|November 7, 2016|
|Me for the past three weeks. Me until 2100.|
Then, this past Sunday, this. Damn near as shocking as approximately 10PM November 8, 2016 (excuse the inappropriate):
Who flipped the script, and why? Yes, Papadakis/Cizeron didn't have their best outing, but they still exuded hair, tan, arms, waviness and fluttering. The implied wind machine enhancing their every performance was on blast. These attributes are worth a ton in PCs and GOE.
Virtue and Moir had gorgeous skates, but have been royally hosed in the past after equally gorgeous skates. What is up? Which of the Moir/Virtue offspring have been handed over to the ISU to provide DNA for its down low cloning program? Was it that last one? The Kaitlyn Lawes era one? Was that the spare?
One might speculate they're doing the optics the sport wants, which is to start the season as you intend to finish the season. Don't leave room for growth. Nail that formula, and repeat til the medal ceremony at Worlds. Yet that doesn't explain how Chock & Bates "won" the fd at Skate Canada (SKATE CANADA). Yes, VM had a stumble. But yes, CB have stopped skating 10 seconds before the end of a free dance in the past, and still defeated the Shibs. So the stumble doesn't explain how CB won the Skate Canada fd but VM were allowed to crush the reigning "World Champions" at NHK.
I'm so embarrassed for Scott's hair:
But we all know how it is:
|The beard. The decolletage. Attributes|
that make him the best male ice dancer
in the world today. (a/k/a Fake Hot.
Sorry to see Scott enabling. But that's
how the game is played.)
|Yes. Very romantic. But after three kids and 20 years,|
IMO they owe Science. Get themselves checked out
and publish a study.
|Moir's skating skills are ok.|
|Come on. No contest. That's Piper Gilles-level|
edge depth Guillaume's throwing down out there.
|No diss to Piper. Her lean is actually a bit better.|
P&C's body lines are completely jacked up. I don't see why he's considered better than his partner. She's nothing to write home about, but he lacks power, he's frequently on his flats, he does a lot of scrambling steps, he's bent at the waist, and he doesn't engage his core any more than she does. The latter would not be an issue if they got into the ice, but they don't.
Later I'm going to gif one of their lifts. I think it's true - Papadakis has no balance.
[ETA: Linking canadablue's blog here. tech analysis PC Fudging. Boy, does "PC fudging" sum up this Olympic cycle to a tee. The blog is a must-read and see for anyone looking to challenge the baseless assertions made for Papadakis & Cizeron's skating on the skating forums (or on youtube).]