Y/J's PB is 173. D/R's is 210. By the time Y/J starts skating well enough to crack the 200's, D/R would probably retire.
And LMAO @ Bazarova/Deputat overtaking them when we haven't even seen them skate/compete yet!
Not bad for a "deplorable" pair.
(although all you have to do is look at S/P's results to see how twisted your idea of "deplorable" is... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_S...titive_results)
If only the US could have such deplorable pairs...
LMAO. Deplorable pairs or not, I stand by my opinion that the US will win pairs gold before Canada wins men, because our men are simply cursed.
Sale & Pelletier are not the worst pair ever, but they were one of the most overscored and overrated pairs of all time in 2001-2002. There was a heavy amount of politics behind them and many of their questionable wins, and the whole SLC controversy was a gross exagerration of the truth and frankly disgusting, especialy when S&P had many wins over B&S in that period worse than B&S's win in SLC which got no press. They were also quite boring, and like most Canadian figure skaters their sportsmanship and attitudes more often than not was appaling. I dont miss them one bit, and they are probably the weakest pair to ever win the OGM (if the way they got an OGM can even be called "winning" an OGM).
It is good to see by serious skating fans today Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze are worshipped like royalty, as one of the all time great Russian pairs, while S&P are barely noted by anyone anymore.
Re: US pairs/gold, from your keyboard to g***'s ears! I'd settle for any color let alone gold; love pairs and as an American have been saddened that the US hasn't produced any in recent years who can challenge on an international stage.
Nothing against Canadian men, BTW.
I'm a huge huge Marissa and Simon fan and even I don't see them overtaking D/R unless some sort of consistency miracle occurs. Even at pretty much their absolute best at the Olympics and D/R skating tight and sloppy, there was like a 12 point difference (although I felt it should have been narrower even with a World medalist bump). Its an interesting comparison though, as I said before, they're very similar teams with the same height difference, the same choreographer, kind of a gutsy, fearlness to their skating etc. I'd even give C&S the edge on performance quality as Marissa's way more interesting to watch than Meghan. If they were more consistent, there's no reason they couldn't be up there with them. Still, I don't really see it happening and I think the judges have placed them in different tiers that I'm not sure will shift.
You are correct about one thing: sky_fall's consistent in her view and it doesn't carry much value.