Jenny Kirk on twitter

Be so good they can’t ignore you

This quote reminds me of so many gymnasts that were never the favorites from the US but they found a way to make USA-gymnastics take notice.

Pheobe Mills,  Shannon Miller,  Elise Ray, Kristen Maloney,  Chellsie Memmel,  Bridget Sloan and so many more.

~~~~~~~~~~~ is stalking Aly Raisman on

Beth Tweddle dumped her boyfriend over a text message. How sweet. Nice to know Beth isn’t as sweet as she seems. Of course we don’t know what happened between them for her to do this or if she even did this but I find it kind of funny in a mean way.

McKayla Maroney gets an endorsement deal.


Steve Penny worked for the Mariners? I didn’t know that. Think he can get my Edgar Martinez t-shirt autographed for me?

No news on the second American cup gymnast. Considering they are probably on their way here in the next two days I find this lack of an answer odd. Almost like USA-Gymnastics is looking for someone to get in shape so they can send a big name. (Jordyn Wieber??)

Someone tell Nellie Kim she is not a Legend. She’s a cheater and should be kicked out of the sport. I read somewhere Nelli is pretty bitter that Nadia gets all the attention for the first 10 since she got a ten herself in the same competition.

I know there are a lot of Tom Brady haters here including myself but I must say I never saw this one coming. 9 million dollars a year extension? You will never see Peyton Manning doing this.

80 Responses to “Jenny Kirk on twitter”

  1. Catherine Says:

    I saw that about Beth’s ex a while ago. Seeing as he had absolutely no class in going to the most fleabag tabloid (well second most after The Sun) around to flog his story…then good riddance and I have no sympathy for how he was dumped..if it’s even true, since twisting stories is DM’s favourite thing to do.

    Who do you think it will be? I think Priessman. Would love Biles either since I like her better but Priessman’s floor routine debut should be incredible to watch. If I can watch..word is no live streams???!! I think Jordyn will be at Nationals but not a chance for this..

    Hate that Nelli interview. Blah blah I was amazing, and look Galina copied me. Why not just say something like it’s great to see old compatriots/competitors again.

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      Nelli Kim is overrated Imo and not because of the cheating. I remember watching a doc on Nadia and even when they interviewed her and Korbut, the both sound like a bunch of haters.

      What I’ve always liked about Nadia is how humble and unfazed she is about her success.Those are my favorite types of atheletes who are completely chill when it comes to how talented they are.

      • Catherine Says:

        Nadia sounds a bit pissed at the 1980 AA.Which was dodgy as hell but Nadia was getting big gifts then too and she was counting a fall. Mukhina should have have been there to wipe the floor with them all. It was part of the Faster, Better, Stronger doc. Worth watching for the quality alone! The saddest thing in it is Korbut in 76 who looks like a meth addict she’s so exhausted and grey.

    • mim Says:

      i saw on twitter that the nastia cup will be available online but scam won’t be. hope that’s not the case.

      i wonder how the girls are coping with the pressure for vying for the second spot. i don’t really understand why marta tires them
      out with all these secretive camp mini-comps. it’s not like they aren’t under enough pressure already.

      lexie is the obvious choice but im hoping it someone out of left field.

      • tortuga Says:

        I thought I saw on Gymnastike they were covering scam, but that’s probably only for gold (boo)

    • macstabby Says:

      I’m with you, Catherine. My first thought is- why is he going around to the DailyMail crying about it? Have some damn self-respect. Maybe his foray into tabloid exploitation is a hint into what he was like in their relationship.

      Or maybe he’s just a tool.

  2. Kt Says:

    I’m going to the American cup. I can post who is there. If they even have a second American. And I know the Tom Brady thing is crazy! I can’t believe he’s only taking 9 million a year. Even I who think athletes get paid way to much think that 9 million is low for him. But doing it for the team is really generous of him!

  3. sanitynmotion Says:

    I wonder if Aly will “gain weight” the way Shawn did on DWTS. Something tells me no. I think Aly will do decent on the show – Shawn wasn’t the best dancer either (in fact, Aly might be better even though that first floor routine of ASac’s that she took on was downright hideous).

    Nellie Kim deserves to be passed over for Nadia – I can’t stand cheaters.

    I bet Marta’s beating the crap out of the seniors now and having them do some sort of “secret” competition for that second American Cup spot. She’s probably holding it over a few peoples’ heads to see who she can break first, since she probably figures none of this crop will make it to Rio…

    • tortuga Says:

      I was thinking the same thing about camp. That’s why we don’t know because she’s making them compete for it. Then they will be too exhausted when they get there to do well. I hope not. My guess is Lexie or Katelyn. I don’t know if I’m confusing this with the DWTS announcement but I thought I heard the second women’s spot would also be announced on Tuesday.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Late tonight or tomorrow for scam. Tomorrow morning for DWTS

    • H Says:

      Someone (GTT?) please tell me,

      What is the combination Nellie Kim …
      and cheating stuff, that I do not get?

  4. Case Says:

    Jo is looking great at the gym and is coming along faster than most people expected…I don’t see her at American Cup though.

    I second the likelihood of Priessman.

    • JAS4 Says:

      I think it will be Lexie or Ohashi as well but if Jordyn could do an exhibition on one or two events it would be good but I doubt that will happen unless she has a beam routine ready or something

  5. Case Says:

    Hard to compare Brady and Manning when Brady’s wife is the primary breadwinner.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Brady has made millions over the years and it doesn’t matter if he has a rich wife. Athletes are known for thinking money = respect. Brady taking a BIG pay cut is huge. No one else does this.

      NBA players certainly don’t and you never have enough money. Look at all the athletes that have gone broke over the years. 100 plus million sometimes isn’t enough.

      A lot of these athletes come from no money. I can imagine how crazy I might go if I all of a sudden got 100 million dollars to spend on anything. Hell I would be in the front row of every skating, baseball, gymnastics events known to man kind staying in the best hotels being limo’ed anywhere I want. I would so be a great rich person though I would probably be broke by Wednesday🙂

      • Biyatch Says:

        there was commentary that brady hates losing more than anything and if taking a pay cut would help ensure his success. and while in comparison to the other top qbs its significantly less, $9mil or whatever it is a year is still quite a salary.

      • Biyatch Says:

        (and thats w/o endorsements)

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Little trivia point. Remember Bill Lambier from the Pistons (who was a grade A jerk)? His father was a big exec in the auto industry. Bill was supposedly the only guy in the NBA who actually made less money than his dad

      • GymMom Says:

        Remember when the Cardinals refused to pay Pujols? That was about his value as a player & he walked….which was hard for him. I’m not a Cardinals fan but I respected him for walking.

      • GymMom Says:

        GTT these professional athletes have to protect their value which is like their brand. It’s not about the money itself but what the money represents.

      • Case Says:

        Sorry GTT, Brady didn’t really do New England that big of a favor because he doubled his guaranteed money. Now they are on the hook for $57 million even if he gets hurt next year and never plays again. There’s always a catch, especially with Tom Brady. From ESPN:

        “Until the agreement was revealed yesterday, Brady was under contract to the Patriots for two seasons with a contract containing $30 million in guarantees. Now he’s under contract for five seasons with $57 million guaranteed for injury.”

  6. Biyatch Says:

    Aly officially in DWTS

    • Biyatch Says:

      with Mark Ballas.

      • tortuga Says:

        Bleh! Good luck to her. I’ll still root for her even tho I don’t like the show. Now we wait for the Scam cup announcement. Which I am much more excited about.

    • Case Says:

      Nothing against Aly and I hope she does well, but the show should be renamed “Dancing with People you Need to Google to Remember.”

      • tortuga Says:

        Bahaha very true. I actually know most of this cast. But I still agree, they’re on their way out the door.

  7. GymMom Says:

    Aly looked gorgeous on Good Morning America. Dorthy Hamil is also on this season’s DWTS.

    • GymMom Says:

      Aly and Mark make an adorable couple and that will drive Shawn crazy! Ha ha

    • Guest Says:

      I think Shawn’s heart has gone to Derek, so she may not mind that too much.

    • Guest Says:

      Aly may feel some pressure because the viewers would compare her performance with Shawn again and again especially Mark Ballas is also a former partner of Shawn.

  8. GymMom Says:

    Ha ha there IS a God!!! Too funny! Gabby fell down at the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars & someone took a photo. Love it!!

  9. GymMom Says:

    Oh and it sounds like someone(Gabby) is upset she didn’t get asked to be on DWTS. This is what she tweeted about an hour ago…just after the DWTS cast was announced. Ha ha. First she falls down at the Vanity Fair party & then Aly is picked for DWTS….that darn KARMA again Gabby!

    • Case Says:

      Aww snap. The Gabster can watch this one from the sidelines. Her Mom is probably fuming.

      • GymMom Says:

        Gabby appearing with the monkey before the Oscars….falling down at the Vanity Fair party and not getting picked for DWTS….AWESOME! Hey Gabby has Oprah called lately? Ha ha ha. And her FAT mother can take a seat too! Make sure the chair is reinforced!

      • Gymbee Says:

        Huh, and I take back what I said about the producers not wanting a minor. Zendaya from Disney is 16.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Tee hee! Yeah Aly is WAY more marketable than Gabby, and better media trained. Who’s America’s new sweetheart now?

      Hahahahaha…and we all know Shawn is somewhere in a corner going “but…but….but, why??!!” And she’s probably dialing up her agent now asking if she could be premiered in a guest spot on the show or something.

      And somewhere else, ASac is beating her head against a wall…

      • Gymbee Says:

        Yeah I can imagine Sheryl Shade fuming at this moment. Teehee.

      • GymMom Says:

        Lots of people like Keri Walsh congratulating Aly for DWTS.

      • Biyatch Says:

        Yeah Aly getting a ton of athlete support on twitter beside Keri Walsh & Phelps, David Ortiz (retweeted by the RedSox), Conor Dwyer, Ricky Berens, Natalie Coughlin, Moceanu (wasnt she campaigning for herself) and Jon Horton. Plus Shawn.

    • Guest Says:

      But I still prefer Mckayla to do this show. Mckayla would be more entertaining and she is more Hollywood-like girl.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Honestly I don’t think McKayla would do this show if she were offered. This show is for sell-outs (sorry Aly) and McKayla was probably told if she wants to be taken seriously in Hollywood ever in the future she would avoid this show like the plague.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        McKayla is back in the gym training. I’m hoping it’s a sign she is going to get serious about gymnastics again. DWTS woulb be blowing off gymnastics entirely and I agree Sanity not good for a Hollywood career either.

  10. Biyatch Says:

    That just happened, my guess is at the request of the shared agent.

    • GymMom Says:

      I doubt the agent told him to tweet this? But it is nice he did.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Im sure the agent asked him to tweet this or the agent did it…. Simone Biles to SCAM…

  11. Han Says:

    I just saw on Alys instagram that Mark is her partner.

  12. Biyatch Says:

    Ohashi and Biles to AC, Kyla out

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Something sketchy going on. Priessman completely ignored, and Kyla has a bruised heel? Is that a “bad” injury? I hope Kyla is OK – when is SCAM anyways?

      I think something is going on behind the scenes. Just weird how Lexie is totally out. Maybe we could have Mary Lee Tracy write a tell-all once she’s out of coaching.🙂

      • tortuga Says:

        I hope we don’t have a repeat of 1996-2000 quad where the pressure is too high and we break all our gymnasts. Agreed something is going on.

    • Gymbee Says:

      I can’t help but think the pressure up to Rio will be even bigger than before, w/ Marta probably comparing them to the Fierce 5. And the young’uns saw how much publicity and fun opportunities the Fierce 5 got after their win.

      • GymAnon Says:

        The pressure will be INSANE. If Marta wants another gold, she needs to ease off on the death camps, but why do that when you can break the best and let your team limp into Rio?

  13. tortuga Says:

    Biles and Ohashi for scam. Kyla pulled out with a bruised heel. Damn you Marta! I was sooo looking forward to watching Kyla again. And no Lexie?? Maybe this is a good thing for Kyla to be more prepared for Worlds later.

    • JAS4 Says:

      Lexie is supposedly recovering from an injury I’m guessing Marta broke her and Kyla

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Yeah Marta’s back to breaking her gymnasts. I wish someone would give her the damn boot already.

      • tortuga Says:

        She’s not really doing anyone any favors by taking out some of the best competitors. I guess she will never learn that.

  14. sainabou nyang Says:

    Kyla is out of scam. Ohashi and Biles are in.
    According to usag Kyla has been nursing a bruised heel and has decided to withdraw. This smells fishy to me.

  15. sanitynmotion Says:

    This is totally fishy. I am calling that Marta is using SCAM to “test” the newbies on the international circuit for worlds. Similar to what she did for 2011 Worlds to “test” the newbies for the Olympics, only on a much lower scale.

    She likely is seeking the “reasoning” for putting Ohashi on that team for the AA no matter what.

    Ross probably “can” compete but Marta doesn’t need/want her to yet. If she’s traveling and all and might do an exhibition on beam (which wouldn’t you think if she had a bruised heel, BARS would make for the better exhibition?) then she is likely in competition shape.

    I bet Marta will plan on trying to break Kyla before Worlds.

    Sad that the two better AA contenders (Ebee and Kyla) were too injured to compete here.

    • nero Says:

      Why are you complaining that they’re not having Kyla compete when she’s injured? Isn’t that a good thing? It sounds like she was hurt for a while and her coaches pulled her out, that sounds pretty smart to me. Jordyn’s bruised heel turned into a stress fracture.

      • lol Says:

        Oif dhe is really injured. GTT is going to be pissed.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I am not complaining that they pulled her out for injury – I just think something is off because why have her perform an exhibition on a leg event at the same competition where she was taken out for injury? Why not let her stay home and rest?

        I don’t trust Marta, especially when it comes to Kyla. She was totally planning on ousting Kyla for Nastia at the Olympics until Nastia face-planted it.

        I also don’t trust Kyla’s coaches because they just do whatever Marta says. I.e., “Don’t upgrade your floor, Kyla – and don’t upgrade beam/bars dismount” even though that would have likely been the difference b/t Kyla being a potential AA’er at the Olympics vs. an event specialist.

        I’m from near where Kyla trains and my friend used to coach at her gym. Her coaches are push-overs. Nice people, but big-time push-overs.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        I agree with Sanity.

        When did they announce who was competing at scam Dec or Jan? If Kyla supposedly had a bruised heel for the past few weeks then why announce her as competing at scam.

        I am so glad I didn’t buy tics for this event. No offense to Simone or Katelyn but I was looking forward to Kylas upgrades.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Did GTT but tickets to scam? If so lord have mercy on usa gym lol.

        Damn first the rumor of Nastia being a commentator now no Kyla.

    • Gymbee Says:

      It’s in the article even, Penny is going on about the competition having a history of “introducing new faces to the world”. That’s probably why they had Kyla retire.

      If she had a bruised week for heels, why did they name her to the competition to begin with then?

      • Gymbee Says:

        Hmm. Bruised heel for weeks, even.

      • Catherine Says:

        Apparently it’s been slower than expected to heal, could well be the reason. The ‘new faces’ thing is a bit of a positive take, they would have preferred to have a fierce 5 member from a marketing point of view.

        It’s also said that she’s recovering and that it’s much better but she isn’t good to go on all 4 events. Hence why exhibitoning the one she’s known for makes perfect sense to me. It wouldn’t if it was still bad..

      • Gymbee Says:

        Yeah that’s true. Just a bit disappointed I guess. Wanted to see a showdown between Kyla and Lexi🙂

  16. mimi Says:

    what the actual eff. i said i wanted someone out of left field, guess i got it with kyla out and katelyn and simone in! it’s surprising lexie got completely ignored, i kinda thought she had it in the bag after katelyn’s performance at the woga classic.

    • Catherine Says:

      Lexie is injured. She was injuried last year, rumour is the same thing is bothering her, ankle sprain. Regardless of what the injury is or how severe- she MUST be injured/recovering because she would have been first or second choice.

  17. KS Says:

    I think the only gymnast keeping me interested in SCAM this year was Kyla. I was planning on spending a part of my birthday watching the event, looks like I won’t be watching it at all.

    and it seems Koko Tsurimi has withdrawn from the competition as well.

    • Catherine Says:

      Koko Tsurumi is injured too. She’s been replaced by Maegan Chant.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        At least now I can sleep in… sounds like a snooze fest. Ohashi cant even vault a DTY…… How does she expect to make Rio in 2016?

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I know what you mean; I’ll bet she’s hoping to rely on her other events to make it to Rio. Nastia didn’t vault a DTY either but then got overscored on the other events. That’s all it really takes. And in team finals Marta can use someone else to vault since USA has a great vault roster.

      • Catherine Says:

        Nastia had the benefit of a gigantic uneven bars bias. Katelyn won’t, all events are much more equal now. If she cannot show the potential for a DTY and strong floor this year then she is better off becoming a UB/BB specialist because if she continues with mediocre floor/vault that knocks her out of a US AA spot and can’t be used for team then she risks burning out altogether.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Kaitlyn has a crazy start value on beam where even if she falls she could get a 15 and don’t think for a second the US judges won’t give her the bare minimum deductions.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Exactly. I don’t see how all the events are more equal now; if anything the code downgrades in vault make it so that the AA competition highly favors the bars/beam specialists – where you can get insanely high scores with enough “upgrades” and “connections” that may/may not be biased.

        Floor scores are typically the lowest overall, and also leave room for insane bias. Look at how Nastia was scored on floor in 2008 – insane!

        Final point: Musty was able to get a bronze in the AA at the Olympics despite a fall on beam and DTY vault because of her crazy high bars score. Aly’s super difficult floor routine could not compensate for Musty’s super difficult bars routine because of the way those two apparatus’ are scored: you barely ever see a floor routine score near a 16; most are in the 15’s if REALLY good.

      • Catherine Says:

        Well it’s still skewed but it’s better than how it was in 05-08 with the gigantic bars advantage. 09-12 saw the vault advantage. 13-16 has bars going down, vault going down, and beam going up. Floor I think might go up as well. I doubt it will be perfectly even but I think it will be more equal than the last quad and certainly more equal than the quad before that.

        Aliya and Aly competed in the old code. I’m only mentioning the new code really. Aliy’s beam was dropped, so she had excellent bars, strong DTY and very good floor versus Aly’s great floor without the punchfront though, good amanar but not great and awful bars. Once it was known it was 3 vs 3 with Aly’s beam dropped there was no way she was going to win.

    • byrdisthewyrd Says:

      Hopefully Kyla will be able to participate in Jesolo! Any word on when we’ll find out who’s going there?

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