-So who suffered the bigger disappointment: Nastia Liukin or Jordyn Wieber? Both are devastating in their own right. But comment below who you think had/has it worse. If one more face of the U.S. women’s gymnastics suffers an elimination setback…you could start comparing them to Iowa Hawkeyes tailbacks.
-staying with gymnastics, I’ve seen Twitter chatter about McKayla Maroney (pictured above), and it's people tweeting about checking her out. And then feeling creepy/weird about checking her out, and not knowing her age. I even saw a funny tweet that said all gymnastics broadcasts should display the competitor’s age at all times.
She’s competing in the vault, despite a busted toe. (Washington Post)
-(Fourth Place Medal) Dana Vollmer’s cap came off in the middle of her world record, gold medal swim sprint
-Here’s that video again of Liukin face-planting the uneven bars, and the reason she’s not here.
And four more female olympians who may be flying under the radar.
But the hottest overall team? That honor seems to belong to Dutch field hockey; according to the Yahoo Olympic blog
(Alexa) Look at how many olympic terms are trending right now. The subject matter is dominating the top 20 terms on Alexa.
-There’s so much vitriol for the on-air work of Ryan Seacrest this Olympics. He’s become the Chris Berman of NBC. Do a Twitter search and you’ll see no one likes him, and you wonder why he even has the gig. Just like Berman. Take a clue National Broadcasting Company; and WWL while we’re at it.
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