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Dick Button doesn't need a TV to commentate on figure skating

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Dick Button may not be on your television screen anymore, but thanks to Facebook you could still hear his commentary on the team figure skating event. Of course Button knows what he is talking about since he is a two-time Olympic Champion and five-time World Champion. 

 

He started off by letting everyone know what they should be watching.

 

Get ready for the live events tonight. If you're watching the ladies or the ice dancing, try to watch their feet instead of their fannies. It's the edging that counts!

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

 Who doesn't love a twizzle?

My favorite moves are the twizzles.

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

By the way, I was kidding about the twizzles.

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

 

 

He asked the most obvious question... 

So what does everyone feel about the team event thus far?

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

 

Of course he was waiting for the debut of Bradie Tennell like the rest of us. 

Bradie Tanell- Her movements are simple and not overdone and she's secure in what she is doing. Her jumps are clean

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

He was not a fan of French skater Mae-Bernice Miete.

The lovely French skater--Bernice Miete -what is all this hand and arm gestures>>>excessive and unimportant and add up to nothing.

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

He was pretty critical of 18-year-old Choi Da-bin skating in her home country.

Da-Bin great opening jump. Program not going anywhere, pretty and elegant but not adding up Triple Lutz, Triple toe was gorgeous.

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

There was no denying how beautiful Russian Yevgenia Medvedeva was.

Mevedeva- How much better her program, no vocal... you concentrate on her skating without distraction.Beautiful entrance...

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Overall, Button thought it was a strong performance by the women. 

A terrific evening of skating by the ladies and Dance teams.

Posted by Dick Button on Saturday, February 10, 2018

That was all Button had to say for the night, but there's plenty more figure skating to come so hopefully this is only the start of his commentating on Facebook.