Seriously though. No one is asking for all good news but instead I think there is a cry for fair and insightful news or opinions instead of biased and spiteful news. There is a difference and it is not unreasonable IMO.
Jeff Seidel, a columnist at Mathman's hometown paper, the Detroit Free Press, has written a variety of interesting analysis and columns on figure skating since he took over for Jo Ann Barnes last year. He did a great piece on the strong Ice Dance presence in Detroit: http://www.freep.com/article/2014021...dancing-canton
Nancy Armour who used to work for AP but is now at USA Today also does great work: She wrote a great piece about Hanyu overcoming his challenges to win gold: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...-2014/5478783/
The best way to support these kind of writers is to post their stories on social media and also express praise to them personally. Trust me, they will appreciate it!
^ I think Drivingmissdaisy’s point is that besides the two judges that you mentioned, there were also seven other judges from all over the world and they liked Sotnikova’s performance, too. And so did the nine short program judges, none of whom were from Russia.
I look at it this way. My favorite skater missed out on the Olympic Gold Medal twice, both times losing to skaters that I will go to my grave believing that she was better than. But Tara in 1998 and Sarah in 2002 skated like they wanted it, and that’s how it turned out.
Even though I basically agree w/ Gallagher's opinion, the self-righteous tone he takes just rubs me the wrong way. I, of course, am always right and never, ever self-righteous. (And if you believe that, there's a bridge not far from here that's for sale -- a famous one that has a nice view of Brooklyn! )
Thanks, Mrs P. for providing the link to the fair articles! Although I'm not a fan of some results, I hate attacks that place so much weight on the shoulders of girls that are so young. I'm really happy to see Adelina's return. I truly had doubts that she would, but it proves that she is tough as nails.
What a bitter, badly-written, poorly researched article. If you're going to write about the GP series, it's best not to drown out the actual news with ramblings about Sochi judging. It's reports like this that are turning me off from the hardcore Yuna crowd (even when I agree with them on the issue). Adelina doesn't deserve this crap. Heck, Yuna doesn't deserve certain crazy fans (of which this writer seems to be one) making her entire fandom look nutty.
Even the part about the actual GP series is pretty .
Such a good summary of Yulia's accomplishments. Not misleading readers at all.Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia (who finished fifth in Sochi)
I'm not sure even Team Denis Ten has that much confidence in Denis Ten.With Sochi silver medalist Patrick Chan of Canada and Daisuke Takahashi taking the season off, it appears that Hanyu’s primary competition is likely to come from Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, the surprise bronze medalist in Sochi.