Category Archives: Sport

Overspending Figure Skaters And Congressfolk Compared

National  governments and the sport of figure skating share management by elected politicians; that provides some interesting comparisons. Enlightening, even. Let us consider for a moment: The United States is spending much more than it collects from its citizens. It … Continue reading

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Government, Figure Skating and the Internet (Any Bets?)

In the United States, the sport of figure skating is governed by elected politicians much like the Federal government, except that they are unpaid volunteers. Well, they receive trips to the world’s resorts at no cost to themselves, but no … Continue reading

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Figure Skating: Beauty Cannot Outlive Its Time …

Figure skating has long been subject to an argument: Is it an art or a sport? Ice shows entertained, televised figure skating entertained even more, generating a lot of money. A U.S. scandal when Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan was injured … Continue reading

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Will Figure Skating Arise From its Fall?

Figure skating, like tennis, was the pastime of daughters of well-to-do country club folk who could afford it, until television ratings lifted both to popular notice. But while schools and parks installed tennis courts, expensive ice rinks were ignored. Tennis … Continue reading

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Pro Sports: An American Illusion (With A Posionous Core)

The Roman emperors provided bread and circuses to anesthetize the populace; our rulers provide food stamps and professional sports. This has been a smooth transition until today’s political Left has tripped over its own contradictions. (As political movements are wont … Continue reading

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Equalizing Dance Inequality With The Stars

TV’s “Dancing With The Stars” pretends to be a ballroom dance competition between various non-dance personalities with professional ballroom dance partners supplied by the show. Ratings have been in decline; it is assumed that the current season will be the … Continue reading

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The Future For Figure Skating Hangs On A Political Curcus (And A Technical Debate)

Figure skating faces an existential financial problem from three directions; unfortunately, that is being snowed under by current ISU and USFSA political circuses. In the midst of these, an interesting technical issue is being publicly debated between legendary champion Janet … Continue reading

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