So Lolo Jones disappointed and came in 4th in the 100M hurdles. Media reports blasted her, particularly the NY Times, and Jones cried about it and made a pretty well-structured defense.
I'm fine with the media taking a shot at her. She gets more attention than she's earned because of her looks, period. While calling her the Anna Kournikova of track might be a little harsh (although Kournikova was a great doubles player), the point is valid. And it's not necessarly a double standard. Male athletes get more attention for their looks as well, even if it's not necessarily a "hot or not" thing. Just look at Jeremy Lin.
Jones' defense of herself was also touching. Basically, don't judge her on one 12 second race, as she's had great success indoors and even has some records. What sucks for her is that to Americans, track is a lot like swimming: we only REALLY care about it during the Olympics. But still, point taken.
What surprised me, and even disappointed me, was Jones' teammates taking clear shots at her after the race. That's just embarrassing. To the media, you're supposed to stand up for your teammates, even if you don't really believe it. To take unsolicited shots at the poor girl is a joke.