We all know that the scoring in gymnastics is a bit confusing, but it isn’t as bad as NBC would have you think it is with their red, yellow and green marks which both simplify it beyond recognition, without really discussing what makes up a good or bad score and leaves out the difficulty score all together. I also feel that NBC, by talking down to us , does a disservice to gymnastics fans, old and new. Don’t even get me started on this comment
From International Gymnast: For those of you complaining (still) about NBC’s Olympic coverage, get ready for more of the same: “The people who watch the Olympics are not particularly sports fans. More women watch the games than men, and for the women, they’re less interested in the result and more interested in the journey. It’s sort of like the ultimate reality show and miniseries wrapped into one.” John Miller, NBC’s chief marketing officer.
Geez, really? That comment Makes me a bit sick. Will we ever get past the idea that women are mindless fluff bags. Ugh.
Anyway for those of you that would like to understand what is being performed and the basics of how it is scored, I will be posting about each event one by one. Let’s start with floor.