March 2006

Gymnastics and Gymnastics Ramblings17 Mar 2006 10:40 am

When I started this blog last year, I titled it Perfect10 and I mentioned in my first post that the “perfect ten” was on it’s way to extinction. I followed up with a post titled “The Death of the Ten.” But in the back of my mind, I admit that I didn’t think it would happen. I didn’t think the powers that be (the Federation of International Gymnastics) would really go through with it. Yet here I sit, one year later, contemplating the new code and trying to make sense of scores like 15.2 and 14.6. Still reeling from the reality of it, I decided to post this photo as a memorial, taken at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. You can see the score board in the foreground, which was not created to accomodate a perfect score (so it posted a 1.00) with Nadia Comaneci, the recipient, celebrating in the background with her Romanian team. An era now gone by…

Nadia Comaneci

Competitions and Gymnastics14 Mar 2006 09:10 pm

Shayla Worley. Hands down. She had the best meet of the day but somehow she still ended up in second place. I’m not knocking Nastia Liukin, who took the title, but Nastia had 2 substantial errors (Vault & Beam) and yet still wound up the winner. How does something like this happen?


Non Gymnastics14 Mar 2006 10:28 am

So I’ve realized that one of the reasons why I don’t blog here more often is because all of my entries are so long that it is daunting to sit down and write one. Therefore, I have turned over a new leaf. My entries will hereby be shorter and hopefully, more frequent.

Thoughts on the 2006 Tyson American Cup will be brief and coming soon…