You know by now my love and admiration for Lori Jones aka Lolo, the Olympic 100m hurdler. I told you how the hating was going on, but this is crazy. Not only by her own teammates (cuz she is gorgeous and fast as hell) but by our own press. Well Lolo has spoken out about her treatment in an article in the New York Timesand said, “They didn’t even do the research. Called me the Anna Kournikova of track. I have the American record. I’m the American record-holder indoors. I don’t think I should be ripped apart by media. I laid it out there, fought hard for my country and it’s just a shame that I have to deal with so much backlash when I’m already so brokenhearted as it is.” I think I need to do a “Leave Lolo alone video”.
My daughters hero, Lolo Jones, may have placed 4th in the Olympics but she’s still number 1 in our house. Why did she act so weird at the semifinals? Apparently people have been really giving Lolo a hard time, mainly about her admitting that she is still a virgin. On the Today Show yesterday she told Savannah Guthrie that maybe she should ‘zip it’ when it comes to talking about her religious beliefs. I say fuck ’em if they can’t handle it! You are an amazing woman, if you choose to abstain until married, then more power to you, it doesn’t affect the way you run (though it WILL affect the way you walk after your first time, but we will talk about that in private). We love you Lori Jones, keep killin’ those hurdles and my daughter is comin’ for your 12.68. (via twitter)