When I saw the title of this thread, "lashing out," I expected something more dramatic and violent! lol...
What can you say? He was so confident he won gold, but it (deservedly) alluded him. I actually sort of felt bad for Plushenko because his entire comeback was for one thing: Olympic Gold. Now, however, I'm glad such an arrogant and unsportsmanlike competitor lost.
He's right----preening for the judges while you mince about on your toepicks is SO old school Russian--yes, the sport definitely did regress during that shameful display.
He's conveniently forgetting that Evan didn't beat him in the PCS scores (though he should have!!); he beat him on GOE. Did anyone notice that last jump was landed on an inside edge??? Among other issues, plus the horrible choreography by someone who did not use the system to their advantage. Yikes, how can anyone say he had the superior jumps, quad notwithstanding. If you want to just be judged on the tricks you do, head on over to the half pipe.
Meanwhile, did anyone catch Evan's interview today? Talk about class.
Last edited by backspin; 02-19-2010 at 05:08 PM.
What a douche.
The funny part: I do the difficult moves...
No you dumb donkey, you do one difficult jump. You do not do the difficult moves.
I almost feel sorry for Plushy, though. Coming in second is rough on a champ. Coming in second to Evan Lysacek....ouch.
Seem's like sour grapes to me anymore every Olympics someones crying foul I got robbed of the gold medal. Like someone else said I am sure there were other skaters who would have loved to be standing on the podium.
Why does Plushenko have to live up to his sterotype of full-of-himself Russian machine?
He skated well, he won a third olympic medal, it was really close, the judges gave him the benifit of the doubt with +GOE on all of his jumps (except the first triple axel).
Live with it.
I really hope one of the Japanese men take the Gold at Worlds... they have the technical and artistic ability (artistry a bit lacking in Oda, but not in Kozuka and Takahashi). They also seem very gracious and humble... definitely a very deserving team. If any "country" is going to take Mens Figure Skating to the next level in the near future, it will be Japan... every other country has quite a long way to go to catch up to them.
What arrogance to believe that you can do the same old programme,disregard the rules and the COP and still win just because you can land a quad! And top it all off with a display of utterly abominable sportsmanship. Partly I blame the choreographer/coach. Seeing videos of some of the coach's younger skaters,they skate the same way. Get real,and get a choreographer,use the COP properly,and then complain if you don't win.
When I watch Plushenko do footwork, I notice how often he has two blades on the ice. I'm pretty sure this is not a good sign in terms of difficulty, but if this is incorrect, I'd love elaboration.
On the other hand, the winner, is definitely full of himself. I cringe every time I hear him speak.
unbelieveable! how does one say "jerk in Russian? Now I really dislike the goosenosed diva...great skate Evan-you deserved it. This time, the right man won-allthe experts/judges agreed. I always hate how the Russians behave when their skater rightfully loses. The judges were generous to Evgeni-it was a sloppy skate. One can watch him skate much better on old videos on Youtube. Evan is being very gracious. I never thought plush was a "great" guy. I only wish Yagudin could've come back instead. There was an incredible talent who sadly injured himself from all the quads! I miss his skating and georgous face!
He's such a sore loser. He already has one gold. Can't he be a gracious loser? Evan was a very gracious winner.