Monday, July 23, 2012

This and That: London Calling



McKayla Maroney injured her ankle and only did bars and conditioning today.  USAG told NBC Olympics she is fine and spent practice icing it.  It is likely a blessing in disguise that she has a minor ankle issue and won't be subjected to the intensity of Martha stressing out during the final days.


The Near Perfection of Kohei Uchuimura



Team China in London




Our girls in London.  Notice that none of the cheesecake has been touched.


Aly Raisman: Emerging from the shadow of Alicia.  Aly recently offended Jesus (and his daughter Mostepanova) by calling herself a perfectionist in the gym.

An Evening on Ice vids after the jump!





Davis and Ladwig



Marley and Brubaker


Ricky Dornbush is channeling the posture of Timothy Goebel in this utterly hokey number.  I cannot.

14 comments:

  1. It's going to be a hellish week for USA fans praying that Marta's training regimen doesn't end our chances for Gold. I felt badly for poor Geddert when he had to pretend that it was reasonable for Marta to demand a mock meet at camp for the girls to have a day off. Based on averages Marta is due to break at least 2 of these girls priro to the games. I worry for Raisman and her obscene attempts at an Amanar.

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    1. Geddert should be standing up for the Team he is head coach of instead of letting Marta push them around. Someone has to stand up to her! So far she has been successful in injuring 25% of the team since Trials with the injuries to Maroney and Ebee Price.

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    2. @ Kate.Mich
      Oh so right. The girls should just be covered in bubble wrap and put in cold storage immediately following trials. Just like vegetables, keeping them on ice would keep them fresh for the actual games.

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  2. What's up w the russies and the cheesecake???

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    1. They are lactose intolerant.

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  3. Why have cheescake on the table. We all know they aren't eating it

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    1. the cheesecake is red and white, to match the outfits. and, yeah, i'm sure they will eat it. why wouldn't they? they are athletes.

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    2. some of you are ridic about food, it's ok for an athlete to eat cheesecake once in a while. do you really think they just set it at the table and didn't eat it?

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  4. Why does Makayla always have the same look (pose)..like a cat who ate the mouse..I am not sure it is cute or it is just beginning to get annoying..hope she gets gold on EFs on vault..

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  5. Jews don't believe that Jesus was the messiah, so why would Aly give a rat's ass whether she offended Jesus (and his prancy daughter) or not? Now Marta is another story.

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  6. Never mind Jesus! Aly has offended POD and ALL of the Gym gods and goddesses!! 8-O

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  7. Being a perfectionist doesn't mean that you necessarily get everything perfect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfectionism_%28psychology%29

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    1. Sorry, copied the link instead of the text:
      Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality disposition characterized by an individual striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations. It is best conceptualized as a multidimensional characteristic, as psychologists tend to agree that that there are both negative and positive aspects of perfectionism. In its maladaptive form, perfectionism drives individuals to attempt to achieve an unobtainable ideal, and their failure to meet their expectations causes psychological distress.

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