12-06-2009, 07:39 AM
Yes you are right from a European pov..
Originally Posted by seniorita
And Evan could finish third at US Natls and still make the podium in Vancouver.
But to American fans and the public our own National title is more important than GP or 4CC. You don't get it because you are not from the USA.
I am not saying this is right or that it makes sense from a strategic pov.
It is just our tradition and the way it is. Nationals are only topped by Worlds and Olympics. The GP and 4CC don't come close in the minds of casual fans or the people here who typically watch every four years. They don't even know what 4CC is and have limited interest in the GP's.
Last edited by janetfan; 12-06-2009 at 08:05 AM.
12-06-2009, 08:53 AM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
In terms of placements for both segments of the competition I would say:
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
The top 5 is an exact inverse between the two programs. Funny.
In terms of the overall rankings I would put Oda ahead of Lysacek, but only slightly.
Weir and Abbott would only be slightly below both of them in 3rd and 4th as well.
Takahashi showed that he is clearly the best if he skates to full potential, though. Really hope he delivers at the Olympics.
12-06-2009, 09:06 AM
I'm late, but congrats to the medalists!
Pity that Takahashi wasn't able to kick Lysacek's a** with a brilliant performance, instead he had to wipe the ice with his own a** - typical.
I'm glad Weir made the podium though.
12-06-2009, 09:37 AM
Yeah! Lets get this party started.
I understand the prestige annd tradition of our Nationals but i think it is sad that USFA put so much weight for olympic selection. The whole idea a basing something on one compitition is asking for a fluke
if the top rank skaters automatically went to worlds no matter the national standing i wonder how much prestige nationals would have
Last edited by enlight78; 12-06-2009 at 09:40 AM.
12-06-2009, 09:59 AM
I could say the exact same thing about the Olympics. "What a shame to put so much weight on how the SP and LP came out. Maybe world rankings should enter into the Olympic podium."
Originally Posted by enlight78
See - that sounds just as silly to me as making Nationals a season long achievement.
It is not - and neither are the WC's or Olympics. At some point in time a skater has to lay it out there and win a medal or lose.
ISU rankings are a joke imo and would have to be changed to be more accurate.
Last edited by janetfan; 12-06-2009 at 10:15 AM.
12-06-2009, 10:28 AM
12-06-2009, 10:44 AM
I meant from Tomas' LP meltdown at '08 Worlds. I think that was the meltdown that really set Button off. Maybe I am imagining it :laugh
Originally Posted by Kunstrijdster
12-06-2009, 10:44 AM
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