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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    It was a JOKE.
    Exactly!

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    I felt that Ashley came off as real....she is realistic about the next season, she talked about her disappointment in the 2010 season, and she didn't really hold back. I appreciate that a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    It was a JOKE.
    To who?
    To Gracie? Probably.
    To Adam? Probably not.
    To Ashley? Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    I'm just wondering why you have spent the majority of this thread nitpicking at every word she's said in this interview. It seems you're bent on proving what you perceive as Ashley's bad character or moral shortcomings. In this thread, you've basically stated that Ashley is unoriginal, catty, delusional, entitled, a cuckoo, so on and so forth.
    I made a statement based on my observations. People asked me why I said what I said. So I tell them exactly why with examples. If someone ask you why you think someone is entitled, wouldn't you give an example to why someone is? If you do like all reasonable adults, why are you scratching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    I made a statement based on my observations. People asked me why I said what I said. So I tell them exactly why with examples. If someone ask you why you think someone is entitled, wouldn't you give an example to why someone is? If you do like all reasonable adults, why are you scratching?
    It's one thing to make an observation, it's another to belabor it.

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    It is upseting how many people are picking at the interview and finding things to critisize. What I saw was that Ashley has been able to evaluate herself, figure out where changes needed to be made and sacrifice to make those changes. If other US ladies could do that they would have been world champions.

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    Overall I thought Jenny & Dave did a nice job with this interview. Other than a few unnessecary attemps to make fun of others, Ashley seems to be focused on what she needs to do for this important Olympic season. I especially appreciate the respect she has for Mr. Nicks, which he deserves. Also her decision to branch out to other choreographers could be a extremely important with the international judges. Philip Mills doesn't appear to have handled her decision well at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    To who?
    To Gracie? Probably.
    To Adam? Probably not.
    To Ashley? Probably not.
    It probably was taken the wrong way. Nonetheless, it was still said humorously, and without seriousness.

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    Just watched both parts of the interview. I've always enjoyed Ashley's skating and worried about her during her last years on the East Coast (so glad she decided to "go big or go home" and moved west to John Nicks). This was a delightful interview. Ashley had me laughing out loud several times - she's especially funny when she's self-deprecating (e.g. the times she thought how great her next move on the ice would look and then she does a big splat). Got my fingers crossed that she defends her national title and has a wonderful skate also at the Olympics. I don't watch the late night talk shows and wonder if she was a guest on any of them these past two years? She'd be a great guest with her sense of humor (and maybe inspire a bit more interest in figure skating competitions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlattFan View Post
    Has Gracie ever come out and said "look look, this is the Gold lutz?" If she did, I'm annoyed by Gracie. If she didn't, I'm annoyed by Ashley for dragging Gracie into something that has nothing to do with anything.
    Alex O said it jokingly in an interview with IN last year and Gracie and Adam Rippon had a twitter joke going on that Gracie said it should be renamed the "Gold Lutz" because Lutzes are harder for ladies.

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    Fricking awesome interview. Loved it when people are real.

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    Finally started watching Ashley's interview, almost done with the first part. Great interview, she always comes across as fiercely determined and of course competitive yet fun-loving and likeable with a good head on her shoulders. As everyone has already noted she is frank and clear-eyed about her strengths and weaknesses. One thing I love about Ashley is that while she doesn't hide her disappointment - even misery - over her stumbles she is matter-a-fact about it. She's not tragic about it, shall we say.

    I especially loved her discussion of Mr. Nicks' training style. It was interesting to hear about how he teaches elite skaters about small moments that grab the audience and draw them into the performance. It certainly showed in her skating while she was with him! She already was going for that sort of skating before she went to Nicks but he did give her a bit of extra magic, and probably Mills too. Despite her stumbles toward the end of the season, I still think Ashley's maturity and ice presence and delivery were in a rank above the other USA ladies last season.

    The interview certainly made me root for her this season! I wish her all the best with Arturian and for her to stay healthy and get that triple triple that she wants.

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    As innocent as her use of the word was, she might want to avoid using "pansy" in Sochi.

    The Olympic year is not a good year to learn a jump she really should have had several seasons ago. Her coaches failed her here. She seems full of uncertainty. Maybe time to bring in a sports psychologist. She is miscast as Juliet, but I hope she can bring it off. Should have trusted her own intuition here imo. I sense she has a very hard year ahead of her.

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    It's not like she has to learn it from scratch...she already knows how to do the 3-3, but I agree in principle that it is not the best time to be testing new jump content in competition. Still, if she wants the Olympic podium she has no other choice. It's a risk but it's one she'll have to take.

    I'm also not fully convinced that Wagner will get to the level she aspires to reach in such a short amount of time (given the significant changes in her training schedule, and the fact that it seems to have really hit her hard if the interview is any indication) but her competitive history suggests that it's possible. In fact, that's exactly what she did from 2011 to 2012. But can she do it again? We'll have to wait and see. We can't possibly know what will happen.

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    I hadn't the time to listen to this until now, but now I have, I really enjoyed it. I thought Ashley was delightful. I hope she conquers the 3-3.

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