choose to give up their NCAA eligibility (or use it up) then they too have the right to use their fame.

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  12. Having one of the highest GPA's on the Georgia team doesn't in itself mean your academics are any good...

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  13. My goodness, is she still talking?!

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  14. someone needs to put a penis in her mouth.....or in her ass.....or in both...she never shuts up. She just needs to be sedated or something.

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  15. As usual, you've entertained me, enlightened me and showed your trademark catty finesse, but one thing I would love to know:
    When you did your way out there linguistic analysis of the winner of our country's most miserable gymlimpian experience in recent years, were you high?
    Maybe you were tuning into's the morse code from he who died for our sins?

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  16. Courtney has never been especially smart. I don't know how she did at Georgia. But I know she struggled in high school. A coaching job is probably all shes cut out to be.

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  17. I absolutely love Courtney McCool...but she is totally a chatty Cathy in this interview...whoa Court! I do think she'd be a really good coach though, especially if she's able to instill in her students the kind of technique and finesse that she herself has as a gymnast. I miss her already...she was really fun to watch!

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  18. I have always admired Courtney McCool. One reason is her enthusiasm, her her love for gymnastics and her talent, She has grown into a beautiful woman. Oh p.s. when you judge someone, it doesn't define who thy are, It defines who you are.

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