Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It really helps if you post more than a link, such as a blurb or a short excerpt.
The Junior Grand Prix: Where skaters who "come out of nowhere" come from.
Yet another from Christine Brennan. She's doesn't she ever get tired of writing the same type of drivel. I mean, does she really believe this?
In response, they shelved the sport's immensely popular but flawed 6.0 scoring system for an anonymous points-based system that few truly understand to this day. Even though it has produced some fairer results, this was a huge marketing mistake. The 6.0 system was reality TV before there was reality TV. It was Dancing with the Stars before anyone ever heard of the show, with the flags of the judges' countries and their scores superimposed over the skater watching in the aptly named "Kiss and Cry" area. Every TV show on earth wanted what skating had, and skating gave it all away.
Crazy about sports!
Reuters' article is titled "Glitzy Gala cannot hide figure skating warts": http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...92G0I220130317
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Lather, rinse, repeat...
I just get upset because this is ruining my favorite sport.
Last edited by bek; 03-18-2013 at 03:41 AM.
Christine Brennan is a lousy writer, but it can't be denied that the popularity of the sport has dropped like a stone in the U.S., even before Tonya and Nancy there would often be live telecasts of the ladies FS on network television.
And even before CoP the sport was disappearing from network tv.
Actual bumper sticker series: Jesus is my co-pilot. Satan is my financial advisor. Budha is my therapist. L. Ron Hubbard owes me $50.
I did notice how small the rink was.. I was surprised because it was in Canada.
Beefcake's fancy, saccharine, artsy, drag bingo cliche effusing, bipolar, OTT fashionista manchild
The Latvian feed must have gotten record breaking ratings.