SO sad about our women's volleyball team. They were playing like champs and then Brazil just sunk them.
Tilden - the problem I have with McKayla's sour face is that she did it on the medal stand. For me, that's very different from sitting down in a chair and crying after not getting the gold. IMO, you pull it together and, as a representative of your country, you show good sportsmanship and realize that ANY medal is pretty damn great. Like Abby says on Dance Moms, go cry into your pillow. And, no, I can't believe I used something she says as the right way to behave. In the past, we've seen disappointed medalists take their medals off or stomp off the medals stand or even refuse interviews. I think it's all bad sportsmanship and I always feel embarrassed for those athletes. It's a poor example of how to behave.
They've ALWAYS crammed the camera in the face of every athlete who falls, loses, whatever. I HATE that about sports coverage. I don't need to see that moment. It's just too personal.
The thing about Twitter - and one of the reasons I don't like it- is that it allows people to say the most atrocious things without any conscience and then get reinforcement from a bunch of people really quickly AND people can say it directly to the person they're commenting about. I guess the Internet in general allows that, but Twitter seems even worse. I think I would have gotten up and finished that race, even knowing I'd come in last, but that's how I would react. We don't know if that runner was injured or just couldn't do it. That camera in her face was awful. I couldn't watch someone in that much pain. My heart broke for her.
Those rhythmic gymnasts are amazing! They're better than anything Cirque du Soleil puts out! I had to laugh when, the other day, one of the commentators made a crack about how we wouldn't be seeing an unpointed toes with these gymnasts!