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nashvilledancer
01-13-2013, 03:14 AM
Jeremy skated an excellent short program at the DSC send-off show. The streaming link finally became operational for the last group (but no audio). JA has some new spins--I think he took out the back camel that seems to give him fits. All jumps were fine. His triple axel was almost TOO high but he had a good landing.

I am with dinakt and others in loving the back to back triple axels on the musical phrase in Jeremy's long. I want to see Jeremy win everything but it's almost irrelevant at this point--clean programs with heart will do me just fine. He's one of the best ever, in my 45 years of watching skating.

NadineWhite
01-13-2013, 05:44 AM
Thanks for all the latest info. on Jeremy, much much appreciated by me. :)

Can't wait to see the new spins!

Wishing him all the best at Nationals, and Worlds if he makes it. :cool:

ps: and I agree with your last sentence, except *for me* he's the best I've ever seen from America. :hat1:

jlai
01-13-2013, 05:51 AM
I'm very relieved Jeremy skated well here. For some reason, the years he did well at his send off shows he also did well at nationals. (Keeping fingers crossed for him)

Sylvia
01-13-2013, 05:52 AM
Jeremy skated an excellent short program at the DSC send-off show.
Here's Abbott's SP (filmed from stands): http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ty0-V2VkxBw

johndockley92
01-13-2013, 01:46 PM
^^ Good program, wish he'd take out that wretched upright spin. But otherwise, good.

Marco
01-13-2013, 04:18 PM
I thought the change foot solo spin must be camel or sit, no?

Sylvia
01-13-2013, 04:25 PM
Was Abbott's upright spin his combo spin? ETA: Or he included in just for this exhibition performance.

Sylvia
01-15-2013, 04:00 PM
New Abbott article that includes quotes from Yuka Sato: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130114&content_id=40960846&vkey=ice_news

reese
01-15-2013, 04:20 PM
New Abbott article that includes quotes from Yuka Sato: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130114&content_id=40960846&vkey=ice_news

Oh Jeremy...

He's an amazing skater, but he will never be one of the great champions. He just don't have the mental toughness. It must be tough for Yuka, but she seems very diplomatic about Jeremy and his limits.

Cheylana
01-16-2013, 02:27 AM
I'm glad Jeremy is ditching the back to back 3As. It's a nice idea, but a lot to ask of any skater, especially in the second half of a freeskate.

Triple Butz
01-16-2013, 03:16 AM
I'm glad Jeremy is ditching the back to back 3As. It's a nice idea, but a lot to ask of any skater, especially in the second half of a freeskate.

I'm also glad he ditched the circular quad entrance. I can't recall anyone having luck doing a quad toe from that type of entry. It was a disaster for Todd Eldredge.

aftershocks
01-17-2013, 09:06 PM
What does everyone think about the chances of Evan competing at Nationals? I haven't read anything that indicates he isn't going to be there. It would sure make the event more exciting.

I see that Evan's name is still on the list of senior men qualifiers. There is no indication that he has withdrawn.

modern_muslimah
01-17-2013, 09:13 PM
I was doing my predictions and was shocked that he was on the list. I'd forgotten about him. He is definitely a question mark in Nationals. He could be the spoiler or he could have a comeback a la Johnny. Who knows?

aftershocks
01-17-2013, 09:32 PM
Ha ha, I just wish Johnny were going to be doing the senior men commentating for Icenetwork again this year, with Evan competing on the ice. :D

Unfortunately, we have Michael Weiss, Tonia K, and Mike Mancuso to look forward to re commentating duties. Whatever excitement there is in the arena will unfortunately be blunted by the inevitable blah PC commentary. NBC commentators will definitely NOT be any great shakes either, as usual.

Johnny was not perfect, but he was witty, informative, entertaining, and generally unbiased except for his fondness for guys' eyebrows and colorful sequined outfits. He was also funny, and fearless (as a Honey Badger). :lol: Moreover, I think Johnny framed last year's event so beautifully and succinctly at the end of Jeremy Abbott's free skate. Jeremy even tweeted how much he appreciated Johnny's commentary.

maatTheViking
01-17-2013, 09:50 PM
I think it would be problematic for Johnny to commentate if he is still serious about competing next year. There will be a lot of talk about the Olympic outlook.