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Theatregirl1122
07-29-2012, 04:16 AM
Oh look, it's the medal ceremony. Are they dredging the pool for Phelps body?

They must be, all of my friends on facebook and everyone who works for NBC are all acting like he died.

Matryeshka
07-29-2012, 04:17 AM
Is it wrong of me to root for Hungary just cause she's wearing an electric pink swimsuit?

my little pony
07-29-2012, 04:18 AM
Is it wrong of me to root for Hungary just cause she's wearing an electric pink swimsuit?

im all for anyone named katinka

BelleBway
07-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Is it wrong of me to root for Hungary just cause she's wearing an electric pink swimsuit?

If you're wrong, then I must be wrong too :lol:

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-29-2012, 04:21 AM
That little Chinese boy is sooo cute.

Matryeshka
07-29-2012, 04:23 AM
Pinkie fourth. :( Yay Biesel! Damn, China having a banner day.

pollyanna
07-29-2012, 04:23 AM
Yes. It would be nice if they explained the scoring system instead of saying idiotic things like "stole the medal." Not Zou Kai's fault if Team USA constructed a program that pleased the audience more than the judges.
For real. Horton's 2008 routine was very exciting, but he did take a step on the landing that cost him.

Zou Kai was sloppy as heck, but his D score was 7.2 to Horton's 6.9 in 2008. Zou Kai got an E score of 9.0, Horton 9.275. Very close, but Zou Kai went in with a big advantage and it paid off.

ETA: If the US ladies win team gold (and that's a big if) by virtue of those ginormous Amanar D scores, does that mean they stole gold from the second place team? I think not.

Shut up, Daggett.

BelleBway
07-29-2012, 04:24 AM
Beisel had some nifty nail polish going on. These things are important to me.

london_calling
07-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Yin grew on me.

Skittl1321
07-29-2012, 04:30 AM
I don't understand nbc's made up gymnastics scoring system. It is based only on deductions, so an easy routine with few deductions is better than a hard one with more. Shouldn't they look at the SCORE?

Theatregirl1122
07-29-2012, 04:32 AM
It's AMAZING how much more I like Danell without Yin on the floor. I'm rather sad he'll be bake for AA and EF. I've finally started rooting for Danell and even noticed that he's hot!

pollyanna
07-29-2012, 04:32 AM
I don't understand nbc's made up gymnastics scoring system. It is based only on deductions, so an easy routine with few deductions is better than a hard one with more. Shouldn't they look at the SCORE?
This. Tim should take a bit of time to explain the scoring system for those who tune in once every 4 years, and then remember to talk about the D score when one routine scores higher than another. But Tim is a douchebag, so I won't count on it.

Theatregirl1122
07-29-2012, 04:32 AM
I don't understand nbc's made up gymnastics scoring system. It is based only on deductions, so an easy routine with few deductions is better than a hard one with more. Shouldn't they look at the SCORE?

I guess they're just trying to show whether you did well for you as opposed to well overall?

Matryeshka
07-29-2012, 04:34 AM
I swear, I understood the green/yellow/red when they did it for women's trials, but it doesn't seem to have any meaning here.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-29-2012, 04:36 AM
It makes more sense to just show the D and E scores.