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    Dube and Davison Bring Judges To Tears

    This is the first time I have heard this since Michelle at 1998 US Nationals. This may be a COP first

    http://www.thespec.com/Sports/article/707085

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    It is this type of journalism that makes me want to go throw up in my hat.

    Truly.

    And I don't know why skating commentators and journalists in general seem to combine the overblown and overpuffed with the hackneyed so very, very often.

    This style is not confined to anyone country. It's seems to be a feature of the sport and one that drives me completely crazy.

    "Brought me to tears"
    "gave me goosebumps"
    "poetry in motion"

    Uck.

    This stuff is a disservice to skaters who gave a great performance and deserve better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    It is this type of journalism that makes me want to go throw up in my hat.

    Truly.

    And I don't know why skating commentators and journalists in general seem to combine the overblown and overpuffed with the hackneyed so very, very often.

    This style is not confined to anyone country. It's seems to be a feature of the sport and one that drives me completely crazy.

    "Brought me to tears"
    "gave me goosebumps"
    "poetry in motion"

    Uck.

    This stuff is a disservice to skaters who gave a great performance and deserve better.
    Did you watch their performance??

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    I reckon the judge was crying over having to hear another team skate to Lux Aeternal for the 5 billionth time.

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    Yes, I've seen it. It's not the skaters, or their performance that gets my goat. it's the journalism.

    It was a nice performance. She puts her hand down on one of the throws. They lose contact in the final spin. Was it downgraded? And it was skated to truly schmaltzy music. it was a heck of a lot better than they have done yet this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Yes, I've seen it. It's not the skaters, or their performance that gets my goat. it's the journalism.

    It was a nice performance. She puts her hand down on one of the throws. They lose contact in the final spin. Was it downgraded? And it was skated to truly schmaltzy music. it was a heck of a lot better than they have done yet this season.

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    They are supposed to lose contact in the final spin - it makes it more difficult and increases the level. It was an amazing performance. As for the journalism, it just speaks to how much people were moved by that performance. That is the best peroformance we have seen from a Canadian pairs team in a very long time and from a team that has overcome so much in their career - including a tough season last year - I think they deserve all the praise in the world.

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    They deserve only scorn for that hopelessly schmaltzy long program. I know the French love cheese, but apparently, so do French Canadians. A judge that is emotionally susceptible to that mess is as suspect as one susceptible to bribery of any other kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i love to skate View Post
    This is the first time I have heard this since Michelle at 1998 US Nationals. This may be a COP first

    http://www.thespec.com/Sports/article/707085
    The story that they told on the ice brought tears to my ice. They skated with such feeling and emotion. Bravvo Dube and Davison - and Kudos once more to David Wilson for a brilliant choreographed program.

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    Dube and Davison skated fine enough, their best all season. But I don't believe they skated any where near Sale and Pelletier in 2001/02 season, which some (Canadian Journalists) compared them to. D & D, especially Dube is way too cautious and reserved, nothing like Sale with her mega watt spark and confidence that went right up to the rafters. I saw them win the Nationals and the Words in person. She dared us, with her "look to kill" to think of them anything but the best and they were the best. They truly believed it. They worked it and they willed it. I don't see and have not in four years, anything near that in performance, confidence or attitude in D & D. I know they were supposed to take S & P mantle for Canada but it's a heavy burden to meet and they have not. With their best performance, they would do well to be in top 10 at the Olympics. And I am an ardent Canadian figure skating fan.

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    Wow...A bit harsh on Jessica...I was at that world's. It was swe-e-e-et , to say the least. I adored Jamie's spunk but I can appreciate a gentler on ice-persona equally. You certainly can't fault Jess on her air positions, daring..her jumps may be stronger..

    You can tell from my previous posts that I don't want to compare the couples outright. Let them be individual. However, if we must...if there's a weak link here , it's Bryce. I can't see that he's ever put much work into his extensions ,e.g. He may be sure footed and a reliable partner. I believe he is, but he's never really tried to look her equal. I don't know how he can go out on the ice looking like he's just someone they grabbed out of the stands or the parking lot ( This costume is not the first trangression.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aurora100 View Post
    I know they were supposed to take S & P mantle for Canada but it's a heavy burden to meet and they have not. With their best performance, they would do well to be in top 10 at the Olympics. And I am an ardent Canadian figure skating fan.
    I'm sorry, but in four Worlds and one Olympics, D/D have never been out of the top ten. I don't think it requires their best performance. I don't know if they can crack the top five (which would be an estimable achievement with this field), but top ten is assured barring a disaster.

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    Yeah, what he/she (ImaginaryPogue) said...

    There's no use pretending that they are top contenders for gold ,or even (in this rich,rich year ) for the podium .They are very good. They need to skate their very best. Then it will all depend on how many teams can do that... that's sport.

    And L/H could be right there with them , if they keep progressing the way they have.
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