Last edited by i love to skate; 10-31-2009 at 05:59 PM.
I am very aware of the fan violence in Europe because I have been to games in London, Prague, and Milan. For a typical American the police presense is actually very oppressive both inside and outside of the stadium and for me ruins much of the atmosphere and reason for attending a game.
Did this start with tennis?
FYI, it is a tradition at the US Open to be loud, and supportive of our players and players we like (Kim Kliisters ). We are aware that this is the opposite of Wimbledon's attitude and atmosphere. It is not an accident that the US Open is the loudest and most colorful of the Tennis Grand Slams. It is also financialy the most successful GS Tennis event. I doubt that it will change anytime soon because fans just love it. I love it and think it may be loud but there is always a certain level of decorum and fairness maintained.
Last edited by janetfan; 10-31-2009 at 06:26 PM.
I love both Evan's and Nobunari's programmes.
But I do not understand why judges gave Evan only level2 for his steps.
It should have been at least level3!
I admire Evan very much especailly when I watch his spins.
He is very tall so doing sit spin and keeping that position must be very hard for him but his sit spin is just wonderful and beautiful!
This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but:
I hated Lysacek's program. His LPs for the past 3 years have basically been the exact same boring thing, just set to different music. The judges gave him slightly higher PCS than Oda's rather entertaining program too. Meh.
I just saw Oda's LP on Universal sports.. am I the only one think Oda's fly was down ??
But to say Oda beat a "clean" Evan today is not right either. Evan didn't fall but he was sloppy on many jumps, had trouble on a combo and probably had a deduction and to top it all off his steps were off and didn't score well.
Oda popped one 3A but otherwise was pretty clean. Evan was far from his best and the fact tha the score was relatively close is a good sign for Evan and a bad one for Oda.
Who is the ballerina that is supposed to be training Evan? Where is she from, the "Ballet Company from Hell?
I don't see it that way at all. First of all Evan is the World champion and the one with the reputation, so the fact that Oda's PCS were so close to Evan's is a really good sign for Team Oda.Oda popped one 3A but otherwise was pretty clean. Evan was far from his best and the fact tha the score was relatively close is a good sign for Evan and a bad one for Oda.
Second yes Evan had mistakes, but Oda had a pretty huge mistake himself and won by about 5 points in the long program. That's not a good sign for Evan at all. Evan needed the PCS gap, because Oda is guaranteed to get high GOE marks.
I heard Evan got a level 2 as opposed to his typical level 4 on his footwork, and had UR on his 3x3 jump downgraded. He also had several sloppy landing on other jumps.
I gues I am saying there seems to be this idea floating around that Evan skated very well today. He did not and did not deserve to win. Too many mistakes.
Oda had one mistake and was able to get some of it back.
Last edited by janetfan; 10-31-2009 at 08:38 PM.