I'm glad I uber Meryl and Charlie...don't have to justify poor sportsmanship or post ridiculous, sarcastic comments obviously meant to belittle other skaters.
WTT was very enjoyable and I'm happy for the Japanese fans that saw some great skating from some of the top skaters in the world. The fans there were awesome, too, that's what skaters love...cheers, standing Os, and flowers galore! Sadly missing from a lot of skating events these days. This one reminded me of the 90s when arenas were full of adoring fans. I loved the team spirit exhibited by the skaters, most of them looked like they were having a great time. It's so annoying reading some comments around here about this being a cheesefest and a meaningless competition. It wasn't. Most of the skaters skated their hearts out. Primarily M&C and Dai. It was thrilling to watch.
"He's so approachable and if she were anymore beautiful, she wouldn't look real." - Scott Hamilton on Meryl and Charlie
Meryl Davis and Charlie White - 2011 World Ice Dance Champions and 2013 World Ice Dance Champions!
I think the WTT is a gift to skaters and fans. We get to see our favorites do their 2012 programs one more time, the skaters get to socialize with each other and have some fun and they get the chance to earn some prize money. And how nice for them they get to skate to a full house of appreciative fans!
I would call it a cheese fest only because I think most of the skaters aimed to peak at Worlds. To have this "competition" so much later and asking these same people to "rev it up again" just so we can see more skating? Sorry, not agreeing with it. If "someone" was actually serious about this comp, they would have made it as part of Worlds -- not just as an add on.
Congrats to all the skaters in putting forth what you did have and for giving your fans one last look at a great season. Now go and take a well deserved break -- and have FUN!!! The new season will begin soon enough.
Not commenting on the skating cause I haven't seen it and not likely to do so ... kinda busy with two teams in another sport right now. However, I do like to come to FSU and get my daily quota of and
Crazy about sports!
BTW, it was cute to see Meryl giving Dai a standing O after his LP!!
Was it Team USA throwing the foil streamers? Or France & Italy, as all three were going nuts for Dai.
That was so beautifully skated! It was so free. I also thought the camera angles were fantastic! Thank you Japan! It has been hard at times throughout the season to see all the nuances because the camera just isn't always in the right spot but I thought this time the cameras captured a lot -- especially in the circular step sequence. Congrats to them for such a beautiful beautiful performance!
great job d/w-- skated really well .
I hope a good quality vid from the Japan telecast will surface, because the ISU feed was crap, with blackouts.
Yayyy on the win
Call it a cheesefest or whatever else people want to refer to it as to call it a lesser competition, it is definitely good to end the season on a good note I think mentally it probably meant a lot to them. They always give their all.
I wish it would have been the World Championships. I'm going to stay positive and say that everything happens for the best!
Beautiful performance!! I'm so happy for D/W to end the season on a high note! As it has all season, this FD seemed like it only lasts a minute.
I'm thrilled Meryl and Charlie skated well! I'm just working my way through the competition now since I've been working on an exam all day, but I can't wait to see it! (Speaking of which, Meryl and Charlie are, of course, on the same exam schedule as me. Did Meryl mention studying for an exam this weekend? That's so unfortunate for her!)
I wasn't so sure about this event before, but after seeing Dai, C&L and D&W lay down their best performances of the season, I love it! I think it is a really exciting event, and it is fun to see the skaters supporting each other like that. I feel lucky to be seeing so many memorable performances, and I am happy that this event is giving some skaters a chance to end the season on a high note
"I have a final exam at school the day after I get back, writing essays on ancient Rome for a history class," she said. "So in Japan, it's just focus."
And when it comes to determining the best skater or team in a particular discipline for the year, you really have to look at the whole season. Head to head, D&W and V&M were 2-2, so take your pick.
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