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Simone411
07-03-2012, 04:04 AM
Universal repeats tonight at 10:00 PM eastern.

Thanks. Watching now. I did see it last night on NBC, but I had to watch again. :)

Garden Kitty
07-03-2012, 04:36 AM
Tweet from Bross:


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A.H.Black
07-03-2012, 06:20 AM
Thanks. Watching now. I did see it last night on NBC, but I had to watch again. :)

Just noticed that the repeat had the swimming race edited out. I guess that gave them the extra time to show the introduction of the team at the end as last night went over by about 5 minutes.

Karpenko
07-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Finally had a chance to watch the night 2 broadcast, what the heck they didnt show a lot of routines! In case it wasn't posted anywhere, here are a few highlights for what was left out:

Brenna Dowell had actually a really nice bar routine with a drilled layout full out dismount, she's come heaps and bounds on the event really quickly as did Sarah Finnegan, who honestly when all was said and done I thought she had the tightest form on bars overall.

Maroney was a huge surprise on beam, deserved or not deserved she absolutely nailed that beam routine from start to finish. Maybe one small wobble, almost stuck dismount, and the usual form break on the front tuck-FF-layout series, but I really found her to come heaps and bounds since I saw her on beam last year for the first time. Absolutely beautiful flexibility and straight legs and pointed toes on every single skill she did (except series), the best connections of the entire night on beam, and a perfectly executed switch half-back tuck.

Sabrina Vega's floor was one of the best routines of the competition! WTF is wrong with them, they showed the girls cheering her on instead pml! So basically:

Besides Maroney, best FX choreography and dance as we all know, step on the full in pike (.1), 1 1/2 through to double back-stag leap (nailed), maybe the most perfectly executed 2 1/2 front layout I've ever seen on floor, and a nice;y controlled double pike-split jump on floor. There were a lot of times where you were left thinking "thats the best routine ive ever seen her do" on certain events throughout the whole competition, and thats partly what made it so exciting.

Bross on beam I can't believe that wasnt shown! She wobbled on the arabian, but nailed the rest and a small step on her double arabian. It was the best routine she's done since the 2010 Worlds I think, but still had a couple little things.

Anna Li on beam. Oh my gosh I had my socks knocked off here, she absolutely nailed that beam routine as well as she possibly could and had such a confident attack from start to finish. The only place was a little bit of legs on her double full dismount, but she was so much better than night one and anything she did at Nationals it was rather ridiculous. Her Kochetkova was really nice, like way better than how it had been before. This competition brought out the best in a lot of gymnasts on routines they usually aren't very strong at.

gingercrush
07-03-2012, 12:57 PM
Yep NBC coverage was woeful. I still can't believe they didn't show Maroney's second vault. Hello that vault is going to give her gold. I hope the coverage is better come Olympics. I presume we'll get the BBC coverage which is very good, but I do like a bit of drama and BBC seemed to miss a lot of that in 2000.

Karpenko
07-03-2012, 01:15 PM
^^ It was kind of on the fly I think, but starting with Sarah Finnegan on floor they decided to have the gymnasts perform simultaneously to speed up the competition to save on time. Up until that point the gymnasts had been performing one at a time. I believe this was an on-the-fly decision and contributed to Aly's performance on vault, she kind of rushes to get on the podium and I don't believe she was expecting to vault when she did. I can't believe I'm defending her a bit on this event but she stuck an Amanar in warmups, it was definitely the best one she has done that I've seen (though still had the legs on the last full twist of it, but it was high and chest upright stuck) Kyla Ross I think started her floor routine when Maroney did her 2nd vault, which was a carbon copy of her US Nationals Mustafina vault. And should've been at least a 9.6 or 9.7 IMO (9.9 with the way the other scoring had been honestly)

Loves_Shizuka
07-03-2012, 06:06 PM
I finally got to see it via a download, as I can't view the NBC website in the UK. My thoughts:

- Love Gabby; those UBs are :eek: I just wish her FX wasn't so ... blah. Still, she's my fave US gymnast in a looong while. Everything is so "light" and extended.

- Wieber is an amazing competitor, despite her little beam bobbles. I still think she's the one to beat to the rest of the world. I'm never, ever going to like her work, but I certainly admire her mentality. She's a champ.

- I lke Kyla Ross so much more than when I first saw her. She has a cool elegance. She's really nice to watch - nothing muscled or jarring. All just very nice gymnastics. Melikes.

- I'm definitely getting a soft spot for Raisman, just so long as I ignore her bars, her vault and anything requiring finesse. I genuinely do like her and am pleased she's on the team. Also, she looked really pretty.

- ASac looked awesome! I know she's not even an alternate but I saw good for her; she still proved soemthing and has gone out with a bang. She looked a s crisp, sharp and as in-shape as I've ever seen her - it's just her time has passed. Still, she should be very proud (And my god she's hot!)

- Liukin didn't look in-shape and she didn't look competition ready. On another board I'm on people witter on as if she can do no wrong and had penciled her in as a lock the minute she announced her comeback - WTH?! I can't say I feel for her - she's achieved what many people can only dream of, and she's had a fantastic career and I loved her gymnastics back in the day, but she left it all too late. Whether that was arrogance or what, I don't know. Unless she was injured I don't know why she left it so long and put herself under so much pressure?! But I'm not saying I'm pleased she didn't make it, and the reception she received must have felt amazing, and she deserved it. She's a champion and a beautiful gymnast. I wish her the best in her new life.

- Bross OTOH, I do feel for. FOr allt eh reasons that no doubt been covered.

- Anna Li are Elizabeth Price are stars. Love 'em.

judgejudy27
07-03-2012, 07:17 PM
^^ It was kind of on the fly I think, but starting with Sarah Finnegan on floor they decided to have the gymnasts perform simultaneously to speed up the competition to save on time. Up until that point the gymnasts had been performing one at a time. I believe this was an on-the-fly decision and contributed to Aly's performance on vault, she kind of rushes to get on the podium and I don't believe she was expecting to vault when she did. I can't believe I'm defending her a bit on this event but she stuck an Amanar in warmups, it was definitely the best one she has done that I've seen (though still had the legs on the last full twist of it, but it was high and chest upright stuck) Kyla Ross I think started her floor routine when Maroney did her 2nd vault, which was a carbon copy of her US Nationals Mustafina vault. And should've been at least a 9.6 or 9.7 IMO (9.9 with the way the other scoring had been honestly)

Many of the scores Wieber, Douglas, and Raisman got were ridiculous, while the others were all scored about right. Wieber was the most overscored, it is clear the judges badly wanted her to win (like it seems they always do wherever she competes) but in the end it still wasnt enough.

haribobo
07-03-2012, 07:35 PM
Sabrina Vega's floor was one of the best routines of the competition! WTF is wrong with them, they showed the girls cheering her on instead pml!

OMG tell me about it- that drove me utterly bonkers- you can HEAR THE MUSIC and they are obviously ALL WATCHING the routine. It should be illegal to have coverage that poor. Crap like that would never happen in Europe, Asia, or Canada.

Smiley0884
07-03-2012, 09:51 PM
She did not upgrade her difficulty enough, and she got passed by other gymnasts. She was maybe a little lucky to make the final team roster last year - she placed well in the AA, but there were specialists with higher start values. But with the injuries to Bross, Sloan, M. Caquatto, Memmel, Sacramone before Worlds, plus Shaun Johnson not really ready, plus Ross still a junior last year, she got the spot (Douglas too). She didn't seem to have the fire in her belly like the others even if her form would get points.

One thing I did appreciate was that the camera wasn't focused on Rebecca Bross's face when the team was announced like it was in 2000 with Vanessa Atler. It wasn't so sad looking at the 2008 AA OGM looking from the outside at the newly selected team.

Thanks for the info...it's too bad about Sabrina, because she's a lovely gymnast. I wish NBC showed just ONE of her routines :blah:


I still can't believe how NBC handled the Vanessa Atler situation...they were practically throwing it in her face :rolleyes:

Rob
07-03-2012, 10:22 PM
OMG tell me about it- that drove me utterly bonkers- you can HEAR THE MUSIC and they are obviously ALL WATCHING the routine. It should be illegal to have coverage that poor. Crap like that would never happen in Europe, Asia, or Canada.

That is exactly what they did at the Olympics in 2008. We'd better start sending emails to NBC.

I :rolleyes:at Trautwig's comment during Trials that Elizabeth Price wasn't even in the conversation at Nationals. Um, then how come her name was on one of those cards that Tim and Elfi put up on the wall during both Nationals and Trials. Al, she was in the conversation at Nationals, she just didn't make much of the Nationals broadcast - typical NBC. Doh.

skatingfan5
07-03-2012, 10:28 PM
That is exactly what they did at the Olympics in 2008. We'd better start sending emails to NBC.

I :rolleyes:at Trautwig's comment during Trials that Elizabeth Price wasn't even in the conversation at Nationals. Um, then how come her name was on one of those cards that Tim and Elfi put up on the wall during both Nationals and Trials. Al, she was in the conversation at Nationals, she just didn't make much of the Nationals broadcast - typical NBC. Doh.I think that Al has to maintain a quota of :rolleyes:-worthy comments. Based on NBC's Trials coverage, I'd say that quota was somewhere in the neighborhood of a half dozen per broadcast. Of course, I might be under-estimating here. :P

Garden Kitty
07-04-2012, 12:29 AM
Cute pic of Gabby and Aly (http://twitpic.com/a3k2es)

AYS
07-04-2012, 12:39 AM
I have to agree with all of the :rolleyes: comments about this commentating team. NBC uses the same teams for Olympics after Olympics, so it really stinks when they keep using a bad team like this one for gymnastics - Al's terrible, but the other two are just as unenjoyable (and un-edifying).

Thank goodness swimming has Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines.

A.H.Black
07-04-2012, 12:53 AM
That is exactly what they did at the Olympics in 2008. We'd better start sending emails to NBC.



The difference with the Olympics is that every performance will be available for viewing on the web page. Even if you don't have cable/satellite, you will be able to see the routines later.