On Ice Dancing, an underappreciated Olympic Sport

As many of you know, I am a lifelong fan of the Olympics and I am nothing if not a supporter of sports in which you win necklaces made of precious metals. While watching the Sochi games, I have rekindled my love of Ice Dancing. This underappreciated sport, the cousin of pairs figure skating, is absolutely amazing, but don’t just take my word for it – let’s go to the photos.

Here we have the gold medalists from the USA,  Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Charlie looks to be in pain. A lot. The other pics are from other countries that are amazing.

No pain, no medal.

No pain, no medal.

Now they're both in pain. I'm guessing. That can't be comfortable.

Now they’re both in pain. I’m guessing. That can’t be comfortable.

I call this move "a good date."

I call this move “a good date.”

This is on primetime network programming. In my day, we had to watch Cinemax late at night to see stuff like this.

This is on primetime network programming. In my day, we had to watch Cinemax late at night to see stuff like this.

Here, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson dance their Superbowl routine.

Here, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson dance their Superbowl routine.

What in Thriller hell is this?

What in Thriller hell is this?

I repeat, what in Thriller hell?

I repeat, what in Thriller hell?

I know his head is behind her body, but this picture is just funny.

I know his head is behind her body, but this picture is just funny.

I hate it when I'm ice dancing and have to yawn.

I hate it when I’m ice dancing and have to yawn.

"Don't move, I have to find my contact lens!"

“Don’t move, I have to find my contact lens!”

Odd James Bond routine where the Bond Girl kills the villain with Bond's ice skate.

Odd James Bond routine where the Bond Girl kills the villain with Bond’s ice skate.

"I'm touching your boob right now with my jazz hand because the dance calls for it, not because I just want to touch your boob. Why are you making that face?"

“I’m touching your boob right now with my jazz hand because the dance calls for it, not because I just want to touch your boob. Why are you making that face?”

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