When I saw Jeremy this past fall he did not look scared, act scared or skate scared. I hope he brings it at US Nationals. Quietly.
But then, I hope they all bring it when it really counts.
It sounds a little bit cocky but if it helps give him confidence then that's probably a good thing.
I still hope Rippon wins though...I want Jeremy to save his best for Worlds.
My podium prediction is Abbott, Rippon, Mroz, Mahbanoozadeh. I don't expect a huge margin of victory, though.
I'd rather see Mahbanoozadeh over Mroz. He was fabulous at Skate America and near-fabulous at Nebelhorn. Mroz was not fabulous at either of his events.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
I think it will be:
The top 2, if they skate to their potential, are easy to predict, but that third spot on the world team is hard to predict. All three of the above men have proven to be contenders.
It was a causal interview and he said something off the cuff that isn't really untrue or unreasonable.
This is just another case of a misleading and sensationalized title.
He is absolutely the leading man, but probably also needs to skate very very respectably to hold off Rippon and Mroz for the title.
The title doesn't come off "cocky" in the least little bit. It's a fact that he's the frontrunner at the moment and I sincerely hope he can skate like it. Jeremy knows he can't take his competitors for granted; he knows their accomplishments and how they are capable of skating too. This interview was shot before Armin's impressive showing at Skate America, but Jeremy mentions Adam, Brandon, and Ryan as good competition and "amazing talent": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQV8il9WZQA
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The movie of Patricia Nell Warren's book is finally going to be made?
Who is playing his coach/lover Harlan Brown - Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon?
Is it being transferred to the skating world from track?
(FYI, this post shows just how old I am to remember this book in connection with the thread title.)
"Skating fans are not a patient bunch." Dragonlady
If he is confident, then I am probably more nervous than him !
Go Jeremy !
In a close comp. between Mroz, Mahbanoozadeh, and Dornbush, it will most likely go to Mroz - he's got the most experience and already has a top 10 worlds finish. Plus, he's landing the Quad. The USFSA, Nats. judges probably want to give a chance to a US man with a Quad.
They may also look at Mroz as the most consistent of a trio to include Abbott, Rippon, Mroz and able to pull out a good skate in case Abbott or Rippon bomb, thereby possibly saving the US a spot at Worlds