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The "Friends" of Mitch Gaylord (Men's Gymnastics)


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#51 Obscure Name


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:31 PM

USA! USA! USA!

#52 Dropkick Izzy

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:31 PM

Wow.

#53 Lazy vs Crazy

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:31 PM

This is flat out amazing

#54 Vinho Tinto

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:31 PM

That horton dismount was sick. Sorry I am watching on Tivo.Wow.


Holy Shit!

U-S-A!

#55 Ahriman


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:31 PM

That dismount was insane. He almost flew off the end of the mat.

#56 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

15.7? what does someone need to do for a 16?


His difficulty was a 6.4...he would have needed a 9.6

#57 gingerbreadmann

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

15.675. Wow.

#58 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

i think they are starting to believe

#59 mabrowndog


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

I cannot believe how fast he whipped around that bar, and how high he got on the dismount.

#60 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

15.675 for that routine?
Am I just retarded? I thought that would score much higher

#61 Guinevere

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:33 PM

That got a lower score than Horton? Fucking judges.

#62 Ed Hillel


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:33 PM

Even the Chinese crowd was on its feet.

#63 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:33 PM

China has the vault now....this is where they catch up...they are supposedly the bes in the world and it's the highest scoring event.

But now, they have a bit of pressure on them.

#64 Obscure Name


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:33 PM

Fucking judges.

#65 Guinevere

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:33 PM

Bullshit score. Geeze.

#66 Ed Hillel


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

These judges are like the stereotypical nagging Jewish mothers. They're finding flaws that don't exist.

#67 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

Confucious say
Gymnast who fly, should get higher score.


Or something like that, it might have lost a little in translation.

#68 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

It seems that the judges want to leave a barn door sized window open for the Chinese to take this on their home court.

#69 Fratboy


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

My God, these dudes are TINY. Horton is 5'1". Hagerty is 5'3". Tan, the hot Asian dude, is 5'4". Spring is the giant of the bunch at 5'7".

#70 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:35 PM

15.675 for that routine?
Am I just retarded? I thought that would score much higher


I'd never thought I would enjoy 3 men on a pole so much.

#71 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:35 PM

I'm told the US ends on the pommel horse and that they aren't a good pommel team.

#72 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:35 PM

I'd never thought I would enjoy 3 men on a pole so much.

OMG. I score that comment at least a 16

#73 Guinevere

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

Oh please, 15.9 and out of bounds. FIXED.

#74 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

15.675 for that routine?
Am I just retarded? I thought that would score much higher


Lowest difficulty of any routine though. And one judge gave him a 9.0 when all the others were 9.4 and higher.

#75 Lazy vs Crazy

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

I do not at all understand why the vault is worth more points than the high bar.

#76 Ahriman


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

What the heck did that Chinese guy just do? Crazy.

#77 mabrowndog


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

The Chinese need to hire a High Five consultant. Seriously.

It's like they're playing patty cake.

#78 gingerbreadmann

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

So the Chinese dude gets a 16.6 on the vault and we get 15.6/15.7s? Bull.

#79 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:38 PM

It was higher than 15.9 wasn't it?

#80 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:39 PM

China will choke

#81 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:39 PM

OMG. I score that comment at least a 16


Wait until you see my other 5 rotations.

#82 Guinevere

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:39 PM

Second place now.

#83 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:40 PM

I do not at all understand why the vault is worth more points than the high bar.



Well, for instance, the last Chinese vaulter had a difficulty of 7.2---the high bar difficulties were more in the 6.5 range...that's a big difference.

Not to mention the US got to do the vault as well.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

Well, for instance, the last Chinese vaulter had a difficulty of 7.2---the high bar difficulties were more in the 6.5 range...that's a big difference.

Not to mention the US got to do the vault as well.


So we've got the horse and what else?

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

So the Chinese dude gets a 16.6 on the vault and we get 15.6/15.7s? Bull.


Actually, you're wrong. Two of the 3 US guys got over 16's on the vault.

If we're going to complain, at least get the facts right.

#86 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

Well, for instance, the last Chinese vaulter had a difficulty of 7.2---the high bar difficulties were more in the 6.5 range...that's a big difference.

Not to mention the US got to do the vault as well.



True...and also, let's not forget 1996, when ladies got home cookin in Atlanta.

Thats just how it works. And you really cant complain about it...A silver out of the men here is essentially a gold, and should be lauded as such.

Edited by bsj, 11 August 2008 - 10:42 PM.


#87 Ahriman


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

Well, for instance, the last Chinese vaulter had a difficulty of 7.2---the high bar difficulties were more in the 6.5 range...that's a big difference.

Not to mention the US got to do the vault as well.

I think our problem is that we just don't know what's really difficult. Maybe the high bar is considered an easier event. Who knows.

But yeah, the Chinese had the higher difficulty score, so their overall score can be higher. Plus that one dude did a ninja flip vault.

#88 favreauk

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

I think our problem is that we just don't know what's really difficult. Maybe the high bar is considered an easier event. Who knows.

But yeah, the Chinese had the higher difficulty score, so their overall score can be higher. Plus that one dude did a ninja flip vault.

Ninja flippin is pretty cool.

I'm off to bed

#89 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:43 PM

The US being in front was nice, but everyone seems to forget we got that lead because we did the higher scoring event earlier than the Chinese did.

It seems the US is getting the same scores as China, but China is doing more difficult routines.

They did just say that China ends on the high bar which is where they've had issues in the past.

#90 Guinevere

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:44 PM

Floor. I assume they are decent in floor and can hang tough.

Edited by Guinevere, 11 August 2008 - 10:44 PM.


#91 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:45 PM

True...and also, let's not forget 1996, when ladies got home cookin in Atlanta.

Thats just how it works. And you really cant complain about it...A silver out of the men here is essentially a gold, and should be lauded as such.


Shrug won that on one leg.

#92 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:45 PM

The US being in front was nice, but everyone seems to forget we got that lead because we did the higher scoring event earlier than the Chinese did.

It seems the US is getting the same scores as China, but China is doing more difficult routines.

They did just say that China ends on the high bar which is where they've had issues in the past.



DJ, yeah I mean, I'm not complaining...it is what it is...I still think the Chinese will choke, but if they don't, then they deserve the gold...the home teams always get the bump in the judged sports, and if you compete on par with them on their home turf, they will win.

And a silver out of the US, if they can pull it off, will be no less FUCKING remarkable.

#93 Ed Hillel


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:46 PM

They're applying sticky glue all over those bars.

#94 bsj


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:46 PM

Why isnt there music in the men's floor exercise? Why is there music in the ladies?

#95 Fratboy


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:46 PM

Is this the prelim or is this for the team gold?

#96 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:47 PM

Team gold

#97 The Napkin


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:48 PM

Is this the prelim or is this for the team gold?

finals, for the medals

#98 DannyHeep


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:49 PM

Why isnt there music in the men's floor exercise? Why is there music in the ladies?


The USA have music.

1. It's Raining Men
2. Sharp Dressed Man
3. Macho Man.

#99 DJnVa


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:49 PM

Why do the head coaches of the teams sit in the stands?

#100 Ed Hillel


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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:50 PM

China's head coach's family is tied up in a dungeon somewhere in case of failure.