Sunday, April 18

When's the Last Time ABC Broadcasted a 2.5 Score-Earning Performance?

Probably the first and last time, pre-new judging system. Fedor Andreev from Canada, skating in the short program at the 2001 Skate America competition. ABC and ESPN had a habit of showing plenty of Andreev back in those days (even if he finished near or at the bottom, as he did here-- by far) and Terry Gannon loved to bring up his Abercrombie & Fitch modeling gig as often as he could. Awkward. But here's this masterpiece, on the heels of hearing he may now be getting into ice dance with Jana Khoklova after his failed attempts the last few years to skate for Azerbaijan as a singles skater. ...Who knows.

4 comments:

Tonichelle said...

never could get why everyone was on the Fedor bandwagon... yeah, he skated at Sergei's memorial... past that?

jumping clapping man said...

D.B.: "a spectacular physique"...YES!!!

Aaron said...

When he actually managed to put down a good performance he had a spark...I like his skating.

To Fedor...if you do dance PLEASE don't do it with Jana Khoklova!

Tony said...

I didn't think that he was a bad skater, I just thought it was funny that they always managed to show his programs no matter where he really placed. Sounds somewhat like NBC with Tugba Karademir :) But then again, at Worlds, those watching Universal Sports online and on actual televison missed Karademir's short program because the network was going live and chatting in the loft during her performance. Oddly enough, she was the ONLY lady of the entire short program that US did not broadcast!