Tearful Lolo Jones: Media 'ripped me to shreds' before race (Video)

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 Hold That said:
She wasn't even the best trackstar for team USA, but got TIME magazine covers,late night show publicity and all that other sh*t because of her looks..


What she needs to realize is, looks take you so far with the media when you're a sports figure.. If you're not winning or even getting on that podium, they will rip you apart as quickly as they built you up..

She wasn't complaining when all that positive publicity was coming her way leading up to the Olympics. Her looks masked her true ability, when the Olympics rolled around n*ggas were reminded why she barely made it too the track team in the first place.
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 stlcardinals19 said:
You seem to enjoy fu*king up our Wildcard chances:nasmad:
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 ghettofire said:
how's it goin stlcardinals
 stlcardinals19 said:
You seem to enjoy fu*king up our Wildcard chances:nasmad:

*Checked to see if Giants and Cardinals played today.*

*Sees the score on ESPN*
 6 years ago '06        #26
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 6 years ago '11        #27
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 Dee Grande said:
I know Jones did. The last time I saw her in person she asked me for my advice on her Twitter handle, which at the time was @runlolorun. She was thinking of changing it to her name and wanted to know if I thought it was the right move. I said it was. She made the change. Over the next couple months, she became one of the most followed athletes on Twitter.

A couple months later, I told her I needed help filming a pilot for a TV show I was working on. I told her the show would never run. She didn't care. She wanted to get the reps in and use the opportunity for media training.

As others worked on improving their times, Jones worked on pitching herself as well. Maybe that cost her on Tuesday, maybe it didn't.

But to say she didn't deserve what she earned in endorsements because she didn't medal is just plain wrong.
@ the blatant "me" plug-in
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 Hold That said:
She wasn't even the best trackstar for team USA, but got TIME magazine covers,late night show publicity and all that other sh*t because of her looks..


What she needs to realize is, looks take you so far with the media when you're a sports figure.. If you're not winning or even getting on that podium, they will rip you apart as quickly as they built you up..


Americans and just people in general love image (appearance and personality) along with a great story.

There's tons of Americans who dont play these sports or have never played a sport ever in their life so they need something to relate to. These companies know that and that's why sometimes there's a larger market for an image performance than there is for an athletic performance.

I mean just look at Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin won more medals than her AND the more prestigious all around medal. Though Shawn got alot more hype, endorsements, interviews, and career opportunities. She got on Dancing with the Stars and a Book Deal. Nastia aint get none of that shyt. I mean Shawn Johnson isn't even competing this year and her sponsors paid for her to go over there and she's currently doing endorsements in London for Nike and has a Coca-Cola commercial ABOUT HER airing currently while Nastia Liukin had to get the federation of gymnast to send her to London and is currently juggiln avocados in a Subway commercial.

same thing with Anna Kournikova , in alot of cases continuously losing probably doesn't even change anything , if people love your image enough they'll ride out with you.

you're talking about a country that's currently MORE interested in reality television stars than they are in most celebrities with actual talent . Alot of people's attention is held longer by a beautiful loser than a hideous winner.


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 6 years ago '04        #31
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gotta suck put in all that work for 4 yrs , all that sacrifice , and not even get a medal my nig .. .. go harder
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 psylence2k said:
Americans and just people in general love image (appearance and personality) along with a great story.

There's tons of Americans who dont play these sports or have never played a sport ever in their life so they need something to relate to. These companies know that and that's why sometimes there's a larger market for an image performance than there is for an athletic performance.

I mean just look at Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin won more medals than her AND the more prestigious all around medal. Though Shawn got alot more hype, endorsements, interviews, and career opportunities. She got on Dancing with the Stars and a Book Deal. Nastia aint get none of that shyt. I mean Shawn Johnson isn't even competing this year and her sponsors paid for her to go over there and she's currently doing endorsements in London for Nike and has a Coca-Cola commercial airing currently while Nastia Liukin had to get the federation of gymnast to send her to London and is currently juggiln avocados in a Subway commercial.

same thing with Anna Kournikova , in alot of cases continuously losing probably doesn't even change anything , if people love your image enough they'll ride out with you.

you're talking about a country that's currently obsessed with reality television stars. Alot of people's attention is held longer by a beautiful loser than a hideous winner.

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Idk about you, but Nastia Liukin is on every other commercial I see. Granted it's subway

Kellie Wells was r*ped and trained hard for bronze; while Dawn Harper was the defending gold medalist and still got no hype...

Media needs to get its priorities straight... and Lolo put herself in the spotlight with all that virgin bs, so expect the criticism when you fail

Media takes the brunt of it although... Sucks to suck Lolo
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 Zeeshine said:
Idk about you, but Nastia Liukin is on every other commercial I see. Granted it's subway

and the funny thing is that Shawn Johnson has a Coca-Cola commercial airing currently that's about HER, while Nastia is talking about Avocados.

I think that just goes to show how much America was in love with Johnson's humble sweet girl next door image more so than Nastia's immigrant diva one.

due to appearance, personality, and background story, people just liked how Johnson looked in defeat more than how Nastia looked in victory.


the same thing can be said for Lolo to an extent.


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 6 years ago '08        #35
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People are acting like she was the one that shouted it at the rooftops or something. If you watched the HBO interview where she talks about it you'd know she didn't really want to talk about it, THEY ASKED HER. People are mad at her for things she can't control. She earned a lot of her hype though, in 2008 she was one of the favorites and was leading by a lot in the final before she tripped over the hurdle, she was going to win. Months later it happens again & she finds out that she has issues with her spine and has surgery.

She's a genuinely nice person & really doesn't deserve all the hate she's getting.
If anything the hate should really be toward the media for not covering the people that were actually favored to win.
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she can come cry on my shoulder any time
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they better leave my baby alone thru these tuff times
 6 years ago '05        #38
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They MJ'd her a.ss. Star one day, nobody the next.
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 Garnet & Gold said:
Shr didn't have a problem with the media attention leading up to the Olympics. Facts are facts, and fact is she's been to the Olympics three times without a win. At some point, they can't just continuously talk about how she's a virgin

But, I would annihilate that a.ss :ilike:
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Still a standout though
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