Gymnastics and negative social media

some FANS are FANatics.

Fans experience euphoria during moments when play is going well for their team, and stress when play is going against their team. This tension between the two emotions generates an unusual sense of pleasure or heightened sensations. …

The more fans a sport has, the greater the number of haters, people who mostly participate in negative ways.

The sport of Figure Skating, I believe, has more haters than Gymnastics. Hiking far fewer. 

We have a lot of young athletes, so it’s even more important to protect. 

Best strategy is to BLOCK trolls when you first encounter them. Don’t engage — that’s what they want. Live in a social media bubble of people you like and respect. Ask your athletes to do the same.

When I think of FANatics I recall the 1996 film where Robert De Niro (the fan) is obsessed with baseball player Wesley Snipes.

Fandom to the extreme.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

Sandra Izbașa in a MOVIE

The double Olympic champion has a photo on Instagram that seems to be going viral.

I don’t know what’s happening here. But would like to.

Catalina informs that Sandra is acting in a new film called Faci sau Taci. Watch the trailer.

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Kristina Baskett new Arizona State Assistant

Congratulations.

Kristina was Arya Stark on GoT.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Ellie Black – Stick It tribute

I didn’t see Superstars of Gymnastics. But I have seen the classic film Stick It many, many times. 😀

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

… Actually, my favourite part is coach Dave Kikuchi’s reaction. He’s reading Simone’s book … just confiscated.

Judge Max Whitlock has to assist since Dave is … busy.