Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London: Part 3

Larisa Iordache: Romania Larisa Iordache is a new senior this year.  She has never competed before at the senior elite level, but has caused a lot of excitement this year.  She is the reigning European Champion on Floor.  Here she … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London part 2

Gabby Douglas: USA Gabby Douglas, aka The Flying Squirrel was known in 2011 as a headcase with great bars.  (The headcase reputation primarily stems from the 2011 US National Championships, where she fell off the beam 3 times in one … Continue reading

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Gymnasts I’ll be watching in London part 1

Aliya Mustafina: Russia She took the world by storm in 2010, winning the World All Around title.  Unfortunately, she landed badly on her vault in the 2011 European Championships, tearing her ACL.  She needed surgery and did not compete until … Continue reading

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My Super Obvious, Non Expert, Standard Boring predictions for the 2012 Olympic Gymnastics Competition

I’ve decided to do more boring predictions for the 2012 Olympics gymnastics competition 1 USA will win gold Some people may be predicting a blowout, but I’m not.  I think the competition will be closer than expected, but I still … Continue reading

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When did Sexual Harassment become cool?

I recently found out about the plot of the book 50 Shades of Gray.  Apparently, in the book, a young woman signs a non-disclosure agreement with her boss upon joining his company.  Shortly after that, her boss recruits her for … Continue reading

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Catching Fire Book Review

On February 11, 2011, I sneaked a peak at Wikipedia at work.  I gasped as soon as I pulled it up; the news section announced that Hosni Mubarak, the dictator in charge of Egypt, had been deposed by the military.  … Continue reading

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Andy Murray’s Speech

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.  Mark Antony said those words in his famous speech, as he then described the cuts made by assasins in Julius Caesar’s cloak.  This speech is nowhere near as well worded, but … Continue reading

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Nobody Puts Federer in a Corner!

A few weeks ago, I had a post planned, called, “Roger Federer will never win another Grand Slam.”  I wanted to post about how Federer was getting older, how Djokovic and Nadal would always reach the finals, how Federer would … Continue reading

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So, Too Bad About the Americans At Wimbledon…

Serena Williams Wins her 5th Wimbledon Title Yep, too bad Americans aren’t winning at Wimbledon.  Oh, hats off to Agnieszka Radwanska!  She showed great fight, especially to come back and win the second set.  I’ll be cheering for her in … Continue reading

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Rafa Complains about Workplace Conditions

A common theme this year in tennis is Rafa complaining about workplace conditions.  He complained about Madrid’s blue clay experiment (though to be fair, so did Nole and others), he complained about playing in the rain at the French Open, … Continue reading

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