Take that!

Feb. 19th, 2010 10:34 am
carynb: Sale & Pelletier, Strength & Grace (Figure Skating)
[personal profile] carynb
I've spent the last week pretty much glued to the tv.

The Olympics have been a lot of fun to watch, and I'm loving the Snowboard stuff, especially

(Typical household conversation this week:
Me, watching the Snowboard Cross: "Man, that looks like fun, I'd love to do that!"
M, with raised eyebrows: "Please start on the bunny hill. I'd prefer you didn't, y'know... DIE!")

Anyway, the Men's Figure Skating final last night was fabulous.

I felt bad for Patrick Chan, but a fifth place finish isn't the end of the world, especially since he's so young. I'm pretty sure he'll still be competing 4 years from now.

Johnny Weir was a lot of fun to watch, and I was a little surprised at how low his marks were, but he seemed pleased with his performance. And besides, who else would wear a crown of roses in the Kiss & Cry? Love. Him.

Nobunari Oda recovered remarkable well after breaking his bootlace. The first half of his program was perfect, then the fall due the snapped lace, and then the last half of his program was also really good. That took great nerves, on his part.

But the good news of the night had to be Evgeny Plushenko NOT winning the gold. I've never been an Evgeny fan - back when I was really into Figure Skating, I fell firmly on the Alexei Yagudin side of the the Yagudin/Plushenko rivalry - but his behavior and arrogance this week has been off the boards, even for him. Yes, he's a fabulous jumper, but figure skating is about more than jumping, and the new scoring system makes that brutally clear. For him to land a quad and then get beaten by a skater (Evan Lysacek) who didn't even have a quad in his program, but plain and simply outskated him - that felt really right. *g*

On the schedule for tonight: Ice Dance Compulsaries!

Date: 2010-02-19 05:45 pm (UTC)
mycrazyhair: (Christina laughing)
From: [personal profile] mycrazyhair
Me, watching the Snowboard Cross: "Man, that looks like fun, I'd love to do that!"

Heh. I suspect it may take a bit of time to work up to the cool stuff.

Date: 2010-02-21 07:53 am (UTC)
jaaaarne: Photo of a lamp blowing up (lamp)
From: [personal profile] jaaaarne
Plushenko got what he deserved. Saying things like "I was sure I'd won!" is a bit too much. And Mishin getting all hysterical yet again and outright insulting Evgeny's rivals on National TV makes me want to see Plushenko disqualified. It's indecent and it hurts Russia's international image badly. They should not get away with that.

P.S. - Besides, if they are serious about quad being enough for a win, then Lambiel should be winning, having done two of those.

Date: 2010-02-21 02:26 pm (UTC)
jaaaarne: Photo of a seagull in flight, with slight motion blur. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaaaarne
Out of 24 guys 10 attempted quad in the Free Skate and 6 of them succeeded (and Lambiel even succeeded twice). Plushenko is not the only one in the world who can jump quads, despite our press now trying to convince us otherwise.

And I'm not taking no "quad is manly" shit from a person who never spoke up when at the Nationals a skater with a quad in SP and two clean quads in FS wasn't even allowed to medal in order to make room on the team for a younger competitor with no quads whatsoever. None of them cares for fair play, and neither does Mishin, so he can quit lying already.

Besides, Plushenko losing was fair. I'm no Lysacek fan, but this time he did his job better, period.

Date: 2010-03-05 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] analuciacortez
Thank you for my DW account love. You're a sweetie. And I agree, the Olympics were great. Too bad they're over. :(

Date: 2010-03-05 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] analuciacortez
I hear you. My mom loved them too. She's like, where are they!? LOL.

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