Just back from a long day of shopping. Turned on the TV for some relaxation before wrestling with the tree. Lo and behold, they are showing Eastern Sectional Senior Men's on CN8 (Comcast Network. It'll be on from 8PM to 10PM.
The only skater I've recognized so far is Johnny Weir. He skated to Dr. Zhivago and was in 1st place after the SP. He was doing beautifully until he doubled a planned triple. This seemed to pull the rug out from under him. I think he fell on the next jump and then he had to literally stop to re-group. After last year's meltdown at Nationals, Johnny need to get some mental toughness to compete with the big boys at the national level. Perhaps he should see a sport psychologist - while we've become somewhat cynical about Mike Weiss's, seeing a sports psychologist did help Nancy during the 94 season.
BTW, there are fluff pieces during this broadcast, too. Right now, they are showing a piece about Derrick Delmore. These fluff pieces are better than the one's at Nationals because they seem less scripted and/or edited.
Now, Derrick Delmore is skating to music from James Bond. He's got an impressive academic resume. I've always liked his skating, but he was never consistent with the jumps. JoJo Starbuck (who is commentating) mentioned that he had a hip flexor injury last year. He had problems with a couple of jumps, but overall his program was choreographed well and had a lot of style and musicality. He was 4th after the SP. Now that he's graduated from college, I hope that he will pull a Paul Wylie and medal at Nationals.
BTW, the LP was good enough to put him into 3rd for now. Weir is in 1st.
I'm going to post now in case my connection drops....