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    NBC Coverage of Grand Prix Final - December 8, 2013

    NBC is showing Oda's FS now. Meryl and Charlie should be on the broadcast too !!! I am thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetskates1 View Post
    NBC is showing Oda's FS now. Meryl and Charlie should be on the broadcast too !!! I am thrilled.
    Hi, SS.
    Don't remember whether you're the one who has started previous NBC threads. In any case, a friendly suggestion for next time:
    If you're putting the thread in The Edge, I think that the thread title should include the name of the competition -- Rostelecom, GPF, or whatever -- both for posterity, and out of respect for our friends outside the U.S. who are keeping track of other competitions. Thanks.

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    Great idea golden411! Um.. how can I edit the title of the thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Hi, SS.
    Don't remember whether you're the one who has started previous NBC threads. In any case, a friendly suggestion for next time:
    If you're putting the thread in The Edge, I think that the thread title should include the name of the competition -- Rostelecom, GPF, or whatever -- both for posterity, and out of respect for our friends outside the U.S. who are keeping track of other competitions. Thanks.

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    Patrick just said he "let Hanyu win this one." Oh Patrick... I love your programs but ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Patrick just said he "let Hanyu win this one." Oh Patrick... I love your programs but ...
    Despicable! One of the reasons I detest Patrick Chan; if anyone deserves to lose the Olympics, it's him! He's said a lot of horrible things in interviews, disrespecting Plushenko, etc., but this one takes the cake!

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    Julia is good but there are at least five other skaters I would rather see on the podium. She is not great yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitt View Post
    Despicable! One of the reasons I detest Patrick Chan; if anyone deserves to lose the Olympics, it's him! He's said a lot of horrible things in interviews, disrespecting Plushenko, etc., but this one takes the cake!
    This not only disrespects Hanyu, but all the competitors of the GP series, there are only 6 spots in the final, if you're not going to skate your all then stay home and let someone else have your spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetskates1 View Post
    pftt...

    Commentator called D/W the clear OGM favorites and called their 1.35 point win over V/M convincing... what a load of ...

    D/W are so great that when they have a good performance like they did at the GPF we expect sublime. I did not think this performance was sublime. I actually think it was 'cleaner' than at NHK but not as impressive. ...
    Agree with your complaints against Schlanger after showing Davis/White's FD.
    Virtue/Moir broke D/W's world records in both the SD and FD ... and then D/W broke both of V/M's minutes-old WRs.
    Although D/W are Americans and NBC is an American network, shame on Schlanger for ignoring the real take-home message of the GPF dance competition: the rivalry btwn D/W and V/M is very much alive.

    On a different subject: glad that NBC acknowledged the pairs competition this time.

    And thanks to SS and to the mods for getting the thread title changed.

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    They should add another hour and show Ice Dancing and Pairs programs.

    Thank you to the moderators for changing the title of the thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Agree with your complaints against Schlanger after showing Davis/White's FD.
    Virtue/Moir broke D/W's world records in both the SD and FD ... and then D/W broke both of V/M's minutes-old WRs.
    Although D/W are Americans and NBC is an American network, shame on Schlanger for ignoring the real take-home message of the GPF dance competition: the rivalry btwn D/W and V/M is very much alive.

    On a different subject: glad that NBC acknowledged the pairs competition this time.

    And thanks to SS and to the mods for getting the thread title changed.

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    I suggest people go back and listen again to what Patrick said. He didn't say he LET Hanyu win this one - he said it was OKAY for Hanyu to win this one. BIG difference people. And yes I would agree that the dance competition is going to be fierce but don't think Schlanger was out of line....the last 2 times the teams have met, D&W have won. Doesn't matter if its a landslide or a tenth of a point. They won and certainly deserve to be considered the favorites going into the Olys. I think the Free Dance at the Olys is going to be the most exciting competition of the whole season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Agree with your complaints against Schlanger after showing Davis/White's FD.
    Virtue/Moir broke D/W's world records in both the SD and FD ... and then D/W broke both of V/M's minutes-old WRs.
    Although D/W are Americans and NBC is an American network, shame on Schlanger for ignoring the real take-home message of the GPF dance competition: the rivalry btwn D/W and V/M is very much alive.

    On a different subject: glad that NBC acknowledged the pairs competition this time.

    And thanks to SS and to the mods for getting the thread title changed.

    Of course the Marlie/Voir rivalry is very much alive. It's been the same story for the last five years. Marlie races out to an early lead; Voir catches up; and then the team who best hits their levels and makes the fewest mistakes wins Olympic and/or World Gold. I'm still perplexed why this seems to be a "new" story every year.

    NBC's coverage of figure skating is, on the whole, atrociously jingoistic. Always has been. Why is this shocking too? I praise the heavens for the internet, because now I don't have to listen to the rah rah USA crap parade on NBC--even if this means sitting through commercials for every known medical malady on Latvian television. Actually, the Latvian commercials were hilarious and definitely far more entertaining than listening to some NBC talking head speaking out of, well let's just say, a completely different orifice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Patrick just said he "let Hanyu win this one." Oh Patrick... I love your programs but ...
    Ack, I really want to love Patrick as a skater since I love his skating, but he says things like this too often for me to actually like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Patrick just said he "let Hanyu win this one." Oh Patrick... I love your programs but ...
    Why he doesn´t shut up?, if he thinks like that it is ok, but why he needs scream it?

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    pftt...

    Commentator called D/W the clear OGM favorites and called their 1.35 point win over V/M convincing... what a load of ...

    D/W are so great that when they have a good performance like they did at the GPF we expect sublime. I did not think this performance was sublime. I actually think it was 'cleaner' than at NHK but not as impressive.

    Chan was interviewed and he mentioned having won enough GPF to be able to appreciate the smaller things. He is confident he will win the Olympics.

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    Trash talkin'! Everyone's doing it--even the color commentators!

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