One thing I find amazing looking over Blumberg & Seibert's career is it seemed they almost always lost a placing in the FD. Back then that was extremely unusual in ice dance, usually teams held their positions. I cant think of any team that as consistently dropped a place in the overall and final standings in the final FD as they did. At the 81 Worlds they were 3rd going into the final FD behind Torvill & Dean and Moiseeva & Minenkov, but dropped to 4th behind Bestiamanova & Bukin after the final FD. Then at the 82 Worlds they were 3rd going into the final FD behind Torvill & Dean and B&B but dropped to 4th behind Moiseeva & Minenkov after the final FD. Then at the 83 Worlds they were 2nd behind only Torvill & Dean going into the final FD, but were passed by Bestiamanova & Bukin for the silver. Then at the 84 Olympics they were passed for the bronze in the final FD by Klimova & Ponomarenko.
What was it that caused this so frequently. Were they just hugely unlucky often losing close votes in a very competitive and deep time for ice dancing. Was their FD truly their weakness relative to their other dances, and they just couldnt keep pace. Perhaps was it political. At the 81 Worlds they actually fell in the FD so that is easily explained, but the other years.