This thread has reminded me why I haven't come to or posted on FSU in a long time. Some really bitter and jealous people who cannot stand anything that doesn't follow the skating etiquette rulebook. Well, newsflash to you folks, that rulebook is why skating has been relegated to most peoples trash cans these days in the United States. Continue living in your boring world..... clearly with the attention and participation of many of the world's greatest voices on the sport, TSL doesn't need you. And I surely don't either.
I can tell you that TSL is being watched and followed with a real buzz not only here in the states but in Korea and Japan with avid interest on sites and skating boards... and with a very positive light. The reason... the hosts and the guests are being themselves and not totally reserved as they must be with the Media which most have been warned not to trust. The guests which are skaters, coaches, both past and present provide intelligent and often humorous insight into skating's background. Questions that fans want asked... not the bullshit that NBC and print media seek to use to set up and when appropriate kick off their little pedistals. No one forces you to watch. If you don't like the opinions expressed there shoulc not follow it. PERIOD! I'm done! Next!!!
There is nothing more captivating in this world than a woman's form gracing the ice in skating boots. It's simply sensational!
Yes, but for the skating world Dave and Jenny are the New Media. As long as they stay independent. But I would bet you a quarter they are busily trying to figure out how they can make a living out of all this "buzz." As they should... I just hope it does not mean they are swallowed up (coopted) by the Old Media.
I think what makes them different is daring to say something that other media mostly won't. They're not politically correct, just honest about how they view things. Some situations demand tact and being politically correct, other situations don't. Figure skating is one example when not being politically correct becomes more interesting in many ways. Wether you agree or not, they are fun en different to listen to.