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    Nightmare Vancouver Podiums

    The anti Dream Vancouver Podiums thread.

    Understand that this is not for those easily offended, nor for those who are politically correct. This is just for fun.

    Ice dance

    D/S
    D/S
    K/N

    This would mean no more ice dance at the Olympics

    Pairs

    M/T
    K/S
    S/S

    Down with the establishment.

    Ladies

    Kostner (if that one wins, THERE IS NO GOD)
    Lepisto
    Gedevanishvili

    Because that podium would really be shameful for any respectable international competition.


    Men

    Joubert (champions are not supposed to be big babies who whine when other people do better)
    Plushenko (plain, robotic, ugly)
    Lysacek (the definition of meh)

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    I guess I don't have any nightmare podiums.


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    Oh! Actually, I do, but just for Men and Ice Dance.

    Men
    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Patrick Chan
    3. Evgeni Plushenko

    Ice Dance
    1. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
    2. Oksana Domnina & Maxim Shabalin
    3. Jana Khokholva & Sergei Novitski (it's not her, it's him)
    Last edited by MikiAndoFan#1; 01-25-2010 at 08:44 PM.

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    Good question.

    I think my biggest nightmare podiums would be a combination of skaters who I don't care for who still EARNED the podium. It's one thing when you favourite skates well but misses out because they "wuzrobbed." But if they don't earn it, and the result is underwhelming.... well, that just plain sucks. So, in my mind

    Men
    1. Brian Joubert
    2. Evegeni Plushenko
    3. Evan Lysacek

    I've gotta echo BigJohn on this one. This podium would be awful.

    Women
    1. Miki Ando
    2. Rachael Flatt (hey, just cause I defended her in the small pond that is American Nationals doesn't mean I wish she beats my personal favourites).
    3. Gedevanishvili (doesn't matter who really, the top two are extremely disappointing)

    Pairs
    1. V/M
    2. Z/Z
    3. M/T (ditto)

    Any podium that doesn't have Shen/Zhao on top is by it's very nature disappointing, but the above podium, particularly the top two, would make me lose respect for the sport.

    Dance
    1. Domnina/Shabalin
    2. Khoklova/Novitski
    3. Pechalat/Bourzat

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    I actually wouldn't mind Kostner winning the gold because it would be a tremendous performance.

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    My absolute nightmare:

    Men:

    Plushenko and/or Joubert are not on the podium.
    and/or
    Evan Lysacek wins the gold.

    Ladies:

    Rachael Flatt on the podium.

    Dance:

    Virtue/Moir are not on the podium.

    Pairs:

    Shen/Zhao don't win the gold.
    Last edited by jennylovskt; 01-25-2010 at 09:46 PM.

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    My absolute nightmare worst case scenario (no disrespect meant to anyone):

    MEN

    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Daisuke Takahashi
    3. Nobunari Oda

    LADIES

    1. Mao Asada
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Alena Leonova

    PAIRS

    1. Kavaguti/Smirnov
    2. Zhang/Zhang
    3. Mukhortova/Trankov

    I'd be mortified if I wasn't napping.

    ICE DANCE

    1. Domnina/Shabalin
    2. Crone/Poirier (only b/c they beat Weaver/Poje at Nationals)
    3. Samuelson/Bates (same as above only because they beat Navarro/Bommentre)

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_halifax View Post
    My absolute nightmare worst case scenario (no disrespect meant to anyone):

    MEN

    1. Patrick Chan
    2. Daisuke Takahashi
    3. Nobunari Oda

    LADIES

    1. Mao Asada
    2. Laura Lepisto
    3. Alena Leonova

    PAIRS

    1. Kavaguti/Smirnov
    2. Zhang/Zhang
    3. Mukhortova/Trankov

    I'd be mortified if I wasn't napping.

    ICE DANCE

    1. Domnina/Shabalin
    2. Crone/Poirier (only b/c they beat Weaver/Poje at Nationals)
    3. Samuelson/Bates (same as above only because they beat Navarro/Bommentre)
    Mao winning is worse case scenario for you? :frown2:

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    Ladies:
    Gold: Kim
    Silver: Asada
    Bronze: Ando
    (Unfortunately, I think this is much more likely than my dream podium)

    Men:
    Gold: Lambiel
    Silver: Chan
    Bronze: Takahasi or Oda

    Pairs: Never really cared for it

    Dance:
    Gold: Davis/ White
    Silver/ Bronze: No one else annoys me that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    Mao winning is worse case scenario for you? :frown2:
    Yes, honestly... I'm really of an old school mindset and to be honest very few of the ladies 'do it for me anymore'. I don't think Mao is terrible - she is certainly very talented - but she does not have that 'adult' entire package that actually many if not most of the ladies seem to be missing these days... It's just a matter of preference. To be honest, the only two senior ladies that I really like are Kim and Rochette, and even both of them wouldn't be in my top 20-30 ladies of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Men
    1. Brian Joubert
    2. Evegeni Plushenko
    3. Evan Lysacek
    This would be my worst case scenario, too!!

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    I do have my favorites. But it's not necessarily essential who are on the podium. How they win would matter the most. I would be happy if someone medals with (nearly) clean two programs but it would be problematic if it was messy, esp. if someone else who was clean and delightful did not medal.

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    Men
    1. Chan
    2. Plushenko
    3. Lysacek or Abbott
    - this 4 in any other order are a nightmare

    Ladies
    Rochette on podium, I think I can stand anyone other

    Pairs
    Dube & Davidson on podium

    Dance
    1. Virtue & Moir
    2. Davis & White
    3. Delobel & Schoenfelder

    But this is solely based on not liking the style and programs of those skaters, anyone who skates two (in case of ice dance three) clean performances will fully deserve to be on the podium. In the end they have all worked hard to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennylovskt View Post
    My absolute nightmare:

    Men:

    Plushenko and/or Joubert are not on the podium.
    and/or
    Evan Lysacek wins the gold.
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    Count me in!

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    My absolute nightmare would be having all of the skaters performing poorly and then having the winner chosen based on who was the least horrible. To be honest, even if the podium would be full of surprises it would be nice as long as those ones would have skated well.

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