Archive for January, 2010

College Gymnastics Week 4

01/31/2010

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Auburn recap

AuBURNS Georgia should have been on the banner but I didn’t think of it until I was done so I’ll leave the words here.

For the first time in the History of their program Auburn University beats Georgia. Georgia is hitting a new low this year and the newbies like Shayla Worley who were supposed to be replacing the annoying Courtney Kupets are not living up to par. Georgia still has time it isn’t even the half way point yet but things do not look good when Grace Taylor falls off beam twice. I have faith in Shayla she will be fine but it might take a while to get used to her new body. By the way she looks awesome. She looks human. Come to think of it I don’t know why I have faith in Shayla . She was this inconsistent as an elite but all around this was not a good week for College gymnastics. (so far)

Denver’s Kristina Coccia competed beam but fell on floor. Sarah Shire fell off bars, Stanford lost to Oregon State and Utah was less then steller in their win over Washington.

UCLA doesn’t compete until Sunday.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stats link

1 Auburn University 195.225
2 University of Georgia 194.900

1 Allyson Sandusky Auburn University 9.850
1 Justine Foster Auburn University 9.850
1 Kat Ding University of Georgia 9.850
4 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.800
5 Marcia Newby University of Georgia 9.775
6 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.750
6 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.750
6 Maya Wickus Auburn University 9.750
6 Toi Garcia Auburn University 9.750
6 Noel Couch University of Georgia 9.750
11 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.700
12 Gina Nuccio University of Georgia 9.600

Uneven Parallel Bars
1 Petrina Yokay Auburn University 9.850
1 Kat Ding University of Georgia 9.850
3 Allyson Sandusky Auburn University 9.800
4 Gina Nuccio University of Georgia 9.775
5 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.750
5 Marcia Newby University of Georgia 9.750
5 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.750
8 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.725
9 Carmen Nelms Auburn University 9.700
10 Kendall Swartz Auburn University 9.675
11 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.650
11 Shayla Worley University of Georgia 9.650

Balance Beam Results
1 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.850
2 Allyson Sandusky Auburn University 9.825
2 Noel Couch University of Georgia 9.825
4 Rachel Inniss Auburn University 9.800
5 Katie Hurley Auburn University 9.775
6 Lauren Brzostowski Auburn University 9.750
7 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.675
8 Shayla Worley University of Georgia 9.600
9 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.550
10 Kat Ding University of Georgia 9.375
11 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.300
12 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 8.700

Floor Exercise Results
1 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.875
2 Rachel Inniss Auburn University 9.825
3 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.800
3 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 9.800
5 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.775
6 Lauren Brzostowski Auburn University 9.750
6 Katie Hurley Auburn University 9.750
8 Justine Foster Auburn University 9.725
9 Noel Couch University of Georgia 9.700
10 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.675
11 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.650
12 Gina Nuccio University of Georgia 9.225

All Around Results
1 Krissy Voss Auburn University 38.725
2 Kylie Shields Auburn University 38.450

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1 Oregon State 196.225
2 Stanford 195.775
3 Seattle Pacific 188.100

Vault Results
1 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.900
1 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.900
3 Becky Colvin Oregon State 9.875
4 Ashley Morgan Stanford 9.850
5 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.825
6 Blair Ryland Stanford 9.800
6 Danielle Ikoma Stanford 9.800
6 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.800
6 Allyse Ishino Stanford 9.800
10 Stephanie McGregor Oregon State 9.775
11 Kelsi Blalock Oregon State 9.750
12 Whitney Watson Oregon State 9.650
13 Sherah Veron Seattle Pacific 9.550
14 Lari Wilson Seattle Pacific 9.500
14 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.500
16 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.475
17 Laura Willis Seattle Pacific 9.425
18 Brittany Malone Seattle Pacific 9.300

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
1 Laura-Ann Chong Oregon State 9.925
2 Olivia Vivian Oregon State 9.900
2 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.900
4 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.875
5 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.850
5 Allyse Ishino Stanford 9.850
7 Jen Kesler Oregon State 9.825
7 Nicole Pechanec Stanford 9.825
9 Alyssa Brown Stanford 9.775
10 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.750
11 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.650
12 Betsy Snook Seattle Pacific 9.575
12 Nicole Dayton Stanford 9.575
14 Stephanie Cabrera Seattle Pacific 9.525
15 Kaysha Heck Seattle Pacific 9.475
16 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.150
17 Laura Willis Seattle Pacific 8.625
18 Whitney Watson Oregon State 8.575

Balance Beam Results
1 Leslie Mak Oregon State 9.875
1 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.875
3 Allyse Ishino Stanford 9.850
3 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.850
5 Olivia Vivian Oregon State 9.825
5 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.825
5 Laura-Ann Chong Oregon State 9.825
8 Alyssa Brown Stanford 9.725
9 Danielle Ikoma Stanford 9.700
10 Jen Kesler Oregon State 9.675
10 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.675
12 Stephanie Wagner Seattle Pacific 9.475
13 Aditi Kulkarni Seattle Pacific 9.300
14 Ashley Morgan Stanford 9.275
15 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.200
16 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.075
17 Texie Gregory Seattle Pacific 8.900
18 Brittany Malone Seattle Pacific 8.825

Floor Exercise Results
1 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.900
2 Nicole Pechanec Stanford 9.850
3 Ashley Morgan Stanford 9.800
3 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.800
5 Becky Colvin Oregon State 9.775
5 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.775
7 Kelsi Blalock Oregon State 9.750
8 Tenaya West Stanford 9.675
9 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.625
10 Blair Ryland Stanford 9.600
11 Sherah Veron Seattle Pacific 9.575
12 Stephanie Wagner Seattle Pacific 9.475
13 Brittany Malone Seattle Pacific 9.450
14 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.425
15 Aditi Kulkarni Seattle Pacific 9.400
16 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.300
17 Laura-Ann Chong Oregon State 9.275
18 Olivia Vivian Oregon State 9.125

All Around Results
1 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 39.475
2 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 39.375
3 Carly Janiga Stanford 39.150
4 Shelley Alexander Stanford 39.125
5 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 37.500
6 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 37.275
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1 University of Florida 196.725
2 Louisiana State University 195.050

Vault
1 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.950
2 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.925
3 Nicole Ellis University of Florida 9.900
4 Maranda Smith University of Florida 9.850
5 Ashley Lee Louisiana State University 9.800
5 Gloria Johnson Louisiana State University 9.800
7 Dali Lemezan University of Florida 9.775
7 Courtney Gladys University of Florida 9.775
7 Marissa King University of Florida 9.775
7 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.775
11 Kayla Rogers Louisiana State University 9.675
12 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.175

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
1 Alicia Goodwin University of Florida 9.925
2 Amanda Castillo University of Florida 9.875
2 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.875
4 Maranda Smith University of Florida 9.850
5 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.825
6 Marissa King University of Florida 9.800
6 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.800
8 Elizabeth Mahlich University of Florida 9.775
9 Janelle Garcia Louisiana State University 9.700
10 Shelby Prunty Louisiana State University 9.675
11 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.625
12 Kayla Rogers Louisiana State University 9.475

Balance Beam Results
1 Liz Green University of Florida 9.825
1 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.825
3 Marissa King University of Florida 9.775
3 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.775
3 Samantha Engle Louisiana State University 9.775
6 Shelby Prunty Louisiana State University 9.750
7 Rebekah Zaiser University of Florida 9.725
7 Elizabeth Mahlich University of Florida 9.725
9 Gloria Johnson Louisiana State University 9.675
10 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.650
11 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.575
12 Courtney Gladys University of Florida 9.275

Floor Exercise Results
1 Maranda Smith University of Florida 9.925
1 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.925
3 Amy Ferguson University of Florida 9.900
4 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.875
5 Marissa King University of Florida 9.850
6 Samantha Engle Louisiana State University 9.825
7 Liz Green University of Florida 9.800
8 Kayla Rogers Louisiana State University 9.725
8 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.725
10 Courtney Gladys University of Florida 9.650
11 Ashley Lee Louisiana State University 9.550
12 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.525

All Around Results
1 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 39.525
2 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 39.450
3 Marissa King University of Florida 39.200
4 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 38.700
5 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 38.150

Alicia Sacrmaone vs Kayla Williams.

01/29/2010

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Sacramone vs Williams

I have not read the entire thread (I have only skimmed through some of it) but from what I can gather the discussion centers on which of these gymnasts has a better chance of making the 2012 team.

If we met in a coffee shop and you asked me my opinion (and you did by virtue of reading my blog) I would tell you there is no answer two years before the Olympics.

We just don’t know if Alicia can get back to where she was being away from competition for two years and a year away from serious training. We don’t know if Kayla can handle the pressure of being a World Champion and as it stands right now the answer to that question is no (Look at her scores at the recent camp)

Comparing

Kayla vs Alicia

Uneven Bars: Alicia doesn’t train them and Kayla shouldn’t be training them. Just pretend this event doesn’t exist for either of them. Even if Kayla competes the event she won’t touch an UB at a World or Olympic event under any circumstances. IMO Alicia wasn’t that bad at bars back in her day but she again isn’t touching the event at a World competition. If either ever go near the uneven bars again then Marta is in big trouble.

Balance beam: Alicia: has some nice skills and is very aggressive on this event. She has also improved through the years and was a bobble away from making the event finals at the Olympics. Don’t let her Olympic melt down take away what she accomplished on the beam from 03-08. That fall should not define the improvement she made through the years on beam. That being said I can’t say I would want to count on her for beam if I needed her score. She had been shaky on beam all through 2008.
Kayla: Bent knee’s are her weakness. She also doesn’t hit the full 180 degree in her split leaps ever (floor or beam) she actually has a nice quality on the event but if she can’t hit a full split then that makes her pretty unusable on beam.

Floor: Alicia and Kayla can both tumble but to write this blog I watched several of their floor routines one after the other and Kayla doesn’t hold a candle to Alicia on floor. Alicia sells her routine and occasionally has some choreography (though not much in her later routines) Watching Kayla on floor makes me cringe. There is a reason she was level ten the year before she went to Worlds. Below is Alicia’s College prelim routine from the National Championships when she competed for Brown University. Not the same difficulty as her elite routine but pretty good overall. IMO she was underscored on this event. I can’;t even bring myself to link that mess Kayla call’s a floor routine.

Vault: Both gymnasts compete the same two vaults but while Kayla might be World Champion ( in the weakest field I can remember for vault) Alicia Sacramone is clearly the better vaulter. Alicia has great form on her vaults (unlike the mess Kayla calls a second vault) and is much more powerful then Kayla. Alicia also gets better block off the horse, has better distance and has much more height.

Kayla won the World title in a field that was lacking anyone but the Olympic Champion who fell twice. Fact is Hong Un-Jong wouldn’t even be Olympic Champion if Cheng Fie had not fallen a part at the Olympics. She had two messy vaults and pretty much lucked out.

If Alicia had competed at the 2009 Worlds like she did at the Olympics her vaults would have easily out scored Kayla. Plus the two vaults Kayla did at World in 09 wouldn’t have been top 5 at the Olympics the year before.

Rumor has both Alicia and Kayla training the Amanar vault but who is to say that the US will even need them come 2012? Many of the juniors have already performed them in competition. There is no doubt in my mind that the US will be planning on using Nastia Liukin for bars and beam and with the 5 member limit in 2012 a vault specialist might not even be a need by then.

The Olympics are two years away. Anything can happen but if both gymnasts are healthy come 2012 and only one could be used for the team I would take Alicia in a heartbeat over Kayla.

Camp 1 rankings from GGMB

01/25/2010

GGMB is usually the hot bed of information but they were wrong about Chellsie going to a competition a few months ago so who knows.

ALL CREDIT goes to GGMB EXCEPT that Jordyn fell off bars that I got from someone else:)

I am just curious if someone at usa-gymnastics is feeding them this info. If not usa-gymnastics has a spy:) How very Scarecrow and Mrs King of them.

The numbers below do not add up to the list of gymnasts they gave. There are 23 names and 22 scores which means something below is messed up but not by me. I did it twice. It is safe to assume the mess up is somewhere near the bottom because 3 events and 1 events match up.

Interesting about Bross’s placement. Make you wonder if Marta will ever just give up on her inconsistency.

Wieber fell and got that score.

Second camp starts any day now. Should be a much better camp for us oldy fans. Memmel is at it and Alicia Sacramone starts her comeback.

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58.45 Jordyn Wieber
57.75 Kyla Ross
57.50 Kytra Hunter
57.20 Mackenzie Caquatto
56.90 Bridget Caquaotto
55.65 Matte Larson
55.30 Cassie Whitcomb
55.15 Ivana Hong
55.10 Rebecca Bross
55.05 Sabrina Vega
53.75 Alexi P
53.65 McLaughlin
53.35 Sophina
52.95 Maroney
52.70 G Williams
52.45 Amanda Jetter
52.40 Amelia Hundley
52.20 Brown
50.50 Madison Kocian
50.00 Kayla Williams
Lee???????? (Sophia?)
38.90 Lizzy Laduc
14.70 Sam Shapiro

Hate on me hater

01/25/2010

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This is like Glee beating out 30 Rock, Entourage and The Office for the Golden Globe Award last week. Those shows are stupid, overrated and liked by critics but us people without the box know full well that Glee rocks! It might not be on HBO or star Tina Fey but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have it’s good points too.

So I would like to dedicate the song Hate on me sung by the kids from the TV Show Glee to the 2010 United States Figure Skating National Champion Rachael Flatt. Rachael would never say this but I am sure she is thinking it.

FU WORLD. I AM THE NATIONAL CHAMP!!!!!

I am glad Rachael Flatt was finally rewarded for her jumping ability. Yes she was overscored but who isn’t at a National Championship? Rachael did what she always does. She went out there and competed and for that she deserves credit. It gives me great joy to see her succeed because it pisses off so many nasty bitter people (Stop laughing people I am not bitter I am opinionated:)

My advice and opinions

Dear Sasha. BYE

I can’t say I will miss you. You choked away your free pass to the Olympics and even you knew it after you double footed your second triple jump. You then didn’t even bother to give an effort on any of your spins and spirals. Rumor has it you were told hit 4 of your triples (which is why you had next to no jump content in your LP) and you would be in but you couldn’t even do that. Shame on you Sasha. Shame on you.
I would like to congratulate you for being mature about your own mistakes but even your hug to Rachael and Mirai were only done for the good of the camera. It was fake. Just like you.
I am glad the judges finally did the right thing and didn’t hold you up. It’s time to be realistic here. If you couldn’t beat Rachael and Marai you were never coming close to a medal at the Olympics. You got the attention you wanted now do the girls all a favor and give them the spotlight they deserve. GO away.

Mirai Nagasu was the anointed winner by Scott Hamilton before the competition was even over but when doesn’t that man put his foot in his mouth while commentating? From the Russian/French situation in 02 (before the cheating judges were brought into it) from him calling Michelle Kwan’s 1998 Olympic LP cautious when it wasn’t Scott Hamilton LOVES to make things up just to hear himself talk. Last night he did it again.
Mirai is a beautiful skater. She has a great personality but she has been downgraded in her jumps all season long and last night was no different and it won’t be different in Canada if she doesn’t fix the problem.
Watching the pure joy she was having while skating was pretty damn awesome last night and that is what I will remember about her performance.

Uncle Dickie Button needs to go. I have been in full support of Uncle Dick in the past because he always told the truth but like superman he has his kryptonite. That is Sasha Cohen.

In her career whenever Sasha fell or made a mistake Uncle Dickie lied through his teeth to praise her and last night was the final straw for me. Before the competition he was actually preparing the fans watching the broadcast for Sasha winning even if she missed her jumps. Making excuses for the lack of jump content she was planning and mistake that were sure to follow by saying she was scoring points in other ways. I can’t condone cheating but this for me pretty much proves that Sasha only needed to stand up her jumps on one foot to get that spot on the Olympic team.

Caroline Zhang: Keep your head up. You still have a lot of talent. Just fix the free leg and come back. You are still young.

Ashley Wagner: Words do not describe how much you annoy me.lol I fully admit it is the Terror Lipinski connection but it isn’t just that. The way you acted last night was pretty bad. Openly rooting for skaters to fail was funny when you were doing it to Sasha but Mirai and Rachael deserved better. I get that your upset and I get that you were really just wishing for that spot on the Olympic team but next time do it in private. You made yourself look like a jerk.

Alexe Gilles: I love Alexe. Not her skating but just her. She is just happy to be there. If she could only put it together she has some nice qualities. Good luck

Bebe Liang: Nice to see a clean (for you) long program. I hope you get to go to worlds to give it a shot.

Christina Gao: Cute as a button. Great technique on her jumps. She could be the whole package for the future if a growth spurt doesn’t take her out. I look forward to seeing her progress.

Emily Hughes: Your whole career is based on being the other Hughes sister. Judges have their glasses back see ya later:)

And last but not least trucking out your gold medalists at the National Championships seeing Terror Lipinski and Sarah Hughes on that list just made me throw up a little in my mouth. Kristi, Peggy and Dick deserve better company.

College Gymnastics Week 3 plus camps news

01/23/2010

Camp day 1 is over. Facebook stalking news from other sites are Jordyn Wieber scored a 15.9 on an Amanar and Cassie Whitcomb has a new release on bars. Beam and floor are tomorrow.

week 3

Not really in the mood so this will be quick. Utah beat Georgia. Ucla is in the middle of a quad meet and Monique De La Torre might have just earned herself a place in the UCLA bar line up from now on with a 9.900 on bars. .75 better then anyone else on the team.

Susan Jackson won all 5 titles, including all-around with a 39.525 but was bested overall by Missouri’s Sarah Shire with a 39.600 in a different meet. She should still hold the top AA spot overall in the rankings. Nice to see Susan doing so well.

Go to collegegymfans.com for results of the rest.

Maybe I’ll add scores after tomorrow nights meets for some teams.

Figure skating is not a real sport

01/22/2010

sasha gets overflated marks again

This idiot the AP has writing skating articles needs a new job. She just blatantly ignored the mistakes Sasha had in this article. LMAO

LP Start order

Sasha’s SP over skore

Her triple lutz-double toe loop combination was solid

OMG When you double foot a jump it is NOT solid you dumbass biatch.

I am surprised this sport is allowed on TV anymore. It is not a real sport by any stretch of the imagination.

Sasha Cohen two footed a jump. Flutzed big time and had her usual wobbly edges on her spiral and the judges didn’t see any of it? Two judges even gave her plus GOE on her combination.Judge number 2 and judge number 3

(Judge 2 Kathleen Krieger, Arlington Heights, IL
Judge 3 Taffy Holliday, Greenwich, CT)

need to be fired right now. They are trying to fix this for the ice queen.

Look at these protocals? This is a disgrace.

She got plus 2 and plus 3 Grade of executions on her spirals which are supposed to be about edges.

They ignored her two footed jump and her flutz? I am so glad I didn’t pay to see this (My friend did. Thanks Jax:)

Congrats to Mirai for standing up and hitting her jumps fully rotated. Congrats to Rachael for the grudge she feels for being royally screwed yet again by United State judges that she will now carry on her shoulder into the free skate and congrats to whoever can come out on top in this competition with the judges fixing it for Sasha Cohen.

P.S.- GO AWAY TERROR LIPINSKI!!!!!!!!!!!

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FUCK U us OF a. i AM GOING TO cANADA

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FanNastica

01/21/2010

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I bet you never thought you would see this happen huh.lol

I am not a fan of Nastia Liukin. I don’t like the person. I don’t like the gymnastics (even the Uneven bar routine) and I don’t like the self entitlement vibe I get from her. That being said as much as her bad form and big mouth annoy the heck out of me Nastia does have a lot, several, okay some nice qualities.

So I am dedicating this blog to the good things about Nastia Liukin. The blog is titled FanNastica (Fantastic and Nastia combined)

I am also going to try and stay away from the subject of Nastia for awhile but that might be hard for me. She tends to do a lot of things that annoy me and I will be at the Nastia Liukin cup in March:)

So here we go…..

5- Her blond hair. I have always wanted blond hair. Damn my parents and their dark heads of hair. So props to Nastia for being a real blond. I realize I should be giving props to Anna and Valeri but whatever. You get what I can give.)

4- Her money. I wanna be rich nanananananana. Seriously her house is gorgeous. The car Daddy gave her for he 16th Birthday is beautiful. Heck everything but that shirt she wore at the meet and greet the other day having to do with material belongings is beautiful in the Liukin family.

3- Her lines on the Uneven bars. I hate her form (leg separations) her pirouetting me to boredom. Her giants, her dismount and everything about her uneven bar routine but the one thing she does have going for her is beautiful lines on that event.

2- Her mother. (I don’t like her father) She stays away from competitions. She never runs on the floor mat and yells at the judges for stealing her daughters gold medal. She just quietly supports her daughter without being on my TV screen. It is even endearing that she gets so nervous she can’t watch her daughter get overscored . I mean compete.

Number 1- Her bitch face when she doesn’t win. I LOVE the bitch face. Sure it’s bad sportsmanship but it makes me smile.

That is it for now peeps. Just remember I reserve the right to one day make a blog titled, The 30 things about Nastia Liukin that annoy me.

The smile is 100% phony

01/21/2010

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Guess what I did today peeps? I tried something new.

I had heard a few days ago that Nastia was going to be around my neck of the woods at the mall and I decided that I was going to go. Now I changed my mind several times on the matter but late last night I decided to go to this meet and greet to see if my opinion of Nastia was based on what I had heard or based on the fact she is the most over scored gymnast in the history of the sport.

I got there ten minutes before it started. There were only about 100 little girls running around with their parents and that kind of surprised me. USA-Gymnastics tries to make it seem like Nastia is a star but local athlete’s even from our pro teams would get thousands of people at events like this. Nastia was lucky if through the first hour there were more then 150 people total at the mall. Even the parking lot was not full.

So back to the juicy stuff.

I sat and watched what was going on for about an hour. I took 3 pictures and this was the only one that came out. What I noticed during my people watch was that Nastia’s smile, The one that looks so genuine is 100% phony. She can turn that smile on when she needs to like no one I have ever seen. You are going to see a lot of pictures of her smiling from this event but for the hour I was there that smile was only on her face when she was posing for pictures.

Now I realize that doing these types of things must not be easy. NO ONE can smile for an hour but Nastia should not be doing these meet and greet things if she is going to give dirty looks to everyone.

What I saw while watching this was quite interesting. At one time a teenage girl walked up for her autograph and Nastia looked at her, shoved a piece of paper towards the girl and didn’t say a word to her. (she was signing autographs in between people to speed up a line that literally was over in 25 minutes) There were a few professional autograph seekers in the crowd. You could tell who they were because they had the pro photo’s already to be signed (one per customer the man standing behind Nastia said to the kids in line) Both of them were men and Nastia did not look too pleased to be signing for them. These were normal looking adults. Not creepy looking (okay one was creepy looking)

I saw a lot of this through the hour. The same blank stare. The same no words. It was a let down. The little kids didn’t seem to notice I don’t think half of them really knew who she was.

In the end I ended up getting an autograph. I said thank you and that was it. Nastia never said you’re welcome to anyone in that line and the only people I saw her being polite to are the ones that talked about how happy they were that she won the all around.

Before the line formed Nastia said a few words and then went and sat down to sign things for people. That is when I took this picture.

I want you all to know that I went there with an open mind. I told myself I want to like Nastia. I want to think she is a nice person that just did some stupid mean things like most teenage girls have done but I left with the same impression I had of her only a few hours ago. She is phony and everything she says and does is an act.

Where’s Sasha?

01/20/2010

skating haha

Where is Sasha” The current national champ is already here. Alissa practiced today. Rachael Flatt is here. Marai Nagasu is here too but Sasha is no where to be seen.

Oh I wish this was a case of she had no intentions to show up but no such luck. Sasha is on Sasha time. She will be here tomorrow allegedly at practice where we will probably see her skate around doing spirals on the wrong edge. Sasha can’t even bother to be here when everyone else show’s up because Sasha is special. She has been handed her entire career on a silver platter because the US judges were just waiting for Michelle Kwan to retire and they needed a new skater to plaster all over the USFSA.org website.

Many people think if Sasha Cohen fall’s a part during the SP at Nationals that she will withdraw from the competition. Others think the judges are already to prop her up even if she falls and over score her PCS to make sure she gets the second spot on the Olympic team. I hope she drops out because as bad as the ladies skaters are this year Sasha doesn’t deserve a sport based on her name only especially since her entire career has been based on her potential and nothing she actually deserved to accomplish.

Her silver medal at the last Olympics was a travesty and it proved that the new code is a joke.

I don’t want to begrudge Sasha all of her career. I mean she did go to practice every day getting up earlier then I ever plan on getting up in my life but it wasn’t that hard for Sasha with daddy footing the bill.

Did you guess I am not a Sasha fan? Maybe it’s the Nastia self entitled attitude. Maybe it’s the bitch Russian in her. Nah it’s more like the bad attitude. Sasha has been known to skate to close to her competitors in warm ups trying to ruin their performance. She did it to Jenny Kirk a few years ago and she did it to Michelle Kwan also.

Sasha is what I like to refer to as a bad egg. (or maybe I just stole that from Kwanette)

Nationals starts this weekend. Should be interesting to see if the judges hold Sasha up again or if they do the right thing and take the skater deserving to go. For some reason I just canNOT trust the judges.

Men’s Olympic team named and yes I stayed awake

01/18/2010

CUTE little boy

First thing I have to say is the highlight for me the last few days has been reading Jenny Kirk’s facebook updates/ She roots for Johnny. She roots for Jeremy but she never roots for her ex Evan.lol

Men’s Olympic team named

Jeremy Abbott, Evan and Johnny Weir. I had to get up during the competition and put the remote across the room just to finish watching . I was so bored I wanted to change the channel but then how could I write this blog:)

Usually the men do not bore me but tonight the last flight was just focused to make the Olympic team and not a single person shined. Sure Jeremy won a great jumping contest but he has as much artistry as a wet cat stuck in a bag.

Johnny usually is a very good artist but tonight he just looked like he didn’t want to be there and Evan well he falls somewhere in the middle of these two but after the quad mishap he seem disinterested too.

Made me wonder if NBC taking away the women’s competition that maybe the men felt no motivation to kick ass.

There is nothing sweet of endearing about Ryan Bradley either. He is embarrassing to watch. Playing to the audience does not make up for bad skating skills.

The only good thing about tonight was some of the men landed some beautiful jumps. Evan may be an idiot and have bad taste in women but when he hits his jumps they are beautiful. Same with Johnny. Adam Rippon also had some beautiful jumps.


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