Thursday, January 13, 2011

This and That


Courtney McCool is all Micd Up.  She might just deserve Julie Clark's paycheck.

Marlie are in fine form for Greensboro, but have made changes to their tango (the second piece of music in particular.)  They miss the motivation of competition from Voir and welcome their return.




The latest cover of the New Yorker.  Opening night for Spiderman is being postponed.

Gym Dog practice update.  Jay sounds much more positive after a win under his belt and a snow day.  Kat Ding is back doing bar dismounts and hopes to be competing shortly, which will be a huge boost to the team's energy and uneven bar total.

Rachael Flatt has decided to open up her unfortunate pedestrian skating to even more criticism by skating to a Kwan masterpiece: East of Eden.  Because when you hear East of Eden, you think of Rachael Flatt.




Meet the Bruins: Gymnastics Edition Episode 1 (Featuring the one and only Allison Taylor.  She is the only interesting thing about this video, for better or worse.  To tell you the truth, I really couldn't give a crap what sport Mizuki Sato would play if she wasn't a gymnast.)


Miss Val is getting sick of those 9.7s in their lineup.

Ask The Bruins

The Hollywood Reporter reviewed RISE.

Highlights from Dorothy Hamill's Ultra-Expensive Fantasy Skating Camp:


Kari Pearce on the new Michigan podcast.

Grant Hochstein has been battling a stress reaction in his pelvic bone, but is still competing at Nationals.  He may have hurt it jumping or spinning, but we can all come up with far more interesting theories pertaining to how this particular injury came about.

Highlights from the Crimson Tide's opening meet.  Try to fight the urge to punch Jaq Shealy.


For those who know Japanese, there was a recent TV feature on Kohei Uchumura.  It incorrectly labels his quad-double as a triple-double.





Danell Leyva intrasquad videos:

18 comments:

  1. Good God that meet the bruins thing was dull. I think that the UCLA athletic department and Miss Val collectively wish Allison Taylor played another sport.

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  2. LMAO @ Courtney McCool.

    "Put them heels on, girl! SNAP IT!"

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  3. Are we sure that Miss Val's kryptonite isn't that Allison Taylor is really Canadian? Because homegirl is a dead-ringer for Paige Michelchuk a la "Degrassi" in that waste-o-bandwidth Bruins vid.

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  4. Are Mizuki Sato and Niki Tom conjoined twins?

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  5. Allison has beautiful teeth. Are her parents Dentists?

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  6. Alabama should be BANNED from FX.

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  7. That McCool vid was about 3 minutes longer than it needed to be...there was even more empty filler there than the Allison Taylor PR vid, and that's saying a lot

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  8. Courtney McCool has made it absolutely clear that she wants to be a gymnastics coach. So do we think she'll stay in the NCAA scene and become a coach in that arena or will she coach for a club? Any thoughts anyone?

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  9. lol-ed at the NYer cover. Thanks for posting it.

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  10. I try not to dislike Rachael Flatt, but she makes it so hard. I mean, East of Eden? Really? Who thought that was a good idea?? Skating to MK's music isn't going to help you, Rachael.

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  11. Allison probably uses Crest Whitestrips. My sister uses those and her teeth are crazy white.

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  12. At first, the Hamill camp video was cringe-worthy, but you could see that they did get better as the week progressed.
    So- will the Paypal money go toward your tuition there next year, Dave? ;op

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  13. Courtney is already coaching part time at a club in Athens in addition to her work with the Gym Dogs. I liked the video, and I think she'll make a good coach. I'd love to see her stay in NCAA, but it's probably more likely that she'll coach club when she graduates. I guess it all remains to be seen.

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  14. Love the cinematic meet recaps from Alabama. they get me super pumped...... not even a Bama fan.

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  15. In that Uchimura video, the narrator says he is practicing a new vault on the tumbling track, so probably that's why they count only three twists?

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  16. Man I knew McCool was crazy but wow holy shit is she crazy. And deserving of a paycheck for this. That bit at 3:06-08 is about as perfect summarization of the gym dogs as there ever will be.

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  17. If I read the chart right UCLA ended up keeping one of Allison's scores in their LOSS to Southern Utah...really??? They lost to Southern Utah??? Impending collapse worse than Georgia last year

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