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2011 World Figure Skating Championships

NBC decided to show this event on their B network, using their B teams of commentators, and shooting all the interviews with a Flip cam. Well, that’s understandable; it’s not like it was THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OR ANYTHING. At least, WE’RE going with our A team. Liz and Tori give this event the respect it deserves. They also pity the fool who put Alena Leonova in this:

Alena Leonova

Alena Leonva

The Men

Featuring Richard Dornbush, Ross Miner, Ryan Bradley, Takahiko Kozuka, Michal Březina, Patrick Chan, Nobunari Oda, Florent Amodio, Brian Joubert, and Artur Gachinski, aka Evgeni 2.0.

The Pairs

Featuring Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Caitlin Yankowskas & John Coughlin, Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig, Pang Qing & Tong Jian, Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov, Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy, and Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov.

The Women

Featuring Rachael Flatt, Alissa Czisny, Alena Leonova, Carolina Kostner, Miki Ando, Yuna Kim, and Mao Asada.

The Dance

Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani, Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Nathalie Péchalat & Fabian Bourzat, Madison Chock & Greg Zuerlein, and Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov.

2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The Nationals – that exciting time when, for once, we know which anthem they’ll be playing during the medal ceremony. Let’s get to the lineup.

Inoue & Baldwin stay in their love nest. Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker take a little trip together. Caydee Denney & Jeremy Barrett make up and step out. Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig engage the competition. Caitlin Yankowskas & John Coughlin win it.

Ice Dance
Meryl Davis & Charlie White take a cue from Evan. Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani gross Tori out. The Matchup of the Madisons! Madison Chock & Greg Zuerlein give Tori the creeps and Madison Hubbell & Keiffer Hubbell get their Weir on.

Caroline Zhang finds the pearl. Ashley Wagner comes up short in the short. Christina Gao gets up close and personal with NBC. Bob the Mailman picks Agnes Zawadzki. Mirai Nagasu pushes Frank Carroll’s buttons. Rachael Flatt flails. Alissa Czisny does a bear of an interview.

Keegan Messing makes us very angry. Brandon Mroz, he was there, right? Armin Mahbanoozadeh is all right. Adam Rippon doesn’t get the coverage we need. Jeremy Abbott forgets to be a champion. Ross Miner will always have Paris. Richard Dornbush skates an elementary program. Ryan Bradley, our boyfriend. Evan Lysacek loves his applesauce!

Plus, Sarah Meier, Carolina Kostner, Kiira Korpi, Florent Amodio, Nathalie Péchalat & Fabian Bourzat, and Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy show us the economy isn’t the only thing that’s weak in Europe.

The good bit is at 6:37.

Maximize the FUN FACTOR!!!

In preparation for our trip to the Nationals, the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships emailed us this Championship Checklist – Everything You Need To Know To Maximize the FUN FACTOR”

For example, “The first 3,000 All Event or Weekend Package ticket holders to request them will receive a complimentary plastic ticket pouch when they visit one of our Souvenir Program kiosks at either the Arena or FanFest and show their commemorative ticket booklet.”

Consider us maximized!!!

See you in Spokane.