Monday, January 30, 2012
I mean no offense to FSU but it is entertainment, which includes for the participants. It's not some official representative body of some larger group called "The Fans". They're some fans.
Still, it's interesting, the thread William Thompson felt required a response and those he ignored. And btw, great sense of humor on the guy. You never want people taking themselves too seriously.
Posted by oycanada at 4:02 PM
The "Scott and Jessica" message has trailblazed by inflating simple misdirection into a massive public hoax simply to disguise a legitimate heterosexual relationship.
As Scott and Tessa won an Olympic gold medal, it's easy to assume they'd be remembered as ice dancers. But figure skating isn't mainstream, especially not in Canada. There were fans at Canadians who weren't sure who they were.
Perhaps among the general public his legacy is going to be "Scott Moir and Jessica Dube" = shorthand for fake relationship to hide real straight romantic relationship. "Are they on the level or is it a Dube/Moir deal?"
It would be ironic but sort of fitting if Scott ended up more associated with Jessica's name than Tessa's. I'm sure everybody would love that.
*If Skate Canada hadn't made a botch of their public relations and marketing of these two, as well as an overblown nightmare of the sham itself, there would be less chance of his and Tessa's skating accomplishments sliding into niche obscurity while "Scott Moir/Jessica Dube" was common usage.
Posted by oycanada at 5:24 AM
Saturday, January 28, 2012
A reaction to the U.S. nationals by a discerning fan:
By the way, I've enjoyed watching "In the Tweet Seat" and "AT&T Athlete's Lounge" videos on icenetwork
from the Hilton HHonors Skate America Grand Prix
and Prudential United States Figure Skating Championships
also sponsored by Alka Seltzer Plus and Smuckers and supplied by United Airlines, Main Event Merchandise Group, and Event Video Company.
Doing so makes me totally pumped to venture over to Skatebuzz, check out Debbi's interviews,
and maybe eat some KozyShack pudding. ;)
|Proud sponsor of Skate Canada|
Yes indeed. Still, it must be kind of handy to have a global hospitality company and an international airline as corporate partners.
OTOH, after a hard workout ... mmm, pudding.
Thoughts, William Thompson, Skate Canada CEO, former Olympic judge and member of fsu for many years?
Posted by oycanada at 3:53 PM