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Smiley0884
07-31-2012, 03:47 AM
So by my count we've seen 2/12 of China's gold medal routines so far.

There are no words to describe the extent of NBC's suckiness.

I thought this thread was spoiler free...welp, now I know who wins...:shuffle:

Matryeshka
07-31-2012, 03:47 AM
Coverage for the men has historically been really awful, even when we've done well.

If nothing else, they should show the best two on each apparatus, so the average viewer can contrast and get an idea of what's considered the ideal. To cut them not much, but a little, slack, gymnastics is a sport that is not TV friendly.

Fergus
07-31-2012, 03:48 AM
Horton! The only reason he didn't vault in prelims was to ensure Orozco and Layeva could qualify for the all around final.

I hate to admit it, but I question Orozco's mental preparedness for the AA. :(

I hope so very dearly that I'm wrong! When he's on, he's got such great charm and pizzazz.

Cyn
07-31-2012, 03:48 AM
One of the things I love about the Olympics is the premise that politics are (or at least should be) put aside in favor of celebrating athletics and the best of sport.

That being said, did NBC really feel the need to air an Obama campaign ad in the middle of tonight's broadcast? :rolleyes: :wall: :blah:.

(FTR, I'd be (and will be if it happens) equally irritated if a Romney ad shows up as well).

Meh.

museksk8r
07-31-2012, 03:48 AM
Horton! The only reason he didn't vault in prelims was to ensure Orozco and Layeva could qualify for the all around final.

I'm also very surprised Horton wasn't chosen for vault. Guess the selection committee has still not forgiven him for falling in vault at the World Championships last season and costing the US men the silver medal there. Still, isn't Horton's vault a higher degree of difficulty than Orozco's?

pollyanna
07-31-2012, 03:50 AM
I thought this thread was spoiler free...welp, now I know who wins...:shuffle:

Maybe we should put "spoiler-free" in the title for the folks who don't read all the posts, esp. the first one that says this thread is supposed to be spoiler-free.

HisWeirness
07-31-2012, 03:51 AM
We got a Romney ad today, and an Obama ad yesterday. :lol:

I spotted Tara Modlin standing next to Yin in the stands earlier.

Fergus
07-31-2012, 03:52 AM
Cheers, 1/2 a minute of Zara Phillips! :lol:

I tried watching the Equestrian today........Greenwich looks beautiful!

Efimova in Peggy Fleming chartreuse. ;)

ChelleC
07-31-2012, 03:54 AM
I think we need to form a group and fly over to London to console the US guys. I'm all ready booking my plane ticket.... :P




Save a seat for me on that flight.

Theatregirl1122
07-31-2012, 03:54 AM
Now, now, we don't speak about The Time of Unpleasantness during the War of Northern Aggression. We don't speak of that--it's vulgar. Like the Pommel Horse and Horton's cheerleader voice.

Whatevs. I love John's cheerleader voice. I want john around to tell me that we are a team and cheer me on in normal, real life situations.


I think the coach (es) who decided Orozco should vault in team finals needs a good slap.

Maybe the people in charge for the men's gymnastics team and the 4x100 relay got high together when making line up choices.


I think we need to form a group and fly over to London to console the US guys. I'm all ready booking my plane ticket.... :P

Okay, as long as everyone agrees that they aren't too young for us to offer comfort...


Horton! The only reason he didn't vault in prelims was to ensure Orozco and Layeva could qualify for the all around final.

Leyva and Orozco both had the same average score in team finals which was higher than Horton's so it isn't just the AA that had those two vaulting but certainly Leyva or Horton could have gone. Orozco was definitely struggling in practice according to all reports.


Sam is v. hot.

THANK YOU! I have no idea why poor Sam is being ignored here.

danafan
07-31-2012, 03:55 AM
Horton's vault has the same D score as Orozco, 6.6; he hasn't done the double front 1/2 this year.

Fergus
07-31-2012, 03:55 AM
I have no idea why poor Sam is being ignored here.

Tres adorable! :swoon: I want to carry him around in a papoose.....

Smiley0884
07-31-2012, 03:56 AM
This gymnastics coverage is abysmal :mad: I'll have to watch the NBC tape coverage tomorrow as well, hopefully it's not *this* bad for them women's.

museksk8r
07-31-2012, 03:56 AM
Horton's vault has the same D score as Orozco, 6.6; he hasn't done the double front 1/2 this year.

Thanks for the info! ;)

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-31-2012, 03:56 AM
THANK YOU! I have no idea why poor Sam is being ignored here.

He's cute I just feel others are cuter.

Brooks, Leyva, Naddour and Sam is 4th cutest. Then Dalton, Orozco, Horton, and Legendre.