Meryl & Charlie are interviewed by Michelle Kwan for Fox Sports!
Praise for D&W from Dick Button
Icenetwork: Watching the skaters in Boston, what was a big positive?
Button: Well, you've given me very broad ground there. It's hard to answer. Let me say that Meryl Davis and Charlie White are absolutely the supreme quality of what we are looking at. I was watching them today, and their technical merit of skating is simply exquisite. The way they float over the ice, the way they move, the constancy, the comfort they have, is simply mind-blowing.
Random question out of sheer curiosity -- asked respectfully by someone whose beloved nephews are Jewish (so please do not take offense):
Charlie White is not Jewish, is he?
I raise the question because of a very nice article about the importance of Judaism to Max Aaron. (Thanks to dardar for posting the link on FSU.)
I could swear that White has tweeted about celebrating Christmas with his young relatives (cousins, nephews, nieces??), maybe even reminisced about his childhood memories of celebrating Christmas, etc.
But the first two sentences of the article about Max imply that White is Jewish.
American Jews are well represented in ﬁgure skating at this month’s Winter Olympic Games, which begin in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 6. Six-time U.S. ice dancing champion Charlie White (along with partner Meryl Davis) and the newly crowned ladies’ champion Gracie Gold and U.S. men’s silver medalist Jason Brown will pursue their sport’s top honor: an Olympic gold medal. Max Aaron, 2013 U.S. men’s champion, had hoped to join them. ...
I know that Jason is Jewish. But White???
That said, it does appear Charlie White has a Jewish background; did a quick search and found numerous articles in reference to Charlie White being Jewish in articles on his (and Meryl's ) silver medal performance in Vancouver.
That said, it sounds like Charlie White is Jewish in background only however (his grandmother was the one that talked about his roots)....
This article points out that his mother was Jewish but his dad was not and that Charlie was not raised Jewish: http://www.interfaithfamily.com/arts...le_Women.shtml
Had no idea re White's Jewish roots, although I had read/seen plenty of stuff/fluff over the years about his life off the ice.
OTOH, I have skipped over lots of media coverage re Gold, so I am much less familiar with what already is known about her -- thus my lack of inherent curiosity in her case. (Another acronym comes to mind as a possibility regarding her faith. Just a possibility.)
Twitter has an awesome interactive of most-shared Olympics photos.
For Feb. 9 (yesterday), Meryl and Charlie have not ONE BUT TWO photos in the most-shared slot globally:
https://twitter.com/Visa/statuses/432046162338521088 <-----Visa tweeted this image of Meryl and Charlie, which has been RT 2,034 times and favored by more than 6,000 users.
https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/stat...85169367973888 <---- this was mentioned earlier this then-and-now photo has been retweeted 648 times and favored by more than 1,200 users.
One of the most shared photos in JAPAN is this very cute fan art of Meryl and Charlie: https://twitter.com/katosann/statuse...77535212720129
Meryl and Charlie are amazing and they proved it twice on the ice - OGM is next if Providence allows !
Go MARLIE and congratulations!
First team to win 2 FD and 2 SD competitions at the same Olympics
CONGRATULATIONS TO MERYL AND CHARLIE!!! YOU ARE NOW OLYMMPIC CHAMPIONS!!!
Seriously, they were amazing during the entire Olympics. I really don't know how they do it. This was a well-deserved win. D&W and V&M both skated their hearts out and I enjoyed every second of it. NO ONE can match these two teams. They are SIMPLY THE BEST!!! What a lovely two nights of ice dance it was. I am speechless and so happy!
On the podium:
Hands on hearts, singing the anthem:
Meryl & Charlie showing off their medals:
All the medalists:
The Moms are interviewed after Meryl and Charlie got the gold.
Davis and White will be on the Comedy Channel's Colbert Report February 26th.