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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I still think D/W should have gone to Worlds and won a 3rd world title to add to their legacy. Looking at who won it would have been a piece of cake.
    They'll get paid for DWTS ten times what they would have got from winning the Worlds. They have lots of titles already, but even with the sponsorships they have, they're not hauling in big bugs by skating. I'm happy they have this opportunity, I love watching them dance and having fun, and I'm thrilled that they are helping skating to gain some mainstream attention! And I live for Tanith's facial expressions when Charlie is criticized

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    I hope Meryl and Charlie check in with Golden Skate and see a thread about how rich and famous they are. It must be a hoot to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I hope Meryl and Charlie check in with Golden Skate and see a thread about how rich and famous they are. It must be a hoot to them.
    Yeah, I almost cracked when I saw the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moviechick View Post
    Dancing with the Stars is really about D-list has beens trying to become relevant again or people who were never actually celebrities to begin with trying to become celebrities.
    I must disagree, Kristi Yamaguchi is on no ones D-list, she is a star and Olympic Champion as are Meryl & Charlie now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I just hope they are having a great time and learning a lot! But next time they hire a DWTS pto for advice, I hope it is not Derek.
    Why do you think that, Doris? I have always found him to be a wonderful choreographer. Did you not like their short program, or is your reaction for some other reason. (Not to argue with you; I'm just curious about what you don't like about Derek and/or his work with D/W.) Would you have some alternative dancer in mind to consult with them about ice programs, such as Cheryl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kresslia View Post
    LOL sure ok whatever helps you sleep at night
    Davis and White will do better than V and M financially because they are American (think ten times the size of Canada)and it doesn't hurt they are on DWTS and Charlie and his hair and dating Tanith but in the world of superstardom they are not particular huge. Ice dancing is still despite some top NA teams not really regarded as the premiere event and skating in general has lost its lustre over the last few years hence fewer pro ams and shows - not to mention dance was usually harder to sell at the pro level anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackswanphoto View Post
    Wow.. I cannot believe the day came where Davis & White have transcended the sport and become well known celebrities. I was hoping they would come back but they may have become too big for the sport.

    They are now the most famous Ice Dancers in the history of the sport and arguably the most successful on the ice since Gritchuk and Platov. Who would have thought a few years ago that Virtue & Moir would become just a footnote in the illustrious career of Davis & White. Can you believe this is Meryl freakin' Davis dancing like this?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wPTQnxDpus

    Unbelievable!
    At first blush, I wondered why a separate thread would be started instead of just posting in the current thread about D/W being on DWtS. But then, I read the post again and it seems there's an agenda here.

    As a huge D/W fan, who also enjoys and respects V/M, I wonder why certain people have to put down either team in support of their favorite. It's sophomoric and *S* stirring 101.

    I guess it was too quiet so you had to take a stick to the beehive, continuing to amp it up as others jumped in to dispute your comment.

    I wish posters would at least be honest about what their intentions are. A post titled "I hate X and want to needle everyone who likes them" would have been more genuine, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I still think D/W should have gone to Worlds and won a 3rd world title to add to their legacy. Looking at who won it would have been a piece of cake.
    It is quite obvious to me that both Meryl and Charlie put 150 percent into their Olympic training season and they needed to just have fun and enjoy their win. Even if they could win the title with a subpar skate, I have a feeling that's something they didn't want to do, especially before the Japanese audience.

    That said, given how they are developing at performers on DWTS (especially Meryl!), I can't help but wish they could come back for one more season; I would've like to see how what they learned there translated to the ice.


    Quote Originally Posted by PlaysInTheDirt View Post
    At first blush, I wondered why a separate thread would be started instead of just posting in the current thread about D/W being on DWtS. But then, I read the post again and it seems there's an agenda here.

    As a huge D/W fan, who also enjoys and respects V/M, I wonder why certain people have to put down either team in support of their favorite. It's sophomoric and *S* stirring 101.

    I guess it was too quiet so you had to take a stick to the beehive, continuing to amp it up as others jumped in to dispute your comment.

    I wish posters would at least be honest about what their intentions are. A post titled "I hate X and want to needle everyone who likes them" would have been more genuine, imo.


    I seriously never get the point of excessive criticism of your favorite's rival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYscorp6 View Post
    I must disagree, Kristi Yamaguchi is on no ones D-list, she is a star and Olympic Champion as are Meryl & Charlie now.
    She was not particularly relevant at the time she did the show, which falls into the has been category more.

    Either way, these are not stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I hope Meryl and Charlie check in with Golden Skate and see a thread about how rich and famous they are. It must be a hoot to them.
    Indeed. Love 'em, but their fame from DWTS will be short-lived, which is just as well. They don't strike me as people who are out to be the most famous ice dancers ever, whatever that might mean. They seem to be very grounded and sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moviechick View Post
    (Kristi Yamaguchi) was not particularly relevant at the time she did the show, which falls into the has been category more.
    True, but now she is a two-time NY Times list bestselling author, for Dream Big Little Pig and It's a Big World, Little Pig. 100% of all profits from these children's books go to Kristi's Always Dream Foundation to support programs in early childhood literacy.

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    Nah, almost nothing gives skaters a bigger thrill than competition with the best and being the best. Anything else they do in life might pale in comparison. They may be successful in other endeavors but it may never give them the same serotonin explosion of a great skate and winning against all odds.

    Many skaters have made fortunes and have become huge celebrities, and yet many still came back to competition or continued to compete. Many don't need to compete for more titles or make more money.

    Mao, Yuna, Torvill and Dead, G&G, Lysacek (tried to), Plush, Kwan.....

    So no I don't think Meryl and Charlie will become too big. They're in their late 20s too so for them to become as good as they were in something else as they are in skating is unlikely. I'm sure with their enormous drive and work ethic, they have the ingredients to make it to the top in a new line of work, but whatever it is won't give them the same adrenaline rush as their competitive Olympic years.

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