Sunday, July 29, 2012

Photo of the Day


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  1. When should we know who has qualified for each event final? Is Jordyn even going to make any of those?

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    1. She's barely hanging on for floor right now.

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    2. Nope, she made it to the FX finals, thank God. 6th place. Hope she kills it for the finals.

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  2. Sad for Jo, but ecstatic for Aly. What a fighter. Can't wait for the artistry trolls to come out from under the bridge to rant now.

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    1. You can drape the girl in gold but UGLY is UGLY. Not her physically just everything she does. I'm sure she's sweet,hardworking and maybe deserves gold but not gonna change the fact that she's hard to watch. Poor Jordyn..... she was my fave.

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    2. What is wrong with you? She is a beautiful girl. Shame on you.

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  3. Really Sad for Jordyn, can't believe it, sometimes the sport is cruel (2/country rule ).
    Aly and Gabby, congratulations!!!

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  4. Aly, I tip my hat for you. You have stood in the shadow of the quad stars (Bross, Wieber btw sad for both), dealt with asshole trolls, and quietly took 4th and 3rd for every competition with class. This is your moment no matter what the AA outcome is later. The picture says it all.

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    1. Exactly!! Even though I'm devastated about Jordyn, I'm SO happy for Aly. She deserves this for all the hard work she's put in this quad. Just imagine, if her bars weren't so horrible, she'd probably win the whole thing.

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    2. While still not what I'd call beautiful, her bars so far in London are the best I've ever seen from her. I think her form has improved quite a bit. It's not great, but a vast improvement.

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  5. the jo v. gabby rivalry showdown fluff falls to the cutting room floor at nbc. huzzah!

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  6. Mihai's strategy paid off. I mean, none of us would say that Aly's an AAer; a three-event gymnast at best. But he had her keep a workable bar routine that can be used in preliminaries and look what happened. Who would have thought that not only she would edge out Wieber, but be second only to Komova?

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    1. The scoring was atrocious! Romania was overscored, Ponor was gifted floor finals. Mustafina was underscored on floor and beam. Jordyn was underscored on floor and beam.

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    2. I'd definitely agree about Romania and Ponor, but Mustafina, whiler her dance is beautiful, her twisting elements are atrocious. Plus I believe she stepped out of bounds after her spin.

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    3. Ponor's beam was way gnarlier than Jordyn's from what I remember

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  7. Did anyone else notice how silent the NBC commentators were after the US finished on floor? They were completely shocked. After all their hype about Jordyn they had nothing to say. I guess they didn't see THAT coming.

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  8. Everyone forgets that the USA was one of the main backers behind two-per-country in all-around, in hopes of getting some more medals, back when they sucked. Now that they are the country at the top it's a travesty. The Soviets used to regularly sweep the all-around and the thought was that was "unfair," even when they were clearly the best. Back when everyone did the all-around for team, they were still eliminating guys and gals in the top six to only allow three in. In '88 all six Soviet guys finished in the top 10 (and I think 1-4), but only three could advance. That's no more or less fair than what we have now.

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