Sunday, February 24, 2013

TSL: 2013 Challenge Cup Recap

Our take on the 2013 Challenge Cup.

*Note, I have not been feeling well and apologize for how off I look in today's video.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Favorite Things Friday: Aquanet Edition!

There was a time when men were kind, when their voices were soft and the Aquanet was flowing.

The Queen.

The beauty of Shannon Miller's beam work and Peggy Liddick's wrist choreography.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

From Russia, With Love: My Newest Adopted Daughter

I live for this program.

I love her for not wearing gloves or tacky outfits. I love her lack of Russian-lady limb flailing.

Federations, Change and the International Judging System: An Interview with Chuck Foster Part 2

The sport of figure skating is always evolving and changing, but perhaps the greatest change took place during Chuck Foster's tenure as President of the USFSA. For better or worse, changes in television contracts and the implementation of the International Judging System have changed the sport forever.

Monday, February 18, 2013

On the Other Side of the Boards: An Interview with Chuck Foster

Judging a subjective sports opens itself to rampant debate, scandal and intrigue. Chuck Foster served as a World and Olympic judge for 58 years. In part one of our interview with Chuck Foster, we tackle a myriad of issues including politics, the USOC's position on the participation of Tonya Harding at the 1994 Olympic Games, and serving on the panel during one of the sport's most debated evenings at the 1980 Olympic Games.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

TSL Teaser: Interview with Chuck Foster

A preview of our interview with former President of the USFS and World and Olympic judge, Chuck Foster, about his career, judging at the highest level, changes in skating, the International Judging System and the current state of the sport.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Live Blog: Florida @ Georgia

I apologize for being late, as I just had to deal with worthless employees at Best Buy. It is bad enough when one has to go in and asked some stoned, thugged-out employee whether they have the latest Smash CD. It is even worse when they have it in stock and the store is too disorganized to locate it. Listen you worthless man, I have five minutes to buy a gift to cheer someone up before covering gymnastics. Please go sit and spin.  Thank you.

I'm rather excited for this meet. Florida is out for blood this season and everything Jay Clark tried to accomplish over the last few years is suddenly coming together.

God bless the anthem during online broadcasts. Texting break.

Happy Saturday!

Simply the best!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TSL: Four Continents Men's Recap

Our views on the men's event at the 2013 Four Continents Championships.

*Note, I mistakenly said that Jeremy Abbott was going to rest for Worlds. I meant to say that he is going to rest and recover for next season.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

TSL: Four Continents Dance and Pairs Recap

Our thoughts of the dance and pairs events at the 2013 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. We shared our views with you and hope you will do the same with us.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Live Blog: Alabama at Florida

The event hasn't started yet. There isn't a blizzard in Florida. No one had to leave their job early today. Get the show on the road. These commentators make me question whether I have a brain left in my head.

I for one am worried that the Gators went 197.575 with a few of the POS gymnasts in the lineup, as they have had issues peaking in February far too many times in the past.

Behind the Scenes at TSL

A behind the scenes look at the last six weeks at TSL.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

TSL: Interview With Caitlin Yankowskas

            Caitlin Yankowskas is one of the brightest talents in United States pairs skating. During the 2011 competitive season she won a National pair title and captured a sixth place finish at the World Championships with partner John Coughlin.  Despite the team's promise and success, following the 2011 World Championships Yankowskas suffered a devasting career setback when Coughlin chose to end the partnership.  At a time when even the most seasoned athletes could have crumbled, Yankowskas managed to take the setback in stride and used it to strengthen her personal resolve and dedication to the sport. 
            Balletic and expressive, Yankowskas is regarded as a fan favorite by many. The 2011 National Champion faced great difficulty finding a suitable partner at the zenith of her competitive career, despite obvious talent and a history of accomplishments. She spent a year training without a partner before teaming up with Joshua Reagan in Spring 2012. Yankowskas says the wait was worth it, and she and Reagan then began the arduous process of creating a successful partnership with the Sochi Olympics just under two years away. With the skating world holding its breath for their competitive debut, Yankowskas and Reagan were forced to withdraw from Sectionals and Nationals this year after suffering various setbacks and injuries.
            Yankowskas is currently healthy and eager to compete.  During our interview, she spoke about her unique look on the ice, her past successes and heartbreaks, her promising new partnership and how she's learned how to put the ups and downs of life into perspective.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Teaser: Caitlin Yankowskas Confronts The Rumors

In this week's teaser, Caitlin Yankowskas confronts the rumors regarding her split with partner John Coughlin in 2011 and his subsequent pairing with Caydee Denney. We hope you enjoy this week's episode as much as we enjoyed chatting with Caitlin.

Unintentional Hilarity

There is just too much here to even touch upon.