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    ABC cut Lambiel !!!!

    Is there a link where I can download Lambiel's LP?

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    AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Infuriating, isn't it? All to bring us a fluff piece on how poor China is; who gives a $%# about one of the evening's stellar performances, one which contributed to the enormous pressure on the gold medal favorites as they took the ice...GRRRRRRRRR!
    Anywhoo, you can probably find it on

    www.somebodyelseslife.com/figureskating

    tomorrow; so far I saw that Joubert and Plushenko's FS are there and online at the moment. Lambiel is sure to follow, as are a few others.

    Cheers!

    Sarah

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    You know, I've been to China and they're pretty well fed now. The three dumpling bit really got me. Somewhere there was a small violin playing.

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    LOL Soogar

    I'm sure it was the world's SMALLEST violin

    So foolish; let me see...hmmm...tough one...four minutes of brilliance from Lambiel, or outdated ragging on China....four minutes of brilliance from Lambiel, or outdated ragging on China...

    I'm telling you, spoiled or not, I feel like the Eurosport broadcast, no images and all, gave me more since it included every skater and was live, in the moment, and you could tell that they were enjoying every second of it--they were calling it like a soccer match that went into overtime, with soooo much enthusiasm...sooo jealous of those who got that PLUS live tv broadcasts of sooo many great performances

    I highly recommend the broadcast if anyone feels like getting a complete feel of the competition, from start to finish, no skaters omitted, and then you can supplement the coverage we get in the US with wonderful sites like

    somebodyelseslife.com/figureskating

    for clips not shown...LIKE LAMBIEL'S!!!!!!!! AAAAAAARRRRRGHHHH!!!!

    Also, remember, folks, the depth in the ladies' field and the quality of the men's competition may very well give us a powerful final act by all the female singles competitors due to skate tomorrow and Saturday...if all we get on ESPN/ABC is 6 if we're lucky, IMAGINE how much supplementing we'll have to do to catch performances of a Vika or a Fumie, who aren't anywhere NEAR the final group!!!!

    How sweet it's been so far; such quality, such excitement...(contented sigh)

    Sarah
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    I was really disappointed that they didn't show Lambiel. He has the most amazing spins. I wish they had cut Mikey's patriotic program out to fit Lambiel in.

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    You know that ABC wouldn't tank an American performer to show Lambiel. I'm kind of surprised they didn't kiss off another performer to shove Savoie in our faces.

    Kasey

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    Lambiel's fs is online now at Somebodyelseslife.

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    Originally posted by soogar
    I was really disappointed that they didn't show Lambiel. He has the most amazing spins. I wish they had cut Mikey's patriotic program out to fit Lambiel in.
    I agree. I am so damn tired of seeing Mikey's program I flipped over to ER until it was over. I'm not a huge Lambiel fan (tho I acknowledge there is some great stuff in his program), but I did want to see him skate if for no other reason than to see the silk pants I keep hearing about!! ABC's coverage in regards to who they show and who they don't certainly isn't what it used to be; last year we didn't get to see Denkova & Staviyisky (the BRONZE MEDALLISTS, for heaven's sake), but I will make allowances for the fact that they had to get a war update in there, tho as I recall there was essentially nothing really going on at the time.

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    I just feel ABC should show either top 5 or top 6, not top 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. It's so plitical. They did this on every conpetition.

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    I have no problem with them showing both Johnny and Mike; in fact, I would have had no problem with them showing Matt as well. But I so looked forward to making my own mind in "Stefan vs. Stephane for the medal"...

    As to the fluff... RRRGGGHHH!!! I used to hate it when they did the "little orphan" think about Oksana, and I think they've just found a new theme. How about showing Z&Z and Z&S instead! Hey, if you have to, you can even show the Americans isntead!

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    Re: AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Originally posted by sarahmistral
    Infuriating, isn't it? All to bring us a fluff piece on how poor China is; who gives a $%# about one of the evening's stellar performances, one which contributed to the enormous pressure on the gold medal favorites as they took the ice...GRRRRRRRRR!
    Anywhoo, you can probably find it on

    www.somebodyelseslife.com/figureskating

    tomorrow; so far I saw that Joubert and Plushenko's FS are there and online at the moment. Lambiel is sure to follow, as are a few others.

    Cheers!

    Sarah
    I don't agree with that cut either, but I LIKED the piece about Zhen and Zhao. It shows why some skaters skate the way they do. ABC cuts stuff out all the time ! Just too bad it was Lambiel's. Would you have a problem if they had cut out Weiss or Weir? 'Cause those performance didn't challenge anyone from the top 3's.

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    Originally posted by Ptichka
    I have no problem with them showing both Johnny and Mike; in fact, I would have had no problem with them showing Matt as well. But I so looked forward to making my own mind in "Stefan vs. Stephane for the medal"...

    As to the fluff... RRRGGGHHH!!! I used to hate it when they did the "little orphan" think about Oksana, and I think they've just found a new theme. How about showing Z&Z and Z&S instead! Hey, if you have to, you can even show the Americans isntead!
    No one complaint when they showed the Nancy Kerrigan piece, or Jenny Kirk's troubles piece, or Michelle's going to college piece, or Tara Lipinski getting up early to practice.

    But when they show a foreigner, especially one with a hard life, you call it fluff and denounced it. Why not just tell ABC to add in another 4 minutes rather than berate a tribute about someone's life.

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    OMG. I LOVE him. Lambiel for gold in 2006!!

    A lot of skaters could take a lesson in incorporating wonderful choreography with fantastic jumps from him. THAT is what figure skating is about, IMO.

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    I find the fluff pieces interesting some of the time--I did like the one about Shen&Zhao, but I could have done without many of them--like Michelle playing basketball with what's his name. Now that was fluff! But ultimately I would much rather see the skating. I would actually prefer it most to see the skating without the commentary too! If I have to hear Terry Gannon talking about "controlling your own destiny" one more time....

    I would have rather seen Lambiel than Weiss since I haven't seen Lambiel ever and have had more than enough of Weiss, especially this year's LP.

    Coverage of skating in US really sucks, especially when compared to Eurosport which shows everything, including compulsory dances where each team does the exact same dance.

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    No one complaint when they showed the Nancy Kerrigan piece, or Jenny Kirk's troubles piece, or Michelle's going to college piece, or Tara Lipinski getting up early to practice.

    But when they show a foreigner, especially one with a hard life, you call it fluff and denounced it. Why not just tell ABC to add in another 4 minutes rather than berate a tribute about someone's life.
    Sorry, rpiche, that's just NOT the case for me, at ALL; when I'm trying to watch the World Championships, I'm neither interested in Nancy's knee, nor Jenny's troubles, nor Michelle's marks, nor Tara's trials and tribulations, nor Shen and Zhao's struggles--I just want to see MORE SKATING; SUE me for wanting to see pure skating at THE skating competition of the year :sheesh:

    This is a SPORTS broadcast, for Christ's sake; I say there's too little skating shown AS IT IS. When you listen to the WHOLE competition on Eurosport, you realize just HOW many great performances you miss out on because of the commercial marathons (can't get around those, unfortunately:( ) and, to make matters worse, the time devoted to fluff pieces cuts into the few performances they DO show to begin with! Right now, as I'm typing this post, the second team from Israel is performing their free dance to one of my favorite pieces of music ever, the Carmina Burana...I would have loved to see that, but instead I'm probably going to get fluff on the late, great career of Lang and Tchernshev Good for them, but...I think I've made my point.

    As for choosing between performances that should get cut, I would have preferred to see Mike Weiss' performance cut, if any, but my REAL preference is to see as many programs as I can--as many posters have pointed out, this was a historic night for men's skating, with great performances from many more than the top six skaters--Sandhu's fight back after a terrible short, arguably, would have merited some attention on the telecast, again, interesting me much more than ANY fluff piece, on ANYBODY.

    Sarah

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