In honor of the Dube/Wolfe international season debut, and I can't wait for video:
That was a spectacular start for a pairs team that has only been skating together about six or seven months. Did they fall? NO! Could YOU do better? Hah! Could other, less experienced, less credentialed pairs teams, some of them juniors, who have been skating together even less time do better?
Let's change the subject!
Some believe all the attention paid to Scott/Jessica is proof fans have an unseemly and persistent interest in VM's private life.
I disagree. I think it's Jessica.
Faking a relationship to this extent is ridiculous; faking one at all shouldn't have been the go to, but as faking was the route chosen, suppose the sham was this:
|Scott and hypothetical pretend fake girlfriend No. 1|
STEPHANIE: His coach? That's Scott Moir's girlfriend?
STEPHANIE: She's older than his mother.
MISTY: It's really common in figure skating. Girls get with their coaches too.
STEPHANIE: She's nice-looking but come on.
STEPHANIE: I guess that explains how come he's not dating Tessa!
|"Scott" and hypothetical pretend fake girlfriend No. 2|
STEPHANIE: Is that the girlfriend?
MISTY: Yeah - that's her.
STEPHANIE: I thought he was with Tessa.
MISTY: No he's with her - that's Tanith.
MISTY: She's pretty.
But, whether it's this:
Or even this:
STEPHANIE: OMG something is wrong with him! Why isn't he with Tessa?
MISTY: I don't know - maybe Tessa's gay! Maybe he's in love with Tessa but Tessa's gay or bi and he's so miserable he just doesn't care about anything!
STEPHANIE: Or Tessa is more sophisticated than he is and thinks he's too immature!
MISTY: Or Tessa broke his heart and he's acting out with Jessica but he's really trying to punish himself because he blames himself for driving Tessa away! Maybe the explanation could be that the best way to punish himself is to be with Jessica because men do things like that!
STEPHANIE: That's true but I hate Tessa she needs to stop dating whoever and come and rescue Scott! I know she could love him!
MISTY: Me too I know she could love him she has to give him a chance! He is obviously crazy in love with her it's so obvious in every picture!
STEPHANIE: I know it's weird because I don't know them really but I just want to cry!
MISTY: Don't laugh but I want to throw up - I'm serious.
STEPHANIE: I won't I want to throw up too.
MISTY: Do you think Scott could be gay? and he doesn't know it yet or he's trying to prove to himself he's not? And that's why he's with Jessica? But she's in Quebec so he doesn't have to deal with it all the time?
STEPHANIE: I hate to say it but that could be a real thought.
Followed by this:
And ad infinitum:
Place a neutral image of Scott Moir next to an image of Tessa Virtue and immediately the image projects that Scott is thinking about Tessa Virtue, affected by Tessa Virtue, excited and relaxed because Tessa is near, or distracted because he wants to jump Tessa Virtue.
The same neutral image of Scott vis a vis ordinary people - family, friends, skaters, fans - projects an ordinary, regular guy impression.
Place the image next to Jessica Dube, it screams "mayday". Fans feel it and stress out.
P.S. Scott, specifically, seems afflicted with a Jessica allergy - like she's kryptonite and exposure will destroy him. Even when he smiles like his life depends upon it, he never projects a genuine sense of comfort. Jessica appears to sense it. It's one of those things you notice even more when it's NOT there. Check out Jessica's level of comfort with men NOT her fake boyfriend from Olympics 2010:
|I have a photo of me and every female in the Village!|
|"I can smile all day long! I'm going to get engaged to Anabel soon and everybody can know about it!"|
|Jessica and Bryce, Olympics 2010.|