It's not everyday that you find yourself heading to the Olympics, or on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but that is life for Aly Raisman. Raisman, born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts, is an American gymnast who was selected to compete on the 2012 United States Olympic team.
Joining Raisman on the cover of the 2012 Olympic Games Preview issue with fellow 2012 U.S. Olympic Team members Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber. This is the first ever Sports Illustrated cover featuring the entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team and the first for any gymnast since Kerri Stug made the Dec. 18, 1996, Year in Pictures issue. Since 1964, U.S. gymnasts have graced the Sports Illustrated cover six times.
This issue hits stands today.
To find out more about Raisman, check out our videos documenting her journey to London here.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world and what I’m reading, while feeling like Felicity Jones could have been a little better on SNL last weekend. It didn’t feel like it was the right platform for her and she was just straight reading the cue cards in her monologue.
*Congrats to the Hershey Bears, who raised over $42,000 for charity with their Empire-inspired Star Wars jerseys from last weekend.
*When Bruins winger Brad Marchand begins to score his value goes way, way up, according to TSN stat maven Scott Cullen.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Mike Harrington wants the Buffalo Sabres to get into “attack mode” rather than the passive mode they’ve been in for some time.
*A discussion about the NHL trade deadline and which players are likely to get moved still weeks and weeks away from that deadline.
*The Winnipeg Jets are searching for answers after another loss, and have called upon Ondrej Pavelec in a move of desperation.
*Funny commercial with Brent Burns and Joe Thornton, who have to be the ultimate bosom, bearded buddies in the NHL.
*For something completely different: as the next Lando, Donald Glover understands why the character is vital to the Star Wars universe.