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Boston Globe article on the demise of the "American Ice Queen"
“It’s extremely difficult to create personality with all the jumping, jumping, jumping,” says (Dick) Button,.. “When you’re falling on your face, how do you look elegant and beautiful in ‘Swan Lake’ with all your feathers when you’re plowing the ice with your nose?”
What? Like Sasha Cohen? People still adored her. She still had endorsements coming in.
Originally Posted by Mathman
Ashley Wagner has one hell of a personality.
I don't think it's the fault of the CoP, but how skating is viewed in America--society is changing, and there are certainly a larger pool of competitors to choose from in the world.
Originally Posted by aftertherain
maybe if the "experts" of American Skating would stop griping about the changes and celebrate what skating still is....
I like this article. For the people around me that no longer watch it is pretty much true. I'm the lone rider of my friends and family that mostly keeps up with skating. Even my mom bailed after watching skating longer than I did.
I do think Sasha had that ‘it’ factor although it didn’t seem to make the same impact.