Janetfan do you remember your bet???You forgot - we don't like the silly mullet either
Janetfan do you remember your bet???You forgot - we don't like the silly mullet either
Oh great, well done!!!!Ok now wait , maybe, MAYBE, you need to change the colour after tonight..maybe
about 7 hours ago
- interested spectator during next-to-last men's practice group this morning: Reigning olympic champion evgeni plushenko
- the russian has stood in runway and observed several of his competitors, including patrick chan, while plushy stretches and visualizes
- plushenko nailing jump afer jump in warmups before his run-through....
- plushenko not even doing run-through to his music, heads off the ice before it's even played after several bows to the audience
- so was that a plushy psyche job?http://evgenyplushenkodevotion.yuku....sp.html?page=3
he did jumps. He did 4 triples, a 4t (hand down), 4t (good), 4t-3t-2l (perfect). Then he did spins and left.
Go PLUSHY Goooooooooooooo - YOU can do it!
Plushy would have won with a second quad.... oh well ~~ Great job Zhenya!!
Yay, so glad an American won without a quad. Just beautiful skating. Congrats to Evan Lysacek. Can't believe that the judges gave Evan and Evgeni same marks in the artistry though.
Last edited by stevlin; 02-19-2010 at 08:42 AM.
Anyways, Plushy wants another OGM to go with his three other medals, for an unprecedented 2G, 2S
I can imagine 31-Plushy giving a good fight His fire never dies.
I guess I will never know
Sorry for the disappointment for Plushy fans.
It is still remarkable what he did and his records and medals will never be forgotten.
And he is - and always will be - Olympic Champion. That is forever and can never be taken away.
Now will he rest up and then consider 2014? I hope so because Olympics without Plushy will be missing something.
you know the biggest frustration for me after Plushy losing it by a hair is that you wont dye your hair mullet blonde
I'm so proud of Plushy. He made a comeback and arguably should've won the Olympic gold medal last night. However, it wasn't mean to be and he did win the silver which was a feat within itself considering how long he taken off from the sport.
I can't believe he's going to continue competing. As someone stated up thread his fire never dies.
Guys, I've finally had a much needed deep deep sleep after having driven all night to get home (lol, got lost in Canada literally for hours before finally making it to the border & therein a 2 hour ride to get home at last).
First off, I want to Thank God to see Evgeni Plushenko skate live at the Olympics.....it was truly one of the most breathtaking & humbling experiences of my lifetime.....something I will never ever forget. It makes me feel like crying from pure joy! Just thinking about it again I'm literally shaking with excitement & emotion (words can't explain it).
Magic, pure magic, that is honestly what Evgeni Plushenko is. I now consider him the greatest male skater ever to live in my lifetime, bar none. And when he does skate at Sochi, lol how could he not, and medals for a 4th time, he will have literally become the greatest male skater of all time, as right now he currently is the only male skater to have medalled 3times at an Olympics, only behind Gillis Grafstrom, whom holds the record at 4! ***Note: as an aside, another favorite skater of mine - Seattleite Apolo Anton Ohno - tied Bonnie Blair as the most decorated American Winter Olympian of all time***
Back to Evgeni & his skate. Wow, how do I describe it, therein lies the question. I just feel like crying again remembering the first time I laid eyes on him yesterday evening. I had been waiting/anticipating that big moment. And then to see him in my mind's eye standing there, so tall & regal (like a king), just patiently waiting his turn. It's a moment I will never forget for as long as I live. He came out right before Johnny finished, standing by the boards like a king with his Russian jacket on, then he was on the ice warming up. The adrenaline, my heart pumping overtime, unbelieveable. People whispering about him, most con, one or two pro (like me!). I couldn't help yelling out "GOOOOOOOOO EVGENI" amongst that rather hostile silence, I was the only one to do so in my section, along with waving the Russian flag I had bought at the entrance from a kind young man. And I would do so again & again & again. Evgeni is my favorite & I don't care who knows it! Make faces & talk about me & Evgeni, like the young Canadian lady in front of me did so (complete with making a rather crude gesture with her hand & thumb when his name was announced), I don't care. I cheered him on every second of the way.
Two things stand out the most to me ~ when he was setting up to do his 4/3 ~ the complete utter hush of the crowd, literally all holding their collective breath to see whether or not he would do it. And he did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then his other jumps, some of which looked like he would miss, and then literally miracle of miracles, his cat feet & God given talent correcting his position in the air making him land the jumps. I swear it was magic, and the crowd acknowledged this! They too couldn't believe that he had managed to land the impossible. You should have heard the gasps, me included, lol, honestly my heart was in my mouth!
Then the long wait for the marks, everybody looking at the score board, waiting. Then this huge cry from the crowd, me confused, asking what happened? what happened? because I didn't see anything on the scoreboard. I initially thought Evgeni had won, but in hindsight knew something was amiss because the Canadians all around me jumped up & were hugging each other, congratulating one another. Finally, the scoreboard showed the scores & I realized Evgeni had lost the gold by one point, but still had won the silver, though I was disappointed for him that he didn't win the gold. At that point I was rather ambivalent, a mix of emotions, mostly I just wanted Evgeni to be happy with how he skated, no matter the scores. He did it, the scores were out of his hands. I recall the kind Canadian gentleman sitting beside me & my baby niece, asking me afterward how I felt, and I said I was happy for Evan, but a little disappointed for Evgeni, but I said it was allright, and smiled, and he smiled too because I could tell he was disappointed. I just don't know if he was disappointed for me, or for Evgeni. *wink*
Then came the medal ceremonies, and Evgeni was the talk of the crowd when he mischieviously stepped over 1st place to get to 2nd. Afterwards the congratulations by the medalists, pictures, etc. And then Evgeni throwing his bouquet to some lucky person in the crowd, looking for the exit, taking off his silver medal right before he stepped off the ice, and disappearing all by himself through that lone white corridor...
I so wanted to hug him & tell him that he did great, to commiserate with him as well. Yes, I too was rather upset with the marks at first, but as I was driving home discussing it all with my baby niece, we made a pact that if Evgeni skated in Sochi we would be there, despite our mutual fear of flying on planes. And we will be there, Evgeni, we will be. As long as you are there.
P.S. yes, along with the help of the kind Canadian gentleman that sat to my right, I managed to throw Evgeni my little tokens of appreciation (as well as my baby niece's to Johnny & Evan; btw my niece just loooooooooves Johnny Weir so much that she cried when he finished 6th; she's writing him a letter right now). And we both showed our patriotism & waved the American flag as well; it really was a joy to see the Americans & all the men skate so well; one for the ages. Also, I'm not exaggerating when I say those around me were shocked with what I had bought Evgeni, asking if it was allright to throw it on the ice, and I said "yes, it is perfectly wrapped, he's my favorite".
One last note, I think in hindsight Evgeni will be kicking himself for not doing a 4/3/2, or a second quad. But this will only make him stronger. He needs to sit down & completely study COP, like Evan & his team did. Every double counts, every transition, every little nuance, including a program that will pull the audience in, like he did with "Once Upon A Time in America", et al. He can do it, he just needs much deserved rest & relaxation for now, taking care of those knees, coming back again in 4 yrs. like Shen & Zhao did. If they can do it at ages 31 & 36, so can he, so can he...
After reading the worst in mankind, full of bitterness & hate & prejudice, I thought I would share a little of the love I took last night.
I apologize for some pictures, as my hands were literally shaking, especially the ones I took of Evgeni (btw need to click on the link to see them). Also, I would've took more, but I had to erase a lot because my camera would only hold up to 24 pics, as initially I wanted to take pics of everything, literally, practices & ALL the skaters!
I'm so looking forward to Sochi, Russia, as I've never been there before (only in my dreams)!!!!!!!!!!! I want to see the beautiful country of the greatest male figure skater of all time, complete with the renown Hermitage Museum, Peter the Great, Romanovs, and the great Anna Pavlova.
Evgeni, as I hoped, has revolutionized mens figure skating. Now I hear talk of more men staying on longer, following in Evgeni's footsteps, competing in their late 20's & perhaps even till their 30's. Even in skating's early years, skating into ones 30's was unheard of -- only Gillis Grafstrom skated till he was 39 (in fact he won his first Olympic medal at age 27), and Ulrich Salchow won his one only Olympic medal at age 31. Too many win young & leave young. Only those whom truly love to skate stay in it for life.