Not hard to explain at all.
Their relationship isn't difficult to explain. But they have lied their asses off for years, and keep upping the ante. Maybe that's the toughie.
So far, this post-Sochi phase reminds me of the last Olympics, when Tessa and Scott were everywhere together, all the time, until they decided it was enough and resumed shamming. I wonder if they have a new girl in mind this time. In the past, I've wondered if they'd switch it up and have Tessa be the one with a long-term sham love interest. But after seeing the reality show, I know that ain't happening for fear that someone, somewhere, whom nobody knows, may have a fleeting thought that Scott could be gay. People can have that fleeting thought even when he has an official girlfriend, but at least Moirville covered every base. And we all know there's nothing more convincing than overcompensation.
|See? Everybody bought it.|
Other thoughts: when the reporter in the video above was all jolly about going home to "celebrate" two silver medals, it just made my stomach clench. Or my jaw clench. That is nothing to celebrate. I hate this "let's put it behind us/ and slap on a smile." The entire sport pro-actively decided to commit a sports crime. You don't make nice about that. This sport has a problem. People in the sport don't think it's a big deal. Everybody wants to enable this. But it's flat out wrong to "move on", IMO.
While trying to find a way to put those Skating Skills videos in the draft post (I'm breaking them up but still having trouble both embedding from my own photobucket image host AND uploading), I keep seeing large segments of the program Meryl and Charlie performed in Sochi. Not only does it suck as a non-skating package of bullshit, but they didn't deliver it well. They were incredibly, incredibly sluggish, and none-too-steady on their feet.
So even if the competition were a form of performance art where teams present choreography while running around on blade flats executing random strength moves, Davis White didn't do it well. They wobbled and hesitated throughout, and had trouble covering any ice even when they intended to cover ice.
I want to say something about David Dore as well. This is, of course, only speculation. But when I focused on him in an earlier post, I was not saying he sat on his ass and let this happen. I was saying he's the guy responsible for this, because who else would it be? Cinquanta who knows nothing about figure skating? It's Dore. He put this in motion. It was his call. And there's a reason Skate Canada cooperated, because Dore goes way back with all of those people.
P.S. Dear God, I just listened to some morning interview and it can be lifted 100% from freaking 2010. I think Tessa's implying she's got a bf while Scott implies he broke up. Did they just take this from Ben Mulroney's 2010's book promo?