If You Fall, I'll Pick You Up
There can't be a worse feeling in Olympic sports -- well, OK, maybe this Hungarian knows -- than what Alicia Sacramone had to endure last night.
Team USA Women's Gymnastics was having a steller team event, hanging right with the favored Chinese until Sacramone went the balance beam and failed miserably at her routine. She followed that up with more falling in the floor routine, and as a whole, Team USA fell apart. Given how well China performed, it may not have matter if Sacramone nailed perfect score after perfect score, but nonetheless, not many worse feelings that depriving your teammates of a gold medal and then having a camera stuck in your face.
That's OK though, Alicia still gets a perfect score from me. Seeing as how 'Alicia Sacramone is Hot' is a top search today, I'm guessing the rest of the world agrees. She's a rare breed for a gymnist: of age, curvacious, and did I mention of age.
Not to mention, a current study at Brown University, she'd make an excellent study partner.
After last night, Alicia's going to want to punch herself in the face this time around. That's OK, though, she's forgiven in our books.