“Ally Rainsman really reigned in Gabby in the time of need”— Gabby scored 1/3 of the team’s points. [n-i-h-i-l added]
“She trained with Shawn Johnson which REALLY must have had some effect on her”— many gymnasts have trained under professionals. [n-i-h-i-l added]
“Gabby has a lead…not by much but, we hope she takes advantage of it”—Gabby consistently scored better (on average) than her teammates.[n-i-h-i-l added]
Not to mention they contributed the all-around success to Alexandra saying that she was the clincher… [cum-fraiche added]
and “ooh, lets talk about Jordyn not making the all around ten times more than Gabby being the highest scorer in all four events” [withasideofswag added]
The first Women’s Gymnastics team win since ‘96, but it was deemed “not all that amazing” by NBC.
Airing a commercial featuring a monkey doing gymnastics right after Gabby’s win. During all the commercials for other athletes and their wins they showed appropriate commercials featuring them and their talents. For example: the swimmer Rebecca Soni was featured in her own commercial beating her world record score. Gabby got a monkey.
Also, when Gabby did her vault: NBC on Gabby - “That wasn’t great…but she’ll take it” (she gets the highest score on the fucking thing, a 15.966) NBC on Aly - “That was an AMAZING vault! She’s off to a great start!” (scores very well, but lower than Gabby) Yeah. NBC hates that a black girl won the whole thing. [boehner-trollolol added]
NBC’s “Fab Five” commercial that conveniently forgot she existed [cynical-douche added]
I believe Gabby was also the first American (female) gymnast to win a gold medal in both the group and AA events. As of yet, I haven’t heard much mention of that from NBC/other news networks. [alldolleddown added]
On Raisman’s bars performance, the ending comment was “very good.” On Douglas’, it was “Interesting.” [pluckyduck added]
After Gabby’s gold medal win, an NBC commentator said: “She’s the first African American woman to win this medal. Although the barriers have long since been torn down, some may still experience barriers in the way they see themselves.” Not even sure what racially tinted bullshit he’s implying here, but I don’t like it.
All the comments I’m seeing around the internet that are to the effect of, “I don’t know why they have to mention she’s African American, she’s just American” are really pissing me off too.
She is the the first African-American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal, and “colorblind” bullshit erases that achievement.
Fellow white people are pissing me off today, it’s like they’ve got a diaper rash because she’s black.