I now get all my information from Jas and today is much of the same. Work always gets busy this time of year and while I welcome the distraction from my baseball woes I actually resent missing out on my hockey playoffs for this shit (damn you boss that makes me work more hours then I should be)
Proud to announce that after much discussion & prayer,my daughter @gabrielledoug has decided to go pro. Read more:http://www.shadeglobal.com/2012/04/16/gymnast-gabrielle-douglas-signs-representation-agreement-with-sheryl-shade-shade-global-inc/
So Gabby has gone pro. Do I care? Not really. Gabby can do what Gabby wants but you blogger people were talking about it so I am giving you a place to discuss.
1- Is this a good idea?
2- Is this about the money?
3- Was this really Gabby’s decision or is her mother all about the pay check?
1: It depends. If she doesn’t choke and makes the Olympics doing well. It’s a win. If she Vanessa Atler’s under the pressure we now have a girl without any money to get a College education.
Say she goes to the Nationals and the Olympics and she tanks big time say screwing up a vault and balking on beam even if she hits bars does Marta trust her with a place on this team? Not if she has a brain. I can totally see Gabby messing up every event but bars, getting named to the Olympic team and then tanking the uneven bars when the US needs it the most. It’s my recurring dream.
2: Of course it is and I can’t blame Gabby. It’s obvious her parents have little money for extra’s after paying all that money to train gymnastics.
3: You can tell her mother has stars in her eyes. This isn’t any different then Mattie Larsen’s mother running around getting attention at Nationals. Making this about her instead of it being about her daughter. I just hope that Gabby’s mother hasn’t put herself above her daughters well being.
What do you think?
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