08-02-2012, 12:38 AM
I don't mind all the swimming... but then I don't care passionately for any summer sport so it's all the same to me...
what I did have issue with tonight from NBC was the commentators recapping John's disaster during the team event, and then one of them saying "but the one good thing about john is his consistency." Um, really? You just spent 2+ minutes telling us he crapped out and now you're trying to sell us on his consistency? Or are you telling us he's consistently crappy. Granted I just saw his pommel and I feel bad for saying that - because I'm one of those that do like the fluff pieces and find him to be completely likable - but it was just a DUH comment to make at that point...
08-02-2012, 03:51 AM
leave no stone unturned
Afanaseva had the best floor in my opinion,despite the mistaek at the end, I ve missed watching gymnasts having a character and real choreography, some attitude and smile, without using the music as just background noise. Thats why she is the WC. 90% competed like robbots. Next favorite is Dougla's for the same reason, she looked like enjoying it and didnt make me anxious. Mustafina dissapointed me, she looked so worried in FX, she didnt sell it at all.
08-02-2012, 07:07 AM
I'll go back and look at Afanaseva's floor routine. I have been aware that floor routines aren't really interpretive anymore. I guess they have so many tricks to pack in, and they have to get so much speed in for their flips and jumps and whatnot that most of their routine just has to have them at a run. You can't do that in time to the music! I just hope that this isn't also the future of figure skating. Putting in all the flourishes and points-gathering elements might swamp the music, and at that moment I will be making for the door.
08-02-2012, 11:11 AM
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