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    I wish NBC had shown Gracie Gold's winning Junior FS instead of her exhibition number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I wish NBC had shown Gracie Gold's winning Junior FS instead of her exhibition number.
    I second that. Unfortunately, when I was watching it in San Jose, she looked somewhat uncomfortable skating it as opposed to competing. I think the latter is more of her preferred skating mode and it will take her awhile to get comfortable expressing herself in exhibition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Also, what were they all doing with Nathan Chen? Launching him?
    Practicing for the slingshotting that occurs at the end of the finale at Nats and SA (and I guess any USFSA-hosted event with an ex). The skaters sign and then slingshot t-shirts into the crowd, and then when they are done, start fooling around and try to slingshot each other.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I wish NBC had shown Gracie Gold's winning Junior FS instead of her exhibition number.
    Yeah, her ex was kind of boring, a bit overly cute. I'm surprised (but happy) they aired Gold and Denney/Frazier (looks like they didn't show Aldridge/Eaton, unless I missed it). During Gold's number, I looked over at the NBC booth and it looked like the screens on their monitors were black. I can't remember the last time they showed the Jr Pairs champs - my guess is it was b/c of the Haven/Caydee connection and it gave them a good story.

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    Also, what were they all doing with Nathan Chen? Launching him?
    It was actually used to launch the signed items to the upper stand
    during the finale for the exhibition.

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    How could they have set up the Andrea Joyce piece with Caydee and Haven, complete with pair Tebowing without showing Haven & Brandon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    How could they have set up the Andrea Joyce piece with Caydee and Haven, complete with pair Tebowing without showing Haven & Brandon.
    What show were you watching? Because the show I was watching showed Haven and Brandon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I wish NBC had shown Gracie Gold's winning Junior FS instead of her exhibition number.
    Has a winning Junior FS ever been shown in place of the skater's exhibition number in previous years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chachacha View Post
    What show were you watching? Because the show I was watching showed Haven and Brandon
    That was the point. If they hadn't showed Haven & Brandon, how could they have had the lead in for the Caydee & Haven Tebow segment?

    They couldn't.

    So they had to show Haven & Brandon.

    And chack Aldridge & Eaton

    I'd rather see A&E, and chack the Tebowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I forgot and just turned on NBC and saw Agnes Zawadzki bowing. Was she the first skater shown?
    Yeah, she was first. And you missed the cheesy opening, with the skaters (led by Ashley) walking and wagging their index fingers to 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose?' Gag!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demetriosj View Post
    Has a winning Junior FS ever been shown in place of the skater's exhibition number in previous years?
    I remember Caroline & Mirai's junior free skates were shown on the year when they went 1-2 in Juniors ('07?). A bit of Chris Bowman's Junior winning freeskate was shown in 1982.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Gracie Gold bored me.
    Me too! Was it me or was her piece really long compared to the others?

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    Many moons ago, didn't they show Rachael Flatt when she won novice?
    Last edited by Rob; 02-06-2012 at 07:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Me too! Was it me or was her piece really long compared to the others?

    Loved Adam and Jeremy!

    Many moons ago, didn't they show Rachael Flatt when she won novice?
    Yep, they showed Rachael, Christine Zukowski (sp) 04, Elizabeth Kwon back in 98 novice champs

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    The entire Skating Spectacular will be on IN tomorrow sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    Yep, they showed Rachael, Christine Zukowski (sp) 04, Elizabeth Kwon back in 98 novice champs
    True. However, I think those Nationals were on ABC rather than NBC. NBC uses a bunch of time for sports updates and other time wasting stuff. There isn't enough time for the Novice programs anymore.

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    Many years ago, Dick Button's production company supplied footage to ABC/Wide World of Sports. That's how/why we first saw skating on ABC in 1962..

    Janet Lynn was shown as Jr. Champion in 1966; my first memory of her.

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    Ah the days when Jim McKay was at ABC Sports and loved skating, and Dick Button had the highly popular Superstars program going on ABC, and so had some pull there. If it weren't for Uncle Dickie and Jim McKay we would only have seen skating at the Olympics....if then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Many moons ago, didn't they show Rachael Flatt when she won novice?
    Yes and you should have seen how the fur flew over that one... how USFS is always promoting the cute youngsters over the seasoned competitors and how it's bad for the sport.
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