I contend that things have changed. Could you imagine Tessa telling Meryl she could learn Bollywood in 5 minutes? Meryl whispering to Tessa on the podium that she'd better enjoy it because it's the last time she'll be at the top? That's what Pasha said about Riverdance, and what Barbara whispered to Marina at 2000 Worlds.
Nothing has changed? Really? Name the last time a team won Olympic Gold in their debut. Hint. The first year ice dance was in the Olympics. Nothing has changed? The number TWO American team was on the podium in 2011. Forget that, they were in the top five! The number TWO Canadian team was in the top five in 2011 and 2012!
Kustarova said that B/S were on the same level as D/W and V/M. Yep, she did. Bobrova/Soloviev went on to place lower at Worlds than V/M HAVE EVER PLACED (seriously, they were 7th, V/M have been 6-2-3-1-2-1). They dropped her as a coach afterwards.
Morosov talks out of his ass? Okay, that's true. But the 10% comment actually works against his team (check out the number of skaters negatively impacted by not participating fully early in the season: V/M, DomShabs, DelSchoes, CapLan off the top of my head). I'll wager right now that they don't match/beat their placement at Worlds this season.
So yeah, what Cherub stated.
Usually it's been the top 6 teams from last year's worlds that are still competing who make it to the GPF.
Like this season, Ilinykh and Katsalapov have a much easier way to the GPF than Bobrova and Soloviev because they'll have to beat the shibs twice and Sinitsina and Zhiganshin once two get two second place finishes whereas Bobrova and Soloviev have to vie against Weaver and Poje twice just to get second.
Although they may be able to win Cup of China since they tend to do very well there and would have to beat Pechalat and Bourzat which, while unlikely, is possible if they keep improving.
How do you think, why SC didnt update National team profiles yet?
I probably sound like a broken record and feel free to shut me up, but I really really can't wait until next week!
This pic was posted by Meyers on fanforum (originally posted on fb by Alana)--thanks guys, it's Tessa and Scott at the blue jays game they went to while they were in Toronto: http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...95880803_n.jpg
Is only ladies SP and SD not geoblocked? What about the rest of it?
I can't read Finnish
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