Well, I just came from the Candid Productions web site. For those
to whom that name is not familiar, it is the production company that is
putting together The Competition Formerly Known As The US Pro
Championships. What it will be called going forward is anyone's guess.
Four of the five men involved in the competition have been
announced. They are Browning, Galindo, Kulik and Eldredge. Two
legitimate pros and two fence sitters. My question is, what separates
the pros from the eligibles now? With the Button-sponsored competitions
getting the blessing of Cinquanta, who is behaving like the world's
biggest pimp, there seems to be little differentiation.
My heart goes out to skaters like Tara, Surya, Philippe and Zag.
They had the intestinal fortitude to make a commitment. Now, because
of certain skaters who were expected to declare as pros not having done
so, the ISU hangs them out to dry by extending it's sanctimonious
blessing to a number of events formerly reserved for the pros. To Todd,
Michelle, Ilia, et al, I extend the virtual equivalent of razzberries.
It looks like the inmates are really running the asylum.