I have to thank NBC/Univ Sports for all the coverage. Totally made up for my trip to Lake Placid falling through.
However! Scott Hamilton was especially irritating in the Men's comps. "Nicely landed!" has replaced his former "HA-HA-HA" every time somebody lands a jump. But what's worse, he kept calling a jump fabulous right after takeoff, only to have the skater splat. If you can't call a takeoff, stop trying, Scott!
Plus, I hated that audience poll of favorite SA men's champions from the past. Way to insult Eldridge, Weiss and Boitano (or was it Orser), not to mention Takahashi and Oda. Apparently Scott got 80% of the vote because of his commentating role.
Congratulations to the podium winners! The door bell rang while Evan was skating, I missed half of it. So cannot comment on that for now. I expect him to win of course. Whoelse could challenge him if Tomas was sick? Is he really that tan or just make-up? It looked so bad. I hate his costume, but I have to admit that for the first time, his costume has emphasized and showed he actually has curve.
What Joubert,Plush, and Evan all have is the showmanship gravity that pulls the audience eyes them; that look at me aura; The movements are not musical but they are big. Shawn has a great ;musical program but he has no "gravity"; Theres a difference between being artistic and selling your program and the judges are always going for the sell;(no matter what the quality is)
Last edited by enlight78; 11-15-2009 at 04:55 PM.