Normally I don't post to this group unless Tonya Harding does something
loony. Which is the case in this regard. I got an email from Carole
Halper that she had read on Skatefans ML that a "name" skater had gotten
in touch with her to be her coach, a skater that was a dead bang shot to
be in the running for the Nationals competition in 2000. Now Carole
doesn't like Harding at all. Not one itty bit. In fact, I sometimes
threaten to pay to move Tonya to Minneapolis just to get her goat. But
seriously, this story indicated that Harding was "thrilled" at the
prospect of getting some "recognition". Apparently this skater wants
access to some of Tonya's tricks.
Now the sight of Harding coaching this protege at Nationals fills me
with glee. There she'd stand at the rinkside, arms folded, with a face
like a fist. I can see it now: she'd have a bottle of Black Jack at one
side with a lit Cohiba stuck in one side of her mouth, a la the Miami
Dolphins' color analyst, Jim Mandich (formerly a Phish tight end). The
"Kiss and Cry" section would be up for renaming.
And I haven't even spoken of the S&M Dominatrix getup her skater would
Now please, if there is a merciful and living God with a sense of humor,
this MUST be true. If justice be poetic, let this one fine thing come to
pass. To those of us who just can't help but love a good howl, let the
Good Lord help this along. Don King, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Besides, think of the ratings!
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