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    Moir: “We don’t care about what the 11 people (judges) think,”

    “We don’t care about what the 11 people (judges) think,” Moir said. “It’s more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...0,757103.story

    Moir, always so classy........

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    Interesting how two different articles quote him differently. Here's the National Post version

    "“But I think it’s very easy this week — I think this is probably my favourite competition of my career, because I can care less about what the 11 [Judges] think, I care more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”

    vs the Hersh version “We don’t care about what the 11 people (judges) think,” Moir said. “It’s more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”

    I'm curious which one is accurate. I can believe either, truthfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Interesting how two different articles quote him differently. Here's the National Post version

    "“But I think it’s very easy this week — I think this is probably my favourite competition of my career, because I can care less about what the 11 [Judges] think, I care more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”

    vs the Hersh version “We don’t care about what the 11 people (judges) think,” Moir said. “It’s more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”

    I'm curious which one is accurate. I can believe either, truthfully.
    Grammatically speaking, shouldn't it be "I can't care less" instead of "I can care less"? -- unless that's what he was going for.

    And both are a lie. Of course you care what the judges think, Scott!

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    I think he's saying "I can care less about the judges and think about the people in the stands"

    I also agree he's not telling the truth. Hopefully it lights a fire in him like it did in the GPF 2011. They still lost, of course, but it was a great FD nonetheless.

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    Scott, Scott, Scott. Why can't you just skate and stop making yourself look like a twerp?

    As for the grammar, "I could care less" is a sarcastic colloquialism for "I couldn't care less." It is used so frequently that many people think it's right.

    Anyway, I don't see any difference,frankly, between the two versions of what Scott said. "We don't care about what the 11 judges think, we only care about the 10,000 people in the audience." And "I can('t) care less about what the 11 judges think. I care more about the 10,000 fans." Seems exactly the same to me.

    Anyway, I wonder what the 10,000 thought about their SP performance, compared to Davis and White's.

    I am not sure in what sense this was "probably my favourite competition of my career." He likes being in second place, more than three points behind the leaders?

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    Scott Moir and Patrick Chan are definitely two of the poorest sports and arrogant people to hit the sport in my memory. That is probably why Canadian interest is so low in the sport now despite our success. Who gets excited cheering for such jerks, sorry it doesnt happen no matter how great of skaters they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Interesting how two different articles quote him differently. Here's the National Post version

    "“But I think it’s very easy this week — I think this is probably my favourite competition of my career, because I can care less about what the 11 [Judges] think, I care more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”

    vs the Hersh version “We don’t care about what the 11 people (judges) think,” Moir said. “It’s more about the 10,000 sitting behind them.”

    I'm curious which one is accurate. I can believe either, truthfully.
    I'm curious as well, the tone comes across quite differently in those two quotes.

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    Moir's Arrogance rearing its ugly head again

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    Well, kkonas said Moir hates to lose. I think we're just seeing just how much (and how true) that is.

    Interesting fact: if they do lose, they won't be able to fall back on "Tessa's injured." And that would certainly change the psychology of these two rivals, wouldn't it?

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    I think what Scott meant was, "We are thrilled and honored for the privilege of representing Canada in our home town. We have a lot of ground to make up on Saturday, but we will give it everything we've got." (Why doesn't Scott hire me to be his publicist? )

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    Now Marlie do that all the time: the safe, diplomatic answer. Journalists must hate them. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I think what Scott meant was, "We are thrilled and honored for the privilege of representing Canada in our home town. We have a lot of ground to make up on Saturday, but we will give it everything we've got." (Why doesn't Scott hire me to be his publicist? )
    Because he'd have to pay you. And if he already has a publicist, then he'd have to pay more for being better than the one he has now!

    Rosie DiManno is probably his unofficial publicist anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Now Marlie do that all the time: the safe, diplomatic answer. Journalists must hate them. LOL.
    Come on now, who could ever hate Marlie?

    I mean especially if you have a chance to meet and talk with them. And perchance to see Charlie/Tanith's dog, DJ, is surely like icing on the cake, and nothing at all like "Kraft singles."

    Marlie and their Magical Wizard Hair are just Grrrreat! (as Tony the Tiger would say)


    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I think what Scott meant was, "We are thrilled and honored for the privilege of representing Canada in our home town. We have a lot of ground to make up on Saturday, but we will give it everything we've got." (Why doesn't Scott hire me to be his publicist? )
    Perfect response! But it seems like Scott usually says the first thing that comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Well, kkonas said Moir hates to lose. I think we're just seeing just how much (and how true) that is.

    Interesting fact: if they do lose, they won't be able to fall back on "Tessa's injured." And that would certainly change the psychology of these two rivals, wouldn't it?
    If they do lose, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they admit after the fact that Tessa HAS been injured this season. Then their fans can claim D/W's win 'has to be marked with an asterisk, just like their win in 2011 was'.

    Moir would say anything to spin a loss in V/M's favor.

    Anyway, Scott, there may be 10,000 fans in the audience, but not all of them are fans of yours. Lots of Americans, Europeans and Asians are in that audience, too, and many of them don't like your truculent attitude. The Canadian fans are just louder than the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    If they do lose, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they admit after the fact that Tessa HAS been injured this season. Then their fans can claim D/W's win 'has to be marked with an asterisk, just like their win in 2011 was'.

    Moir would say anything to spin a loss in V/M's favor.
    I dread this response too. Maybe D/W are in first because they are the best, not because V/M are injured. It's a given that skaters are in pain probably most of the time. That doesn't mean they are injured if other skaters are better.

    I read that Sasha Cohen claims, in a recent interview, to have been injured in 2006 and that's why she couldn't win. Was she also injured every other nationals and every other worlds where she fell? Did the normal, everyday aches and pains suddenly morph into an injury because she was expected to win but didn't?

    V/M have been slipping for at least a year now. That's a long time to skate through a legitimate injury. Tessa probably skated through worse pain than a muscle spasm, leading up to the Olympics, before she had her surgery. Why all of a sudden the injury excuse now, because they are not winning?

    So V/M are not feeling their best. The reason someone gets second instead of first is usually because they are not feeling their best. That means another team was feeling their best, and therefore legitimately better on that day.

    D/W have handled all of their skeptical second place finishes with dignity. Scott has won the biggest prize of all, and yet still can't handle it if a smaller competition is not gifted to them.

    The way they skate, it seems like V/M don't care anymore. They don't skate with the same passion. Maybe it's indeed because Tessa is in pain everyday, in which case they should be pleased with even a 2nd place finish. Skating with an injury is not easy. It could be because they are not as motivated since they have already won World's/Olys. Maybe it's because D/W have surpassed them in difficulty. It slightly angers me when someone is not grateful, after the success they have already had. You can't win 'em all.

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