03-28-2009, 01:04 PM
Off the ice
03-28-2009, 01:08 PM
Did anyone catch the CBC broadcast last night? They had a great fluff piece on Joannie. What a great support system she has in place; Mannon, her parents, boyfriend, Shae, Lori Nichol, and a sport psychologist. I'm happy she has developed her interests outside of skating and that she is continuing with school. She is amazing and seems incredibly happy! Here's hoping for good things this afternoon
03-28-2009, 01:12 PM
Crushing on Hanyu, Abbott, Kozuka, & Farris <3
03-28-2009, 01:21 PM
I'll second that.
Originally Posted by museksk8r
03-28-2009, 01:27 PM
I am certain Caroline and Rachael could have gotten us our 3 spots. But I won't criticize the USFSA. They followed their rules and policies when doing so was difficult. That alone deserves our respect and admiration.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Looking forward, Caroline needs to continue what she has begun .... she must establish herself, beyond question, as the top American lady. She has to make a strong showing at the team competition in Japan next month, fix her problems over the summer, hit the Grand Prix like a hammer, crank out standing ovations to the point of monotony, and cruise into Nationals with the judges ready to hand her the gold before she even skates.
( But Bob, how do you REALLY feel? )
03-28-2009, 01:29 PM
I doubt that even Caroline could have gotten us three spots for next year. She has so many ugly issues to deal with before she is truly a top-tier skater.
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
03-28-2009, 01:58 PM
Does anyone know where I can get clips of the British Eurosport? I don't see anything on youtube.
03-28-2009, 02:22 PM
"I doubt that even Caroline could have gotten us three spots for next year. She has so many ugly issues to deal with before she is truly a top-tier skater"
Maybe she is not a top tier skater yet, but she definately has proven that she can place well internationally against the best skaters. Her placements at 4 Continents and Junior worlds prove that.
03-28-2009, 02:37 PM
Yes, they let her skate in the exhibition at 4 Continents ............
Originally Posted by AwesomeIce
........ because of her pretty face. :sheesh:
03-28-2009, 02:40 PM
watching tv and watching in real
is way~~~ different.
Yuna's performance looks like something's missing on tv (in SBS version)
but if you watch in NBC ver. it is way~~~ better.
if you watch her live... it's totally stunning!!!
TV, it's all depending on the camera work.
personally, japanese camera work is the best
03-28-2009, 03:53 PM
I forgot to say about one more skater, Elene GEDEVANISHVILI !!
I also enjoyed her performance last night. I haven’t been inspired with her skating since Olympics, but I love her artistry. It was a fun program. Even though she made a mistake, I’m glad she did good job. Go, Elene !
03-28-2009, 05:30 PM
They can't give her less than she deserves just in order to make the LP more exciting!
Originally Posted by Michelle'sFan
03-28-2009, 05:49 PM
They are showing the ladies' SP on CBC now.
03-28-2009, 05:52 PM
Hey, wasn't Mirai supposed to do some kind of commentary/reporting for Japanese coverage? Is there any follow up to that? I'd love to know her thoughts on the competition so far.
03-28-2009, 05:59 PM