Saw the skating last night, too. (Since they were in Paris, I assume this is the competition formerly known as Trophee Lalique? Why the name change?)
I loved Paul Wylie back in his skating days, so it was good to hear him commentating. Agree with everyone who said that he knows his stuff. He actually broke down elements and explained why Johnny Weir's footwork is more complicated than Brian Joubert's. Uncle Dick (he's pissy, but I love him) does this, too--it was just good to hear someone else do it.
Susie Wynn, on the other hand, sucks ass. I couldn't believe some of her comments. For example, during one of Carolina Kostner's slooooooow spins, Susie explained that the slowness was because Carolina usually spins the other way and she doesn't practice that spin as much. Fine. But then Susie went on to say something to the effect of, "It's like writing with your left hand if you're right handed. Why would you want to practice that if you didn't have to?" WTF? I'll tell you why, Susie! Because you're skating at an ELITE level and should be able to spin! Gah.
Peter Carruther's little piece on horrible skating costumes was pretty funny. Dick's cackling while that one skater's sleeve was caught in his partner's skate was hilarious
ETA: Because it cannot be said too many times: Julia Sebestyen's costume is terrible. Between the fluorescent orange and fussiness of the design, I felt like I was back in the 80s.
Edited by watcher's pet, Nov 30, 2004 @ 12:16 PM.