I'm from Sudbury, so even though I love Anabelle and Cody, I think you all know who we were pulling for in this house.
So sad for Megan and Craig right now. I wonder if they'll stick around or not. It was one hell of a fight and they left it all out there. They just ran out of time w/Megan's injury in the mix.
Jess and Bryce though...OMG!! That was stunning!!! That's the Jess and Bryce of Worlds 08 and if they can skate like that in a month from now?
That truly was something special.
Happy for D/D, thrilled for L/H, so sad seeing the devastation on Craig's face. Is he officially retiring after this season? I suppose he could always stage a comeback...Hongbo Zhao is 36 years old. Meagan's only 24, she can always aim for 2014.
Last edited by Scout; 01-16-2010 at 02:46 PM.
Just finished watching the pairs--live. D & D were phenomenal...there were many eyes with tears in them! Scores were inflated--just like at the other nationals that have taken place or will be. My heart goes to D & B. I thought they should have been in 2 after the short, behind D & D, and should have taken the silver. They bring something to the ice that is missing with L & H who skated a nice performance but lacked excitement.
Is the Olympic team definitely the top two or are previous results and 4 Continents factoring in to the decision (as I thought I read)? Internationally this season, D & B and L & H had similar scores in two different competitions (2 points difference with L & H having the higher score.
Saw Craig in the lobby. He was graciously signing autographs but looked disappointed.
Not too easy for L/H to skate after DD's magical performance, I imagine.
I had no preference between L/H and D/B. D/B looked rough, and I think that was what made the difference. However, they have so much more excitement and presence than L/H, who are pretty, but don't have nearly the power, that it was really a toss up in my opinion. I hope this ends up being the right decision for the Canadian team. D/B are much more mentally tough competitors, so in that sense, perhaps sending them to the Olympics would have been a safer bet.
I guess I saw guts and fight with D/B. Except I recognize that those things don't translate to good GOE's/PCS (except indirectly, as in fighting for a landing and holding on is better than falling). Truthfully, I was rooting for D/B and L/H to be the Olympic team, simply due to sentiment.
Skip has a glorious barking axle - it's very impressive. But not quite as impressive the Ugly duckling's quad. But you know me, quads don't impress me much. I much prefer the level four footwork of Decko the gecko.
I'll stop talking now.
Last edited by ImaginaryPogue; 01-16-2010 at 06:44 PM.
D/D long program is up on the CBC website I'm off to watch it over and over