#podcast is up! AMERICAN CUP (5:00)
We get to talk about actual gymnastics this week! UNCLE TIM, Jessica, and Spencer discuss the big headlines
Morgan Hurd won all the everythings and has improved SO MUCH, even since worlds
Mai Murakami had the best performance by a non-American since 2011
Yul Moldauer‘s form (and hair) is the entire point of gymnastics
Kenzo had a no good, very bad day
Mao Yi broke her femur on an UNSAFE VAULT, but Morinari Watanabe brought her 100,000 bags of chips so it’s all OK
Maile O’Keefe’s ankles might have special powers, and we should look into that
From Petro Pakhniuk to Lorette Charpy to BROOKLYN’S FLOOR to Sun Wei‘s vault height, we pick our special highlights of the meet. Jessica has five. (32:16)
It didn’t all go…great, so we select our un-highlights from this year’s American Cup, including “The People’s Republic of Japan” and why the PA announcer made Spencer feel unsafe
Brooklyn Moors breaking everyone’s hearts/it does’t matter because Brooklyn Moors
The failures of E score in the current quad (there are a lot)
Unacceptable behavior from cable-holders and camerapeople (48:27)
And then there was the broadcast
A certain someone was missing from the broadcast team, and it was AMAZING
The way NBC handled addressing all the…everything…that has been happening. Yea or nay?
All those commercials for SafeSport and the USAG “athlete assistance fund”
And of course the Kerry Perry commercial. Oof. We have some thoughts.
NCAA NEWS (1:14:20)
Why the vault judges need to PULL IT TOGETHER
The crackiest 10s in NCAA over the weekend
The important existence of Tyra McKellar
The Nastia Cup—who is going to take NCAA by storm in the near future?
Haleigh Bryant’s handspring pike 1/2 is Rachel Slocum-good
Andrea Li’s forward stalder should be in a museum
Ways we can get Rachael Lukacs into Georgia’s vault lineup…like now?
Jaedyn Rucker’s floor
GYMTERNET NEWS (1:34:57)
The FBI opens an internal review into why it took A YEAR to do anything
“The gymnasts are very aware of everything going on”
Aly will GET YOU, has filed a lawsuit against the USOC, USAG
Jacob Moore is the first male victim of Nassar to come forward