Andrea: So this is your 4th national title, do you guys feel in awe of that?
Meryl: No, not at all. Because we were there. We worked hard every day to achieve this.
It was yet another awkward question from the frequently awkward Andrea. It was such a ridiculous emotion to ask about, awe, as if anybody could be so detached from their own success and effort. Meryl's answer cut right to the stupid of it.
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Chock/Bates were underwhelming. I wonder if Evan ever thinks about his decision to leave Emily, considering he and Emily were prior medalists..
I wish K/G-S had got the bronze, although it was a hard call between them and H/D. I'm happy for H/D going to their first worlds, but I reallllly wanted K/G-S to go too. There was something a little 'heavier' about their dance though than H/D, maybe H/D had more speed? At least K/G-S moved up one spot from last year.
Of course, D/W and the Shibs were great as always, although I always find the Shibs a bit boring.
but aside from ice dance, Japan has MORE than 3 top-level singles skaters in both ladies and men (technically so does the US if they could all just get it together)...Russia has the wonder-babies all 1-2 years away from age-eligibility, and they 4 competitive pairs teams...
it's just that i hate that feeling during worlds when you wonder, what if *that/those* skater/s where at worlds...would the result have been different? I just think it's really tough/takes out the fun for us when world teams for countries with deep fields can only send 3...there's just a lot of what-ifs/i wish...
I was rather surprised by the NBC commentator's lack of awe over Meryl and Charlie. Yes, we know there are going to win, but compare their remarks to the way they GUSH over Michelle, Yu-na and Evan. You go girl to Meryl for her sharp answer to Andrea...when will they replace that woman? and it just seems awkward to bring up Tanith's relationship to Charlie at every moment.
Great questions from the press at the conference after the FD! Kind of atypical and slightly risque questions that aren't really normal from a presser (eg. Question to Maia & Alex about when will they manage to catch up to Meryl and Charlie...asked with a little attitude).
On of the reasons I enjoy Tracy is that she does not nearly as much as Scott or Uncle Dick. she's more even handed, which I think is just her natural personality. Tracy had done a remarkable job of being fair over the years when commentating on both V/M and D/W and even teams which she clearly does not prefer. You know in her heart she is really pulling for her countrymen, but she is not in your face about it. She has often gone out of her way to highlight Meryl and Charlie's strengths and improvements. I admire that. She did, however, make a point of saying during Canadians that she felt Tessa and Scott were under-appreciated at present and that their subtle nuances were overlooked and not always reflected in their scores. She made much the same point that Pogue and others here have made about their skating. Perhaps she feels more strongly about that than we know. On the other hand, given the virtual certainty of their win coming into the event, maybe Tracy just expected this level of performance and did not feel it necessary to comment more than she did.