Tag Archives: results

US Open Day 2: Yawn

29 Aug

So there were no exciting upsets on Day 2 of the US Open. There was also not much excitement at all. Players defeated opponents quickly and efficiently. Defending champion Novak Djokovic killed his opponent Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The match lasted all of 73 minutes and was pretty much an ass whooping.

Then Serena Williams defeated fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1. At this point it kind of seems like Serena could win in her sleep. Her sister Venus Williams on the other hand has been struggling. Venus has been trying to push past her autoimmune disease but fell short in the past. Venus did manage to defeat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.

So no close matches yet. Maybe there will be some excitement on Day 3 with Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.

-M

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The Greatest Athletes in the World

9 Aug

While Usain Bolt was prancing around proclaiming himself to be the best athlete in the world . . . Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee were busy getting medals for actually being the world’s greatest athletes. For the first time in 56 years the US has won gold and silver in the decathlon. Eaton took home the gold with 8,869 points. Hardee (one of the hottest Olympians) finished second with 8,671 points. The points are accumulated over 10 events over two days. The events include: 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400 meters, 110 meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500 meters.
This is the first medal for 24-year old Eaton who got the Olympic record in the trials with a score of 9,039 points. Hardee was more than happy to get silver after fouling out in the pole vault in Beijing. It was a truly great accomplishment for both men.

-M

 

 

So No More Ryan Lochte . . .

2 Aug

I knew the day would come when Ryan Lochte would be done racing in the Olympics. I just can’t believe it came so soon. What will I fantasize obsess about now? I am especially interested knowing from Lochte’s mother that he has “one night stands.” Yes you heard it from his mother Lochte is slutty and that means you could be the next lucky girl to wake-up alone smelling like chlorine. Ahh the dream.

So here is how Lochte made out at the Olympics.

2 Gold– 4×200-meter freestyle relay, men’s 400-meter individual medley

2 Silver– 4×100-meter freestyle relay, 200-meter individual medley

1 Bronze– 200-meter backstroke

So he got 5 out of the 6 medals he was going for . . . that’s pretty good. But don’t worry Lochte has said he will be back at the next Olympics. Until then I will continue to online stalk him and keep you updated.

-M

I Can’t Watch John Orozco Cry

31 Jul

The US Men’s Gymnastics team fell short and failed to medal in the team finals. The US finished fourth behind China, Japan and Great Britain. It was a shocking result for what some considered the Dream Team of gymnastics who had qualified in first place for the events. It just took three falls for them to disappear from the medal podium. First it was Sam Mikulak who was really close to a perfect floor routine but he fell and his score was dropped to 14.6. Then Danella Leyva fell on the pommel horse and had to restart which hurt his score. And the nail in the coffin was added by John Orozco who fell on the pommel horse and was given a 12.73 by the judges. Damn pommel horse.

Poor Orozco felt it was his fault but losing was really a team effort in this case. It was going to be hard for them to come back from such low scores to start on the floor. Watching Orozco, who came from the most unlikely gymnastics background, cry was unbearable. I literally could watch it without tearing up. It was like watching a kid who just learned Santa wasn’t real, way too painful.

Luckily there are still individual competitions coming up.

-M