Gambatte, Max Aaron/"No letting off the gas pedal"
One more comment regarding Hamilton and Bezic:
By real-life standards, they are not "old" -- but for better or worse, network executives often prefer to put younger personalities on TV. So if Weir and Lipinski continue to show professionalism and competence (as I expect they will), I think their futures at NBC could be very bright.
Thanks for your detailed comments and explanation, loop.
Originally Posted by loop9497
Had no idea that a competition is named after Liukin.
I remember Amanda Borden as a competitor ... but did not know that she has been working in television. (Do not have access to Universal Sports.)
I was extremely impressed with Johnny Weir's commentary during the 2013 Skate Canada Men's Long Program. His insight from a skater's perspective was especially helpful to people like me, who are fans of the sport but have never even stepped on the ice. He included details that were interesting and that only those closely involved with the sport would notice, such as the softness vs. stiffness of a skater's knees and how this impacts overall performance. He brought up excellent points concerning choreographical and
musical choices as well. Overall, Weir's commentary, in addition to being polished and professional, enhanced my viewing experience and added to my appreciation of the sport and the difficult work the skaters were doing. Bravo to NBC for casting Weir as a commentator.
Originally Posted by Bluebonnet
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sweetiesteph23, Welcome to Golden Skate!! Post long & often.