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    I just watched the SD again focusing on their twizzles from the waist up only (looking to identify champagne hands of course ) and you couldn't tell there was a mistake. As Pani said, even their mistakes are synchronized

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    Contrary to the popular belief in this thread, Tessa and Scott seem to still be in the cards for the Olympic gold and quite far from the 4th or 5th place in the world.

    Go Tessa and Scott, there's no one better in ice dancing than the glamorous and spectacular team of Virtue and Moir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VarBar View Post
    Contrary to the popular belief in this thread, Tessa and Scott seem to still be in the cards for the Olympic gold and quite far from the 4th or 5th place in the world.

    Go Tessa and Scott, there's no one better in ice dancing than the glamorous and spectacular team of Virtue and Moir.
    Not just on this thread but seemingly everywhere else too. I know where a lot of it has stemmed from and that it's borderline propaganda, but I can't help but be pleased to think 'they' are sweating a little today Expect a slew of negative comments to hit the web.

    I only saw the mistake on the twizzles, but the rest seemed sublime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puglover View Post
    I admit (ashamedly) that I am not the biggest fan of the short dance as a concept. I get what the ISU were going for but most of them I find disjointed and too element packed to enjoy..... Anyway, I feel very optimistic - now if we could just shut Rod Black up I would be really happy.
    Don't be ashamed I hate the SD concept as well. I think a lot of people do and I'm hoping they change/alter it after Sochi. I think that's the plan?

    Ah, Rod Black, he has been especially annoying. I can't even remember how many time I screamed at his comments yesterday. Just some ridiculous statements made by him. Seems like he has less of a clue than normal,if that's possible.

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    With one mistake, while details on elements like the twizzles "can come out" it is these details that make the best so special. I think they can keep them in and do them just fine next time. Otherwise, why aside from reputation should the judges be able to award the stellar marks that they do? The ability to achieve mastery is so completely in V/M's reach, that it seems people looking for conservatism to "avoid mistakes" that to me, is not what greatness is about.

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    the funny side of greatness. the more they're attacked, the more it shows how great they are. i'm thinking of some legendary artists who were absolutely hated once they came on top. it's a flattering confirmation. so thank you, fake and spiteful journalist from icenetwork. you just added a tribute to their brilliance. things like this give me only pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequins View Post
    Ah, Rod Black, he has been especially annoying. I can't even remember how many time I screamed at his comments yesterday. Just some ridiculous statements made by him. Seems like he has less of a clue than normal,if that's possible.
    ITA!!!! I groaned when I saw he was back this year. Rod Black should be banned from having anything to do with figure skating!

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    Man,that article is really nasty. If icenetwork already writes these kind of articles now,what are they going to do,when V/M will beat D/W at the Olympics?

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    What a disgusting article! Who is this idiot Amy Rosewater?! Can they just not write about VM at all instead of writing utter crap like that. Wow. I also love how she conveniently cuts the full quote made by Kaitlyn. This is actually what Weaver said Amy Rosewater:
    "Tessa and Scott are Olympic champions, they're everything in a team that we strive to be, and while their errors are quite uncharacteristic, they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time," Weaver said. "So no it doesn't make any less excited about our own score, we're just happy to be in the same sentence as them."
    If anybody needs evidence usfs is actively politicking against VM, read the article.
    "They’re everything in a team that we strive to be...they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time."~Kaitlyn Weaver

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    It sounds like tantrum, which in its own way is a form of compliment

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    I avoid all VM articles by ice network, and all commentators who speak English (except the British eurosport guy, because he's always happy for everyone!) Watching the Russian feeds has been so much nicer because I have no clue what they're saying so I can't get annoyed haha No one's taking my joy this season!

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    Is anyone at the FD practice today?

    Watching the Russian feeds has been so much nicer because I have no clue what they're saying so I can't get annoyed haha No one's taking my joy this season!
    I agree MissJD!

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    I am with you - MissJD. I am forming a Tessa and Scott bubble around myself because I really want to enjoy their last (tear) season. Thanks so much to the wonderful posters who add so much knowledge and insight to this thread. I know Scott and Tessa wanted to skate perfectly yesterday for their fans because it was in Canada and my greatest wish as one of their fans is they let go of that and just skate for themselves. They owe Canada nothing - this year should be about them and their marvelous journey. They have been fine ambassadors in every way and I agree with Kaitlyn - the quintessential dance team of their time. They are legends.
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    LOVE, LOVE IT! They brought it to another level this competition, even with the tiny bobbles. Loving the costume changes...it somehow fits much better with the feel of music, if that makes sense. Oh, definitely how I had imagined it to be...but even better!

    Quote Originally Posted by sequins View Post
    IMO They take the risk because that's who they are. They love the 'details', the extra something special even when it gets them nothing from the judges in return. They do it for us, for themselves and for their legacy. Scott and Tessa don't wanna be like everyone else and that's why people love them. I'm not saying they shouldn't scrap it or won't but I know they aren't gonna give in easily.
    Yes, this!!!!

    I thought the judging scoring was really fair, thank goodness It's all I hope for. I believe it will increase as the season progresses barring bobbles. Better to be realistic and fair now rather than inflated and undeserving. Not to be depressing, only thing I can think of why this may happen is only to put a better footing for their favourites ahead of time and then later cry foul should they later on being surpassed by other teams. (I am talking in generalities applied ALL teams of ALL nationalities, OK)...Speculation, perhaps. But, I don't see why it isn't the intention. Silly, cause I think it really boosts confidence as well as determination to skaters if they see scores climb steadily throughout the season.

    Thanks for all those links (practices, SD program, post SD interview and news article (nope, won't even bother reading one from Icenetwork )!!!

    The FD practice already looks promising (love the changes I saw so far)...I seriously can't wait for their FD!!!

    (hey, is it just me or is Paul/Islam projecting image/representing like Tessa and Scott - skating wise and costume choices? It's meant as a compliment, btw Great skating from Weaver/Poje too. I always find her such a sweetheart and both have really good sportsmanship)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_gerbil View Post
    I googled it. He appears to be from the US. Lovely.
    Guys - don't be so panic driven.
    The referee at the event is Jean SENFT, a Canadian.

    Take a look at the judging & technical panel from Vancouver where technical controller was Katalin Alpern (Israel).
    As of March 2013 - no longer scared of TAHbKA or Andrey aka Pushkin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golightly View Post
    I think they are trying to get too cute with the hands. Really, it is not necessary, considering judges have stopped caring whether the twizzles match the feel of the dance, so might as well just scrap those hand moments there. If you notice, the way the hands are positioned, makes it very difficult to keep your center because you are not using your arms for balance.

    ETA: Look at this wonderful shot of Tessa mid-lift. See how she uses her legs, arms and back to keep her center while he rotates her. Amazing. http://31.media.tumblr.com/56ae629d8...fdco2_1280.jpg
    And also, Tessa's face in a lift is always amazing. There's as little strain in her expression than if she were upright and smiling and someone. I've never seen anyone that serene in dance lifts.

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    Don't forget that Canadian Marie Bowness was technical specialist for last 2 World championships.
    As of March 2013 - no longer scared of TAHbKA or Andrey aka Pushkin

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    Does anybody have a link for the TSN coverage of the SD? Apparently Scott told Tessa he was going to cry before they started and she rubbed his back/shoulder. I think its the emotions of realizing this is their final season that's getting in the way at times.
    "They’re everything in a team that we strive to be...they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time."~Kaitlyn Weaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissJD View Post
    I avoid all VM articles by ice network, and all commentators who speak English (except the British eurosport guy, because he's always happy for everyone!) Watching the Russian feeds has been so much nicer because I have no clue what they're saying so I can't get annoyed haha No one's taking my joy this season!
    I'm pretty sure the Russian feed says more great stuff about V/M than American and European feeds. Thats why V/M have so many great fans in Russia and thats why all the Russian coaches like them (like Zhulin).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayii View Post
    Does anybody have a link for the TSN coverage of the SD? Apparently Scott told Tessa he was going to cry before they started and she rubbed his back/shoulder. I think its the emotions of realizing this is their final season that's getting in the way at times.
    Unfourtunately no I really want to see that. Scott did look sorta misty eyed and hopeful before they started and Tessa's face had a look that said "oh stop that you're going to make me cry too!" http://25.media.tumblr.com/e6ab5b172...9a3jo1_400.gif
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