341: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House

Nov 13, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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GYMTERNET NEWS

  • The latest on…bum-bum-bum…decertification
  • THE DOCUMENTS
    • We’re being asked to believe some pretty ridiculous things right now…
    • …so we performed a play about what might maybe have happened
    • Save your applause until the end
  • Rules Clarifications. At worlds, the FIG held a forum to clarify rules and it was eventful. We CODE NERD OUT about:
    • The messy chalk crackdown
    • “No face painting. This is sport, not theater”
    • No choreography onto the floor
    • No soccer flopping
    • The swing ring police (YES!)
    • The two-foot-layout police (YES!)
    • The side jump police (YES!)
    • The beam rhythm police (YES!)

THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW

The myth, the legend, actual real-life big-boy sports reporter Will Graves of the AP joins us to discuss his experience in Doha and the current state of US gymnastics, including

  • If he floated away in a flood
  • Crowd size, and whether worlds should ever go back to Qatar
  • His secret meeting with the country’s #2 (and interest in the rainbow leotard)
  • How he approaches USAG differently than in, say, 2015
  • Whether Simone is the greatest thing ever to be, ever, in the history of time and the universe, ever ever ever
  • The current state of men’s gymnastics in the US

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