15 February 2006

Olympic ice

Plushenko's short program was masterful. Weir   the Rufus Wainwright of skaters   was stunning. Lambiel displayd great style. & despite his stumbles wasn't Jeffrey Buttle adorable?

Dick Button is the dean of figure skating commentators. I respect & appreciate the eveness of his reportage & his ability to footnote a performance with his knowledge of the sport's history. why the network add'd the irritating Scott Hamilton is a mystery.

in speedskating Joey Cheek became a model for good sportsmanship. he wasn't afraid to show emotion on the podium & he donatd his bonus to charity. a class act at a time when so many athletes are grandstanding.

1 comment:

Regality said...

Gotta disagree that Hamilton is annoying. I've always liked him. For those of you who don't, I wonder if this had anything to do with the decision. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6466611/