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    I can't believe he said that. I really, really can't believe he said that.

    That jerk is officially an absolute idiot. I don't care he's 19. His personality is already formed, he just hasn't learned the diplomacy of keeping his mouth shut which would prevent his true thoughts to be splashed all over the media. I've disliked him more and more for about a year now and well, I do hope he gets to taste a little something the moment he steps out of Canada. I'd love to see him try this in Russia if he sticks around for four years. Somehow I doubt he'd have the guts to open his foul mouth. Little twerps like him never do.

    The little twit.

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    Does Patrick often show a lack of tact and grace? Yep

    Does he have the right to say whatever he wants? Yep

    Do we have the right to challenge him on whatever he says? Yep

    Do some people here look for little things to nitpick on while overlooking the actions of their favourites? Yep

    Is there a difference between double standards and similar responses in different situations? Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alatariel View Post
    I can't believe he said that. I really, really can't believe he said that.

    That jerk is officially an absolute idiot. I don't care he's 19. His personality is already formed, he just hasn't learned the diplomacy of keeping his mouth shut which would prevent his true thoughts to be splashed all over the media. I've disliked him more and more for about a year now and well, I do hope he gets to taste a little something the moment he steps out of Canada. I'd love to see him try this in Russia if he sticks around for four years. Somehow I doubt he'd have the guts to open his foul mouth. Little twerps like him never do.

    The little twit.
    WTH does that even mean? Borderline perhaps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladskater View Post
    Actually, you are correct. Patrick did say "the right guy won." I don't get why people here are so mean spirited. It's really strange. All of Canada agrees that Evan L. deserved to win and no one here is griping that Patrick did not end up on the podium. Of course, we want him to do well and be in the top ten in order to send male skaters to the next Olympics and the Worlds. It only makes sense. This was his first Olympics and he did not have the adavantage of experience that the other skaters like Evan L. and Plushenko or Joubert and Stehpen L. had.

    Instead of taking it out on Chan, why are people here not dissing Plushenko? After all he did actually step on the top of the Podium before accepting his silver medal and his Coach and the Russian Federation are crying "foul" judging.

    Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Chan should probably try to hold back some of his thoughts, just to avoid drama/controversy that may come back to bite him in the butt, but what he's doing isn't nearly as bad as all this Plushenko nonsense. Impulse control....Chan should get a shrink and learn to deal with these pent up emotions and then he should be fine. I still think he seems nice, he's just a chatty kathy which, especially on a guy, can easily come off the wrong way.

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    You actually think he's nice with all the trash he's been talking? I am genuinely interested in this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alatariel View Post
    You actually think he's nice with all the trash he's been talking? I am genuinely interested in this.
    Yeah well, idk, he's my age and I just think that it's easy for teenagers to come off as conceited and rude when really they are good kids. I mean people were talking smack about Mirai after nationals because of something on her twitter that many people misunderstood, and from what I see and hear about her she's nothing but lovely. Patrick just doesn't seem like a mean spirited person, he may be a little cocky, but he has a reason to be and most likely it's just a way for him to hide that he's actually insecure, which I'm sure he is just regarding his age and all this pressure and attention. I think his biggest issue is that he's a little naieve, like he doesn't realize that the things he's saying could be taken as tool-y and obnoxious, so just says what he wants and figures everyone will still think of him as the sweet, wholesome boy he probably is. I've seen interviews and stuff and Don Laws only had good things to say about him, how he was such a hard worker, had the best attitude and work ethic, none of those things really scream "tool" to me so I just have trouble believing that he is one.

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    I applaud his work ethic, it is a great thing. I've read much of the same as you mention. The

    how he was such a hard worker, had the best attitude and work ethic
    part. The life of a professional athlete is a difficult one, I admire all of them but when you're that young, it's double hard, I remember how Uni was at that age and how one wanted to do a million things and not sit and warm the chair for hours on end.

    On the other hand, I just don't buy the - he's young, kid etc argument. He's 19 not 9. He has a formed personality already. He's been in the media for quite a while. I can perhaps, perhaps but that is really stretching it - say that his Plushenko comments were not malicious. I think they were, I think he saw where the ball was rolling and jumped on the band wagon, he is not stupid at all. But let's say cockiness as you say, arrogance etc. But the Johnny Weir comment on top of all that? Completely out of the blue! And then, when you look back, well the Plushenko bit wasn't his first boo boo now was it?

    I don't see any possibility of him being a sweet boy at the moment. A young man who's suddenly gotten a dose of celebrity and it got him high as a kite yes. Let's hope he comes down without crashing.

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    Chan on skating gold controversy

    Chan on skating gold controversy
    When it comes to the controversy over the figure skating gold, Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan sides with American Evan Lysacek.

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    Stojko: Wrong skater won men's gold

    Stojko: Wrong skater won men's gold
    As the Pacific Coliseum began emptying following American Evan Lysacek’s upset victory over Russian Evgeny Plushenko for the men’s Olympic figure skating gold medal Thursday night, former three-time world champion Elvis Stojko headed for the exits with a frown, not a smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alatariel View Post

    I don't see any possibility of him being a sweet boy at the moment..

    Is that a bad thing?

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    Bravo Elvis!

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    It’s ridiculous. Taking nothing away from Lysacek; it’s not personal. Where in the sport do you not risk and play it safe and you win? It’s that simple.”
    That's why Evan did more jumps then Dai and Plushenko

    Pricilla Hill, Weir’s former coach, said she liked Daisuke’s performance the best. However, she said Lysacek deserved to win because he “was the cleanest of everyone.”


    “I think Evgeny and Evan were definitely tight, understandably,” Hill said. “Plushenko didn’t fall, but he had more wacky things (choreography), and his spins weren’t as good. But the quad cost Daisuke. It cost him a ton. If he would have not tried it and gone with some variation of the system, he could have won because his program was great

    Thank you for someone pointing out the fact skating clean does matter

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    Good. It's not only Russians that are complaining.

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    Iam just curious. Imo If Patrick Chan had skated both his short and long cleanly he would have been over Lysacek, how would American's have felt? Perhaps alot would be saying it was biased? I still wonder though if this new judging system needs some tweaking, its on the right direction for ice dance though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zowie View Post
    Is that a bad thing?
    I was answering the post above me, which again started by my question regarding the previous post.

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