That's an awesome pic!
That's an awesome pic!
(By screwed I refer to the judges who admitted marking them down for a music violation even though the ISU had already ruled it was OK and instructed the panel there was no violation. Golly, is it too late to get up a petition to the ISU? )
Kidding aside, I confess I am not overly enamored of this music.
Last edited by Susan M; 06-24-2013 at 06:26 AM.
Gosh, I think both Davis and White and V/M are amazingly creative. I find their programs to be innovative and in groundbreaking. I think the constraints are quite rigid..........but both teams seem to push up against those constraints.
DH - and that's just my opinion
It's not so much that Charlie is short, that it is Evan is tall. He's 6'2" which actually makes him taller than the pair skater he's standing next to. Alex is getting pretty tall too. Ice Network has him at 6 foot. Charlie is average, he's just standing next to atypically tall ice dancers and a pairs skater.
I think almost anything (I hope I don't have to eat my words) will be better than 9000 hyperactive Tennessee Waltz mash-ups. Did no one listen to the lyrics of that song?
"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!
Aside from boring us all to death the only couples, competing now, I think are even smooth enough to pull off a good Fred and Ginger are the Shibs and Virtue/Moir...so let's just hope everyone else makes better life choices.
Has anyone seen the latest USOC piece on Ashley Wagner? They're promoting her as "The next great American figure skater". I guess the US doesn't have any great figure skaters now. I'm starting to get this feeling that as long as Ashley doesn't finish last in Sochi, her placement will be all they will talk about, regardless of D/W's medal.
Which is why the idea that USFSA is politicking in favor of D/W is totally . They don't give a damn.
IMO the next great American singles skater is somebody we have not even seen yet at senior internationals. (I am not thinking of anyone in particular, just that of the skaters I have seen on TV, none of them looks to have "it".) Ashley is a nice skater but I honestly will be a little surprised if she even medals."The next great American figure skater".
I also shake my head (and have been for years) at the folks in charge of promoting skating here (whether USFS, USOC or broadcasters) for assuming that ladies singles is the one and only skating discipline that can make people get interested in an event or produce superstars. That said, I'm not sure we will ever see another OGM reach the level of celebrity attained by Peggy F, Dorothy H, and Brian B. Lysacek's OGM opened doors for him, but his celebrity was probably built more from DWTS than from the Olympics themselves. Neither Hughes nor Lipinski became real big name celebrities. Kristi has, much more so, but again partly with some help from DWTS.
But I agree that dance has become perhaps the most entertaining discipline to watch these days, and the D&W would have the best odds among the US skaters of coming out of these games with some promotional clout based on their skating.
US dance is mostly discussed here.
Unfortunately, there are not all that many summer dance competitions.
LPIDC is still quite a way away.