Monday, August 06, 2012

Jump around

You know what I’d like? I’d like to be jumped on by Megan Rapinoe. OK, wait, wait. Not like that. Well, also like that. But the kind of jumping I’m talking about is the celebratory jumping. Rapinoe is a self-described “mauler” when it comes to celebrating. And what that means is if you score a goal, you’re going to get jumped on. So in honor of what I hope will be many Rapinoe jumps today onto fellow teammates in the U.S. semifinals match against Canada, here is a breakdown of the art of being mauled by Megan Rapinoe.

How to Prepare


Front Maul

Back Maul

Group Maul

Bonus: Anticipating The Maul
Good luck, ladies. May the jumps be with you.

13 comments:

sharon kinsella said...

OMFG She is a riot. Look at the pure joy she exudes. Love her.

Kiki(: said...

This is so cute! love her

Mandy said...

My favorite moment of their Olympic matches so far has definitely been Pinoe jumping onto Abby's back and Abby just kept going like 'oh, is that a breeze I feel?'. So awesome and hilarious!

Love them all! Semifinals today, woo! :)

Anonymous said...

There was an article in a UK newspaper last week (with photo slideshow) looking at how female athletes embrace each other after wins:

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/embracing-victory-how-female-athletes-are-celebrating-their-olympic-triumphs-8001004.html

Kristan Hoffman said...

LOL adorable! And ditto what Sharon said.

Anonymous said...

maybe she will do a lot of jumping but this canuck hopes at least there will be some jumping from my team....heheheh...give me Sinky over Wamby but, whatever...the beautiful game shall continue to be beautiful for all fans, men and women!...The women's, game is the BEST!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to a lot more jumpin' around on THURSDAY!!!

Anonymous said...

Sinclair rocked this game!! The skill, the poise -- the best player on that field by far.

egghead said...

Wow, what a game - U.S. beats Canada. I think I mauled my kitty I did so much jumping up and down. :D

shuber1 said...

that was a great game even if my team lost....I agree with anon...Sinclair will ALWAYS be my player...she turned in a superb performance with a hat trick...she is a real leader encouraging all....both teams played their hearts out!

Hund Dido said...

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Anonymous said...

There was not much mauling by the US until the end - cos you was scared! Also we basically own-goaled the first one and the third was the cheap penalty shot. Sinclair flew her plane a little and fist-pumped on hers but even the hat trick wasn't enough, oddly. Sad, as I think Hope Solo would have shaking during the PKs. xo Cgrrl

Anonymous said...

The referee had a couple of unbelievable calls. That indirect kick is not something that's rarely called -- it's never called... And to be followed by that penalty kick call. Wow