WHERE ARE ALL THE PICTURES??????????????????????
The original title of this blog was going to be, Thank God for the British. Live blogging the Olympic teams pair event replay but after the same commercials repeated between every skater and literally 20 straight minutes of watching the ice for 1 minute and more commercials I gave up and shut off the video.
I understand making me sit through commercials but there is no pause button nor is there a way to fast forward through the ice being redone and I finally just had enough and gave up. I was hungry.
So I watched the first 8 skaters including both American pairs and my favorite moment came when I spotted Zhao Hongbo (SHEN AND ZHAO and yes I screamed that) coaching Pang and Tong. So I looked it up Zhao Hongbo is now the coach of the Chinese pair. I also found out that the pair of Zhang and Pang is the same Zhang from Zhang and Zhang. I know its confusing but read the article above it explains everything.
So of the 8 Pairs skating teams I saw Pang and Tong were the most watchable. Followed by the underated pairs team of Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer from Great Britain who I really enjoyed. I have decided I am not a fan of Shnapir and Castelli. I just find them really boring. I also hate their short program music. Sorry but Santana makes a shitty program.
You have to feel badly for the German pair. If they didn’t know before the Olympics the gold medal already belonged to Russia they know now. This picture says it all.
Now for my take on the Fashion I give you this, Whoever designs these costumes needs to seriously re-think their thought process when it comes to the men. While the women seem to have some pretty tasteful Skating costumes the men look like something out of Michael Jackson’s thriller video.
Lets take The Italians. Nicole Monica has a really pretty orange dress (though this picture does not do it justice. Her partner looks like he is wearing something someone left in a toilet after a night of eating a lot of sugar ( I know a very tasteless thought but its what it reminds me of, poop) ( A better picture of Nicole’s dress)
My favorite dress on a female Pairs skater belongs to Isreal’s Stefania Berton Its the squiggly version of the US leotards in Gymnastics.
I guess I spoke too soon. Not that the German pairs leading man outfit was anything to write home about the ladies costume puts Gymnastics #HotPinkNation to shame. Pink Panther or not that color is not fit for human eyes.
Canada’s outfit looks like something all the clowns are forced to wear during the first day of Clown College.
The Russian pairs team outfit looks like she should be in jail or maybe she needs a pen so you can find your way through the maze she is wearing as a dress.
Seems like Canada doesn’t like their scores (again) This outfit I am pretty sure I saw in a Burlesque show a few years ago. If she ever wants to switch careers to a stripper she has the outfit.
America’s Zhang just looks happy to be there but the outfits doesn’t match with her partner at all. Light pink does not look good on the white Ice.
Pang and Tong are in all black ( I am not a fan of black outfits in Skating at all) but I do like her dress a lot.
My second favorite female Pairs outfit belongs to French Skater Vanessa James. Here is the back of the dress and the front This girl has it going on up top like no other Figure Skater before her and apparently she isn’t afraid to show it off. I like it anyway.
Your guide to Evgeni Plushenko Thank you Deadspin.
Another article about Pheobe Mills. Looks like she has a more talented family then the Kupets.
Inside Skating has a review of the Team event.
Sometimes Phil Hersch can be funny. Judging the Judges