So… what did YOU get over the holiday season this time around? New IPad? Fruit basket? One of those Forever Lazy getups they sell on the Universal Sports Network? Well, whatever it was, it can’t possibly compare to “gets” such as the following:
Plushy gets the go-ahead to compete at Euros…
Russia went on record with some gobbeldy-gook about the “point minimum” rule only being in place to weed out weak athletes, and clearly, such was not the case with Plushenko (who just won Russian Nationals, you might have heard). What happened off the record to make it happen, perhaps we’ll never know.
And speaking of the European Championships… the ISU just got its own video channel. And they’ll be covering Euros on it, which you can see for something like $18.50 U.S. dollars. Except that oh, wait, apparently the channel doesn’t work for U.S. viewers. And viewers in several other countries, if the Facebook posts I read were accurate. If you find out YOU can get this channel where you happen to live, will you post a comment and let us know? At the very least, it’ll be interesting to see if those of us in the blackout zones will still be able to see YouTube-delayed coverage.
Scott Moir gets vindicated…sort of
Have you heard about this little scoring/Swiss Timing mistake that has apparently been affecting certain ice dance scores all season? The good news for Scott Moir (who was kind of livid about the GPF results, as you’ll recall): he was right—he and Tessa Virtue DID win the free dance over Davis/White. The bad news: the difference wasn’t enough to change the overall results. Oh well.
Kim Yu-Na gets another victory… sort of
She’s receiving an out-of-court settlement from her former management firm (prior to her forming her own) for money apparently still owed to her in endorsement fees and the like.
Johnny Weir gets married…
Well as you see from this link, his New Year’s Eve nuptials with Victor Voronov made headlines at USA Today (it made the Yahoo! Ticker too), so what’s the say that hasn’t already been said? Except… um… does anyone know where they’re registered? Something tells me Weir’s not the Target Club Wedd kind of guy.
And finally: the skating world gets…Corey Feldman??
Well if you’re in the U.K., it does anyway. This link shares that the 40 year-old child star of the 80s is lacing up for British TV hit Dancing on Ice-- the much, much more successful cousin to ill-fated U.S. efforts like Skating with the Stars. Apparently he’s doing it for the danger appeal. Good plan, dude. We’ll look for the outtakes if your inevitable bloodletting on You Tube. (Hopefully we won’t have to look for these in lieu of Euros coverage.)