Dec 16, 2015
Grand Prix Final 2015: Everyone Else
The men were so awesome they get their own post. Everything else that happened at the senior Grand Prix Final 2015 goes in here.
Let's do this twenty questions style:
20) Were the judges celebrating Christmas early in Barcelona with all those gifts?
19) Does anyone actually understand what Weaver/Poje's FD is about?
18) How many people's heads will explode when Evgenia Medvedeva breaks the ladies' world record at Europeans or Worlds this season? You know it will happen . . .
17) Does anyone else notice that Elena Radionova's LP choreography in no way reflects the Titanic music that's playing during her program? But given how ghastly Ms. Radionova's music is this season, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
16) How many skaters did the British Eurosport guys declare the greatest of all time this competition?
15) Should Seguin/Bilodeau win the award for being the most improved skaters this season?
14) Now that Stolbova/Klimov have proved themselves capable of posting giant scores, how will the Russian Skating Federation mark them versus Volosozhar/Trankov on the comeback trail?
13) Did anyone else feel all . . . emotional . . . while watching the Shibutanis' FD at the GPF? And I say this as a hardcore detractor of the Shibutanis' skating since 2010!
12) What was Meagan Duhamel texting on her phone when Stolbova/Klimov's (gold-winning) LP scores came up?
11) Does anyone else get the impression Gracie Gold loves her El Choclo SP significantly more than her Firebird LP?
10) Should Peter Tchernyshev win an award for being the best choreographer this season?
9) Am I the only one who doesn't give a fig as to how many tano arms Evgenia Medvedeva does in her program?
8) Does Ashley Wagner's "I skate better as an underdog!"/"I'm the almost girl!" shtick remind anyone of Jeremy Abbott's "pigs can fly!" thing? Talk about self-fulfilling prophesies . . .
7) Why are so many people calling on Mao Asada to back down from the 3F-3Lo and/or the 3Lz in her LP?
6) Does anyone else feel old when noticing that (formerly) little Elena Radionova is often the tallest skater now on senior ladies' podiums?
5) After the GPF and Golden Spin, does anyone doubt that the Russian ladies world team will be Evgenia Medvedeva, Elena Radionova, and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva anymore?
4) Why can't American pairs teams ever seem to nail their SBS jumps?
3) What will be more likely at Worlds in Boston: Madison Chock messing up on the twizzles, or at least one of Ashley Wagner and/or Gracie Gold bombing the SP at Worlds and missing the podium as a result?
2) Did anyone else notice that Satoko Miyahara's Firedance dress is practically the same as Michelle Kwan's Romanza dress, except with longer sleeves?
1) WHY WAS SOMEONE DRESSED AS A FROG SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE???