Dick Button as a commentator . . .

Dick Button as a commentator . . .

Post by Nina del Rosar » Thu, 25 Jan 1996 04:00:00

        We all know why most people began to watch ice ska-
ting. I will be one of those who bravely came out of the closet as
a Nancy-Tonya watcher!
        But since that February week in 1994, I have watched
and watched everything and anything that had to do with figure
skating. I myself have not stood on ice in about 7 years, (2nd grade
field trip) but today I can tell the difference between an Ina Bower
and a Berzerker. Now I call myself a figure skating buff. I have come
to know why Surya Bonaly is called "***" to spare her feelings
and why old Russian Ice Dancing is more like crappy Russian thea-
ter.
        Those who still watch skating for the personal lives of the
performers or for the next ice-saga to come up probably don't like
*** Button or his commentary for ABC. This is because he pays
attention to the ACTUAL skating. In the past Peggy has been
coming up to the mich. with her bio's under her arm, ready to talk
about the two details they know about each skater over and over
and over again. Well, it seems that this year they've dropped that
approach and have commited to talk as skaters about other skaters.

                        Conservatively yours,
                               Nina del Rosario