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yfbg722
07-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Wasn't the last bit of news re Caitlin [either via twitter or facebook] that she was at DSC [Detroit Skating Club] with Jason Dungjen? I heard about the tryout with AJ, but nothing else. I fear that she may end up skipping this season due to lack of a partner :(

Caitlin tweeted on Saturday that she was headed out on an early morning flight to Colorado. Interesting?

olympic
07-21-2011, 06:10 PM
Caitlin tweeted on Saturday that she was headed out on an early morning flight to Colorado. Interesting?

Interesting. Let's scratch our heads thinking of male pairs partners in Colo. Sprs.

MacMadame
07-21-2011, 07:16 PM
Then this begs the question: if she is not working with anyone, why ISN'T a skater of her caliber getting these tryouts? Is this a coaching issues? A lack of male partners? Or maybe there is something about Caitlin herself that is sending prospective partners fleeing?

The question I'd like to beg is why do people assume that because we aren't hearing anything, there isn't anything going on? ;)

VALuvsMKwan
07-21-2011, 07:25 PM
The question I'd like to beg is why do people assume that because we aren't hearing anything, there isn't anything going on? ;)

(Over the top sarcasm on)

BUTTTTT.....you don't GET it...we are FAANNNNNSSS...we need to KNOW EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Caydee and John were SOOOO MEEEEAANNNN to poor Caitlin!!!!

(Over the top sarcasm off)

That's what it reads like to my no-dog-in-this-hunt eyes, anyway. :dog:

halffull
07-21-2011, 09:11 PM
We will never accept pit bull Camilla and creepy adulterer Charles together! Diana was and is the only true Princess! :mitchell:

Oh, sorry. Wrong drama. I think.
:rofl::rofl::rofl:


So once a pair breaks up, neither pair can skate again with someone else? :huh:

Personally, I think it doesn't matter what the circumstances are and what the press release said and what people say in interviews. Whenever a team breaks up, there are people on FSU pissing and moaning about how horrible the breakup is and that they will never support the new team(s) that form out of it.
This

Ziggy
07-21-2011, 10:41 PM
So once a pair breaks up, neither pair can skate again with someone else? :huh:

What most people are saying is that if you want to break up with your partner, to skate with somebody else (like your girlfriend :P), you should at least have the guts to admit it.

Instead of fabricating a ridiculous, totally inconvincing "I was going to retire... but suddenly an angel from heaven turned up and changed my mind" story. :rolleyes:

John Coughlin could have produced a press release saying "things with Caitlin haven't been working out recently, we had some differences, blah blah blah" and then it would have been a totally different story.

People of course would still be moaning but at least he wouldn't come out of this looking like a complete asshat.

JJH
07-21-2011, 11:52 PM
They should have stayed together for the sake of the children.

Or the fans.

No matter how miserable or dissatisfied Coughlin was.

Or given us a convincing explanatiion. Because he owed it to us. Absolutely.

MacMadame
07-22-2011, 12:01 AM
What most people are saying is that if you want to break up with your partner, to skate with somebody else (like your girlfriend :P), you should at least have the guts to admit it.
Except I have never seen a press release announcing "I'm breaking up with so-and-so to skate with that-other-one." The team that is breaking up sends a PR and then later there is one for any new team(s) that form.

I think it's just considered bad form in the skating world to mix the two. After all, the old team is one entity and the new team is a new entity. There are different families involved, sometimes different coaches, clubs and/or rinks. Plus, you want to give the original team it's due with everyone get a chance to put a quote in and have an agreed upon story line without muddying the waters with the business and priorities of the new team.

It would be like two companies issuing a joint press release to say that an employee is moving from one to the other. You don't see that either.

Ziggy
07-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Except I have never seen a press release announcing "I'm breaking up with so-and-so to skate with that-other-one." The team that is breaking up sends a PR and then later there is one for any new team(s) that form.

Read my entire post. I didn't say that the press release should look like that. You didn't quote the bit where I wrote how I expected it to be written so I'll repeat it:

You do see press releases when skaters say that they had personal differences, or that things didn't work out, or that they wanted to move on and try new challenges and so on and so forth (the Crone/Poirer break-up is a very good example of that).

If John said something along those lines in his press release, instead of that very stupid lie that doesn't hold ground at all, than he'd come out of that looking much better.

iceaxels
07-22-2011, 07:05 PM
John's a good guy. Lots of reports of that. My gut says it really is the story or it's something way bad that shouldn't be aired and he's not.

iceaxels
07-22-2011, 07:08 PM
And has he really dated all his partners? Kelsey? Bridget? He dated stephanie kuban for a while....during his pairing with caitlin.

MacMadame
07-22-2011, 08:50 PM
If John said something along those lines in his press release, instead of that very stupid lie that doesn't hold ground at all, than he'd come out of that looking much better.
But I don't think it was a stupid lie. I know a couple of skaters who did retire because they thought they didn't want to skate any more. But after they got some distance from the sport, they realized it wasn't skating they didn't want to do but skating with their particular partner (and the rest of his or her team).

I really believe that John thought he wanted to retire. He's dealing with his mom's death on top of whatever was going on in his partnership and sometimes processing a parent's death includes making stupid decisions. Deciding to retire and then deciding not to retire is not so strange even for an athlete not in his situation.