A little context on the thread title:
Sorry for the spoiler for those who were waiting to watch the replay tonight, but I think that at this point, if you were interested in the Olympic Ice Dancing outcome, then you probably already know.
Congrats Charlie and Meryl on 1st place. They've really pushed the envelope in this sport. I have to admit, although I've been good friends with them since I was 9 years old, I never had a true appreciation for what they do until I started training with them in 2005. I know it's an old cliché, but they really do put 110% into everything they do, from on-ice, off-ice, weight training, dance training, diet, etc.
A skating coach about 10 years ago once told me "That Charlie White is going to be a champion one day." I looked at her and said, he already is...he's won 3 junior championships in the U.S. already. She said, no...he'll be a World Champion one day. Well, here he and Meryl are. 6-time National Champs, 2-time World Champs, and now, Olympic Champs.
Also congratulations to my other (ex) roommates, Evan Bates and Alex Shibutani, along with their partners, Madison Chock and Maia Shibutani. They finished 8th and 9th today. It was one hell of a time living with them all on Oakland and on Michigan Ave. back in 2009-2010.
Also, for those of you who don't know, they all read this blog on the daily (maybe not for the last couple of weeks, though) and Charlie has posted a few times as well. They're the biggest Michigan sports fans you can find out there.