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    Midsummer Thoughts on the Olympic Front Runners

    Which of your ToP Five will be the new Olympians that you will be sitting up and biting your finger nails. At least at this point in time. It may well change of the GPs. List is in no particular order, but you can add an asterisk if you want to predict a winner.

    Ladies

    Mao
    YuNa*
    Rachael
    Sasha
    Miki

    Gentlemen

    Joubert*
    Plushenko
    Chan
    Evan
    Kozuka

    Pairs

    Shen/Zhao
    Kavaguti/Smirnov
    Pang/Tong
    Savchenko/Szolkowy*
    Denney/Barrett

    Skate Dance

    Domina/Shabalan
    Delobel/Schernfelder*
    Virtue/Moir
    Belbin/Agosto
    Chock/Zurlein

    Of course all this will change after the GPs.

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    [QUOTE=Joesitz;403561]Which of your ToP Five will be the new Olympians that you will be sitting up and biting your finger nails. At least at this point in time. It may well change of the GPs. List is in no particular order, but you can add an asterisk if you want to predict a winner.

    Ladies

    Caroline
    Mirai
    Joannie
    Sasha

    Gentlemen

    Plushenko
    Evan
    Jeremy

    Pairs

    Shen/Zhao

    B]Skate Dance[/B]

    Virtue/Moir
    Belbin/Agosto
    Davis/White
    Last edited by janetfan; 07-02-2009 at 06:26 PM.

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    you both put kozuka in top five (which I by the way) and you left out Takahashi???
    Joe you ll be bitting your nails for Evgeni??LOL!and not for Brezina?
    Last edited by seniorita; 07-02-2009 at 05:48 PM.

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    I dunno. My current plan is to never watch the olympics again. In terms of current skating I don't like the current judging system or the kind of skating it rewards (and I like what it punishes) and I've _loathed_ the olympics for about .... 15(?) years now? A meaningless fossil of a media event that has long outlived its usefulness.

    My one and only concern is this: I hope nobody who wins the ogm uses the olympics as a springboard into a non-skating future. Whoever wins that particular overhyped competition (which usually doesn't even have very good skating) I just hope they stay in the public eye skating for a long time (to build up the crucial non-olympic-centered fan base). Beyond that I have a hard time caring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    I hope nobody who wins the ogm uses the olympics as a springboard into a non-skating future.
    Exception: Michelle Kwan wins and runs for Senator from California.

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    Men:
    Evan*
    Patrick
    Brian
    TBD
    TBD

    Ladies
    Yu-Na*
    Mao
    Caroline
    Joannie
    Miki

    Dance
    Tanith & Ben*
    Meryl & Charlie
    Tessa & Scott
    Emily & Evan
    Domina & Shabalin

    Pairs
    Shen & Zhao*
    Savchenko & Solkowy
    Zhang & Zhang
    Pang & Tong
    Denny & Barrett

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    who is TBD?I ll root for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    who is TBD?I ll root for him
    LOL! TBD just means I can't make up my mind and will wait until later, but then I'm sure you already knew that! Luv your sense of humor.

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    A previous poster's "Ten Guarantees for the next Olympics.... from 2006.

    It's interesting to see the guarantees and comments. I didn't want to start a new thread for it, and this seemed as good a place as any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    A previous poster's "Ten Guarantees for the next Olympics.... from 2006.

    It's interesting to see the guarantees and comments. I didn't want to start a new thread for it, and this seemed as good a place as any.
    Wow, this is the first I knew that slutskayafan was banned. Shoot. I really enjoyed his posts. He can't be posting under a new identity because that intense, wildly opinionated personality of his cannot be faked or tamed. I've been missing him.

    Back on track, a goodly number of his predictions seem on target to me. Not 4, 8, or 9 though and I hope not 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Exception: Michelle Kwan wins and runs for Senator from California.
    She should run for governor. We've got a useless governor here in CA. She'd at least find a way to pass the budget, I'm sure...

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    wow who ever wrote back 4 years ago was almost right in all(did you ban him/her only or his crystal ball also?, cause it seems the only one working, we need it here )
    I laughed with all that really predict right, especially with evan and yuna (joe i saw your post about caroline ) but ..lambiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by feraina View Post
    She should run for governor. We've got a useless governor here in CA. She'd at least find a way to pass the budget, I'm sure...
    Michelle seems destined for a career in the state department. How about her someday becoming our ambassador to China? Then maybe secretary of state.
    But I think she does seem to have a natural and inherent saviness about her. Maybe a political career might be better suited to her talents. Govenor Kwan, Senator Kwan, why not President Kwan

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    1. Russia will win no golds in figure skating the next 4 years if Plushenko retires.

    2. Lambiel will not win the next Olympic Gold whether Plushenko retires or not.

    3. Belbin/Agosto will not win the next Olympic Gold.

    4. The U.S will not win a medal of any color in mens at the next Olympics.

    5. Canada will win atleast 2 medals at the next Olympics.

    6. Kwan and Slutskaya will not be at the next Olympics.

    7. If Cohen is at the next Olympics she will not medal.

    8. Zhang/Zhang will be the next Olympic Champions.

    9. Pang/Tong will retire before the next Olympics.

    10. Sandhu will never win a World medal, and will retire before the next Olympics.
    Let's see how he did so far.

    1.) Almost. The only gold was in Ice Dance at the 2008 worlds...and if things were fair, they would not even have had that.
    2.) True. Lambiel retired.
    3.)Likely...but there is still hope.
    4.)Also Likely, but anything can and will happen.
    5.)Good chance. Very good chance.
    6.)Right on.....but then there was that announcement earlier....
    7.) Please no!
    8.):\ hope not.
    9.) no announcement yet.
    10.) 100% right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    He can't be posting under a new identity... .
    Unless, of course, he came back as ImaginaryPogue.

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