This is a tough battle ladies and gentlemen. On one hand we’ve got The good ol’ Kate Upton, arguably the best dougier in the game. On the other we have Mckayla Maroney with just a stellar dougie challenge. Clearly both of these girls studied Bring It On back in the day. So who ya got? Upton or Maroney? New school or old? Listen, I’m not sure if Maroney is 16 or 18, it’s been debated hotly, but I think this dougie more than enough makes up for the scowls, the anger, and put America back right where it should be: arguing about hot girls dancing. Gold medals all around! Viva la Olympics!
So Mckayla Maroney’s “bitch face” went absolutely viral this week and spawned a Tumblr named Mckayla Maroney Is Not Impressed, and it’s pretty beautiful. With the debut of Maroney’s dougie going viral again this week we thought it might be time to look at some of the best images of the gymnast not being impressed.
If you hadn’t heard by now, a big upset in the gymnastic world today as Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 Women’s champ, was eliminated in an odd way by a small misstep. In the competition, teams of 5 compete from each country but only two athletes are allowed to advance to the All-Around Final. Basically the teams are competing against themselves as well as the other countries. Wieber, the defending champ, had a great run, but two of her competitors beat her out – thus qualifying them for the All-Around Final. But adding insult to injury, this video has been floating around today showing the way the post-match interviewers framed the interview. That’s Wieber bascially falling apart right behind Raismann as she gives her “this was great, we all did great” routine. The coach put out a Facebook message saying it’s unfair to penalize athletes for being extremely good, but that he was upset Wieber didn’t qualify. Seems like rules are rules, but what do you think?
Big news in the Olympic sphere today and yesterday as it’s come through the wire that these interesting double-breasted, wanna-be-sailor, are-those-French-hats, Ralph Lauren outfits that our superhero Olympic men and women will be dawning this year have been produced in China. Very sneaky, China. Way to get in out heads. Apparently Mr. Lauren and his troop of horse riding thread weavers has promised to remake these outfits in the United States. But with these things costing $1,945 for men’s uniforms and $1,463 for women’s how much could have been saved shipping them overseas? Either way, Next time Mr. Lauren should consider just ripping the little “Made In China” tag out and stapling in a Post-It with MADE IN USA!!!! scrawled upon it. At least it’d look legit.
Maya Nakanishi, a Japanese sprinter, has created a nude calendar featuring her body and prosthetic leg to fund her training and entry in the 2012 London Paralympics. Nakanishi holds the Japanese record for 200 meter as well as the long jump. check out a few of her images from the calendar. If you feel like helping her pursue her dream…good luck, because I can’t find a “buy” link for you anywhere.
Recent comments about U.S. participation in the Olympics have set off a hotly contested debate. More specifically, NBA members Dwayne Wade and Ray Allen have condoned the notion that professional basketball players should be paid to participate in the Olympic summer games, a sentiment shared by owner Mark Cuban. Cuban was interviewed about the subject, and in a recent ESPN article, he voiced his displeasure with the NBA players “playing for free for corporate America so the U.S. Olympic Committee can make billions of dollars.” No one ever likes to do anything for free these days, but should players be paid for the Olympics, on top of their already multi-million dollar salaries?