Before I start my blog about Alicia’s injury I have to give credit to Julia for the word Clusterfuck. It was too awesome a word not to use as the title for this blog. Julia made the comment on this blog I wrote a different day.
Second I want to give credit to exgymgurl for noticing that Shawn Johnson was not on twitter for two days. Elitegymnast wrote a blog about it and gave me credit so I want the credit to be given to my best poster, exgymgurl.
Okay back to Alicia. She injured herself on floor during some practice. Something to her Achilles. USA-gymnastics is keeping everything quiet.
I honestly don’t think losing Alicia is a big deal. The fact is Sabrina and Gabby need to step up and do their job. They are here for a reason. A reason none of us can figure out. A reason only inside Marta’s clusterfucked-up mind. A reason I don’t think I will ever understand but a reason none the less.
When all was said and done the only event Alicia was really going to be used for in team finals was vault. Maybe beam depending on how everyone did in prelims. Everyone claims she is a leader but the fact is she can still lead. She just can’t compete.
I will never celebrate Alicia’s injury but one thing I am happy about is she now won’t be the US gymnast with the most medals at Worlds. She will stayed tied with the troll and Shannon Miller. Than again, you never know if they will still consider her part of the team and give her a medal. I don’t know the rules on this.
I do feel a little bit bad for Alicia but then I don’t. Alicia spends more time in Denver with her third string boyfriend then she spends training and it caught up to her.
This should be a lesson to Marta. You cannot take a one event gymnast to worlds. It’s stupid and irresponsible. Now the US has to count on a team full of gymnasts that have never competed under this pressure.
Aly was at worlds last year but she apparently is injured too.
Perhaps my last and biggest complaint is the whereabouts of Shawn Johnson. I don’t follow her on twitter so the news about her being gone for two days was huge. The info about Anna being hurt was known by this time so the whole world speculated that she was on her way to Japan. So far that doesn’t seem to be true. I mean common sense is not Marta’s strong point but knowing how she likes to kill gymnasts how clusterfucked was her mind not to have Shawn near by?
You do realize we have to count on Sabrina Vega for bars and Gabby Douglas for beam in prelims. God help us that Gabby actually hits and Marta put her in team finals. That is a disaster waiting to happen.
Shawn should be in Japan and she should be competing. If you ask me she should have been the real alternate ahead of Sabrina who just really has no place on this team even if she does hit.
Today has been an exhausting day and I have almost been in tears several times but nothing can get me down today because it’s banner night baby and even though I am extremely bitter that I can’t be there in person (tickets sold out in 3 damn minutes) I am celebrating.
(will insert picture here after 7.30 pm:)
Oh look, the long awaited banner:)
The only thing better than a Stanley cup is a Yankee loss. Ahaha. Well not better but still so good, so good, so good, so good.