Judging and Commentating wishes
I hope the judging and the commentators will be fair to all skaters. I don't think they need to ruin the rest of a performance by going on and on about a mistake or run down the skaters especially while they are still skating. If the skaters falls they can groan like the rest of us but they don't need to point out the obvious and go on and on about it. They can save it for the replays. I don't think Terry Gannon needs to speak at all unless he is making an announcement and hopefully he will contain himself while our girls are skating. Just my wishes for Worlds.
Paul Martini (on Canadian CBC), please do not talk through all the programs!!!
Is Peggy Fleming commentating? If so, I hope that she doesn't jinx the ladies event, as she has been doing steadily the past two years. (2004 Nats -- she predicts Sasha; 2004 Worlds -- she is "95 percent sure" that Michelle will win; Campbells opening the '04/'05 season -- "Shizuka is the one to beat", and she has been doing poorly all year; 2005 Nats -- Michelle will give a terrific skate -- while Kwan won, her skate wasn't terrific)
And if he does speak, hopefully he learned from his attempt to be creative at nationals:
Originally Posted by Peggy
During Sasha's LP after she fell on the 2nd lutz:
Peggy: "It's like when she takes a fall it like breaks the spell of this GORgeous skater. She is absolutely exquisite with her line" [How many times has Peggy said that Sasha's falls "break the spell?"]
D: "It's the missteps that are so dangerous"
Terry: "It's the 'Mis'-tery of Sasha Cohen. When she's on she's probably the most talented skater in the world-"
T: "-but when will she be on. That's the great mis-, mystery"
D: "The problem is that she is on -most of the time- but it's the misstep that occurs in the middle of it that destroys that"
In the time that the commentators completed this exchange, Sasha landed 3t, 3s, and 2a and performed her layback.