349: The Stick Stick and the Money Gun

Jan 29, 2019 | GymCastic, Podcast

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NCAA NEWS

  • Oklahoma extends its national lead at Metroplex, and Maggie is back
  • Jessica has a moment about Stanford, featuring a story of public embarrassment from her college years (yay!) 
  • Auburn has a stick stick, Washington has a money gun, and Maryland has a sparkly turtle shell. The real heroes. 
  • Weekly feelings alert: The Ari Guerra story
    • Or, does gymnastics fetishize and celebrate risking your future health too much?
    • Example, Kim Hamilton’s excellent book starts with her post-gymnastics crawling on the floor, in too much pain to stand.
  • The problem with scoring the rotation order—and what’s the best lineup strategy if you know Carol is coming to town? 
  • Crack or correct: The Natalie Wojcik problem and the most WTF vault score ever for Penn
  • So that happened: John Roethlisberger, the Auburn dudes, and we’ll never be the same
  • A sexism Rage-o-Meter from…Spencer? Stop listing the names of the parents like that’s a stat, and maybe hire some more women for these jobs

GYMTERNET NEWS

  • We discuss how much money USAG is paying Steve Penny, Mary Bono, and Box of Scarves. NOT GREAT, BOB. 
  • The Senate has an “AHEM, HEM” moment re: decertification and the USOC’s tax-exempt status. 
  • Katarzyna Jurkowska-Kowalska is retiring
  • Getting ready for Elite Canada and the Buckeye Kristal Uzelac qualifier this weekend
  • Updates on Amy Tinkler, Ashton Locklear, Roxana Popa, Beth Tweddle, and the potential for world peace
  • The latest on Jessica’s quest to become an arm scientist
  • Why doesn’t the high bar have padding on it?
  • Nina gets another…oddly shaped award

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