That was pretty heartbreaking, watching Lolo Jones (great name, by the way) hit that 9th hurdle and collapse screaming a curse word (that rhymes with Pluck) -- there is something about watching great athletes fail that is as tied with the Olympics as watching someone achieve their dreams - see Shawn Johnson on the balance beam or Michael Phelps in everything, for instance.
But the picture that really gripped us is thankfully not anywhere I can find it on the interwebs, because it felt inappropriate at the time. After Jones lost, she graciously - extremely graciously - talked to reporters, and didn't make any excuses for what happened. Truly classy in what had to be a crushing, crushing moment.
Then, theoretically out of the watchful eye of the media, she took a moment to herself under the stairs where she apparently had a long, good cry.
And NBC filmed it. Both Abby and I said about the same thing, which amounted to, "Geez, can't they just give her a moment?" Apparently not.
It's crushing, and while she does have another chance in 2012, that's a long time to postpone your dreams.