Writing was on the wall when both V/T and S/S came out of the blocks this season with meh performances, but S/S scared everyone in a bad way with their costumes so judges happily propped up V/T in many earlier comps this season, knowing that S/S would be spinning their wheels just to keep pace with their decidedly average to craptastic efforts this season. Again, got to give S/S credit for battling through with heart and courage, and for always trying to challenge themselves. Sure they've had concept, costume and music missteps this season and they're not getting any younger either. But me, I don't think that's gonna stop them.
If S/S and S still have a fire in them they're gonna burn things up in a good way next season. S/S have been through an awful lot throughout their career -- stuff which would have felled most teams. They've always had to fight for recognition, respect and rewards.
I suppose if this outrage repeats itself in favor of any Canadian skaters, that'd be cool with you. It has happened quite often in the past for Patrick Chan. Were you one of those outraged for Dai at last year's Worlds?
I like S/S. I loved their long program and thought it was much better then the one V/T had. AND I really wanted them to beat V/T. But today they did not skated well and the program felt flat. So they should not have got the scores they have got.
I just watched a video of D/W's SD, and there was applause, but not a standing ovation, despite the fact that D/W had shattered a world record with their score. Some people were just sitting there, not even applauding at all. I'm just hoping if D/W win the gold medal tomorrow, there won't be boos from the audience.
OTOH, any Canadian will automatically gets a standing ovation even if he/she/they bomb.
I have been to many competitions in the US, and I can't recall anyone being booed for placing above an American skater. Americans don't give standing ovations for every US performer, either. They give SOs for outstanding performances, regardless of the nationality of the skater.
And, I can't believe you actually like S/S fp over V/T. Both programs are run of the mill in terms of concept and choreography. The difference is V/T have more aesthetically pleasing lines and Russian lineage, plus their program is more effective in highlighting some of their strengths, particularly after they got up to speed in performing it better this season. It's a conservative, safe program for V/T, and an underwhelming program from S/S that has done them no favors all season.
I could get more behind V/T if they would just think more outside the box and better explore what might lift them out of the ordinary Russian pairs team chest-pumping blahs.
With the Olympics in Russia next year V&T are the closest thing to a sure thing for the gold imaginable. They will have to fall in the short program, then skate half the long program on their behind to not win, regardless how anyone else skates. Even if everyone skated perfectly they would have won by alot here, and that is on neutral ground. On home turf and with the momentum behind them they are the overwhelming favorites.
Implementing CoP has not solved any problems, only created new ones.
and if V/M wins over D/W in FD even if they might have a dragging Carmen performance , then that is a Huge Scandal.
Audience should support skaters no matter what the Nationality, some skaters didn't got any claps/cheers , they were skating as if we can hear crickets in the background.
You reply with such conviction that the boos heard were all from Canadians. I presume then that you were in the audience in London. If you were not how could you possibly know. I was watching the feed on tv and I could hear the noise yes but the audience was not panned and there was no way I could know that every boo came from a Canadian fan. Neither could even if you were there. Unless you could see them with a Canadian flag or piece of clothing denoting there were indeed Canadian. I have watche for years and in every competition there are boos and rumblings from the crowd when they do not like the marks. So please get off the backs of the Canadians every other country is just as guilty at one time or another. I believe they cheered V/T because they felt they deserved what they had won.