326: The Great Individual vs. Team Debate

Oct 9, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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THIS WEEK

  • We have TWO episodes this week, so be sure to catch our 1993 NCAA Nationals commission as well!
  • Updates on some of the other difference makers we could have talked about last week but didn’t. Like idiots. Plus, many more American collegiate medalists. 
  • More on the Jade Carey situation
    • Jessica thinks it’s AWESOME, Spencer thinks it’s strategically unsound, and they both think USAG botched it (but whaaaaa?) 
  • The great INDIVIDUAL vs. TEAM debate, years in the making
    • In the individual corner, Jessica O’Beirne, who gives two giant steaming turds about team medals
    • In the team corner, Spencer Barnes, who finds a way to make this about math homework somehow
  • We create some much better rules for how the US should be handling individual Olympic spots
  • The Youth Olympic Games have started! We need to talk about the “mixed multi-discipline team event” 
  • Jessica tells us about Shawn Johnson’s interesting appearance on Freakonomics
  • Miss Val’s Life is Short Don’t Wait To Dance Book contest winners announced.

FURTHER READING

The Jade Carey Problem 

Strong Opinions About Every Single Nation’s Worlds Team

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