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Bournekraatzfan
12-12-2011, 11:11 PM
I think this works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb-rY-i7K94&feature=channel_video_title

The person has most if not all GP that BEuro has shown this season


Here: http://youtu.be/jb-rY-i7K94

Was that Nicky who said: "Some of the elements in the step sequences were happening without us knowing they were there because they were just dancing them". And if this isn't what ice dance should be about, I don't know what should.

Thank you, skoppa and Golightly! and thank you to cris_c for translating the Italian broadcasts!

kina
12-12-2011, 11:12 PM
rafter --

Here's a London Free Press article that has a slightly different angle in terms of Scott's comments.

http://www.lfpress.com/sports/2011/12/11/19109286.html



QUEBEC CITY – When he fell on his back Friday, Scott Moir rose again full of hearty laughs and good cheer.

But he wasn't so amused on Sunday after he and partner Tessa Virtue delivered what they thought was a winning Funny Face-themed free dance – and still lost the International Skating Union's Grand Prix final at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse at ExpoCite in Quebec City.

“It's a piss-off,” said the Canadian Olympic ice dance champion. “It's a bitter pill for us to have to swallow. Overall, it's not where we wanted to finish. We were pretty honest with our goals coming into this week.

“We wanted to win and it didn't happen.”

Their master plan, with Virtue healthy again this season, was to re-establish themselves as the world's dominant ice dance team at home at the only major figure skating event they haven't won.

Not this time. They'll still have to do a little navel-gazing and globe-trotting to get there.

The Canadians smashed their season's best free dance score by five-and-a-half points (112.33), but couldn't gain ground on United States training mates Meryl Davis and Charlie White, whose spirited Strauss-infused Die Fledermaus earned them a third straight title at this annual mid-season gathering of the world's top half-dozen teams.

The Americans topped Virtue and Moir by a mere five-hundredth of a point in the free skate (112.38), holding onto their five-plus point bulge from the short dance, where Moir took his unfortunate tumble.

“We bounced back in the free dance, it was our best this season, and I thought it was good enough to win,” he said, “but obviously, we're going to have to go back and look at things and try to figure out where we can pick up some more points.

Shayii
12-12-2011, 11:46 PM
Man I don't know what to think anymore to be honest. I wonder what the major changes are they plan on making to be sure they'll win. Kina, I found one quote really interesting in the article you just posted:

“Wednesday at practice,” Moir vowed. “You think this is bitter? Wait to see us if we're in the same position after worlds.”
I didn't think they would ever leave Canton, but looks like if they lose at Worlds that might be what they will do.

sliver98
12-13-2011, 12:10 AM
Notice nothing from Marina after the FD usually she always talks to the press after a major comp in Canada there is clearly tension in Canton now.

marbri
12-13-2011, 12:13 AM
Man I don't know what to think anymore to be honest. I wonder what the major changes are they plan on making to be sure they'll win. Kina, I found one quote really interesting in the article you just posted:

I didn't think they would ever leave Canton, but looks like if they lose at Worlds that might be what they will do.

Do you have a link to that quote? The link in kina's post isn't working for me.

kina
12-13-2011, 12:16 AM
updated link (http://www.lfpress.com/sports/othersports/2011/12/11/19109286.html)

nubka
12-13-2011, 12:19 AM
updated link (http://www.lfpress.com/sports/othersports/2011/12/11/19109286.html)

What is "navel gazing?" :confused:

marbri
12-13-2011, 12:25 AM
What is "navel gazing?" :confused:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-navel-gazing.htm

marbri
12-13-2011, 12:27 AM
As nice as it would have been if Scott counted to ten before answering questions it has been a very educational outburst in terms of slang :lol:

Golightly
12-13-2011, 12:28 AM
What is "navel gazing?" :confused:

It means you are reflecting very deeply about something, maybe pondering what went wrong and what can you do to make it better. You are deep in thought.

marbri
12-13-2011, 12:38 AM
That would be Jean Senft, the mother of Senft of Senft & Gislaison who beat V&M once back in Canadian juniors.

There's the conspiracy theory, if you want a conspiracy theory.

I'm not looking for any conspiracy theories. I was correcting someone on the panel.

puglover
12-13-2011, 12:59 AM
[QUOTE=kwanette;3402696][QUOTE=puglover;3402611]I don't have a problem with Scott stating his opinion at this point in their career. If the current Olympic Champion/former World Champion can't call it as he sees it then who can? QUOTE]

Does one have to have both titles to be graceless?

To clarify - I don't think titles qualify anyone to be graceless. However, I do remember a very strong message when my own children skated that totally discouraged any questioning of judges decisions. It seemed they had total immunity. My husband has a science/medical background and he just had to stop coming to competitions as he could never understand some of the huge discrepencies in marks. My thinking was that Scott and Tessa have already won the pinnacle of ice dancing so they are less vulnerable to asking questions that could impact on their future success.

Macassar88
12-13-2011, 01:11 AM
does anyone have the british eurosport version of Tessa and Scott's FD?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb-rY-i7K94

Bournekraatzfan
12-13-2011, 01:24 AM
updated link (http://www.lfpress.com/sports/othersports/2011/12/11/19109286.html)

Thank you, kina:)

zilam98
12-13-2011, 01:33 AM
if v/m does move to camerlengo, will the risk of tessa reinjuring herself get higher?