Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by DinDonShamu, Dec 10, 2011.
But cannot wait to see the LP, and so happy for Jeremy!
Update on Jeremy's stepfather in San Jose as of last night: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19856121
I watched on television. I didn't notice anything going on in the stands, but I definitely heard it. Between the fan calling out during Nagasu's FS and the commotion during Abbott's FS, I was wondering what was going on with security at the arena. It's a good thing Abbott, at least, was able to keep his concentration.
Vagabond, the "fan" who always "calls out" before Jeremy skates is his stepfather, Mr. Scott.
Now that I know that, it doesn't disturb me at all!
Jeremy's concentration would probably be disturbed if he didn't hear that.
I'm so glad to hear Mr. Scott is doing fine!
I was there live, in the upper levels, and I didn't notice anything. I was too entranced by Jeremy's program. I was over the moon that he skated it well!
I was there just four rows behind the family.
I always knew Jeremy was quite musical and had great dance ability, but for some reason, I never really realized how good he was until this week. The way he moves with the music is incredible, and his choreography is 3x that of the top ice dance teams. The pause in his LP straightline step sequence this year has to be one of my favorite moments in a program ever. He's just so easy to watch. This is COP done right, IMO.
After watching Jeremy at the nationals last weekend, I have become an uber fan. His LP performance was magical.
There was noise during the skate. I haven't re-watched the video, but I would assume that it was commotion related to the stepfather's collapsing.
I don't think Jeremy usually really "hears" the "Go Alexander" anyway. He's said he's usually too focused to notice it.
I was so glad that Jeremy aced both programs at Nationals! He was wonderful, and I hope he aces his programs at 4CC and Worlds.
USFS just tweeted that Jeremy withdrew from 4CC. Hip injury. Dornbush going instead. I hope the injury does not force Jeremy from Worlds too.
I was just showing his programs to a friend and talking about how amazing he was when I saw this post pop up in my inbox. Really hope he recovers fully and is ready for Worlds.
The bad part about the injury this late in the season is he is going to lose valuable practice time, even if he does heal by worlds. Not sure how much time he is going to miss, but if it is something like 2 weeks, that's huge when you are that close to worlds.
Get healthy soon, Jeremy!
Heal quickly, Jeremy!
After all he went through to get there, it would be a shame if he missed Worlds.
I'm sure that he will be there, if at all possible.
This Detroit Free Press article mentions "back spasms that have also affected his right hip": Jeremy Abbott withdraws from Four Continents Championship due to back spasms
On the IceNetwork broadcast, you can see the security people in the front row turn around, right about the time of J's triple axel. ETA: It's actually during the first spin. Manleywoman and I were coincidentally sitting a few rows behind the Abbott-Scotts with other friends. It was a tad difficult to concentrate on the program, with worrying about Allen, so it's been a pleasure to be able to obsessively watch it online. The audience reaction was massive--this program is cerebral, but people "get it". I'm so happy that he's getting the component scores he's deserved for years.
A small hint of what a wonderful family this is: the quote in the local paper from Allen Scott that his health was "merely a hiccup...the real story is Jeremy Abbott."
Kim Navarro is a Jeremy Abbott uber!
Wow. Thank you, Sylvia!
It is always incredibly touching when other elite skaters, who themselves skated with artistic integrity, show real appreciation for their peers. Jeremy gets it a a lot. From John Kerr calling Jeremy's Beatles SP the best SP he's seen to Yu-Na Kim mentioning last year's Flamenco SP as one of her favorite programs to this blog.
Thank you Kim Navarro.
I feel very much as Kim does about Jeremy.
His skating seems on another level from what most others attempt.
Interestingly, Jeremy is listed on USFS' International Assignments page for Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands (March 8-11), a Senior B 2 weeks before Worlds.
ETA link to Challenge Cup competition thread in the Kiss and Cry forum: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=82590
When i heard Czisny might be assigned to this i thought jeremy could be too
GOOD low stake competition to try the quad in the short program
Ah yes, thanks for posting that Sylvia, and thanks to Kim for your thoughts about Jeremy. (I love you and Brent too!)
And thanks to Jeremy for sharing with us his amazing talent. What great moments at Nationals he gave to us all. It was unforgettable... mere words are not enough to fully express what Jeremy has wrought with his performances of Muse Redemption (Exogenesis Symphony Part 3).
And the Swing sp is such fun! ITA with the thoughts of John Kerr too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jljuph8ISAQ 2010 sp
And thankfully sans commentary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeya_bPe53Y 2012 sp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbT2P9n5Hsw&feature=related 2012 fp
ETA: I also love this exhibition performance to Rhythm of Love (Jere said at 2011 Nats that this exhibition was his first attempt at choreographing for himself)
Posted on the Facebook page of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) today:
Amen, to that!
I wish a "silver medal" could have gone to Nathan's free skate. His and Jeremy's free are the two I watched over and over.
Jeremy's sister, Gwen, has written a vivid account of what she and her family experienced in the stands of San Jose Nationals during Jeremy's free skate: http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2012/03/05/four-minutes/
Good luck to Jeremy at Challenge Cup in The Hague later this week! The good news is that an official YouTube channel has been set up by the competition organizers so there will be videos to watch!
Thanks Sylvia. What a scary ordeal for Jeremy's family I am glad everything turned out alright.
What an amazing and lucid narrative!
I'm so glad that Mr, Scott is doing well.
I was very concerned for him.
Thanks for posting and sharing Gwen's experience at Nationals, Sylvia! I am very relieved to hear that Mr. Scott is doing better. Gwen's emotional account made me a little teary-eyed, but I am very glad that this experience ultimately had a happy ending. It's terrific news that the organizers of the Hague Challenge Cup have set up a youtube channel for all of us very appreciative fans!
Will Jeremy retun to USA after competition in Holland? I am a little nervous about him and Alissa. Two trips to Europe during 2 weks - its OK?
Just tweeted by Abbott today: "So happy to be home and greeted by such a beautiful day! #teeshirtweather"
Thanks! Hope h will be OK in Nice.
Thanks for the link. Good to know he's okay.
Abbott's positive-sounding tweet tonight: "Did what I needed to do in The Hague. Excited for the next 2 weeks of training & thankful for the support of my federation"
For Abbott, it really looked like it was more about getting the bad skate out of his system...
Pre-Worlds article: Abbott enters Nice 'worlds away' from last year
Audio of Abbott's media teleconference before Worlds (15 minutes)
A pity that Jeremy's and our dream about the podium didn't come true. But still a wonderful skate at the FS - to me it seemed that Jeremy was more into the program throughout it than at some of the previous, technically much better skates (his USA Nationals performance in particular). At least for that I am glad . One more thing that I regret, though, is that we won't see him at the exhibition . I so love his 'Hometown Glory' program.
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