Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This and That

Emmanuel Savary on Disney's "Getcha Head In The Game."  I look forward to seeing this spitfire skate next weekend at UDel's send-off show.

Stars On Ice posted a gallery from the Lake Placid show.  The tour is currently in Japan making money and working out the kinks before it returns to the States.  This year's cast is an attractive bunch to say the least.

The Gym Dogs Season Outlook includes a line that says the team has been unbeaten in their last 34 outings.  Um, what?  It is unclear how exactly that would be possible.  They certainly lost plenty of meets last season, with their last outing being the NCAA Regionals where they placed third.  They have ''won'' their last 20 meets at home, but they certainly haven't been ''unbeaten'' in the last 34.  Teams can't just go making stats up?  Did they cut and paste from a season outlook back when the team was actually good?  Then, they mention having the top SEC team score last season.  Does anyone remember that meet where they got a 197.9?!  It was on par with the meet where ASU went 49.875 on balance beam.

Season Outlooks used to break down the lineups for each event, but it is yet another thing that has changed in Athens.

FSOnline posted features on Armin Mahbanoozadeh and Katie McSwain.

Stephen Colbert's take on Spider-Man: The Musical

Johnny Weir is the guest judge tonight on Bravo's The Fashion Show.  The winner will have an entire collection of sparkly onesies.

Evgeny Plushenko took a stab at other sports for TV.  Fast-forward to 2:20 to see him training some table tennis.  He appears to make some mention of the Olympics.  It is unclear what his level of whining is in the video.

Go to 0:41 to see him paying homage to The Wizard of Oz on his motorbike.

The Detroit Skating Club is hosting an ice revue on Jan 8th at 6 PM.  The event serves as a send off to Nationals for the local skaters and will include Marlie, Jeremy Abbott, Alissa Czisny,  Grant Hochstein and Weaver and Poje.  Tomas Verner will also be skating in the show, as he will be in town this week.  Tickets are $12.

Erinn Dooley spoke to Gymnastike about the first batch of Training Camps.  She mentioned it being 'such a great experience.'  Anyone around during the time at those camps would tell you that Erinn is clearly being politically correct in case she ever wants an elite coaching career.


  1. It's written poorly and awkwardly, but I think the press release means just the last 34 home meets, not home/away/neutral site (the stat is listed under the header "Home Winning Streak"). I'm not even sure if that's a correct stat and I'm too lazy to look it up. The amount of pre-season coverage and videos coming out of Athens this year has been really disappointing.

  2. lol at the Georgia thing.

    Did you forget the link for the Stephen Colbert thing or is my computer failing me?

  3. It should work now.

    Georgia has to be including teams they beat at regionals held on campus, but that is poorly-worded to say the least.

  4. Hahahahhahha! I mistook Pelletier for Goebel in the SOI pics!! They kind of look similar!