Archive for October, 2013

Red Sox win World Series number 8 WOOOOOOOOOOO

10/31/2013

redsoxbanner_2013

Anyone remember this picture from over a year ago? I remembered it and I have been searching for it for 30 minutes:)

I found it:)

I believed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kind of

@%$^@!

10/27/2013

Hi. How’s it going? Pretty sucky on my end so I thought I would blog to calm my nerves and stop me from doing something stupid like throwing my computer at the television (Joe Buck will do that to you) so I thought I would start a discussion on the subject of reputation in gymnastics.

 

Back in the 80’s and 90’s if you were a new gymnast first on the scene as a senior there is no way you would go to Worlds and win the AA. It just never happened. You had to have a reputation. You had to have won something as a gymnast to win any kind of AA medal but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

Look at Simone Biles. First year senior. She competed at the American Cup. A few meets outside of the US that Marta could control, she  won Nationals then went to World and became World AA champion.  Sure she deserved it but if this was 1983 or 1993 it never would have happened. It might not have been fair but I understood it in a way. Earning your way in this world happens in all aspects of life. You don’t get to go into a law firm as a first year attorney and become Law partner over night. You have to prove yourself.

Back in 1991 Kim Zmeszal, Svetlana Boginskaya and Christina Bontas were 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Worlds but followed closely in 4th, 5th and sixth were Tataiana Gutsu, Shannon Miller and Lavinia Milosovici. Those 3 would end up being the medalists at the Olympics the very next year ahead of the 3 winners from 1991. They weren’t quite as good as the 91 medalists until 92 but even if they were they still would have remained in 4th, 5th and 6th. It was something we as gym fans all understood even if we didn’t agree with it.

 

Just something to think about and keep my mind off…………………………..   other things:)

World Series Baby

10/23/2013

 

 

Who knows when I will feel like blogging about gymnastics. Win or lose (hopefully win) I want this over quickly because patience is something I do not have,

 

Now this video is adorable (at least the first 15 seconds) and everyone should watch. If anything breaking news gymnastics wise happens just leave me a comment below. I will be reading even if I don’t post.

Go Red Sox 🙂

Mckayla will be on the TV show Bones A rival of the dead girl. I am calling her the killer right now.

While I was sleeping: The baseball will be the death of me edition

10/18/2013

The Disclaimer

I have been a little busy with work and baseball. Sorry for the lack of blogging but hopefully this will go on for another two weeks. I will gladly give up my game 7 tickets to win in 6 games so Red Sox please save my sanity and win the damn game. Case probably hates me right now and I don’t blame her because after game 1 I was ready to rant away but I am being good.:)

Lexie Preissman has picked LSU for College. Picture from Instagram. Georgia seems to have fallen and hopefully Lexie can do for LSU what Elise Ray did for Michigan.

Jordyn Wieber video.

Biyatch noticed this blog is linked on one of John Gedderts websites. We should keep track of this for the future because I have been pretty hard on John and his stupidity regarding Jordyn’s beam before the Olympics. If we suddenly disappear from the links on this site we know he reads here and knows he’s an idiot.:)

Gabby Douglas has invaded my facebook. She is doing something with David Ortiz and I had to unfan him to get her to go away.

More proof Aly is a fake Boston sports fan. Who the hell schedules a charity event on the night of game 6 of the ALCS?

Welcome to the big leagues Simone and Kyla

10/07/2013

Welcome to the big leagues Simone and Kyla

Welcome to the Big Leagues Simone and Kyla. Where when you accomplish something wearing red white and blue you automatically become overrated and undeserving of your win. (Technically she wore pink but….)

Back in 1991 when Kim Zmeskal won the World Title people said she didn’t deserve it because she wasn’t “artistic” enough like Svetlana Boginskaya. The Russians said if anyone should win it should be Shannon Miller because she is like a “Soviet” until you know she went out there and won in 1993 and 1994 and then they said she didn’t deserve her wins either.

It doesn’t matter how good you are if you are an American and you beat a Russian or a Romanian you are automatically not good enough. Its par for the course.

It works both ways though because back in 1992 when Shannon Miller was blatantly cheated out of the Gold medal she earned on the floor “artistry” wasn’t what was important to Europe (mostly the Russians and Romanians) It was skill level and Gutsu had more difficulty so even though she nearly put her hands down attempting to do a double layout with a split that didn’t matter because it was a difficult skill. Yet some how Simone Biles didn’t deserve her beam medal because she landed low and stepped forward even if it was a full in she was trying to stick.

I don’t know who should have won the medal on beam because I have not watched the final. The problem I have here is that depending on the situation the Russian fans seem to change their minds based on what Country the gymnast competes under.

Nastia deserved to beat Shawn because she was “artistic” according to Khorkina (and don’t give me the bull shit they were both Americans. Nastia is a Russian) Viktoria deserved to beat Gabby because she was artistic yet Gutsu deserved to beat Shannon because she was a power gymnast. Now here we are again with Simone.

Pick a damn side and stay with it. You cannot have it both ways.

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Case I feel your pain now, literally.

2013 World Championships: Event Finals, Day 2

10/06/2013

Start Lists.

I will be at work so if someone could update I would greatly appreciate and yes I know the banner has Kyla again but I saved this picture and couldn’t find a different one of a beamer

2013 Worlds. Day 1 Event Finals

10/05/2013

2013 Worlds. Day 1 Event Finals

8.30 AM on a day off. I don’t think so gymnastics. I don’t have any predictions or hopes for vault but I hope Kyla medals on bars. Yao Jinnan needs a bar medal too.

Start Lists
Qualifiers and scores
Universal Sports

Happy day one of the ALDS, Woo I mean the Women’s AA : Live Blogging

10/04/2013

Kyla and Kohei won the Longines award. Well deserved. Kyla is so damn cute with her thank you’s I just want to push Simone off the podium.lol Just kidding. Simone is just as sweet.

Kohei is like. I already have one of these. Thanks

Hit the damn ball Red Sox. This is pissing me off.

GO AWAY NELLIE KIM YOU BIATCH

the red sox are ruining my good mood.

Feel free to hate on Simone’s gymnastics all you want but this kid is a adorable and the hate need’s to suck it.

Simone turning around Aliya’s medal even made Aliya smile. We never see Aliya smile unless she wins gold.

Rotation 4

This will be fun I have two little nieces running around the house why I try and watch this.lol They do not like my attention being elsewhere. Here kids eat some high fructose cookies and leave me be:) Just kidding brother. I will not poison the kids:)

I love the end of Chungsons’s floor routine but the rest is scary scary.lol She sells it well but………

Mustafina hit floor. She hit every tumbling pass with the same twisting issues but that was great. I knew she wouldn’t die after prelims. I don’t think she got the triple turn around though.

Nice floor for Iordache minus her twisting form. She nailed her first two passes and a step on her triple but that was best floor routine so far.

Yao hit floor too but I wasn’t really paying attention.

Kyla is next. She hit. A little short on the double pike but the rest was beautiful.

Simone is next. That floor score was huge a huge overscore. She had a huge step on her double double and was short on her full in but she was easily the best all around gymnast today. Her mother crying made me tear up. When did I start crying over gymnastics.lol

Congrats Simone, Kyla and Aliya

Rotation 3

Kyla is in the lead for now.Beam was a 14.533

Anyone have the link to the swiss timing thing that you download. That thing was amazing yesterday. It worked like a charm.

Simone hit beam but was slow on her leap connection to the back tuck. Two small bobbles and a step but better than prelims. 14.443

Ferrari hit floor with a few small steps on landing but great routine for her. I did not pay attention to leaps so

Damn it Chungsong off beam on her layout. Nailed double pike dismount.

Sorry I don’t sit through floor routines that start with a double tuck and a big step. If this girl can have the power for a double pike with that much back she should have a harder routine.

Much better beam routine for Musty in prelims. A big bobble on her double turn and one of two small balance checks. I am scared to see what they give her here.

Iordache off beam on her laid out full which was messy as hell.

Yao is off too

Great beam for Kyla. STill a little slower on the connection but it was beautiful. Should be scored around the same

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Kyla hit bars looked better than prelims to me. She didn’t miss any handstands,

Simone same bars as usual.

IG is on something with their quick hits

Thanks gymnastwannabe for the live scoring
http://www.fig-docs.com/microsites/13Antwerp/livetabqualwag.php

Simone got a 14.700 on bars.

Mustafina hit bars with short landing and step to the side. Nice routine but full of form issues throughout. 15.233

Did I miss chunsong on bars. Or was she not shown?

Larissa hit bars but was still messy. Much better than prelims. 14.200

Yao did the Mo and nailed bars. Best routine by far. 15.333 that is kind of low especially with the upgrade but I wasn’t paying attention to see if anything was different. It should be illegal for her coach to stand up there and tell her when to let go like he did for the Mo.

feed is freezing for me now.

and down goes the live scoring.

ANYONE HAVE THE LIVE SCORING LINK????
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Rotation 1
They did not show Yao Jinnan. Anyone have her vault score?

Typical FTY by Kyla. A hop and an ugly leotard:) 15.3 something.
Typical Simone Amanar with a step. Big but not huge. 15.850
FTY Chunsong, 1992 this is not and it was piked
Musty, DTY, Small step. Might have been short of twist, ugly form, her usual 14.891?
Larissa, DTY, A little messy but better than usual for her.
Ferrari bars, missed 1st two handstands and swings the bars very slow but she hit with no huge mistake.
Great Britain stole Shannon Miller’s schrunchies:)

If you get me started Case I will talk baseball all day.lol

I love the Japanese leo’s this year.

IG Called Larissa’s DTY clean. Could they be any more biased towards Romania as usual? I am the first to say Kyla’s was not as clean as it could be but her black is great and the judges are rewarding that
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Pink freaking leotards? really Kyla and Simone. Shamful.
Tell me again the purpose of this freaking color?
The judges: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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The feed is up

GGMB says this will work for outside the US

I will be live blogging above the picture to make it easier and will put the picture back when all is said and done.

Today is game one of the ALDS. This is my Holy week though I kind of forget what it feels like it has been many years. I have the nieces coming over at 3 but hope to get in a full day of live blogging the womens AA.

Now Case is rooting for her Tigers to win I am 100% Sox of the red variety but I honestly don’t know if we will win this series. We own the edge 12-7 on Tampa for the season but for some reason the guy that has sucked all year is our first pitcher out of the gate because apparently he would have been disrespected if he wasn’t chosen to start and that as a fan pissed me off. Our manager is just another Francona and while that worked out in 04 and 07 this is 2013 and after chicken and beer gate it kind of makes me want to scream. Oh did I mention I got game 7 for the ALCS tickets yesterday. Sox have a thing of taking ALCS’s to game sevens so when choosing my game I said what the heck. I’ll choose game 7.

Case if the Sox lose to Tampa (shudder the thought) I hope your Tigers beat the annoying little Boston Athletics (trust me half the team used to play here) but if it comes down to who I would rather play it is OAKLAND. Your team scares the hell out of me. Verlander is good, no he is great but we have hit him in the past the soon to be Cy Young award winner is another story. I say no thanks to your team. Consider it a respect thing but then again, In order to be the best you have to beat the best. For the National league I have a motto, Anyone but the Dodgers:)

well this is a GYMNASTICS Blog so I thought I would attempt to live blog. This is the first year in forever (literally) that I like both US gymnasts competing in the AA. My personal preference is Kyla but I will be happy with Simone too. The only gymnast I won’t be happy with winning would be Larissa Iordache. Her form and bars and vault is atrocious and should keep her out of any AA. They will over score her big time on beam and floor in the AA and I personally think they lowballed her in prelims in favor of Izbasa winning the floor title. They are giving her a going away gift like they gave Gogean.

Off to look for clue’s on whop is wearing what.

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Who wins? Does Mustafina show up? Will Simone win or will Kyla ? Discuss

Facebook Quick Hits
Official Page for the competition
Start Lists

Kyla and Simone are in the same group. They start on Vault.

Vault:
YAO Jinnan
Kyla Ross
Simone Biles
SHANG Chunsong
Aliya Mustafina
Larisa Iordache

Uneven Bars:
Kyla
Simone
Chunsong
Aliya
Larisa
Jinnan

Balance Beam:

Simone Biles
Chunsong Shang
Aliya Mustafina
Larissa Iordache
Yao Jinnan
Kyla Ross

Floor
Shang Chungson
Aliya Mustafina
Larissa Iordache
Yao Jinnan
Kyla Ross
Simone Biles

This has nothing to do with Worlds but an interview with Alicia Sacramone after she lost. She looks pissed. I guess she isn’t used to being Queen Bee.lol

King Kohei

10/03/2013

King Kohei

THRILLED with the podium. Kohei is King. Kato was underscored and Fabian needs a PH coach NOW.

Sorry about the really bad paint job but I should be getting ready and I am writing this instead:)

I am off to another dinner date (we are bonding) and will post more later.

Worlds thoughts so far

10/03/2013

Watch Mens AA Live right now

Kyla Ross should give up her earned spot in the Floor final at the 2013 when hell freezes over and the Devil wears Ice Skates. No a better suggestion would be when we can go back in time and Gabby Douglas gives up her beam spot to Kyla since she spent next to no time training because she was to busy doing interviews for her All Around win.

I hate the idea that anyone thinks Kyla should give up her spot. She earned this spot more than any other spot at this competition. She was in the first rotation competing against gymnasts that literally should be competing level 8 (Except Siqi) USA-Gymn cannot force Kyla to give up the spot but they can pressure her to without ever saying a word and I wouldn’t put it past them.

 

Al Fong is mad His blog is random and crazy and he kind of babbles but I am glad he is standing up for his gymnast. I just hope it does not backfire.

The question I want to know is this. Was Marta trying to tell Al that Brenna didn’t get to compete because she doesn’t have a second vault? Marta loves to play head games we all know this as fact but the way this is worded it seems to me that something more is going on that we weren’t privy too. I would not put it past Marta to tell Al, Brenna would have had the AA spot if she had the 2nd vault even though everyone in the real world knows that was never going to happen. Yes Al babbles but would it surprise any of you if Marta was lying to Al’s face the entire time?

Aliya Mustafina looks like she doesn’t even want to be here. That being said if I was going to pick a gymnast that could turn”that” performance into something better Aliya would be the gymnast. Than again maybe she is just fed up with the Russian shenanigans of the last year and this is what we get when she doesn’t give a ****.

Alicia Sacramone lost to Beth Tweddle for Nastia’s old position. I wondered why Alicia was at worlds.

Aly is on her way to Worlds.

I hope Izbasa isn’t given a going away prize for floor. Larissa has the best combination of tumbling and dance.

Nastia congratulated Beth on her new job and Carly retweeted it. You know these bitches were all about laughing at ASac losing. (Thanks Gigi)

Gymnastike has D and E scores for the top 8. I stole this from them by right clicking. Sorry the AA ended up there too.

The 2013 Women’s World Championships FINALISTS

ALL AROUND

1 BILES Simone USA
60.133
2 ROSS Kyla USA
59.198
3 YAO Jinnan CHN
57.965
4 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU
57.865
5 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS
57.165
6 SHANG Chunsong CHN
56.998
7 FERRARI Vanessa ITA
56.915
8 STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI
56.465
9 BLACK Elsabeth CAN
55.465
10 POPA NEDELCU Roxan ESP
55.332
11 LOPEZ AROCHA Jessica Brizeida VEN
55.065
12 van KLAVEREN Noel NED
54.999
13 FERLITO Carlotta ITA
54.948
14 MOORS Victoria CAN
54.798
15 RODIONOVA Anna RUS
54.599
16 HARROLD Ruby GBR
54.232
17 SASADA Natsumi JPN
54.166
18 TUNNEY Rebecca GBR
54.132
29 MAKRA Noemi HUN
53.906
20 MYS Gaelle BEL
53.665
21 WAEM Laura BEL
53.632
22 SEITZ Elisabeth GER
53.532
23 TERAMOTO Asuka JPN
53.182
24
KAESLIN, I
SUI
53.131



VAULT





D1 D2
1 MARONEY Mc Kayla USA
15.641
6.3 6.0
2 BILES Simone USA
15.550
6.3 5.6
3 HONG Un Jong PRK
15.249
6.3 6.4
4 PHAN Thi Ha Thanh VIE
14.966
5.8 6.2
5 STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI
14.799
6.2 5.0
6 CHUSOVITINA Oksana UZB
14.750
6.2 5.5
7 PENA ABREU Yamilet DOM
14.683
7.0 5.8
8 NETTEB Chantysha NED
14.516
5.8 5.2


BARS





D
E
1 YAO Jinnan CHN
15.433
6.700 8.733
2 ROSS Kyla USA
15.133
6.400 8.733
3 HUANG Huidan CHN
15.133
6.600 8.533
4 DOWNIE Rebecca GBR
15.100
6.600 8.500
5 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS
14.900
6.200 8.700
6 BILES Simone USA
14.800
6.00 8.800
7 HARROLD Ruby GBR
14.600
6.300 8.300
8 SCHEDER Sophie GER
14.566
6.400 8.166

BEAM





D E
1 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU
15.266
6.400 8.866
2 SHANG Chunsong CHN
14.866
6.100 8.766
3 ROSS Kyla USA
14.566
5.900 8.66
4 RODIONOVA Anna RUS
14.466
5.900 8.566
5 BILES Simone USA
14.400
6.100 8.300
6 FERRARI Vanessa ITA
14.216
5.700 8.516
7 FERLITO Carlotta ITA
14.216
6.200 8.016
8 MUSTAFINA Aliya RUS
14.133
6.400 7.700



FLOOR





D E
1 BILES Simone USA
15.033
6.500 8.533
2 IZBASA Sandra Raluca ROU
14.733
6.200 8.533
3 IORDACHE Larisa Andreea ROU
14.500
6.100 8.400
4 FERRARI Vanessa ITA
14.500
6.300 8.200
5 MURAKAMI Mai JPN
14.466
6.300 8.166
6 ROSS Kyla USA
14.333
5.700 8.633
7 STEINGRUBER Giulia SUI
14.033
6.100 8.033
8 BLACK, Ellie CAN 14.000 5.800 8.200