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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Olympics Trending: McKayla not impressed

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

From mclayaisnotimpressed via tumblr


U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney wasn't thrilled with her silver in the vault exercise -- at least according to the look on her face during the medal ceremony, when she stood arms crossed on the podium with a memorable scowl across her face.

Her somewhat unimpressed look caught the eye of New York digital designer Gavin Alaoen, who created "Mckayla is not impressed" on Tumblr. It began with a Photoshopped cutout of Maroney placed into three Olympic images: Alex Morgan's extra-time goal for the U.S. women's soccer team in the semifinals, gold medalist Usain Bolt posing with the Olympic mascot and the Team USA men's basketball team yukking it up on the sidelines.



From mclayaisnotimpressed via tumblr


Maroney said she was "kinda" impressed by the Tumblr site in a tweet that has since been deleted, but she retweeted this:

OMG THIS WEBSITE LOL @mckaylamaroneymckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com

— allison jones. ✾❁✾ (@allisonjones_) August 8, 2012
This just in, the Mars Rover has landed safely. Another great accomplishment for science, or is it:

From mckayla is not impressed via tumblr


Just to be clear, Maroney said she was disappointed with herself, not the silver medal, on Thursday's "Today" show. Blake Griffin's epic auto dunk, not so much:

From mckayla is not impressed via tumblr


Maroney has been "not impressed" by anything and everything, including: Bane's takeover of Gotham, Kanye West dissing Taylor Swift, the American Revolution, the Sistine Chapel, graduating college and Beyonce’s pregnancy. Alaoen even published the original picture of Maroney so anyone could make their own.

Back to the beach. Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor captured their third straight beach volleyball gold medal. Let the fun begin:

Prob going to feel like me and @kerrileewalsh pulled all mightier but let the whirlwind tour begin....we r so excited and can't wait!

— Misty May-Treanor (@MistyMayTreanor) August 9, 2012


Ryan Lochte won five medals, including two golds in London. The blowback against his pre-Olympic hype and out-of-the-pool antics hasn't slowed down his potential stardom, as the Hollywood Reporter notes that he's been offered two reality shows and a third concept is "being discussed." Stay tuned.

Chris Paul and Team USA got a little scare from Australia before putting the game away in the fourth quarter and rolling to a 119-86 victory. It was all business on the way home:

Post Game Bus Ride #NoTrain2nite instagr.am/p/OFjk_GyjZ3/

— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 9, 2012


From cp3 via Instagram


We get it.

When the 92 Dream Team played, we were the story of the Olympics.This year seems to be more about swimming, gymnastics & track.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 8, 2012


Aries Merritt's horoscope probably read "gold" on Wednesday, as he raced to victory in the 110-meter hurdles. Merritt, 27, led a 1-2 finish for the United States, winning in 12.92 seconds. Jason Richardson was second in 13.04.

@amhurdlestar CongratsOlympic Gold Medalist u brought the Gold back to the USA..

— 84 GoldAlJoyner (@JoynerAl) August 9, 2012


The U.S. women's soccer team goes for the gold Thursday against Japan at Wembley Stadium in front of an expected crowd of more than 83,000.

GAME DAY!! This is what everything comes down to. USA v Japan. It's finally here, and I'm going to enjoy every second of it! #USWNT #fb

— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) August 9, 2012


The game begins at 2:45 p.m. Eastern, which may signal the end of the workday.

@fly_malachi: If any of the #USWNT players retweet me I will call off work today to watch the game @carlilloyd @abbywambach do I win?

— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) August 9, 2012


Cheers.

If you see any offbeat and fresh Olympic-related links from your favorite sports site or catchy tweets that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me @billsperos or bsperos1@gmail.com.