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Wyliefan
01-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Some day I expect Dick to quote the guy in the Progressive Insurance ad who says that the insurance plan is "OkeymcSmoky Skiddlydoo".

I could've sworn the Progressive guy got that from Uncle Dick!

SwingDancer
01-02-2011, 04:39 AM
I was watching an old clip from the Ladies free skate at worlds from 1992, and Dick Button referred to Kristi Yamaguchi as "Too legit to Quit" interms of going pro:confused:

A.H.Black
01-02-2011, 05:23 AM
Dick Button's contract renewal situation for ISU Events post-2005 was related to his association, perceived and/or actual, with WSF. He has had opportunities to commentate since because of his popularity with loyal fans and he is an American legend:

- Friend of Ulrich Salchow
- 2 Olympic Gold Medals
- 5 World Championships
- European Champion
- 7 National Championships
- The first to perform 2A in competition
- The first to perform a triple jump, the 3Lp, in competition
- The first to perform a flying camel spin
- Harvard BA
- Harvard JD

There are not too many like him left :(

If I can add a few more -

- 6 North American Championships (North Americans are no longer held).
- Won all these titles and educational accomplishments in an era when they took the boat to Europe to compete.
- Of all his competitions, his didn't win his very first one (his first teacher advised him to quit as he didn't have any talent). He finished 2nd in his first World Championships. Every other competition he ever entered - He Won !

One of my favorites - in reference to John Nicks? (maybe Frank Carroll) - "The old goat."

Sparks
01-02-2011, 04:56 PM
It was Mr. Nicks- "The sly old goat". :cool:

satchelpooch318
01-02-2011, 09:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GklM1M5KnBQ

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Uncle Dick is channeling Snoop Dogg!

Triple Butz
01-03-2011, 07:55 AM
If I can add a few more -

- 6 North American Championships (North Americans are no longer held).
- Won all these titles and educational accomplishments in an era when they took the boat to Europe to compete.
- Of all his competitions, his didn't win his very first one (his first teacher advised him to quit as he didn't have any talent). He finished 2nd in his first World Championships. Every other competition he ever entered - He Won !

One of my favorites - in reference to John Nicks? (maybe Frank Carroll) - "The old goat."

I could have sworn it was "old fox" ???

Bostonfan
01-03-2011, 12:30 PM
No - it was "old goat". He directed it at Frank Carroll after Kwan skated a great program and Frank was putting his poker face on and trying not to look overly pleased. I forget which competition it was.

falling_dance
01-03-2011, 01:23 PM
I want to say that Button called Nicks a "sly old fox" during the 2005 US Nats broadcast, but I can't find the clip just yet.

Sparks
01-03-2011, 02:13 PM
I was mistaken...falling-dance is correct.

IceJunkie
01-10-2011, 07:24 AM
I always got a kick out of it when Dick would queen out at the end of Michelle's performances. He would end up either spluttering, clapping in the booth or praising her in a way that only could he understand or usually some combination of the above. :lol:

2004 US Championships - LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns)

2003 World Championships - LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfluAux0Sf0)

1998 US Championships - LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPRcajUQrM)

matti
01-10-2011, 10:08 AM
My favourite Dick Button commentaries:

John Curry LP 1976:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djadlQLK_ow

On the art of figure skating:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbwiLcbwGoo

skatesindreams
01-14-2011, 05:57 PM
Another favorite commentary:

Lucinda Ruh - 1999 Worlds LP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0fvU4wnp34

Bronxfan
01-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Dick and Peggy were talking about the days when international skating championships were held outdoors.

Peggy: "I competed at the last."

Dick: "I competed at the first."

skatingfan5
01-14-2011, 09:37 PM
I know I'm not quoting it correctly, but in response to a failed element:

"Whatever that was supposed to be, it wasn't."

Squibble
01-14-2011, 09:39 PM
"Those are very harsh marks. Correct marks, but harsh."