THIS!! Flatt is going to have to claw her way back into their good graces after last year's Worlds fiasco. But like Caroline-she could work hard and fight back but with Stanford-it is extremely hard to serve two masters.
Last edited by Sasha'sSpins; 01-28-2012 at 05:01 AM.
Will does the Ladies LP start ?
Mirai is very talented but I question if she really wants to put in the work necessary to be a big star in this sport. She may change her mind someday, but I can't help feeling if she isn't motivated by now when will she be?
I don't buy the theory that Rachael is being punished. She simply can't match her past performance level now. Even last year's outstanding EOE scored almost 4 points under Agnes's majestic SP. But I'm kinda allergic to conspiracy theories so I may miss one occasionally.
The final two groups will be shown on NBC. I don't know if they will tape delay on the west coast, or not. Either way, I don't think the final groups will start until 7 or later, so you should be able to at least see them.
ETA: I just realized it 9pm eastern = 6 pm pacific not 7. NBC coverage starts at 9 on the east coast.
Last edited by SLouise; 01-28-2012 at 01:19 PM.
We know what Rachael is doing when she'd not skating: she's studying, what, chemical engineering or something? But what is Mirai doing? I know she came to Skate America, I believe, with a boy and wearing a sort of skate-punk outfit (NOT the look she skates with, LOL.) Is she in school as well, or is she just having fun? What is the cause of her "lack of work ethic" if that is, in fact, the case?
Mirai is just lazy, I think. I was a big fan of hers but she hasn't really "wow"ed me since the US Jr national title. She hasn't improved that much since. Very disappointing considering her talent.
^ I just hate hearing that word (lazy) applied to skaters. I don't think there is a single one of them whose so-called laziness can compare to most people. It's such a moral judgment and anyway I don't think it fits Mirai. Something's off, for sure, but I'm pretty sure it's more complicated than laziness. Wouldn't she and Frank have split by now if that were the problem?
I have no idea if Mirai is lazy or not; nor if she likes skating or not (I don't even know if she felt 'put off' during her short, but she did look like she was'); I somehow doubt she is lazy, maybe she lacks focus, but even that I don't know. But, reading about her long commutes and training situation, my thought was: that is a huge problem, especially for someone that needs to work on or up to the 'focus' part of training and competing. And, for someone who is not in school - I think that sort of 'full time at one place/rink/facility' with a full team from on to off ice stuff (like patrick in Colorado springs) would be the kind of thing she might thrive in. WHo knows, maybe she'll rock the LP and all of our 'tunes' will shift. But I worry about a talent like her not wanting to do it, do it for the wrong reasons, or have a less than optimal training/living situation.
I think another issue was that many of us fell in love with the cutsie, smiley character of Miria's skating in the past. She is a woman now and I think some fans miss the youthful exuberance she once had. It is interesting to compare her with a young Michelle or Sasha, both of whom skated maturely as youngsters so as they grew older there was never a change in identity.