So. I recently subscribed to GymCastic. I mean, it was 5 bucks and I’ll probably cancel it after the Olympics.
But does anyone else get INTENSELY FRUSTRATED by Jessica’s lack of gymnastics knowledge? Like, how does this woman get a press pass to meets? Some of the discussion is inane, annoying, and devoid of any real gymnastic insight. Spencer is a saving grace, at least he knows the values of skills. But Jessica often goes on these random tangents which literally make no sense.
Like, the post Nationals podcast, she did a huge monologue about what Tom Forster SHOULD have said about Morgan Hurd. Saying how she’s a champion blah blah blah. And that how she has HAD an amazing elite career and that she can bow out of elite with grace etc etc etc. Then Spencer jumps in and says - hang on Jessica, don’t retire Morgan from elite without Morgan agreeing to it. Then Jessica instantly says about how awful it is to retire a gymnast (eg Memmel in 2012 etc etc). Like, the exact thing she JUST SAID that Tom should have done with Morgan.
Also, the whole 6.8 D Score for Simone is infruriating. Talking about how her listeners should bombard FIG Twitter with messages about how it’s unfair etc etc. Completely ignoring Spencer’s earlier analysis that 6.6 is a perfectly reasonable conclusion (just not one that he himself would have drawn).
The icing on the cake came when she spent about 5 minutes talking about how Skinner’s Moors should get downgraded to tuck. Like - is the blind and has she read the code:
Now I am not a defender of Skinner, as anyone on this board would know, but this was just a scrappy dished Moors. This whole thing about the SLIGHTEST HINT of knee bend meaning immediate downgrade to Tuck is just stupid. And what’s worse, Spencer joined in!! This is obviously not a Silivas.
Not to mention her whole story about Miller doing DTYs in Barcelona that she had to debunk in the next podcast episode.
Like, as far as I know, this is her full time job??