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Larry Brown Sports:
Missy Franklin was probably in heaven after winning her first gold medal at the Olympics on Monday, but little did she know another amazing surprise was yet to come.
The 17-year-old received a congratulatory tweet from teen heartthrob Justin Bieber hours after winning gold:
Safe to say she was more thrilled about hearing from Bieber than winning the medal? You could argue that.
Franklin may already be one of the best swimmers in the world, but she’s still a teenager who attends high school, hangs out with friends, paints her nails in cutesy colors, and loves Justin Bieber’s music. Reactions like that prove just how grounded she is despite emerging as a national star.
I think we’re ripe for a collaboration when Franklin returns from London. Maybe Bieber could cast her in one of his music videos. Hey, if he sees this video of Franklin dancing, there’s no way he would turn her down.
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NBC has decided to tape delay many of the big events and show them in prime time. We don’t particularly like it, but we understand. It’s all about making the money.
And though, we have to deal with results being spoiled by journalists in London and Twitter, the last thing we thought we would have to deal with is NBC themselves spoiling results. But that’s exactly what happened...
In case you haven't heard, NBC has faced a wee bit of criticism for their tape delaying of this year's Olympics. Just a wee bit. However, there are indeed some individuals out there that are successful in their endeavor to not have results spoiled before enjoying the primetime broadcast. Maybe they don't believe in having the internet or cable. Maybe they...
Missy Franklin is a 17-year-old from Colorado, and already has one gold medal, with five events to go. Missy is from the Aurora area, and was recently shaken up by the shooting there. But that didn’t slow her down at all. Neither did swimming in back to back races. Even Michael Phelps was impressed by [...]
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Let's spend 1.5 billion dollars to cover the Olympics and air everything on a tape delay. But we'll top it off by airing a commercial on a feature for tomorrow's Today in which we'll look at Gold...
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Someone at the NBC will have to explain how a TV promo which ran on the network, on Monday, gave away the results of the 100-meter backstroke.SPOILER -- 17-year-old Missy Franklin won the gold in the 100-meter backstroke event, which NBC had held for it's prime-time tape delay. According to USA Today, six minutes before NBC aired the race, a promo ran for the Today Show, which...
As the Olympic Games continue in London, the Americans are sending home plenty of hardware and giving fans a reason to cheer. On Day 4 of the competition, Aurora, Colo. native Missy Franklin gave her hometown a reason to smile when she took home the gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke. The Americans dominated in the men's 100M backstroke, as Matt Grevers took the gold...
"She just won," Ryan Lochte deadpanned.
This monotone, exhausted and somewhat deflated three-word sentence is what amounted to play-by-play for Missy Franklin's gold-medal winning and frankly somewhat unbelievable 100-meter backstroke swim -- unbelievable because that swim came 14 minutes after she had just finished a 200-meter freestyle semifinal.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 30: (L-R) Missy Franklin of the United States, Federica Pellegrini of Italy and Melania Costa Schmid of Spain dive in the pool as they compete in the second semifinal heat of Women’s 200m Freestyle on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
July 20, 2012...
Bieber Fever! Missy Franklin smitten after Justin Bieber tweet
After U.S. struggles early in pool, Missy Franklin turns it around with gold in 100 back.
From a non-iPhone user who detests Justin Bieber for absolutely no reason at all, I bring you this video. Biebs stars as C3-Bieb-o…or better known to you as your Droidfriend.
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July 31, 2012
Let me remind all readers that I am not accustomed to spectating. And I have learned that spectating is a rough sport. It's not my gift. I like to compete, to be in control, to swim in wide-open water. Before the preliminaries of my fiance Matt Grevers' 100 backstroke, I was shaking in my nosebleed seat, crammed in between Missy Franklin's Uncle Doug and...