SO HAPPY FOR TEAM USA!!!!!
And so happy I managed to stay completely unspoiled! I forgot my ipod gets MSNBC updates, I turned it on this afternoon and a pop up came on that said "U.S. women's gymnastics....." I quickly closed my eyes and threw my ipod back into my purse...what a close call!
This team really is the fab five. All of their interviews, their interactions with each other, and overall poise has been nothing short of worthy. The mag seven will always be my favorite, but I think with strong showings in AA and EF, this team has the potential to match what they did.
My favorite moment of the night was Maroney's vault for sure! It's too bad about her toe, I would have loved to see her perform on another apparatus. She's such a rockstar!
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
Based on reading these threads alone, your coverage really sucks doesn't it?
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
Yes, it does, as always. Feck NBC.
NBC's coverage blows goats, but I have to admit that I absolutely loved Tim Daggett's reaction to Maroney's vault -- it was one of the few unscripted moments of their broadcast, and his awe and admiration was apparent.
"One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain."~~Thomas Sowell
I went to sleep before the montage, will have to go look for that on the NBC site.
He does seem very Zen at these games, that's the perfect description.
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She doesn't seem entirely like she's kidding to me, but he doesn't seem to take her very seriously, either.
NBC is getting hammered by criticism, but they always do and they keep right on broadcasting the same annoying way with the same annoying people.
I think ABC was the network that started the cult of personality type of Olympic broadcasts with their "up close and personal" profiles, but ABC didn't create some sort of narrative and then force whatever was happening into that narrative, nor did ABC focus exclusively on Americans at the expense of everyone else. ABC would let the story tell itself, which is something NBC seems to frantically avoid.
They're, their, and there. Get it right your in college.
Did anyone see the NBC clip where Gabby was having doubts about herself, total panic, during the live competition last night, and someone (sorry, brain freeze) said, reading lips, "You can do this!" and Gabby said, "You're right, I can," and smiled and carried on. It was lovely team support. I believe I saw old man Bela doing an interview today where he said this is a much better team than Atlanta, just exactly because of that team support thing. I wish skating had that.
It's interesting that Bela keeps talking about how much more of a team this group is than in 1996 because Dominique Moceanu says that she felt like she and Kerri were kind of kept separate from the others on the 1996 because those two were trained by the Karolyis. As I recall, I think she even said that she and Kerri ate with the Karolyis rather than with their teammates.
I was just watching my recording of the Today Show and Ricky Berens and Connor Dwyer said that they actually didn't know going in to the race that it would be the record setting medal for Michael and they only found out when they all got out of the water. When he pulled them into that huddle, that's what he was telling them.