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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Gracie has a work ethic and drive which Mirai never possessed. Gracie would never show up at Nationals without even a coach.
    the work ethic difference between the two though is unquestionable

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Gracie DID finish ahead of both of her teammates at Nationals, Sochi and Saitama---I'd say that is pretty consistent. It doesn't matter that they finished ahead of her in the FS at Saitama, it's the final placement that counts.

    Daleman beat Osmond in the FS at Saitama, but Osmond beat Daleman overall.
    Yes, but Osmond has been injured and reinjured the whole season..... so it really doesnt matter that she got beaten by anyone

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    How would you definite a "write-off"? I'd bet good money that Wagner will still qualify for the GPF, perhaps even win a GP event. I mean, she can pull 190+ points without a successful 3-3 or clean 2A+3T.

    A lot can happen over the course of the summer -- I actually think she improved last season, bringing back the 3-3 with at least some success, not to mention a GP win, qualifying for the GPF and getting bronze there. And 4th in the Worlds FS (with 2 UR jumps) isn't bad at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Gracie's rise to Hollywood stardom is unquestionable
    arguably even Kwan has not achieved this kind of media exposure with celebrities, let alone being close to a celebrity as friends

    Buzz from E News and now Taylor Swift firmly one of her closet friends
    solidifies Gracie as one of the few Elite athletes in the US with Hollywood connections
    I like Gracie, but comparing her to Michelle Kwan as having more celebrity friends is silly. At around Gracie's age Michelle was busy doing things like winning her 2nd National title, her 2nd World title, numerous GP events, an OSM, etc. She didn't need the attention of someone like Taylor Swift to build her up like Gracie probably does.

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    They're a troll.
    That very article linked implies how Taylor goes through "bff's" like tampons

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    It will be interesting if Gracie chooses Bompard or NHK as her 2nd event (I am sure the USFSA will submit her for whichever she asks for and the host country will invite her). Where Wagner and Edmunds end up will depend completely on what Gracie's wishes are.
    Gracie will get SA as a host pick. But she is the #3 seed, which means she doesn't really get to pick that second event. Lipnitskaia will get the two events she picks (other than SA); Pogorilaya gets to pick two from the ones Lipnitskaia didn't choose (other than SA), and Gracie gets the one left over.

    Ashley and Polina have no say at all where they will skate, and neither does USFS---unless USFS decides to pick one of them for SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinnerA View Post
    I like Gracie, but comparing her to Michelle Kwan as having more celebrity friends is silly. At around Gracie's age Michelle was busy doing things like winning her 2nd National title, her 2nd World title, numerous GP events, an OSM, etc. She didn't need the attention of someone like Taylor Swift to build her up like Gracie probably does.
    still doesnt change the fact Gracie has close friends in the Hollywood circuit, Taylor Swift just being the few
    I dont recall Kwan having close Hollywood friends at the start of her skating career ?

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    Seems to me that having Hollywood friends could potentially be detrimental to a skating career.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    still doesnt change the fact Gracie has close friends in the Hollywood circuit, Taylor Swift just being the few
    I dont recall Kwan having close Hollywood friends at the start of her skating career ?
    Who are the other Hollywood friends you're speaking of? The imaginary people that whisper in your ear?

    Also, does a dinner date and cookie-making date qualify as close friendship in 2014? Especially when it's obvious Taylor is fulfilling her past promise to promote Olympic athletes? Gold isn't the only 2014 Winter Olympic athlete Taylor has reached out to btw

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    MK has a very good relationship with Michelle Obama. Is that good enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusyMom View Post
    MK has a very good relationship with Michelle Obama. Is that good enough?
    a politician she made friends after her retirement ?

    I was referring to Hollywood friends when she was still actively skating
    like Gracie with Taylor Swift

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Seems to me that having Hollywood friends could potentially be detrimental to a skating career.......
    why ?

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    Let's let Gracie have the chance to conquer skating before she takes on Hollywood. A batch of cookies does not turn her into a champion, she needs to put it out on the ice.
    I'm a little foggy on how the process works with who gets what for the Grand Prix. I do have a feeling it'll be Gracie at SA. Hopefully Ashley gets NHK because the audience there loves her and she seems to really like Japan. I think it's possible for both to make the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    a politician she made friends after her retirement ?

    I was referring to Hollywood friends when she was still actively skating
    like Gracie with Taylor Swift
    I'm sure MK has more celebrity connection even back then. Not just every American knew who MK is but also in most part of the world too. I worked in the major music labels. It is very easy to be a friend with A-list celebrity. It is just part of the PR smoke screen. Nothing more.

    Don't get me wrong. I like Gracie, a lot. But to be in the same level with MK, she needs more than a few photo with country music singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    a politician she made friends after her retirement ?

    I was referring to Hollywood friends when she was still actively skating
    like Gracie with Taylor Swift
    Funny, since when Taylor Swift is such a big thing? I certainly hope that Gracie grows up more classy than Taylor Swift!

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