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    Mens SP, Friday, 11/25/11, 9:45AM EST

    Let's get the ball rolling!

    But I honestly don't know if I can last another hour, will try to hang on...

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    I'll be offering live coverage at http://icemusings.blogspot.com/2011/...t-program.html.

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    Lol is anybody else watching this on IN?

    They're showing the men, Russians I think? and Brandon Mroz warming up in a huge room somewhere, and it looks dark outside. Never seen anything like this before, love it!

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    rotflmao!

    There's Menshov, and yeah more Russians, and some American girl whose voice irritates me, she keeps jabbering on & on & on.

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    Darn, they cut it off, just when I was enjoying myself!

    OH NO, THEY'RE BACK!!!! It's funny watching Mroz warmup and go through his routine, complete with expressions on his face.

    Ooops, now they're back to showing that same ole screen.

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    5 minute warmup (btw Olga Markova looks just like she did when she competed those many years ago).

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    Skate order:
    Group 1
    Sergei Voronov, RUS
    Brandon Mroz, USA
    Konstantin Menshov, RUS
    Andrei Rogozine, CAN

    Group 2
    Javier Fernandez, ESP
    Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN
    Jeremy Abbott, USA
    Artur Gachinski, RUS
    Michal Brezina, CZE

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    Lol is this Russian guy supposed to be a soccer player? or a soccer ball? At least he woke me up.

    Too bad about the UR & 2footed quad attempt, but at least he tried.

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    Eurosport finally started showing after Voronov has started skating. Don't know how the US commentators do, but the Brits do point out UR, etc.

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    Voronov looks more handsome and fit than the last time I saw him. However, his skating skill is just not up to par with elite male skaters - very slow and carried little flow on the ice. His movements seemed labor, despite big jump potential, the SS and TR are just mediocre. I hope he works more on his basic skating skills and improve the intricacy of his connecting steps.

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    Mroz is off his big jumps today. And no PCS to back him up.

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    Poor Brandon off today in the jumps (fall on the quad, huge stepout on the 3A, but the 3/3 looked just fine). Better luck in the FS.

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    Missed the music ID - is Mroz really skating to "when you're smiling"? He looks so miserable going out there.

    Fall on a not-too-hot 4Lz and big step out of 3A, but he fights back and does the rest of the program well. In fact I don't remember seeing him skate with such style and line before. I could get into this. Good going!

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    Mroz started out with some slow interpretative skating accelerated into his 4Lz attempt with not enough speed. He does have a respectable push on his skates but looked just a little tentative going into the 4Lz, hence didn't achieve enough height. This is an example where SS (power acceleration) that is not there yet can hinder execution of big jumps. Another thing I noticed is he looked tense and nervous when his music is supposed to be joyful and relax. That means he needs to learn to skate to his music's mood more, to achieve higher IN marks.

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    With the messy jumps, Mroz still scores higher TES than PCS.

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