Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

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Scott Hamilton seems to be doing better this morning, which I'm glad to see. I love that he gets so personally invested in the athletes and the competition; it's part of what makes him such a good commentator, but I think it's both a strength and a weakness because he also has a hard time keeping things in perspective.

For example, this morning he still referred to last night's men's free skate as "tragic." Yes, it was disappointing, but it wasn't tragic. I mean, when you think of all the truly terrible things that have happened in this sport over the years--the 1961 plane crash, the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, the judging scandals, skating injuries too horrific to talk about in detail--a few missed jumps, a few falls from which the athletes promptly got back up again, really aren't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things. Yes, we would have liked to see everyone skate up to their full potential, but at the end of the day, the right people won.

Including Denis Ten with the bronze, and I would really like to see him getting more recognition. Or ANY recognition would be nice. He's earned it, after all.

I imagine they're going wild in Kazakhstan, though. At least I hope so.
Tags: figure skating, olympics
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