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    U.S. skating turns to Gold standard

    U.S. skating turns to Gold standard
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...0,64185.column
    Although she will be using the 2011-12 programs at the World Team Trophy, Gold has picked music for next year: a tango to "Hernando's Hideaway" for the short and excerpts from the score to the film "Life is Beautiful" for the long.
    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Do we really need yet another new Gracie Gold thread in GSD? I've posted the article link in the WTT event thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...72#post3539672

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    Idk--I can't find another recent Gold thread in GSD. All the announcement threads re: WTT have been closed. What else is there?

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    I wish Phil et al would let Gracie Gold skate senior for a year before declaring her the second coming of Kwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fly On The Wall View Post
    I wish Phil et al would let Gracie Gold skate senior for a year before declaring her the second coming of Kwan.
    Kwan's name isn't even in the linked article. Can you point out an article or tweet where he's declared her the second coming of Kwan? I must have missed it.

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    lol Gracie fever it taking over this board.

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    Not a bad article. He is not crowning her right now. The title was a bit misleading. My first thought when I saw the title was- Oh no! Another worshipful article about Gold. However, it is a pretty balanced article, I think. He is giving due respect to Adelina and the senior ladies. Gracie and Adelina will have the most difficult jumps content; the rest of the field will have the presentation. It will be interesting to see how the judges score them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenway2 View Post
    Kwan's name isn't even in the linked article. Can you point out an article or tweet where he's declared her the second coming of Kwan? I must have missed it.
    You know darn well what I meant. OK, "I wish people would give her a year of skating senior before declaring her THE SAVIOR OF U.S. LADIES' FIGURE SKATING." There, you happy now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    lol Gracie fever it taking over this board.
    Sort of like Yellow Fever, but a little more sparkly.
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fly On The Wall View Post
    You know darn well what I meant. OK, "I wish people would give her a year of skating senior before declaring her THE SAVIOR OF U.S. LADIES' FIGURE SKATING." There, you happy now?
    AMEN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fly On The Wall View Post
    You know darn well what I meant. OK, "I wish people would give her a year of skating senior before declaring her THE SAVIOR OF U.S. LADIES' FIGURE SKATING." There, you happy now?
    That's what I thought.

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    Good luck to Gracie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fly On The Wall View Post
    You know darn well what I meant. OK, "I wish people would give her a year of skating senior before declaring her THE SAVIOR OF U.S. LADIES' FIGURE SKATING." There, you happy now?
    Calm down. Gracie is a ray of light in an otherwise pretty bleak US ladies landscape so it is understandable that she is being promoted now. Also she is very talented, so she deserves the attention. I don't recall anyone calling Gold "THE SAVIOR OF U.S. LADIES' FIGURE SKATING", I think that is just hyperbole. Take some valium and relax.
    Last edited by jatale; 04-07-2012 at 02:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzisk8tr View Post
    Sort of like Yellow Fever, but a little more sparkly.
    I think there was some kind of fever when a private message was sent

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