Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Gymnastics Comebacks...A Mixed Bag
With so many veterans making comebacks for another shot at glory (or at least a few commercials), I decided we needed to celebrate the drama, anticipation, speculation and eye-rolling that comebacks give us.
I adore Shannon Miller. I love how much of a perfectionist she is, I'm fascinated by her ever-changing look, her 'lifestyle' and how she clearly went from being a shy mouse to someone who took enough speech classes to perfect a 'winning' manner of speech. I also adore that no matter how old she gets, Steve Nunno always seems to speak to her and treat her as though she is five years old. They could have specialists in 2000...why was she even vaulting?! I still might've taken Shannon...I don't care.
I'm still horrified that Dominique Dawes cut off her gorgeous hair to look like this in 2000. She was always looking stressed and unhappy to boot, despite doing very well for coming back at the last minute. She may not have really deserved to make the team, but she still had 'it.'
Remember NBC making a huge deal out of her beam, which had a 9.4 SV...
Why was Moceanu with MLT with all people? How would that duo ever work aside from a joint love of fame and publicity? Did she really look that good at Trials before the knee injury?
Blaine Wilson at 45
Amy Chow's awkward dance made another Olympic Team...you just can't deny a bar routine like that.
Jaycie Phelps did better than expected with one knee.
Kristie Phillips with skills and power...wtf? Frankly, she was better on floor in 1999 than 1987.
Mohini brought Pam Anderson to Trials... Thank you, Jesus.