when and where do we find the final pairs that will be sent?
I thoroughly enjoyed the Pairs freeskate, there were some good and one excellent skate, standing ovations, emotions, tears... I was really rooting for D/B and that was an amazing skate.
WOW that was a SHOCK the two time regining national champions are in 5th and are not going to the olympics. Well, maybe not I mean the international results have not been there.
I have to say I feel so sorry for John and Rena, they have worked so hard, and the international results have been there yet as of right now they are not going to the olympics. I would send them over Amanda and Mark...no offense to anyone.
Not trying to argue just noting there are other relevant issues other than placement at this event, especially if two of the places are essentially tied.
no John didn't do anything to me or anything like that... there's just something about him that bugs me... it's just hte persona he has on ice/on camera. that's not the reason I don't feel it right for them to go, however. I'd send Rena in a heartbeat... aside from her falling on the 3axel 50% of the time anymore she's spot on... John's hit or miss...
John is a designated scapegoat. For some reason (or rather none) people, one after another, call him creepy, disturbing, etc. That's JMHO. Obviously no one will admit it, though.
For the record how have M/B done internationally?
I still think that Amanda and Mark, will not be going to the olympics. It should be either I/B or M/B,
Did anyone else feel bad for Caitlin? It seemed like John Coughlin was ready to yell at her off camera or something...I feel like her fall on the throws were more an issue of them skating way too slowly.
didn't see that, he seems quite supportive of her. he was fun to watch in the K&C when I was there in 2008...Did anyone else feel bad for Caitlin? It seemed like John Coughlin was ready to yell at her off camera or something...I feel like her fall on the throws were more an issue of them skating way too slowly.
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BTW, I understand the sentiment for E/L. They are nice people and have worked hard in the shadows for years. But every team works hard and sacrifices. This is a tough sport and no one is sitting around eating bon bons.
I'm Rena's age and can't imagine the pain and hard work it takes her and John to train at this level. It's remarkable also.
But sentiment should not be the reason for picking a team. And since placement at Nats is not the only relevant criteria, I think I/B should not be eliminated from the mix. They should at least be strongly considered.