Friday, May 23, 2008

The Off-Season Wish List

Since the calendar on the wall says it’s nearly time to act like summer is here, I’m going to initiate something I call The Off-Season Wish List. Here’s what’s on it to start:

--News of an agreement that a network (cable or otherwise) will pick up where ABC/ESPN left off with coverage of the non-American Grand Prix events…
-- …And air them on days/times when people can actually catch them…
-- …Without fear of said events being pre-empted by rodeo finals, pro bowling tours, or any sporting event involving dogs.

Wow, that’s a pretty tall order in itself. Dare I ask for anything more?

Well, if you insist…

-- A new CoP rule limiting the number of body-distorting catch-foot spins allowed per program to just ONE. (In the spirit of the so-called Zayak Rule, they could call this the “Biellmann Rule”)
-- Another new CoP rule that would prevent the men, in particular, from starting straight-line step sequences with more than 3 seconds of posing, as if to say with their body language “Look out… here… it… COMES!” (They could call it “The Wind-Up”)
-- And finally…since I keep hearing they’re having a hard time moving the super-expensive tickets for 2009 Worlds in L.A…. how about giving them away in specially marked boxes of Cap’n Crunch?

Yeah, I know. But if you’re going to dream, why not dream big?

For the Clip of the Day, let’s go to the last time Worlds was held in the U.S… which also happens to have been the last time Michelle Kwan won the title. Here’s her short program.

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