For me this blog is, among other related things, a chronicle of the lies and inconsistencies we get from Virtue Moir's camp. The discussion in the comment section in the post below this one, as well as Scott and Tessa's recent interview with P.J. Kwong, and my thinking about how Bill Thompson showed up on FSU to deny SC attempted to influence the judging in a pro-Gilles/Poirier direction at Canadians, made me remember I want to bookmark the period from 4CC's-2011 to Worlds 2011, particularly in light of some things Scott and Tessa have said subsequent to Worlds 2012. That's all this post is - organizing those thoughts. So:
1. In the run-up to the 4CCs, as the blog has said numerous times, we heard about Tessa and Scotts's two, count em - TWO - did they mention TWO? new programs. 4CC's 2011 demonstrates Skate Canada's very elementary grasp of effective lying. For SC, the best way to lie is - whatever the truth is, claim the opposite. So when I see that Bill Thompson has bestirred himself to go to FSU to rebut - what? 3 posters? having a bit of snark about Gilles/Poirier politicking, one can only conclude that Thompson's lecture that he would never attempt to influence judges is, in fact, Thompson's confession that SC attempted to influence the judges.
2. Scott's mom & friends whined like a Canadian women's soccer team on fb when Scott and Tessa got silver in Worlds 2011. And Scott and Tessa and Skate Canada would have us believe that the only reason Scott and Tessa didn't skate TWO, count em, TWO, programs at 4CCs 2011 two months prior was Tessa's quad flared up. And the only reason Tessa and Scott didn't compete at Canadians the preceding January was their coaches said no. But they were ready!
But Scott, post-2012, has also called Worlds 2011 a roll of the dice. Seriously? Two months after being competition ready at the 4CCs, a delayed Worlds was a roll of the dice?
Why was Tessa gassed at the end of her Worlds fd (about 2 months after 4CCs) if she was so ready at the 4CCs? She wasn't yet in peak condition by April? Wow, imagine what shape the lp was actually in past that point where she bailed. It was looking a little shaky before that, in fact.
Scott said he and Tessa wanted Worlds 2012 because unlike roll-of-the-dice 2011, for Worlds 2012 they'd put in the training and wanted the reward.
Really. So you weren't ready to skate Canadians 2011 (held in January) as you've both said over and over? Despite attending Western Challenge and Skate Canada? Canadians, you take a pass on even attending? How come? But make no mistake, you were ready to and wanted to skate, except your coaches said no. Otherwise you'd have been out there competing, no quad flares, no out-of-breath?
I don't think this all fits together.