Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This and That
Gabby Douglas rehearses the pledge at the Democratic National Convention. I believe currently-competing gymnasts are political about as much as I believe that they are capable of reading above the fifth-grade level.
Genrikh Stretenski (of Annenko and Stretenski) was arrested for improper conduct while coaching in Lake Placid. He denies the claims, though the article lacks specifics. One can only imagine what he did.
Preview of Season 3 of Downton Abbey. Ah, how I long for its return way more than the next TV appearance by Gabby or Jordyn.
Adelina Sotnikova at the Open Moscow Championships. Adelina is sloppily letting her upper body fall as she does her footwork, which is one of my major pet peeves from the Russian ladies. It is a sure sign that they are doing singles because they aren't fabulous enough for pairs or dance. The former Junior World Champion still looks to be adjusting to a maturing body. The sparkle is largely gone.
Nastia Liukin's next move. With her bitch face and tenacity, I think she will make quite the agent or sports executive.
Which celebs Gabby, McKayla and Kyla hope to meet at the VMAs.
McKayla proved she had the best arm of the Fierce Five when she threw her pitch for the LA Dodgers.
A good interview with the lovely Kayla Nowak who has been a major contributor to OU and quite the supporter of her boyfriend Jake Dalton. Kayla hopes to lead her Boomer Sooners back to the Super Six this year and it looks like they have the talent to get it done.
Brittany Rogers is not joining the Gym Dogs until after Christmas. This will either be really good or really bad for the team. It is always an extreme.
Dare Maxwell trains a Shaposh Half