Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 World Figure Skating Championships

Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi Free Dance

Recorded March 23, 2013 – you know, when NBC got around to showing it. Posted April 4, 2013 – you know, when we got around to editing it. Here’s the lineup:

Terry Gannon and Scott Hamilton phone it in. Because it’s expensive to send two guys to Canada.

The Men

We experience runaway Chanflation. Denis Ten “comes out of nowhere.” Javier Fernández takes it slow. Max Aaron back loads. Ross Miner doesn’t quite come through. Kevin Reynolds “scores” a hat trick. Daisuke Takahashi breaks it down. Brian Joubert eats dinner at 4:30. Florent Amodio goes for a spin.


Volosozhar and Trankov run in front and trip. Savchenko and Szolkowy can’t catch a break. Duhamel and Radford lutz the envelope. Scimeca and Knierim do the job.

Ice Dance

Davis and White and Virtue and Moir keep duking it out. Shibutani and Shibutani keep creeping. Bobrova and Soloviev prepare us for the Olympics.


Kim Yuna cleans the ice. Carolina Kostner gets her season’s best. Mao Asada goes for the triple axle. Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold do their jobs. Akiko Suzuki and Alena Leonova struggle.

And we’re still pulling for Jeremy Abbott.