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Thread: Marley and Brubaker part ways

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    I used to love Pairs but find most of it close to unwatchable in the CoP era.

    So much emphasis has been shifted from what made Pairs so special to what seems at times like nothing more than a circus side show.
    Great unison is a thing of the past.

    I always chuckle when I hear protests about "brother/sister Dance teams.
    I find that preferable to what looks at times like the "father/daughter" teams seen in Pairs.

    The difference in size needed to perform the circus tricks has given us horribly mismatched looking teams.
    Only a few of the very top teams occassionally can show a pleasing line.

    I like the Germans who are exceptionally creative but even Moskvina, once my favorite Pairs coach seems to have let go of the art in the race for points. How many catch foot moves do we need to see in a program?

    Seeing a fully grown man teamed with a prepubescent little girl or a half-starved looking young lady paired with a big hulk of a man can conjure up different images and not all of them are pleasant.

    I was sorry to hear about M/B splitting and this post is not directed at them but at the direction of Pairs and the new scoring system.
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    Mary Beth Marley ‏@MAryBEthM19
    Hey tweeters, I am back!!!!!! #ithasbeentolong
    5:12 PM - 1 Oct 12

    I hope that she is signaling that she is happily moving forward with her post-skating life.

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    Sounds as if Mary Beth Marley ‏@MAryBEthM19 is in the holiday spirit:

    Omg i am already printing out recipes on http://foodnetwork.com to make with my nonna! #thanksgivinglive
    9:18 AM - 18 Nov 12

    One more day till thanksgiving. It is weird not having to worry about training and enjoying the holidays.
    11:53 AM - 21 Nov 12

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    That's nice she can stuff herself and she won't have to worry about a triple twist or triple toe!

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    There was a funny tweet from her the other day.. it said something like "I really love going through puberty... said no one ever." That's not an exact quote, but I'm wondering if a changing body had anything to do with the decision to stop skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post

    I always chuckle when I hear protests about "brother/sister Dance teams.
    I find that preferable to what looks at times like the "father/daughter" teams seen in Pairs.
    That may be the best statement of the situation I've ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    That's nice she can stuff herself and she won't have to worry about a triple twist or triple toe!
    Mary Beth Marley @MAryBEthM19 also has updated her Twitter profile.
    Her mini-bio now says, "former world figure skater, recovering, and trying to find out who i am!"
    And her photo is now a portrait shot of her alone. It used to be a two-shot with Ashley Wagner with the ice visible behind them.

    And here are more new tweets:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am so thankful for a family that loves me no matter whatI am thankful for my friends love you all!
    5:27 AM - 22 Nov 12

    Geting ready for a run! so i can allow myself to eat some turkey later!!!! haha, hope everyone has a yummy thanksgiving!
    5:32 AM - 22 Nov 12

    Sounds as if she is embracing her life off the ice. Best wishes to her!

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    Nice to hear some good vibes from her.

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    Awesome. I am glad skating doesn't define her; ice is so slippery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Mary Beth Marley @MAryBEthM19 also has updated her Twitter profile.
    Her mini-bio now says, "former world figure skater, recovering, and trying to find out who i am!"
    And her photo is now a portrait shot of her alone. It used to be a two-shot with Ashley Wagner with the ice visible behind them.
    Recovering from what exactly? That's odd. (that's meant to be rhetorical, not going to speculate)

    Anyway it sounds like she's still getting used to being able to eat whatever she wants now that she isn't an elite skater any more.

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    It is entirely possible that she is "recovering" from figure skating

    She does sound happy and that is great! I do miss her skating, but wish her all the very best!

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