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    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    Judy Blumberg & Michael Seibert, 1983-84 season comes to mind...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyfosI-IcYY

    There was a controversy over their music choice at the time.
    Thanks for the video

    I really like this song and it coul be a great program to some teams, i hope someone use it;

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    As a long-time fan of Blumberg & Seibert (how can you resist a guy who choreographs the programs, designs & makes the costumes, and is a great dancer???), I have a vivid memory of the '84 Olympics "controversy". The Americans placed 4th [again]--and the lead judge was interviewed for ABC.

    She sited the rule AT THE TIME--that a change in music rhythm was mandatory & required a one point deduction. Tracy Wilson observed that T&D 's Bolero didn't meet that requirement. Judge's reply---"They're T& D--THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT."

    At this point, my mom went ballistic -- "she admitted they cheated!!!!" very memorable moment. I also recall the ISU's swift action: no member of the judging panel could be interviewed after a competition.

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    Aww that is to bad. I will miss this team. Wishing both of them the best. I am hoping it is not to difficult for Madison to find a new partner.

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    I'll miss them.

    Best of luck to both of them.

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    I really liked this team and am sad to see them split, but I'm sure Greg thought about it a lot and made the best decision for him. I wish him the best as he moves on to the next phase of his life and I hope Madison can find a good partner and compete next season.

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    CAN NO US TEAM STAY TOGETHER?!?!???

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    Boy Hubbell to the rescue! He wouldn't even have to learn a new name for her.
    Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.

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    Teams usually have legitimate reasons for splitting, though. Since they're the ones who are training with each other day in and day out and setting/revising their respective goals each season, I think fans' opinions are not going to be taken into serious consideration.

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    Not to mention weighing the expense and time involved and their likely future placement against D/W, S/S (two World medalist teams) and a returning S/B, I can understand this decision. They had a great season, got to Worlds, I can understand him wanting to go out on a high note and get on with life. Yes, we'd love them to stick with it, but it's not our money and lives here.
    "Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I think fans' opinions are not going to be taken into serious consideration.
    WHAAAAAAAT? I thought every skater consulted fan boards and rinkrats before deciding their futures.

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    Sad day - I liked them a lot!

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    Well this sucks, I really liked them and thought they had potential...I was hoping it was a rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
    WHAAAAAAAT? I thought every skater consulted fan boards and rinkrats before deciding their futures.
    That might just be Ryan Bradley.

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    Awwww. Too bad.
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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    The Hubbell brother retired, right? That's tough, two top ladies looking for new partners at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ros01 View Post
    The Hubbell brother retired, right?
    From the Hubbells' May 12, 2011 USFS press release: Keiffer Hubbell "is exploring his options, both on and off the ice."

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    nooooooooooooooooo! I really liked them. 7th at worlds too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    From the Hubbells' May 12, 2011 USFS press release: Keiffer Hubbell "is exploring his options, both on and off the ice."
    He can have another Madison in his ice dancing life! Maybe?

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