Sorry Toni I forgot about the mods.
We enjoyed the men's programs. I was thrilled about Abbott & Rippon.
Im hoping Jeremy can keep it together for Worlds. Weve been rooting for him a long time. He is the male Alissa Czisny for us. Im hoping for brillance in March.
Im soo glad Adam finally medaled. I had been hoping for this since he was a Jr. YEA!!
We also enjoyed Jason, even with the falls.
Im sooo glad Stephen Carriere is back, shame about the back loading. Hopefully he will be injury free and move back up in the standings next season
Ross did well congrats to him for the Bronze.
Sad for Armin, his LP was very lackluster..I think it was the lack of the tracksuit hopefully the coaching change does him well
Dornbush needs to shake off this Nationals and regroup for next year.
Weir is coming back!! WooHoo!! and we loved his commentary on IN
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).
Jeremy is out of 4CC due to his right hip injury. Dornbush is replacing him.
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.
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.
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.
And I'm NOT here to convince you to like Chan. Whether you enjoy his skate or not, it's you who decide.
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.)
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...