While I was almost sleeping

I am over tired and incapable of sleeping for more than 2 hours at a time. This is what happened when I was over thinking……


Mckayla Maroney interview.


Aly Rasiman Q and A

More Mckayla in an Video interview I think. I didn’t watch yet.

Find out what Shannon Miller would do if she was invisible. Gotta love questions gymnasts are asked.

I read at tripletwists tumblr account that she read in an article that Mckayla turned down, Dancing with the stars.


Can anyone find any videos of the Foreign competitors for the American cup? (Just the women)

35 Responses to “While I was almost sleeping”

  1. sanitynmotion Says:

    I’d be curious to see how Vanessa Ferrari did in podium. The quick hits thing said she has really good form/artistry now? I was a bit curious on that one…

    Surprised she’s actually still around, but good for her.

    I wish Iordache was competing…

  2. gingercrush Says:

    …. lol

    blythe lawrence. nough said

  3. Exgymgurl Says:

    Martas interview indicates she doesnt think Kyla is completely in her best shape and she doesnt want to put her out there like that. Theyre saying the heel injury delayed her training and she needs another two weeks. My question is why is she not trying to break Kyla like she does everyone else. She makes it sound like this is not an important meet for her and she has nothing to prove. Wtheck? Since when does anyone in USA gymnastics want any of their athletes to rest between quads….

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      My guess is there is a real injury and Marta has no say in this matter.

      • JAS4 Says:

        I also wouldn’t be surprised if Kyla is really injured maybe they were planning on trying to use her regardless if Iordache was going to be competing but since she withdrew they decided to take Kyla out to heal properly

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Kyla is USAG’s biggest star right now coming off the Olympics; the rest of the Fierce Five are not even close to competition shape. I wonder if Marta is thinking – for Worlds – see how the new seniors are under pressure (since she already knows how Kyla is) and use that to factor in her decision for Worlds.

        It’s too much to hope for that she wouldn’t be out to break someone though – eventually.

      • kay Says:

        Yes Marta did say something about Kyla not needing to compete at big meets because she already kows how she performs. So I would say she wants to try out her new seniors instead.

      • kay Says:


    • sainabou nyang Says:

      I also watched Simones interview and she said at the last camp that she knew she and Katelyn were going to scam. Sounds like this camp was for additional training and verification.

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        SimOne is not media polished. Either her or Ohashi was probably scheduled to exhibition. Aly / Shawn / Jordyn / McKayla never said oh i was for sure going and knew that forever ago. Someone needs to train this girl bettet

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        That pisses me off because that proves USA-Gymnastics kept Kyla’s name in to sell tickets.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        Of course they did. Jordyn Wiebers picture is on all of their media stuff. Is she going ? No its to sell tickets…

      • kay Says:

        Simone said that four girls were told at the last camp to train for American Cup and they all had to come packed and ready to go. Then her and Katelyn were chosen on Tuesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if Marta held some sort of in house competition for the spots.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Oh you know she totally did. She thrives placing pressure on these little girls. That’s why I still don’t buy this whole “friendship” crap since they’ve been pitted against each other since day 1. Friends don’t hope/pray other friends fall flat on their face.

      • mimi Says:

        i think that makes the friendship thing more realistic actually.

        it’s like they’re in the army or something. they bond over how marta treats them. she breaks them right down so they bond over how hard it all is. psychologically it would make sense for them to be close/friends.

  4. tortuga Says:

    Maybe Marta seriously wants her for other international competition and to be ready for worlds. What I don’t get it is if she really is injured and they want her to rest and be ready why is she podium training all events? Any way you look at it it’s confusing.

  5. Biyatch Says:

    Just a heads up… looks like they will be streaning the NL Cup tonight online for free


    • Catherine Says:

      They are streaming the first 90 minutes of American cup too, US only. NBC will kick in after the men have done their first two rotations, so half an hour in. For non US dtb-online.de are streaming the entire thing, 16:30 GMT.

      I hope Bailey Ferrer does well in the Nastia cup. She has some awesome skills in training..a double Arabian full out is coming to mind..

  6. terrigymfan Says:

    Had to laugh at Aly’s use of excessive use of exclamation points in that Q&A. Must drive you crazy GTT knowing how much the “bubbly” types annoy you. LOL

    McKayla does great interviews. Interesting and intelligent without clichés while not arrogant. Not really that easy to pull all that off at once. I like that she says she is going to try for the next Olympics and put off acting until after that. If they were to offer her a recurring role on Hart of Dixie though that might be hard for her to turn down.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Aly is fake peppy. I hate Gabby phony like fake people.lol

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Oh and if McKayla turned down DWTS then we know for sure she’s serious about a comeback. I wonder then if she was the first pick behind Aly. That’s interesting.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Well – at least McKayla lives in LA so a recurring role in Heart of Dixie won’t make it impossible for her to act while train hard in gymnastics. I liked how she even admitted you can’t “do both” and “half and half” so she’s got a good head on her shoulders and knows her limits.

      The Heart of Dixie stuff can be shot in one day, and she can still train after or have that be her “off” day. She’ll be fine. I just hope she doesn’t have some crazy growth spurt too. She’s 5’3″ though so that bodes well since she’s already relatively tall and can still pull off amazing vaults.

      She gets her bars/beam down, she’ll be great for the AA eventually. She pulled off a great beam set in Trials Day 2 – I have hope for her. Even if she doesn’t do the AA I just hope she manages the TTY and make it under her name. She’s got to know Biles is trying the same thing so hopefully Maroney can get there first…

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        She needs major upgrades on bars and better form and consistency. Her beam day two at trials was the best I have ever seen her do but I have never seen her come close to doing that well before or after.

      • tortuga Says:

        I don’t think McKayla would do DWTS even if she wasn’t serious about gymnastics right now. She knows it’s sort of bottom of the barrel for Actors and wants to do better than that. I agree it’s an honor to be asked as an athlete but she also wants to act later. It might effect her chances of work in the future. I’d say Heart of Dixie is a pretty good starting gig. She’s going in the right direction. I hope her gymnastics attempts are successful tho. Get those bars together and keep beam as good as Trials day 2 and she’ll be in good shape. Easier said than done tho.

  7. GymAnon Says:

    Jordyn is going to be at some competition in Missouri this weekend signing autographs and doing a floor demo. Odd that she’s at this meet while Aly and Gabby are at the NL Cup/Scam.

  8. sanitynmotion Says:

    GTT if you’re at SCAM you should “seek” out Nastia at a signing thing or something and then be like “sorry, you look familiar – but who are you again? You got a medal in something, right?” Then see the look on her face. OMG you should get that on a hidden camera.

  9. Biyatch Says:

    From Blythe:

    “5:46 p.m. Aly Raisman’s biggest piece of news is something she didn’t even tell reporters, but hinted that she’ll be announcing tomorrow. She said this in response to a question about if and when she foresaw herself returning to training. So there’s likely to be an announcement about that tomorrow.”

    This press release kind of gives her big announcement away: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/poland-spring-brand-100-natural-135700321.html

    Not to mention the yahoo omg article where she talks about Mihai being worried about her rolling an ankle on DWTS.

  10. Exgymgurl Says:

    The Vanessa Atler / Ohashi comparison is stunning….. Especially considering valeri was using the same mind games commenting on biles landing inbounds that always worked so well against vanessa on bars. Nastia even did it in the commentary about biles pak salto only in combinationand how she cant do the skill on its own. What is this a compulsory skills test like old school figure tracing in figure skating?

    Back to Atleresque meltdowns: Liukins track record with Nastia and Bross at 2012 trials on bars is one of meltdowns. He did get the look of defiance from Ohashi when she went safe on floor. Being the smart kid she is she looked at the scores before hand she said so in her post win interview and only did what she needed to do which was most of her difficulty without falling. So what? Mihai told Aly in TF at the olympics to water down floor because she didnt need the difficulty, the team didnt need it to win. I know they never talk about looking at scores and claim they dont ( which carly patterson sold believably) they do and if they want to make the olympic team they better know where they need to score and what they need to do and when they need to peak.

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