I am so upset about D/W's loss. I am in Canada, but support David and White wholeheartedly. This result saddens me to my very boots.
^^^^^ It is only a sport competition. Someone has to win. There is always the next time. Fandom is supposed to be fun.
If D/W said the same thing, would people get over it? Don't think so. The judges may not care, but I as a skating fan care, and so do many others. V/M are celebrities, in positions of responsibility. The fact that Scott said that comment and expected no accountability for it is extremely telling.leafygreensI seriously doubt the judges care at all what Scott Moir thinks of them. I'd probably say the exact same thing if I felt that I worked my tail off to get to a certain point but it didn't pay off the way I wanted it to. People get frustrated, get over it.
The media should just stop second guessing they are not experts or judges, the judges on the panel today have been judging V&M and D&W since they were juniors same thing happenned in salt lake with sale and pelletier and Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze, B&S easily deserved the gold for a new and difficult program while sale and pelletier were using recycled elements but because they skated clean they automatically deserved gold it does not work that way.
I would definitely get over it if D/W said something like that, absolutely. In fact, I would welcome it. PC interviews are getting a little old.
Everyone knew this was going to be a tight competition between gold and silver and it was. But I find it fascinating how much closer D/W and V/M rivals have come to them in the space of a year. Pechelat/Bourzat were nipping on their heals at this worlds, and, like many others, I think Weaver and Poje could have been a lot closer, too. It's still a while until Sochi, and already the top of the podium has become more up for grabs, I think.
I want to save this for another thread, but I think we will really see some shake-ups next season.
Davis/White completely attacked that program, they were flying out there, and skated totally crisp. It was technically better than Virtue/Moir and I found their overall musical interpretation to be better as well. Virtue/Moir still show the best range and interpersonal connection and performance ability out of any dance team out there, but they didn't skate this their best and it's not one of their best dances.
I think it's reasonable for people to question the technical calls. You may not agree with Phil Hersh (and sometimes I don't; in fact I don't really agree with him here), but he has always acknowledged his opinion as just that — his opinion.
You keep going on an on with the same meme of Virtue and Moir's program is being "more difficult" without explaining why you think it's more difficult. And to add insult to injury you INSULT Meryl's ability by saying she is dependent on Zoueva for choreography as pure fact when it's clearly just your opinion.
Again, isn't it just enough that the team you like won? Why do you have to insult D/W and their fans who also point out their virtues?