If Kevin skates fairly well in the long I dont see why he wouldnt be expected to overhaul Joey Russel who has nowhere near the technical ammunition Reynolds has. 8 and a half spots isnt that much considering the difference in scoring potential between them. I think the 3rd spot is still Reynold's to win or lose almost.
Argh, I'm so pisssed that the CBC practically skipped the Men's SP! The men's event is generally the favourite figure skating discipine in Canada, so I was very disappointed that we only got Patrick's performance (heck, we didn't even have his K&C!)
Not that I expect that this will make a difference, but I'm planning to write a complaint to the CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/contact/
Last edited by siberia82; 01-23-2011 at 02:23 AM.
cbc was also late because 2 freaking hockey games went into shootouts and then of course they had commentary so they ran the skating late. Considering how many channels there are for hockey on digital, I have no clue why CBC didn't put the hockey on Bold instead.
I miss the days of CTV/TSN with Nationals and internationals. I'm lucky I have Bold but still I remember with CTV we had way better coverage of the event.
Definitely. May viewer rate will hit 40% as Japanese nationals next year!!Can they just spare us at least once a year of the damn hockey?
Instead of complaining, how about being grateful the CBC is even showing it? We were pretty close not so long ago to none of the Cdn Networks picking up the contract due to the ISU thinking it was still the hey days and asking for too much money for the skating coverage.
Then again, I doubt that'll stop you from dumping on "the damn hockey", which BTW I am also a huge fan of and I don't appreciate seeing one of my other sports I'm passionate over being talked about in such a manner. Especially thanks to it helping to pay for the Skating Coverage we now have in the first place!!
Patrick was very good; much better than the Grand Prix.
I'm sorry to hear that Canada is in almost the same position as the U.S. when it comes to skating coverage. When I used to get TV Guide magazine regularly, often under a skating show listing they would write "Time approximate after football" or "...after basketball." Sometimes things would go into double overtime in the game, and we'd see about 25 minutes of a two-hour skating program. I thought, we'll know that skating has succeeded when one day I open TV Guide and see a listing that says "Time approximate after figure skating." It never happened, alas.
Sorry you folk didn't get the chance to see your other men's short programs.
Last edited by siberia82; 01-23-2011 at 10:39 AM.
I've glanced at the protocols, and I've noticed that Sawyer had the best 3A of the top 9 men and 3rd best 3A of the evening. Only Lam (10th place) and Rogozine (11th place) scored higher for that jump. How ironic is that?
Triple Axel is the new Quad.