Actually, I think the true Patrick Chan is revealed more in the paragraph above that one.
Ping-pong and palm trees. That's our Patty.As for Chan, he spent the off-day in Sochi, playing ping-pong at the athletes’ hotel and taking a tourist jaunt into the distant city centre. “We walked down to the water. It’s just nice to see water after being in Colorado. Then we went to look at the Olympic clock. It’s kind of weird because that’s the only Olympic-y thing in the city. It doesn’t really feel like a Winter Olympics city, with the beautiful weather and all the palm trees.”
Ms. DiManno's piece of work just shows how important figure skating is to Canadian readers. No wonder the newspaper sent their most able reporter to cover this sport,
Oh, a thing... The title of the article - or "article" - is apparently "Plushenko won't bother with Grand Prix season" - WON'T - ahum, lady, it took this long for you to notice? May I respectfully suggest that it should have been "didn't"?
I must admit all this much ado about nothing has given me a stitch in my side caused by my laughter. Especially postings by " my darling"
Rosie is Rosie and we know her as such....
What would you say if I told you that the newpaper in the supermarket newsstand which states that the alien child has two heads is genuine journalism.
Yup its like that. That genuine .
RM herself is probably preening herself with all the postings here.
On behalf of Canadian figure skating fans everywhere, I apologize to you from the bottom of my heart. I have not read DiManno's or even know what she said, but she is the most offensive woman in Canada and she knows NOTHING, and I do mean NOTHING about the sport of skating. She once wrote that Shae-Lynne Bourne and Victor Kraatz would have a difficult time beating the Chinese teams with their big lifts and throws. This is not a joke. She actually wrote this.
When they sent her to Nice, I wrote an email to the editor of the Toronto Star and asked if they couldn't find someone who at least likes the sport to cover Worlds so that fans would at least get useful information and he replied that Rosie loved skating and begged for the assignment. Let's see, a one-week, all expense paid trip to the French Riviera in the early spring. Yeah, I'd tell the boss I was the world's biggest figure skating fan to get that one too.
Please don't hold ANYTHING that woman wrote against Patrick or anyone else she quotes. She's unbelieveable. She's a hockey reporter so of course shes knows about skating.
Again, my apologies.
The lady makes FACTUAL errors in her columns, so this does not surprise me. The error I asked her to correct in that one column was regarding if Nam Nguyen was old enough to go to Sochi. She said he wasn't, I explained how he was. Goodness it's not that hard to figure out!
this is that same woman?! I remember thinking the woman was completely laughable... how do the editors let her stay on (then again there've been some morons for our local paper when it comes to stuff to do with Alaska... so I guess it happens everywhere)????
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg616/sca...=640&ysize=640Originally Posted by Rosie D.
I wonder if she knows that Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir actually perform in hold?
She also once said that the only reason straight men watch figure skating is to watch little girls in skimpy outfits and the ISU was pimping children to perverts.
Some of the real figure skating reporters I know who have run into DiManno in the press room at events says she seems to be trying to learn about the sport, but she still gets everything so horribly wrong. Either that or she retains information at the same level as my cat Skippy.