Olympic Link Bank: Dana Vollmer, McKayla Maroney, Nastia Liukin, Jordyn Wieber



-So who suffered the bigger disappointment: Nastia Liukin or Jordyn Wieber? Both are devastating in their own right. But comment below who you think had/has it worse. If one more face of the U.S. women’s gymnastics suffers an elimination setback…you could start comparing them to Iowa Hawkeyes tailbacks.

-staying with gymnastics, I’ve seen Twitter chatter about McKayla Maroney (pictured above), and the tweets are about checking her out. And then feeling creepy/weird about checking her out, and not knowing her age. I even saw a funny tweet that said all gymnastics broadcasts should display the competitor’s age at all times.

She’s competing in the vault, despite a busted toe. (Washington Post)

-(Fourth Place Medal) Dana Vollmer’s cap came off in the middle of her world record, gold medal swim sprint



-Here’s that video again of Liukin face-planting the uneven bars, and the reason she’s not here.

-(Yahoo) there’s been a ton of lists of the “hottest olympic athletes” by every publication under the sun. I even did a list of the 8 hottest foreign, and 7 hottest domestic.


But the hottest overall team? That honor seems to belong to Dutch field hockey; according to the Yahoo Olympic blog



-There’s so much vitriol for the on-air work of Ryan Seacrest this Olympics. He’s become the Chris Berman of NBC. Do a Twitter search and you’ll see no one likes him, and you wonder why he even has the gig. Just like Berman. Take a clue National Broadcasting Company; and WWL while we’re at it.

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