I have faith in the swan
Thanks for coming up with this evil thread!
1) Evan Lysacek
2) Evgeni Plushenko
3) Brian Joubert
1) Joannie Rochette
2) Carolina Kostner
3) Rachael Flatt
oh. but what about Carolina Kostner.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
I like Kostner. She's too much of a headcase for me to really LOVE her, but her 2007 and 2008 short programs are among my favourite from this quadrennial. I love her speed and elegance when she's on.
Originally Posted by jovani2293
"Nightmare Podium" - heh.
I do not want Plushenko to win another gold. Enuff Russian federation corruption crap already!!!!
I really wish Jeff Buttle would come back, finally land a 3 axel consistently, maybe a quad too, and really show 'em how it's done! But I digress.
I really don't have any animus toward any of the other men...as long as they turn in 2 dynamic performances, they should be in the running for a medal...
On the ladies side, I am not happy that Yu Na Kim is the darling of so many and it's considered a fait accompli for her to win the gold. I root for the underdog! Let me also say the 2006 Olympics fizzled, not sizzled, esp. in the Ladies event.
So regardless of who wins what, let's hope for some exciting events and virtuoso performances!
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
I am stunned by all the Evan hating going on here!
2. Pang/ Tong
3. Shen/Zhao ( love em, but please not ANOTHER bronze).
1. Domina and Shabalin
2. Kohlova and Navinsky
3. Virtue and Moir
Waiting for on-ice perfection.
I second that. An Olympic podium without Plushenko... ah...
Originally Posted by jennylovskt
I second this too.
Originally Posted by jennylovskt
I'm sorry. I feel nothing for Flatt's skating.
Plushenko, Lysacek, Chan, any podium with them in any order or any circumstances which sees any of them going home with a medal...that is my worst nightmare
Also merely the idea of Dom/Shab or Khok/Nov going home with a medal makes me sick enough to support the idea of banning ice dancing from the olympics.
I remembered some. I would hate it if Alena or Rachael medaled. I don't have any for Pairs. Don't know why...
Not if the whole thing is a splat fest and her 2009 Worlds is the winning free
Originally Posted by FlattFan
Men : Chan or Lysacek winning the gold medal.
Ladies : Flatt gifted a medal & no gold for Rochette Pls.
ice Dance: D/W & V/M winning the gold. which looks very likely now, Unless french D/S surprise us.
Pairs: Zhangs getting a gold and D/D gifted a medal. Can handle anyone one the top team winning the medal
I'll do ladies. There are many scenarios I can think of:
Any podium with Rochette on the top spot
A podium with Suzuki, Leonova and/or Kostner on it
Ando gifted a medal with an uninspiring performance (cough*NHK)
Last edited by R.D.; 01-27-2010 at 12:15 PM.
I don't have a nightmare podium for the ladies. I think that says a lot about the field. I think any of the top ten ranked ladies could end up with a medal & I'd be fine with that, so long as their skating on those days makes them worthy. My nightmare would be people winning when they really don't deserve it.
1. Kavaguti and Smirnov
2. Mukhortova and Trankov
Don't hate the Chinese. Just don't want them behind the Russians; the Russiands on top and no medal for Shen & Zhao. That's my nightmare.
1. Domnina and Shabalin
2. Belbin and Agosto
3. Any of the Italian or French teams
With Virtue/Moir, Davis/White off the podium. I really don't think that'll happen but you just never know when it comes to dance!
2. Lysacek or Plushenko
3. Oda... or any podium w/o Lambiel or Takahashi
3. Any one of *three Finns* Laura Le Pistol, O Susanna, Sha-Kiira! (thanks to skatingpunk for amazing nicknames )
Any podium w/o Shen/Zhao
Last edited by Ice&Glass; 01-27-2010 at 03:18 PM.
Don't worry, you are not the only one.
Originally Posted by dlgpffps