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About smoothjazzandmore

I'm a TV producer and an Internet radio broadcaster. I also write for my blogs (An Op-Ed Blog and a Football Blog) here at WordPress.

Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – MK John Wilson Trophy

It’s hard to believe that a country rich in figure skating tradition, from John Curry to legendary ice dancers, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, has never hosted a senior Grand Prix event. That all ends this week, as Sheffield makes … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Grand Prix de Internationaux de France

The Grand Prix series moves east across the ocean and into the beautiful city of Angers. Located in the western portion of France beside the Maine river at the edge of the Loire Valley, this city has the look of … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Skate Canada International

The Grand Prix Series moves north of the border to Mississauga, Ontario; just west of Toronto.  This will be the 5th Skate Canada International competition, with the last event taking place in 2016.  That year, Patrick Chan won his 6th … Continue reading

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Email Marketing isn’t, SPAM, Dude!

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you know who your allies are, and who your enemies are” Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – Grand Prix Series, Skate America

The new cycle of figure skating actually began with the end of the Winter Olympics, where skaters and teams either retired, or decided to take a break from competition.  The war in Ukraine forced the International Skating Union to take … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 World Championships

The Russian aggression in Ukraine has resulted in the International Skating Union to ban all of their skaters from participating in this year’s event, which will take place in the French Riviera city of Montpelier. Also not participating is China, … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Figure Skating Results)

So…how did we do with our figure skating predictions for the Winter Olympics?  Not bad.  Four for five in gold medal winners, however that may change pending the outcome of the investigation into Kamila Valieva’s doping for the Team Event. … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Pairs Competition)

With the dust settled on the disastrous Women’s skate, the final competition of the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place.  Chinese and Russian teams face to face with a fight for the top spot. Sui Wenjing and Han Cong have dominated … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Women’s Competition)

Will there be a Russian sweep of the Olympic women’s podium? For all intents and purposes, a sweep will be tainted. Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Winter Olympics 2022 (Ice Dance Competition)

23 teams will participate in the Figure Skating Rhythm Dance session this Saturday. Four of the top teams will vie for the top spot. At the top of the list are Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Ciceron of France. In 2018, … Continue reading

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