re. Tim Brown:
I just re-watched his 1960 Nationals LP this weekend and must say: Tim Brown must have been the "Weir Spirit" of his day!!! He skated his last jump OFF the ice and onto the walkway and ran backstage, never going out for a bow. No wonder the USFS judges (in their hilarious dunce hats!) scored this three-times Worlds medalist (2 silvers and one bronze) and 1960 Olympian (5th place) very low in presentation, even a 5.0. I suppose that he was bitter for having been in 3rd place after figures, so he basically "pulled a Surya" and said "feck-it" to the establishment.
In retrospect, his bitterness saved his life. He could have gone to Worlds but ceded his spot to 4th-place Doug Ramsey.
re. upcoming DVD of RISE: This is great news. Even better would be if the producers could include the complete 1961 Nationals telecast as an "extra"! (It's about 90 minutes but, hey, it doesn't hurt to ask...maybe make it a 2-DVD set?)