Sunday, March 06, 2011

Aliya Mustafina and Internet Outrage

This is what I love about technology: the American Cup marches forth, and the Internet (well, the gymternet) lights up with irate fans. Fights brew over execution scores and cries of "SCAM." Lengthy comments break down the scores of each athlete and where possible deductions lurked. More cries of a scam. Shouts back of "No scam." Emeline and I text about floor music. Other friends text to say, "Hey, there's gymnastics on TV and I thought of you."

How can the rest of the world go on in ignorance?

Also, if there's something worth dissecting in a public forum, it's the moment where the camera panned to Aliya Mustafina (as it often did) after her beam routine. Our current world champ sat in a chair and surreptitiously drank diet Coke.

Move over, Gatorade, we've got aspartame.


#62: Sarah Darling, "Something to Do With Your Hands"
#63: U2, "Desire"
#64: Steve Azar, "I Don't Have to Be Me ('Til Monday)"
#65: Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
#66: Reba McIntire, "Consider Me Gone"

1 comment:

Flo said...

The rest of the world chooses to be ignorant. 'Nuff said.

I prefer Coke Zero. Splenda over Aspartame for the win! She's a sassy gal, though.