Haha, I don’t hate for loving God. I don’t hate at all; just never got why he’s such a big deal. Honestly he’s not a good QB in the pro league. I think the Pats could have done better for a back-up but …whatevs. Let’s hope Brady isn’t injured.
a cute (not my sort of cute but attractive enough) athlete who talks about being a virgin because of his religion well into his twenties is guaranteed decent media coverage. even i know who he is despite not living in the US and not knowing ANYTHING about american football.
As someone who lives in the Denver area just be prepared for this to NEVER GO AWAY. No matter what happens, Brady gets hurt and Tebow comes in and saves the day or completely sucks, Brady retires in a few years and Tebow comes in and wins or completely sucks, Tebow spends a year or two with the Pats and then gets picked up by another team IT WILL NEVER END. People still talk about Tebow on the Broncos facebook page, forums and on our sports radio.
I like Tebow. ESPN rides the dicks of the guys who beat up their wives, rape their girlfriends or you know murders someone but they hate Tebow, a guy who builds orphanages.
Tebow lost me as a fan when he became a Jet. I like to see people succeed when people hate them for no reason (If you had a real reason to hate someone that is one thing but people hate Tebow because of his success) but becoming a Jet is enough reason to hate anyone.lol
This is Boston. We still talk about a lot of people that played here ten, twenty 100 years ago and I am a huge fan of sports talk radio so I know he will live on in infamy for the rest of my life.lol
Since its so easy for the Izbasas of the world to pick up a Cheng vault when they are 5’6″ I am hoping Kyla follows suit and perfects something other than a DTY as a primary vault. Not to have two but just to have something else. Thats higher than a 5.9 D score.
My brain is stuck in Sydney. Imagining Prudonova and Zamo and Khorkina in 2000 if it was in the current code and three up three count and the vault had been right. What would they have competed? Amanar / Raducan / Olaru…. that would have been epic to see what they could really do as opposed to what they did because everything was out of 10.
I agree about a different vault for Kyla it’s possible that the Amanar could come back but I don’t know that it will with her new height I think a Mustafina vault might be good for her I think it’s sv is a 6.0 or a 6.1 so it would add a few tenths and maybe she could eventually learn a Cheng which I think has a 6.4 sv (or close to that)
Glad they didn’t make us wait weeks to see Maroney’s camp video. She looks like she’s doing great. No TTY but still great. And bars difficulty doesn’t look higher. However maybe she will compete the double layout on floor and replace her wonky 3rd pass.
She looks pretty good; actually very good. Who knows what her stamina is but she’s clearly gaining most if not all of her skills back.
Looks like she’s still training/doing a double arabian on floor and I didn’t even know she was capable of a double layout.
Did anyone hear at the end of the video someone was saying “whoaaa I’m impressed!” and then something about fully rotating. I wonder who that was. It was kind of weird. Sounded like a gym mom or something.
Also think that the camp must have seen better days; this is where our OLYMPIANS go to train? It looks like a run-down fugly gym. I guess after seeing the Gedderts’ video (with their nice state-of-the-art-looking gym) I’m a bit perplexed. With all the money I’m sure USAG gives Marta/Bela they can’t update/renovate their gym? It’s looking pretty long in the tooth.
It’s funny because of McKayla’s whole “not impressed” thing and here’s a woman saying “I’m impressed.” lol.
To be honest I am impressed. Of course I want to say I may just have to add Maroney for vault and floor (possibly) to my hypothetical 2013 World team – does anyone think Marta may screw over Maroney for what happened at the Olympics? Or maybe since she did it on an individual event (not during Team Finals) she won’t go “ASac” on Maroney? (hardy har).
I think she has proven she is a woman of her word. She’s been able to balance her acting roles and train. I know she did the acting while she was recovering from injuries but still, a lot of people thought she would get wrapped up in trying to act and not take her come back seriously. She can be taken seriously. She separates work and play very well. I’m impressed.
Agreed, Tortuga. 🙂
I don’t usually take these ‘comebacks’ seriously anymore…so I’m pretty excited after seeing this video of Maroney.
Sanity…I think if she made the world team this year and is still looking as though noone could beat her vaults if she hits, I don’t think Marta will screw her over because in the end, Marta wants medals on the big stage. Just my theory?
I love how she kinda flew under the radar and surprised everyone while we were hoping Jordyn would be competing this year. Which maybe Jordyn will just show up with out notification. I can hope right? And delusional people on USAG Facebook are just positive that Gabby will be at Nationals this year, ha! I honestly wasn’t sure that Maroney would be able to come back at all with how beat up she was after the Olympics plus the tour incident. Gosh she’s been through the ringer. Also I don’t think Marta will punish her like she did Asac, because like someone else said that jeopardized the team and worlds will be individual basis only.
I was just reading Moceanu’s books and in it she comments on how run down all the equipment was back when anything new would have come out of the Karolyi’s profits. But now that it’s the National Training Center, you’d think USAG would finance some upgrades!
In the US it’s so much more competitive on the elite scene you almost either need the amanar or REALLY GOOD bars to be considered at the upper echelon of the elite scene.
Look at the Fierce Five even. All had amanars at one point, and when Kyla lost hers well she at least had very good bars.
Plus it seems like Marta favors the powerhouse gymnasts (capable of higher difficulty) over the more artistic/graceful ones, which makes sense given the code. So the powerhouse ladies are more capable of chucking amanars since the amanar really is a powerhouse skill for the most part.
That’s my guess at least. And the US has so much depth that training the amanar isn’t as risky as it is in other countries that don’t have a lot of elite gymnasts to choose from.
It would have been great to see Maroney and Asac got 1-2 but then Phan from Vietnam wouldn’t have made the final and I loved seeing her medal so I guess I’ll take it. Sometimes I wonder how intimidating it must be to watch McKayla vault like that and try to compare.