This is really great. 16-year old Carly Patterson wins Olympic Gold in the women’s all-around gymnastics for only the second time in history. The first time was in 1984 during the boycotted Olympics. Not to take anything away from Mary Lou but this was the first time where all the gymnasts showed up, including the Russian diva Svetlana Khorkina, so its especially great for Carly and the US.
I didn’t think I would care but over the last few days watching the competition, I realized that these girls (and guys) have worked the asses off trying to get to Athens and its the least I can do to watch them. So, there it is. Plus, despite all of NBC’s forced drama, the competition still is very dramatic in itself with some pretty close swimming races and gymnastics events decided by tenths of points.
On a much more somber note, do we really need this. I have read a few reviews already and they all agree that it was a very bad idea and turned out to be a giant piece of crap. Even though I worked in the business, and still do, I can not understand how complete hacks keep getting work. Didn’t the people at Morgan Creek see “Driven”? I just don’t get it.
I will get into this more but now I must go and do some work (gotta pay the bills and all).