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OK Now, I am Irritated.
Florida has been bailed out WAAAY too many times this year for there to be any doubt that there is a MAJOR bias towards that program. They were ABSOLUTELY bailed out against MIZZOU, and watching this LSU/FLA meet (I like on demand, because the 10 second skip is pure holiness) there is enough evidence to not be able to deny it. Riley McCusker repeats a skill, has a rhythm issue and still gets a 9.85 when a second counted score is needed for them? HECK. NO. Alabama is in the lead and does everything correct and somehow FLA pulls 2 10s out of nowhere? AND THERE WERE LANDING DEDUCTIONS. Florida Gymnasts step out of bounds in a close meet, and judges just miss it. No wonder Payton Richards isn’t making lineups, she’s the ONLY FLA gymnast who is held accountable for her mistakes. Which is sad for her. Trinity Thomas is capable of 10s and should be rewarded for 10 performances, but that ALA meet was a travesty.
I have been a FLA fan, and an SEC fan for a long time. I love all the teams remember people griping about over scoring issue when Maggie Nichols was at OU. THEY WERE CONSISTENTLY THAT GOOD. The Kyla Ross/Nichols 10s race was warranted. FLA has competed at a subpar level multiple times and in meets where its coming down to a tenth they are winning. It’s obvious and ridiculous.
On another note,
I like your box idea spencer. I think it would be really good to downgrade all routines in current requirements to a 9.900. I think ALL gymnasts should walk in with a 9.9 start value and have to EARN that last .10 through their artistry and skill/talent, and have it up in the air. Make it a gymnast’s requirement to justify a 10.0 start value, and not a judge’s requirement to give it because a flip was done. I think we would see alot more different variations of skills as gymnasts attempt to set themselves apart to get that 10.0 start value meet after meet. Floor is so incredibly boring to watch except for a few gymnasts and my wife who watches with me, not a gymnast, thinks it’s the dumbest event. I try and tell her how hard and cool it is, and she just laughs at me. I think using choreographers to create dance is an absolute must and most programs have the money and need to use it if the sport is to continue to attract new fans.
That’s quite an essay.
Lol I rage typed that after watching bars in the LSU/MEET. I’m nothing if not concise LOL
This is how’s I feel when I’m watching an Oklahoma home meet. They consistently get “home gym advantage” high scores. 2 SEC teams hit season high scores against Florida this season- LSU (197.975), Missouri (197.650-the only meet they scored 197+). Against Arkansas it was not even close. Florida had their worst meet at Georgia, and the Bulldogs’ received favorable high scores on their floor routines- perhaps sympathy from the judges after 5 falls on beam? That’s what it appeared to me. How many times has Trinity Thomas scored a 9.975 or 9.950 when the commentators have remarked they could not find a single deduction in her routine? In the Utah-California meet 2 Utah gymnasts stepped out of bounds on their floor routines but weren’t given deductions for it. Imagine if Utah had scored their season beam average and won the meet, the difference coming from the missed out-of-bounds deductions? The commentator even remarked that McCallum was receiving favorable high scores during the meet maybe because she’s an Olympian? Attacking Florida as THE only school getting unfair high scores is ridiculous and based on conjecture. And perhaps some animosity towards the Gators?
Missouri scored a record-breaking team high 49.600 on the floor. Florida responded with a 49.625 on beam, which was not even a season high. Florida still won by .1250. So they were not “bailed” out by the judges (it was an away meet, too so there was no “home-gym” scoring advantage). Against LSU, it was not close enough for Florida getting “bailed out.” Even if their floor scoring was slightly over, say 49.650 instead of 49.800, they still would have won.
I would love if someone could direct me to info on how the NQS scores work and what their deal is!
NQS will start counting towards the end of this month once each team has at least 6 meets under their belt.
Basically, for NQS, each team has their top 6 scores (3 away meets and 3 other home/away meets) added. Then, the top score is dropped and the remaining 5 scores are then averaged.
So, before tonight, Towson is currently #1 based on NQS.