Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This and That

Workout Wednesday with SCEGA featuring future Bruin Sophina DeJesus.

DeadSpin: U.S. Gymnastics Turns Its Back On Chellsie Memmel.  While I believe Chellsie should be competing at Nationals, this is proof that one skips camp at their own peril.  Ask Tasha about being the alternate in 2004.  I live for being quoted by the author of Heresy on the High Beam: Confessions of an Unbalanced Jewess.

Miki Ando is going to ruin our year with her tone deaf skating skating and consistent jumps.  Sadly, we can't keep a reliable mule down.  Ask Aly Raisman.

Michelle Kwan, Dara Torres, Venus Williams, Mary Lou Retton and Fu Mingxia have been named thusfar in ESPNW's Top 40 Females Athletes of the Last 40 Years.  Does Mary Lou's two-year senior career really belong?  Who should be in the top 20?  Should Michelle Kwan have been higher on the list?

Interview with Larissa Miller

MLT has Lexie work on her Yurchenko block to get that Amanar back.

An adorable photo of Daddy Todd Eldredge to make you go awwww.

Bebe Liang and Sean Rabbit's Mid Week Update

Best of Event Finals at the European Championships

Rie Tanaka at the recent NHK Trophy.


  1. Chrissie, Martina, Steffi and Billie better all make the list ahead of Serena.

  2. so confused, i thought todd like richard

  3. If Michelle had rightfully won the gold then she should be higher but she's probably in the right spot but it's nice that they recognize her greatness regardless of 2 fluke defeats. It happens to the great ones...Kurt, Lambiel.

  4. Say what you will about Chellsie's petition, watching the competition and warm-ups it was quite apparent that at least for last weekend she was underprepared. It wasn't just the falls, but the execution and amplitude of her skills. The routine was a stark contrast to Memmel at her best, and I don't blame the selection commitee for coming to the conclusion that she was not ready. I'm convinced that she fell because she just didn't have enough time, and that given another few months to recover she would've been impressive.

  5. Memmel should have done floor but Marta told her to do beam. DOESN'T THAT TELL YOU ANYTHING?

    When the fuck is someone going nOT mention the fact that Nastia was handed a pass to Nationals BEFORE CLASSICS?

    Every single blog and news site is keeping this quiet.

  6. So 7:12, how do you know this? I'm really curious.

  7. congrats to todd and rich on the baby

    hope the $urragate got paid well, shame she's not in the pic :(

  8. Nastia is the reigning Olympic AA champ, that's the difference!