02-03-2012, 08:35 PM
Sorry Toni I forgot about the mods.
02-03-2012, 08:48 PM
02-03-2012, 09:28 PM
I was hoping to watch the men's LP tonight on IN, but....time ran out and only watched two skaters. Since 4CC's is coming up, looks like I won't get to the men's rewarch or Ice dance for a while. But, what i wanted to say is this: I'm still over the moon about Jeremy's LP, it is simply breathtaking to me. I understand that we all have different tastes; but the flow and symmetry and shapes and the incredibly intimate quality of this program just takes me somewhere very special. I also rewatched Rippon; I think during the live broadcast I was so nervous that I didn't appreciate, really, just how well he did. Yes, the opening double...but overall, this is the most committed to a program I've seen Rippon in a long time. That he did what he did with a great short at nationals really makes me feel impressed. I've said all season that he just looks happy; I'm so glad that his nationals added to that.
Loved Weir's commentary - I think he did great in these two LP's that I saw/heard...and I gotta say it, just have him, we didn't need Tonia in this one (no offense, keep her with the ladies if people want).
02-03-2012, 09:30 PM
Jeremy is out of 4CC due to his right hip injury. Dornbush is replacing him.
02-04-2012, 12:07 PM
Oh no...it is serious? I do hope he recovers quickly and completely. Glad to see Dornbush have another comp this season, although somehow I thought Armin was next on the list.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
02-04-2012, 12:25 PM
Not the droid you're looking for
Doris, I think I may have to make one of these for myself! Thanks for the laugh.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
02-04-2012, 02:48 PM
I don't believe Armin was even listed as an alternate for 4CC, but I'm not sure. However 1st alternate was Dornbush.
Originally Posted by emma
02-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
I used to find it easy to ignore the Yu Na bots (which is the closest parallel I can think of here), but the Chan Patrol refuses to let any critical comment about Chan in any thread go unchallenged. IMO they hound people, and the refusal to accept that some people simply don't like him quite as much as they do borders on obsession. They're doing absolutely nothing to increase my appreciation of Chan and a lot to decrease it, unfortunately -- and I was on the way to being a fan! I'm doing my best to tune them out and very much hope that I'll be able to watch Chan in the future without these stupid arguments echoing in my mind. He deserves that.
Originally Posted by Mathman
02-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Some people seem to derive extra pleasure from that kind of argument about their favorite skater. I've never understood the appeal of it, but to each his own. Maybe I just don't understand the new judging system deeply enough to be able to use it in discussions. I agree that sometimes the arguments about a particular skater can get in the way of other people's appreciation of that skater. However, if a skater is really good, as Patrick is, eventually his skating will speak for itself. (Though I still haven't noticed Tonichelle becoming a Kwan fan....)
As for the American men, I didn't expect to be as excited and hopeful as I am after seeing them at Nationals. I had kind of given up on our chances internationally. Not that I expect someone to medal this year, considering the champions arrayed against us from Japan, Canada, and Russia. (And even Spain!) But our two guys could both do well enough to give us a third spot for next year, if they keep calm. Jeremy and Adam are certainly world-class skaters, and they have the potential to do us proud.
02-04-2012, 04:23 PM
Olympia, you know I'm a big Jeremy fan, even when so many Americans were down on him last season. He and Oda are the two Men I root to win an over due World medal soon. Hopefully Jeremy will do it this year and Nobu next year. Let's hope he gets well and gets some training before Worlds. Skipping 4CC may just be necessary so as not to jeopardize the big contest.
02-04-2012, 04:28 PM
That's what I'm hoping too, SF. I'd love to see Jeremy surprise even himself. And like you, I haven't given up on Oda. The only thing that makes him my second-favorite Japanese skater is that Daisuke is my first fave.
And now I have a new American favorite guy: I've just seen Nathan Chen skate for the first time. Wow, what a firecracker! And he's just TWELVE? Yipes. This kid just sweats charisma.
02-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Maybe if I didn't fall asleep during her skating....
Originally Posted by Olympia
02-04-2012, 04:50 PM
I think you should get the fact straight before bashing the "Chan Patrol". I can't speak for anyone but myself. I have NO PROBLEM that people dislike Chan. Hey, I have my dislikes too. And NOBODY is forcing anyone to like Chan. However, I DO HAVE AN ISSUE when people spreading lies and making false accusations about Chan. "Chan will win regardless" "Chan has 4 falls cushions" "Chan will win with 10 falls" "Chan's judges' pet" "Judges have hidden agendas" "Canada pressured the judges to inflate Chan's marks," to name a few. These remarks are insulting and baseless, and always coming from the same posters who lislike Chan. I dislike some skaters, but I don't go out and spread ridiculous remarks about those skaters.
Originally Posted by Spun Silver
And I'm NOT here to convince you to like Chan. Whether you enjoy his skate or not, it's you who decide.
02-04-2012, 04:54 PM
Don't worry, Toni...I'll be fan enough for us both.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
Are you going to get to watch the Pandora special, which apparently comes on right after the Nationals gala later today? (On the east coast, at least.) Supposedly Kulik is simply splendid on this, speaking of skaters that can keep one wide awake and riveted to the screen. (In my case at least.)
02-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Kurt's in it, so yeah I will be recording it. Going to a movie with a friend. Forgot it was going to be on until this morning...