In my opinion, the television stations that broadcast the major figure skating competitions would be doing themselves - and especially the fans - by reducing the number of those lengthy
"up close and personal" bio pieces so that more competitive performances can be aired.
I'm not bashing Michael Weiss, but if I see another one of those syrupy, cutesy bios of him, his wife, and kids, and have to listen to Michael again explain how he's going to focus on his training and have a successful season - I'm turning off the television set.
Enough is enough, already.
Honestly, is anybody out there really so interested in every little detail of the skater's personal lives? Sure, it's nice to see small bios, but all of the major figure skating magazines carry in-dept interviews that go far beyond the bios presented by television, as far as detailed information is concerned. When it comes to the competitions, I want to see as many skaters perform as possible!
Let's see more than the medal contenders for a change. Let's at least see a few of the skaters from the second to last flight.
With all due respect to Michelle, Sasha, Timothy, etc - and I wish them all the best - unless the "up close and personal bios" are limited strictly to figure skating AND are kept to a minimun lenth -
I'm simply going to turn on the "mute" button and do something else while those featured are aired. They are a waste of time, in my opinion.
Just my two cents, of course.