Watching this Brit EuroSport clip of Alissa's SP from last season's Skate America made me wonder about what USA fans and skating fans in general expect or hope for from Lady skaters.
Here is Alissa as called by the Brit Euro announcers:
"Pretty as a Princess" was the call.
Alissa's SP score from last season's SA was 64 and change.
Now here is Ashley's SP from this season's SA:
This program was hyped big time....but don't know if it is necessarily everybodies cup of tea.
I don't think it approaches Caro's SP from last season but I admit it is growing on me.
Ashley scored a 60 for this SP program.
Just wondering- which program do GS members prefer...and why?
mathman recently wrote (and then mysteriously deleted a good point) that American girls don't want to be a "Princess" any longer.
He said something like "they want to steal second base."
I never got to reply because he deleted that thought - but my feeling in part is that American girls who want to steal second base have plenty of opportunities to do so by playing baseball.
Most of us are familiar with Abby, Alex and Hope - and know that American girls who want to score goals (or stop goals ) have the same opportunity as American boys to become accomplished soccer/football players.
So what gives here?
Is the "Ice Princess" a dead concept in USA? Is it part of the pageant effect of the past and anti-sport in the 21st century?
Is it hurting skating - or is it unfortunate that Alissa may be the last in a long line of the American Ice Princess?