Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Laura Vanderbooben, Dec 6, 2017.
If it gets NBC to take its head out of Bradie Tennell's ass, then I'll take it.
I actually haven’t seen NBC doing too much with Bradie. Whenever she’s been on commentators have basically said consistent technically doesn’t have artistry. Certainly better than in Sochi where they fell into a sexist trap of painting Gracie into adorable girl next door princess and Ashley as cold and aloof.
It just feels like they'll take just about any opportunity to show her or mention her. I also just really don't think she should be here or be the US champ so maybe I'm just still pressed dddd.
Adam did great tonight, the general consensus on social media was that he deserved better since the person in first literally fell onto the ice... and more than once
Also the interview where he said he wanted a drink and Xanax was great.
Patrick rotated more difficult jumps, even though he fell. That’s how it works these days.
Kurt Browning, who does commentary for Canada, explained that Adam lowered the difficulty of his program strategically- better to skate clean so the USA beats Italy, he didn’t need a quad to beat Italy, etc. Apparently Adam’s jumps were very different from the ones he gave out to commentators.
Patrick was totally first but I did think Adam deserved to be 2nd as Mikhail component score should have been lower. He did go super safe with the jumps though a lot of he triples were just auto pilot.
I’m happy team Canada took the gold over Russia. Nice for Patrick to get the gold
Does Mikhail usually fall apart like that in competition? I haven’t really paid attention to him, but both of those skates were tragic.
Basically my takeaway from the Olympics so far is that I want to eat Gus Kenworthy's ass like a cupcake.
Kolyada hasn't skated well all season. He's only landed the quad lutz twice this season (once in each of the short and long, in separate competitions). The long was actually a fairly respectable effort from him. The tech panel could have been a little kinder to him. The opening quad toe attempt was called as a downgraded quad toe when (I thought) it could have been called a triple, which meant that he lost points on the second quad toe.
As for Patrick, yes, he fell, but his technical score even with the quads, and with the 1.00 fall deduction, was only .47 higher than Adam's (87.67 to 86.20). He outscored Adam on the components, which is completely reasonable because he is probably the best blade-to-ice skater of all time and Adam has middling skating skills.
Anyone know what performance this is from?
It's his short program from the 2016-17 season. He kept the program for this year, but changed the costume. He'll skate it on Thursday (Friday in Korea, whatever).
Not me suddenly becoming obsessed with Ladies Figure Skating and watching like milions of clips over last couple of days. Mirai's jump was magnificent.
Also Ashley Wagner is being a bit bitter over Medvedeva's world record on twitter, ddd
I lowkey subside on Ashley Wagner's saltiness and passive aggression. Relate to me a bit.
She's right, though. It's bad that Zagitova's going to win when there is a really good chance that she won't even be around next year. She'll deserve to win based on the rules, and she's not at fault, but the the problems with the scoring system should (need to) be fixed.
Agree with Ashley and @Nunya B. The ways the rules/scoring are set up is a mess. I cant blame the skaters that take advantage of it but it’s hurting the sport.
Have the Netherlands won all the long track speed skating medals?
6 out of 9 so far. 7 if you include the Dutch-born Ted-Jan Bloemen who represents Canada.
So is the Slopestyle course in Pyeongchang just REALLY hard or were weather conditions to blame for the Women's Final being a total mess? Of the 26 riders (there were so many because the weather caused them to cancel the qualifying event) I'd be shocked if more than 10 of them got in a clean run.
Its no one's fault, obviously, but its a bummer that one of my favorite events was such a shambles.
I'm not mad, just impressed.
Wind was up to something like 60km/h.
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