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Thread: NBC Coverage of Grand Prix Final - December 8, 2013

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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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    Mao deserved to win again

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    not surprised - I was at TEB and her gala performance was the most boring skate I ever witnessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetskates1 View Post
    Mao deserved to win again
    If Lipnitskaia had a fall, I would agree with you. But I dislike the whole falling on a more difficult jump = win over someone skating a clean program.

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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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    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 noskates View Post
    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.
    Precise quote: "I'll let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win at the Olympics."

    I guess you can take it as him accepting Yuzuru's win. However, many folks took it differently, including the NBC Olympic Reporters who were tweeting during the coverage:

    https://twitter.com/NickMcCarvel/sta...44462701531136

    Nick McCarvel
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    #Hanyu beats Chan in the free skate winning the #GPF13. "I'll let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win at the Olympics," Chan says #fightinwords
    10:01 AM - 8 Dec 13

    His colleague however didn't mind the comment:

    Nick Zaccardi ‏@nzaccardi
    @NickMcCarvel No way, say it to the media! Figure skating (all Olympic sports, really) need more candid stars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noskates View Post
    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.
    I just went back and listened again. Yes! Chan said, "Let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win Olympics next."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Precise quote: "I'll let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win at the Olympics."

    I guess you can take it as him accepting Yuzuru's win. However, many folks took it differently, including the NBC Olympic Reporters who were tweeting during the coverage:

    https://twitter.com/NickMcCarvel/sta...44462701531136

    Nick McCarvel
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    #Hanyu beats Chan in the free skate winning the #GPF13. "I'll let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win at the Olympics," Chan says #fightinwords
    10:01 AM - 8 Dec 13

    His colleague however didn't mind the comment:

    Nick Zaccardi ‏@nzaccardi
    @NickMcCarvel No way, say it to the media! Figure skating (all Olympic sports, really) need more candid stars!

    This is what I heard as well...I looked up and ....like ***? Did he just say that? Certainly Patrick has an EGO as big as the Olympics.

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    Yep, it's 'I let him'. He said the exact same thing in yesterday's CBC coverage.

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    yes, did he miss the fact that Yuzuru beat him by 13 points? It wasn't exactly close, Patrick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Precise quote: "I'll let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win at the Olympics."

    I guess you can take it as him accepting Yuzuru's win. However, many folks took it differently, including the NBC Olympic Reporters who were tweeting during the coverage:

    https://twitter.com/NickMcCarvel/sta...44462701531136

    Nick McCarvel
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    #Hanyu beats Chan in the free skate winning the #GPF13. "I'll let Yuzuru win this one and I'll win at the Olympics," Chan says #fightinwords
    10:01 AM - 8 Dec 13

    His colleague however didn't mind the comment:

    Nick Zaccardi ‏@nzaccardi
    @NickMcCarvel No way, say it to the media! Figure skating (all Olympic sports, really) need more candid stars!
    In context, I did not find Chan's words to be egregious or offensive. In the NBC mini-interview, he was saying positive things about his own GP season overall. Then when he made the comments about Hanyu and the Olympics, I think it was Chan's way of acknowledging the reality that of course Hanyu won the Final while affirming Chan's own optimism going into Sochi.

    Don't athletes in sports other than figure skating say this kind of stuff all the time -- without the perception of being dismissive of or condescending toward their rivals?

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    Mao Asada was in a class by herself.

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    I did find it to be an arrogant quote, but I think people underestimate the amount of mental toughness it takes to deliver medal worthy programs under this kind of pressure. I don't think a lot of these athletes could do what they do without really believing that they are the best. The attitude of okay, I let him have this one, but *I'm* winning the next one is possibly a necessary attitude for Chan to keep positive and stay confident. Maybe he shouldn't have said that to the media, but on some level censoring that kind of attitude to the media is an acknowledgement that it might be unfounded, so... I mean, yeah it's kind of an annoying way to phrase it but I think it's just an athlete in the zone gearing up for the most important competition of his life.

    That said, Hanyu completely deserved the win and I was so happy for him. I also think Mao deserved the win over Julia. Julia placed 4th in the short program, and Mao's skate was exquisite there. Julia's jumps seem very small to me, too. That said, I am glad to see her PCS rising because I think she interprets the piece of music beautifully, and I was happy NBC chose on one of her amazing spins as the gold medal moment or whatever that little moment of zen-esque clip at the end of these recaps is called.

    And ah, I can't believe they mentioned pairs! It's nice to see them actually show Meryl and Charlie's FD too, since they didn't even mention their results (or the Shib's!) at NHK.

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    Sorry - I guess I heard what I wanted to. But I think people are overreacting. If you aren't proud of yourself, if you don't have self-assurance, if you don't lay down a gauntlet, if you don't have a winning attitude, then you end up like Jeremy Abbott. All talent but doesn't compete very well. (and I do like Jeremy, don't get me wrong) It seems like some hang on every word out of Patrick's mouth and turn it into a negative. But other skaters can crow about themselves and they're given a pass....a younger Plushenko comes to mind! He got beat today. He wasn't blaming it on anybody or making any excuses. And in a way he did "let" Hanyu win by not skating his best. I seriously doubt it was purposeful. I'm still picking him to win the OGM - and I'm not even Canadian.

    The best man is going to win regardless of what they say prior to the competition....it's going to be a good competition.

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