Sitting here watching the women’s figure skating finals on TV. I am about 20 minutes behind “real time” so I have no clue yet who won – but I wanted to share this, so I had to pause the Tivo. I hate Tara Lipinski. There, I said it. I was *stunned* 4 years ago when she won the gold. I thought her skating was dull. I know, that’s not what how the judges judge, and that’s why I’m not a judge. I still get to have my opinion though. Even now that she isn’t competing, she still rubs me the wrong way. I saw her in a commercial the other day and … well, like nails on a chalkboard. I know she’s a “hometown girl” and all that, whoohoo. I don’t like her. Michelle Kwan deserved the gold medal in 98. She deserves it now. I would give the silver to Sasha Cohen – well, based on the short program. She rocked Tuesday night. She amazes me. It’s like *wham* out of nowhere, there she is on the skating scene. And Sarah Hughes is really great too – so I look forward to seeing how this all works out! It would be great if we had a medal sweep tonight!
Why do the women use this boooooring music? Maybe that’s why I prefer watching the pairs and the mens events over the womens? Scott Hamilton was saying earlier “it’s so they can focus on their choreography & jumps.” But the men use spunky fun music, not this stuff that is putting me into a coma. I think fast, fun music should be required.
Off to see who wins the gold. Tomorrow night, an encore of the skating. Yeah! I can finally see the Russian and Canadian pairs programs!