Gabby Douglas vs. Shawn Johnson....

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  1. Chipper

    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    Is it me or did Johnson get a great deal more hype?
     
  2. Diamndpusher

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    Its a race issue.
     
  3. michaelrr1

    michaelrr1 Well-Known Member

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    By local media or national? Shawn is from Iowa. Gabby is from Florida.
     
  4. Chipper

    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    I don't see color
     
  5. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    This, and wasn't Shawn considered the best overall gymnast? I'm pretty sure Gabby is an underdog of sorts.
     
  6. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of gymnastics.. Did anybody else see Nastia Liukin face plant on the uneven bars?
     
  7. rebecacy

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    Not 3 weeks before she didn't
     
  8. Chipper

    Chipper Well-Known Member

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    Btw, I wonder what WDM fathers are having to shell out for Chow's.
     
  9. mac4cy

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    Not sure I would have gotten up. Granted I couldn't even get on the uneven bars.
     
  10. cyclonedave25

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1JcXEim40g]Nastia Liukin Falls Hard - 2012 Olympic Trials - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. kilroy

    kilroy Well-Known Member

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    This.

    Plus Shawn had a great smile.
     
  12. longtimeclone

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    Yeah I kind of felt bad for her because I was hoping she could make the team. I couldn't tell if she was hurting or if she was disappointed that she would not be heading to London now.
     
  13. Cypwr

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    SJ was the reigning World All Around Champion from 2007 and the odds on favorite to win the 2008 Olympics.
    Also Gabby D. is from Virginia
     
  14. michaelrr1

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  15. Cypwr

    Cypwr Active Member

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    That guy is her coach who is her dad. ouch.
     
  16. mj4cy

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    Nastia had a tough run, but there are some new girls that are quite good.


    Gabby is a stud. She's confident and very talented.
     
  17. Clark

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    As was mentioned earlier, Shawn was a world champion which is why she got a lot of hype.

    The 2012 US team looks pretty good. No home court advantage for the Chinese team this year either.
     
  18. nfrine

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    I would be more concerned about the nickname they have given her...The Flying Squirrel....
     
  19. mj4cy

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    Gymnastics is extremely tough. You can tell if you're off your game just for 1 night, its over. Not one of the girls from the 2008 team is returning.
     
  20. cyclonedave25

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    I was really hoping at least Nastia or Alicia would have made it again so that I could have a hottie to look at without feeling like a pedophile.
     
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