Roberts wrote: "This is the . love affair that NBC needed after losing Lindsey Vonn. Lolo is the replacement star, the sex appeal sub for the injured ski queen, a hot storyline to ride down bobsled's serpentine track."
People say they love the lift yourself up by bootstraps stories of those who come from little and scratch and claw their way to success. That plotline works most often, though, at the end of sappy movies. The underdog wins, the other characters cry, those in theater seats feel hearts well. Cue the credits.
Is Roberts wrong? Well, only those in the six person group selecting the team know for certain.
enough to take the referees out of the equation.
performance, potential, medal enhancing chemistry the unavoidable asterisk remains.
Jones draws public relations arrows from a range of directions a few deserved, far too many not about everything from missteps on social media to savvy marketing. Can anyone blame Olympic athletes for chasing down every endorsement Prada Backpack Vintage and TV appearance possible, given the small and finite window to cash in for all the sweat and work that opened the doors in the first place?
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Olympic Committee and others angling for spots along the money trough slam the brakes on a more deserving brakeman?
Lolo Jones is not to blame for her Olympic team selection
Bobsled and Skeleton, told the Associated Press performance and merit steered the decision and all data was double checked. He challenged, "I'll have that debate with anyone who wants to have it."
Related: Three teammates say Lolo Jones was picked for her fame
Katie Eberling and Emily Azevedo, the two bobsledders who missed out on the Olympic trip when Jones earned the nod told USA TODAY Sports that they thought that more than performance was considered. Azevedo said: "I should have been working harder on gaining Twitter followers than gaining muscle mass."
Video: Does Lolo Jones hold an Olympic advantage?
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No matter the answers to those questions, here's one thing it's not Jones' fault.
One thing is clear: Jones simply cannot win on this one. If she made the team for the right reasons Prada Wallet Sling
Steele acknowledged the razor's edge difference in contenders for the final spot: "It was incredibly close."
Too often in real life, overcoming the odds and finding a more literally enriched life is met with an unhealthy mix of jealously and callousness.
The two insisted, as well, that they blamed those picking the team rather than Jones.
Jean Prahm, a two time Olympic bobsledder, wrote in an email to The Des Moines Register after Sunday's selection that she was unable to discuss details to maintain the integrity of the process. Prahm added, however, that "Jones is a tremendous competitor. She has come a long way in the sport in a short amount of time."
The debate was stoked this week when respected columnist Selena Roberts wrote about the "unspoken role" of NBC.
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