So Chan's program is, skating with his arms around two imaginary girls and then their boyfriends come up and hit him in the face?
OK, but he should save that for Sochi -- don't waste your best stuff now!
OT -- Does anyone know why this newspaper is called "Canoe." Or why it is called "Slam?"
I've always wondered that myself, Math. Slam is a wonderful site, but why is it called what it's called?
The main website is Canoe a sort of acronym for Canadian Online Explorer. It's owned by Quebecor, a big media company out of Quebec. Each of its sub-sections has its own name, ie Slam Sports, Jam Showbiz etc. I think the sports name is meant to be alliterative.
^ Thanks for the info.
Before I found GS, Canoe was just about my main source of fresh skating news. I came to realize that Canadians take their skating far more seriously than the general American population. These days, our main newspapers barely acknowledge the World Championships when they take place, unless an American happens to win the gold. And forget Sports Illustrated, our main sports magazine. Skating almost doesn't exist between Olympics. Thank goodness Canada and the U.S. have a common language, so we can share their news.
It is a bit hard to picture how that program won't be cheesy, at least from Chan's description. But we'll see. Lori Nichol's still his choreographer, right? I can't imagine her doing anything embarrassing.
Anyhow, I hope Patrick does go for the quad. It seems like a good year for him to do it. It's not an Olympic year so why not take a risk?
I enjoy his skating a lot, even though he can be a twerp. Good luck to Patrick.
Certainly not enough for fans like us - but I would give them some credit.
Here is a link to something cool - one of their early covers featuring Tenley and Hayes.
If you ever do the following search - SI Vault: Figure Skating
you might be surprised at what you will find.
Or do the same search but for a specific skater - Michelle Kwan: SI Vault
and you will find many articles, Michelle's SI cover and a very extensive video library featuring Michelle.
Like I said, you might be right but SI has always had figure skating coverage even if it was minimal. That is still better than most other US publications.
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Well, the two girls and the punch are over pretty quickly but I could do with out them. I'm glad he's not knocking back multiple bevvies and staggering about. Whatever story he's telling himself isn't taking over the skating.Looks like the 'stuff' is in there to make this pretty nice through the season. ( but Patrick , cool guys usually find one tie is enough..if any . )
I guess he's had a lot to be working on ( quad, etc. ).. but rather than mountain biking , Patrick should be in a Jazz dance class a few times a week. He just needs more fluidity in his torso.
I've destroyed all the bad pictures of V/M. There weren't that many :D
Man, Scott really dislikes the compulsories, doesn't he? In many respects, they were the last major remnant of 6.0 and what it stood for, but I really like them and wish they still had them. Just one, not three.