I was looking at the nightmare thread and it seems like the majority of us doesn't want either Plushy, Evan, and Chosen One to win. There were some Gagas and some Jouberts.
As for Czech Buttle (aka Brezina), yeah he'll finish Top 10!
I know that he's had some bad practices at the Olympics. But who knows? Anything can happen at the Olympics....
Speaking of practice, does anyone know how the guys did this morning? I went to the nrarmour twitter feed and didn't see anything. I went to Michael Weiss' twitter page and saw this:
Looks like Chan's nerves are getting to him. Despite that, I hope he has a clean skate and performs well for the hometown crowd. I want all the men to skate their best tonight and let the chips fall where they may...At the Men's practices- Chan looked pretty tight, Taka had a pretty good practice again- nice 3 Axel/3toe. Brezina- nice Quads...
Wasn't clear which Taka Michael Weiss was talking about. D. Takahashi or Takahiki Kozuka? If it's Takahashi, I'm really glad. Hope he doesn't leave it on the practice ice...
Are there any other sites besides Michael Weiss' and the nrarmour twitter pages that report on practices? I guess I'll have to wait for the rinkside segment of the Terry Gannon show this afternoon (if they have it) to hear about what the men did today....
Only 5 hours to go here.
I don't feel nearly as nervous as I felt before the SP. The only thing I want to see is Plushenko skating to his best and receiving the results he deserves. No watering it down and hopefully, hopefully he will be able to feel comfortable on ice (for once I wish the saying "Plushenko's got no nerves" would serve in a positive way). Truly he has already written his name in figure skating history... all the buzz and controversy compared to that is nonsense - it doesn't matter. He has it all. Has had for a long time...
However, I would be so glad if Brezina's LP would be a success for him tonight. He has time to develop in every aspect but he is already showing skill technically and physically, his 3A, height of jumps and something specific which I cannot define simply makes me like him. Another reason to continue watching FS.
I felt really bad for Joubert and Abbott. Especially Joubert who simply doesn't seem to get it right when it's most needed. Boy, how bad I felt for him. I hope for a decent LP but should he blow the lp as well...
It's going to be a long night.
He says Oda had a great run through. Evan skipped some portions of his run through and looked tight in the second half. Wonder how Evan's 3a went. Last night he fell on it. Hope he at least practiced it today.
Yeah when I see Taka, I think of Kozuka. That's why I call Takahashi "Dice-K" like the pitcher from the Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Only 6 and lots of change until Verner is on the ice! Who's got the mojitos and Senorita's fresh popcorn ready?
Well, Plushy knows what works for him. I think he can do whatever he wants in practice on the day of competition ...
The others ... I don't know. I've always been interested in practice reports, too. If it were me, I'd definitely want to practice my jumps, at least some. I wouldn't want the first time that day that I'm doing a jump to be the competition. On the other hand, there's the whole saving strength thing, which I guess is what Evan and Johnny are doing...
practices from twiter and fsu
Plushenko nailing jump afer jump in warmups before his run-through.lambiel 4-3 and a 4
Takahashi: 4t ur and bad fall 3a/1t 3aBeautiful 3/3 from Lambiel, not even full out. From overedge, Plushenko with another quad. Takahashi down at the other end of the rink. Plushenko lands a gorgeous 4/3, so much distance after the quad, and much better than in the SP. Weir with a beautiful 3/3 at the other end of the rink.Brezina takes his bows. He has done the most consistent full out program of his group.Chan, Beautiful 3A, then 2T.Evan: no jump attempts
Oda: no jump attempts
Takahashi: 4t ur and bad fall 3a/1t 3a
Weir: no jump attemptsPlushenko; leaves ice before start of his runthroughgoing to sleep now.none wants to show Plushenko his moves.
My dream podium has gone. Some hopes left for Stephane, but six points behind, sigh. Fell asleep in the sofa while taping the SP. Some of it I never want to see again.
Abbott, Verner, Joubert, Contesti :banging:
Well done Plushenko, Lysazek and Takahashi (90+)
No new dreams or predictions, just hoping for fabulous skates from everyone, please.......
A phone call interrupted my posting, and when I got back, I finished in a hurry and then I foolishly hit "Reply" without saving my post first, so my post "got et". I am crestfallen and hungry, so I give up. I'll just post the URL to an article on CNN site from Sports Ill. about our beloved Figure Skating, to which another fan directed me.
Here's to a good skate for all the guys tonight. Give it your best shot, guys! Thrill me!
US's Skating Preview is on in 10+ minutes. I wonder who's their guest today since they had Brian and Scott on yesterday (along with Evan's parents and Sasha).
Oh wait, Michael Weiss says Johnny DID practice jumps. Including a quad! but slightly two-footed....