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dreamr
March 10th, 2000, 06:57 AM
Official Results....
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1 Deanna STELLATO USA 0.6
5.0 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.3 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.3 #28
5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.5
10.5 10.9 10.9 10.6 10.9 10.5 10.7 10.4 10.8
4 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 1
2 Jennifer KIRK USA 1.2
5.3 4.7 5.5 5.3 5.5 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.3 #30
5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
10.7 10.1 10.9 10.6 11.1 10.4 10.6 10.4 10.7
2 7 1 1 1 3 2 3 2

3 Sarah MEIER SUI 1.8
5.1 5.0 5.0 4.7 5.4 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.2 #26
5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.3
10.3 10.1 10.1 9.8 10.9 9.9 10.3 10.7 10.5
5 4 4 5 2 8 4 1 3

4 Yukari NAKANO JPN 2.4
5.4 5.2 5.3 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.3 5.0 5.2 #27
5.4 4.8 5.4 4.9 4.8 5.3 5.2 5.0 5.1
10.8 10.0 10.7 9.7 9.8 10.6 10.5 10.0 10.3
1 8 3 6 10 1 3 4 4

5 Elina KETTUNEN FIN 3.0
5.3 5.1 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.6 #20
5.3 5.0 4.6 5.1 5.3 5.0 5.2 4.7 4.6
10.6 10.1 9.4 10.1 10.6 10.2 10.2 9.4 9.2
3 3 10 3 6 5 5 7 13

6 Tamara DOROFEJEV HUN 3.6
4.8 4.8 4.8 4.6 5.3 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.5 #25
5.2 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.5 5.3 5.0 5.3 4.9
10.0 10.1 10.0 9.7 10.8 10.2 9.8 9.8 9.4
8 6 5 7 4 6 10 5 12

7 Susanne STADLMÜLLER GER 4.2
5.1 5.2 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.4 5.0 4.1 4.6 #3
5.1 5.3 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.6 5.1 4.6 4.8
10.2 10.5 9.8 9.8 9.5 9.0 10.1 8.7 9.4
6 2 6 4 13 14 7 17 11

8 Irina TKATCHUK RUS 4.8
5.0 4.9 4.8 4.6 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.8 4.8 #13
5.1 5.2 4.7 4.7 5.4 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.8
10.1 10.1 9.5 9.3 10.6 9.8 10.0 9.7 9.6
7 5 9 10 7 9 9 6 9

9 Sasha COHEN USA 5.4
4.5 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.7 3.9 4.5 #29
5.3 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.5
9.8 10.0 9.7 9.2 10.3 10.3 10.2 9.0 10.0
9 10 7 12 9 4 6 12 7

10 Marianne DUBUC CAN 6.0
4.9 5.1 5.0 4.6 5.1 4.7 5.1 4.6 5.0 #22
4.7 4.9 4.6 5.0 5.4 4.9 4.5 4.5 5.0
9.6 10.0 9.6 9.6 10.5 9.6 9.6 9.1 10.0
10 9 8 8 8 11 11 9 5

11 Daria TIMOSHENKO RUS 6.6
4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.3 5.0 4.9 4.4 4.5 #17
4.8 5.2 4.7 4.9 4.7 5.1 5.2 4.8 5.0
9.6 9.9 9.4 9.5 9.0 10.1 10.1 9.2 9.5
11 11 11 9 18 7 8 8 10

12 Sabina WOJTALA POL 7.2
4.4 4.6 4.1 4.1 5.2 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 #23
5.1 5.0 4.2 4.9 5.5 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.8
9.5 9.6 8.3 9.0 10.7 9.7 9.2 8.9 8.9
13 13 19 14 5 10 14 14 16

13 Carina CHEN TPE 7.8
4.5 4.2 4.3 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.8 #19
4.9 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.6 5.2
9.4 9.2 9.0 8.6 9.1 9.4 9.5 8.8 10.0
15 17 13 17 17 12 12 16 6

14 Dan FANG CHN 8.4
4.4 4.8 4.2 4.4 4.5 4.0 4.6 4.2 4.8 #14
4.8 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.7 5.0
9.2 9.7 8.8 8.7 9.4 8.6 9.3 8.9 9.8
17 12 16 15 14 20 13 13 8

15 Christina VASSILIEVA BUL 9.0
4.0 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5 #15
4.6 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.7 4.7
8.6 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.0 9.0 9.2
22 16 12 13 16 13 16 10 14

16 Natalia RIZHOVA RUS 9.6 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.0 4.3 3.8 4.2 4.2 #24
4.7 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.8 4.7
9.4 9.3 8.9 9.2 8.7 9.0 8.3 9.0 8.9
14 14 15 11 21 15 21 11 15

17 Andrea DIEWALD GER 10.2 4.3 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.5 4.2 4.2 3.5 4.1 #16
4.7 4.5 4.8 4.6 5.2 4.8 4.9 4.2 4.7
9.0 8.5 9.0 8.5 9.7 9.0 9.1 7.7 8.8
19 22 14 20 11 16 15 24 17

18 Mikkeline KIERKGAARD DEN 10.8 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.5 4.2 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.8 #21
5.3 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.5
9.6 9.3 8.6 8.3 9.0 8.9 8.4 8.9 8.3
12 15 17 22 19 17 20 15 20

19 Svetlana PILIPENKO UKR 11.4 4.3 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.9 #18
4.8 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4
9.1 8.4 8.3 8.7 8.6 8.8 8.8 8.6 8.3
18 23 20 16 22 18 17 18 19

20 Sara FALOTICO BEL 12.0 3.7 4.3 4.0 4.0 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.2 #12
4.3 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.6 4.5 4.5
8.0 8.8 8.2 8.5 9.5 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.7
25 20 21 19 12 19 18 18 18

21 Dirke O'Brien BAKER NZL 12.6 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.8 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.9 #9
4.6 4.8 4.4 4.2 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.3
8.9 8.9 8.5 8.0 9.3 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.2
20 19 18 23 15 22 23 22 21

22 Chisato SHIINA JPN 13.2 4.3 4.2 3.8 4.1 4.3 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.8 #2
4.5 4.8 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.3
8.8 9.0 8.1 8.5 8.8 7.9 8.5 8.4 8.1
21 18 22 18 20 25 19 21 22

23 Julia LAUTOWA AUT 13.8 4.2 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.6 #8
5.2 4.9 4.2 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.5
9.4 8.8 7.9 8.4 8.2 8.2 7.9 7.8 8.1
16 21 24 21 23 21 24 23 23

24 Asa PERSSON SWE 14.4 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.7 #11
4.4 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.0 4.5 4.2
8.1 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.5 8.0 7.8 8.5 7.9
23 24 23 24 27 24 25 20 24

25 Bin-Na PARK KOR 15.0 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.6 #4
3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.7 4.0
7.7 7.3 7.7 7.5 7.9 8.0 7.6 7.2 7.6
27 27 25 27 25 23 26 25 25

26 Stephanie ZHANG AUS 15.6 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5 #7
4.1 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.0
8.0 8.0 7.5 7.6 8.1 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.5
24 25 26 26 24 27 28 26 27

27 Julie CORTIAL FRA 16.2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.5 #5
4.3 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.2 3.7 4.1
7.8 7.5 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.6 7.6 6.8 7.6
26 26 27 29 28 26 27 28 26

28 Anna JURKIEWICZ POL 16.8 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.0 3.7 2.9 2.5 #10
3.7 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.9 4.6 4.3 3.5
6.6 7.3 7.3 7.7 7.6 6.9 8.3 7.2 6.0
29 28 29 25 26 29 22 27 29

29 Karen VENHUIZEN NED 17.4 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.3 3.0 3.1 #1
3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.9
7.0 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.0 7.0 7.2 6.8 7.0
28 29 28 28 29 28 29 29 28

30 Katalin SZAKALL HUN 18.0 2.5 2.8 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.1 2.4 #6
3.3 3.8 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.6
5.8 6.6 6.5 6.0 6.8 6.6 6.5 5.9 6.0
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30


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Here are the combined standings.
1 Deanna STELLATO USA 1.0 1 1
2 Jennifer KIRK USA 1.6 1 2
3 Sarah MEIER SUI 3.0 3 3
4 Yukari NAKANO JPN 3.6 3 4
5 Tamara DOROFEJEV HUN 4.4 2 6
6 Elina KETTUNEN FIN 5.0 5 5
7 Sasha COHEN USA 6.2 2 9
8 Marianne DUBUC CAN 7.6 4 10
9 Irina TKATCHUK RUS 8.4 9 8
10 Susanne STADLMÜLLER GER 9.4 13 7
11 Daria TIMOSHENKO RUS 9.4 7 11
12 Sabina WOJTALA POL 9.6 6 12
13 Carina CHEN TPE 9.8 5 13
14 Dan FANG CHN 11.2 7 14
15 Natalia RIZHOVA RUS 11.2 4 16
16 Christina VASSILIEVA BUL 12.6 9 15
17 Mikkeline KIERKGAARD DEN 13.2 6 18
18 Andrea DIEWALD GER 13.4 8 17
19 Svetlana PILIPENKO UKR 14.6 8 19
20 Sara FALOTICO BEL 16.8 12 20
21 Dirke O'Brien BAKER NZL 17.0 11 21
22 Julia LAUTOWA AUT 17.8 10 23
23 Chisato SHIINA JPN 18.8 14 22
24 Asa PERSSON SWE 19.2 12 24
25 Stephanie ZHANG AUS 20.0 11 26
26 Bin-Na PARK KOR 20.2 13 25
27 Anna JURKIEWICZ POL 20.8 10 28
28 Julie CORTIAL FRA 21.8 14 27
29 Karen VENHUIZEN NED 23.4 15 29
30 Katalin SZAKALL HUN 24.0 15 30



Does anyone know what Sasha has to do now to medal?!?!?

Beth2000
March 10th, 2000, 07:40 AM
I was just going to ask you if Sasha still could medal being in 7th. Wouldn't all the girls ahead of her have to have some major screw ups before Sasha could even medal?

dreamr
March 10th, 2000, 07:51 AM
I mean the girls at the top would have to have some MAJOR screw ups for Sasha to move up. I'm not expert and I think that SW could better explain what the ordinals mean in terms of Sasha medaling but She would have to beat the girls at the top for her to get a BRONZE medal.

Munchkin2000
March 10th, 2000, 07:51 AM
I know that they explained what Sasha would have to do on FSWorld. It sounded very complicated and almost impossible. However, if she wins the free skate and others falter, she still has a chance. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

sw10025
March 10th, 2000, 07:56 AM
OK, I promised doublewood I would calculate this out for him/her (although frankly, I didn't expect her to bomb so badly in the SP, I thought my job would be a lot easier). But before I do my calculations, anybody who is flying to senior worlds to see Sasha skate, better cancel your plane reservation. You're going to be disappointed, barring a major rash of knee whacking incidents.

OK, the points of the top seven ladies are as follows:

1.0
1.6
3.0
3.6
4.4
5.0
6.2

The LP is 1.0 factor multiplied by your placement. So if you finish first, you get one point, second, 2.0 points, etc. In this scenario, Sasha would have to finish first to have any chance at all, so she'd get a point added to her 6.2 and end up with 7.2 points total. The girl currently in first could finish sixth and still beat her (7.0 points). The girl in second could finish fifth and still beat her (6.6 points). The girl currently in third could finish fourth and still beat her (7.0). The young lady in fourth could finish third and still beat her (6.6). The girl in fifth could beat her by finishing second (6.4).

If Sasha finished a respectable third in the LP (9.2 points), the chances are even grimmer. Current frontrunner could place eighth, second place could finish seventh, third place sixth, etc., etc. Its really quite a shame for her. Does anybody know what happened? Her ordinals are all over the place, but with one exception, probably the US judge, they're all quite consistently low. She's just got to be suffering an enormous sense of disappointment and unhappiness, and she and her coach know she's blown her chance for the bigtime this year. Angela Nikodinov has really lucked out.

Well at least Stellato and Kirk seem likely to medal, so they will be eligible for senior international competitions next year, and will hopefully make room for the girls who still need to qualify (Nam, Wheat, Kwon, etc. -- I think Sasha will be old enough to meet the minimum age requirement next year).

dreamr
March 10th, 2000, 07:59 AM
Catherine @ FSW reported from her friend back in Germany that Sasha fell on the Lutz and the 2axel. Also she stated that she could have been placed lower. Her presenation probably helped her because a 3.9 for technical?!?!? OUCH!

doublewood
March 10th, 2000, 08:23 AM
doublewood, oh that is ME.

Thank you SW10025 for remember my question. I am definately looking forward to your calculation. Orginally, I thought it is pretty obvious at this point that Sasha won't be able to make it. But not according to this article!!!

article (http://www.skatinginbc.com/directaccess_jrworlds.htm)


On the ice is Deanna Stellato from USA…UNBELIEVABLE!!!!
Amazing American #1. Simply blinding speed and perfect spins. She
had a small problem between the triple flip and double toe.
5.1 to 5.3 5.3 to 5.5

Sasha Cohen USA made two mistakes… falling on the triple lutz and
slipping off the edge of her huge double axel…this will cost her the title.
No doubt she is a great skater but the other Americans want to beat her
badly and I think that affects her. They do not like all the attention she is
getting. Still Amazing American #2 gets marks from 4.2 to 4.8 for
technical merit and presentation marks of 5.0 to 5.6… she is sixth right
now.

Next is Amazing American #3 Jennifer Kirk…she skated clean. Not
as fast as Stellato but never the less clean and crisp. Her marks for
technical merit are 5.0 to 5.5 and presentation 5.3 to 5.6… she is
second.
The surprise Swiss girl Sarah Meier is third and I would be surprised
if she can hold off Cohen…but we will see tomorrow.

sw10025
March 10th, 2000, 09:09 AM
Whomever wrote that article obviously does not understand the ordinals and the factoring placement system. Sasha may have gotten very high presentation marks despite her two falls, but she is in seventh place, and as I detail above, she could win the LP and a number of ladies above her could fall in the placements and still keep her off the podium. Its just statistically improbable that all those skaters are going to bomb as badly as she needs them to, so don't get your hopes up for a medal sweep. Gold and silver for Stellato and Kirk would be great.

Armchairskater
March 10th, 2000, 09:10 AM
I think those have to be some of the highest presentation marks coupled with technical marks that low, which I have ever seen. Even the judge who gave a 3.9 awarded a 5.1 for presentation. That does say much for Sasha's presentation abilities or at least the presence she projects on the ice. I'm not jumping off Sasha's bandwagon, because I wasn't on it to begin with. She and Naomi are both young ladies with in enormous potential and both had programs come together for them at Nationals. That makes them neither the new ice princesses on the basis of a moment of brilliance nor flash in the pans because they exhibit the inconsistencies of developing skaters. I think both
will come back in years to come, but with plenty of talented competition such as Stellato and Kirk with them. It's absolutely great for the U.S. to have such depth in young skaters to keep things exciting even after Michelle makes a decision in 2002 about the future direction of her skating. However, I think it's counterproductive for the public and coaches to put such pressure on 15-year-olds to shoot to the top in a
year while there is much maturing they need yet to do physically and emotionally as well as in their skating techniques. I think they are actually hindered in their development by not only the weight of expectations, but as has been observed before being pressured to acquire
the tricks before they have their techniques down. I think the healthiest thing is to give these young ladies the time and space to develop at a realistic pace and coaches, of which I consider John Nicks to be the prime example, are as much too blame for interfering with instead of supporting the process than the media and public are.

lavender
March 10th, 2000, 09:15 AM
WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPEN. Well I know what happen. I guess I just don't believe it. I know that she had to cry after that one.

doublewood
March 10th, 2000, 09:29 AM
ITA with you!! Thank you SW10025 for your calculation!! I just saw it. Now I know it is impossible for Sasha to medal. Congra to Angela, this is the second chance she has been waiting for.

I start to think that there is a curse for 2nd place national finsher!!!

We are expecting too much from these young skators!!! I suppose we are spoiled by young talents like MK, and Tara. We failed to realize that it takes TIME to be a great skator, w/ or w/o huge nature talent.

It just breaks my heart to see these young skators tears apart by the media!!!!!

I just hope that Sasha will have a good LP tomorrow!!! So she does not have to end her year with a down note. She did accomplish so much this year!!!

sw10025
March 10th, 2000, 10:51 AM
Doublewood, its not *impossible* for Sasha to medal, just highly improbable, particularly given the very consistent performances of Stellato and Kirk. They may doom Cohen more than anything else.

I don't think there is a curse on the 2nd place finisher at Nationals. Michelle was second several times, so was Tara, and they've both done pretty well for themselves. I think the "curse" if there is one, is on the young and inexperienced skaters who have one or two great performances at nationals that propel them into the spotlight prematurely and sway the public and press into having incredibly unrealistic expectations for them. Michelle competed at nationals three times and worlds twice before she became national champion, and she had done quite a number of international competitions during the intervening time period. She was a far more experienced (and IMO solidly trained) seniors competitor.

Well, another good thing about this is at least now Sarah will probably get more of the attention due to her. She really did better at nationals, I just can't understand why she wasn't the silver medallist, aside from her unfortunate skating order, and she is obviously a far superior and far more consistent jumper. Maybe now the press will give her a little more of the credit due to her.

doublewood
March 10th, 2000, 11:18 AM
I suppose 2nd place finisher are not cursed. I am bit dramatic at times. :-P
what do you think about Stellato and Kirk's future as senior skator?

DianeO
March 10th, 2000, 12:10 PM
sw--thanks for that great explanation!!! I'm sorry to see Sasha do so poorly, it would have been wonderful to see a US sweep of the medals! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> However, I am not surprised by these results because of Sasha's reported lack of consistency in the past. I am glad that Angela will now (most likely) get the chance to prove herself at Worlds this year! I also think maybe this performance by Sasha (and wherever she winds up placing) coupled with NNN's poor showing at Nationals this year might make the media a little more wary about spotlighting these young girls and touting them "the next best thing". (At least I hope the media will stop doing this). I think that is why Sarah has been able to do so well and stay focused the past two years. She has been virtually out of the media spotlight and now I think she is *ready* for and *worthy* of some attention <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Buffy
March 10th, 2000, 01:26 PM
Some disagreed with me after National's when I said Deanna Stellato was the one to watch! LOL!! Her programs weren't great at National's, but in practice she was amazing. I still think she lacks spark, but when she is on she has spectacular technique. I see her as one of those skaters that will always end up at the top when the really artistic skaters open the door just a little bit!

COMPROF
March 10th, 2000, 02:14 PM
Tara had an abysmal first world short program (ending up 23 or 24) but came back in
the long program to 15th place if I remember correctly. All of this occured before qualifiers
counted though.
The problem is that too much is made of one competition and expectations are placed
on young women (and men) that are unrealistic. Miss Cohen has several basic skating
problems that need to be addressed before she is annointed the next big thing, but
the media doesn't know enough about the sport to discuss it with any authority, and oddly
Dick and Peggy seemed willing to ignore her shortcomings. I think they did a great dis-
service to television viewers and the ignorant media alike by not educating them.
I'm not counting her out of everything, I just don't expect a skater who doesn't have basic
skating skills to skate skillfully every time they take the ice. Her coach(es) would do her a
favor to go back to some of the basics.
I too was more impressed with Deanna Stellato's basic skills.

Mordecai71
March 10th, 2000, 02:27 PM
COMPROF,
I have been noticing something about Uncle Dick...When a skater is having a good skate, he tends to beild them up, but if they are having problems, he REALLY starts to talk about how poor their technique is. Has anyone else noticed this? I think that is what happened at Nats with Sasha. She was having the "skate of her life" (at least for the moment...I know better is coming!) and he played up to that.

Buffy
March 10th, 2000, 06:27 PM
At least for Sasha, she came down from that media pedestal within four weeks, unlike NNN who they raved about for months before the media started knocking her off the pedestal. Maybe now she can end the season and her life will get back to normal (or more normal!) and she can have a successful off-season.

COMPROF
March 10th, 2000, 07:23 PM
Mordicai71
Yes, I have noticed Dick's enthusiasm for a skater's presentation tends to make him less vocal about pointing out their "weaknesses." It is a trait among "expert" announcers I find typical. When the youngsters were way out of Michelle's league Dick rarely, if ever, mentioned Michelle's layback position, but when Nam came along last year it seems have had some affect on him because he's discussed it ever since. What he should have done was acknowledge this "minor" weakness all along, rather than letting the unknowledgeable, once or twice a year, viewer think she's suddenly lost her artistic or technical edge. He needs a good announcing class, and a little less ego. To be fair, I have found Dick Button to be a wealth of information as I have watched skating over the years, but announcers should get better with time, not become annoying and tiresome.
Among "professional" announcers I find a lack of knowledge about non-traditional/non-male dominated sports, and a trend to announce "artistic" sports in the same manner they would call play-by-play for a basketball or football game. Case in point, Robin Roberts, who recently "announced the European Championships (to death) and needed to "hush" (my mother hates "shut up"--but in this case I find it more appropriate.) Someone needs to tell them the color guy doesn't need to keep up incessant chatter during skating because the viewer (at least viewing fans) want to assess the program as part of a musical, choreographic, and skill (jumps, etc) related whole. The only thing the play-by-play guy needs to do is relate technical things such as jumps, mistakes, etc.
Then again, I study, analyze and critique the media for a living and have a tendency to be OVERLY ANALYTICAL/CRITICAL-- or so I'm told.

JCFrennie
March 11th, 2000, 08:45 AM
This result just makes me respect Michelle and Tara so much more. First it's NNN and now it's Sasha. The fact that Michelle and Tara shot up and stayed there with consistency makes their accomplishments so much more admirable. I'm not saying that Sasha's silver at Nats was a fluke like some people are saying about NNN, but surely, neither she or NNN have earned my repecet yet. I guess skaters like Michelle and Tara, especially Michelle <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> , don't come along that often. To sustain that high level performance is just so amazing.