Great ideas, everyone! Wouldn't it be a hoot if a bunch of us showed up at Skate America with historical banners? Speaking of "hoot," I'll be sure to include a RUSTY HOOT in my Dick Button banner.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good grief, what have we wrought on the world? Oh my, oh my, OH MY!" (commenting on Tara Lipinsky's free skate, at the 1997 U.S. Nationals)
Can I make a FUTURE banner? How about one that says "MICHELLE KWAN'S FUTURE CHILD, OLYMPIC CHAMPION!!!! XOXOXOX"
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
I'm willing to bet it was all those oldies' banners that convinced them to do a new Pro/Am. JS.
I would make one for Alexis Winston , too.
I want a Tonya Harding banner.
With a big spanner and lots of very offensive slogans.
Does this mean I need to stop work on my patchwork quilt banner starring Rahkamo/Kokko, Drobiazko/Vanagas, Maria Bute and Olga Markova?!
“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell
Perhaps the old banners are just a sign of the times, not enough money to make new ones. The people who bring them do it just to try and get their face on the TV broadcast, as they had in the past with contemporary banners.
Anyone what to make one for either Gillis Grafström or Karl Schäfer. Thought we needed more ancient men to match Madge.
Someone should make a "defunct ice dance/pairs teams" banner. We've certainly had enough splits this year to make a HUGE one.
Good question - I have been wondering too.
The banners are very nice, but almost too professional/perfect. Though they do not look as nice, I do sort of miss the 'homemade' banners.