I think that Dai actually prefers his bronze than the gold he would have gotten by being a little wimp like Lysacek. It simply would not have been gold to him if earned that way.
Some posters here just don't get it - it's not just about the victory it's the journey to that victory too. This is what separates the true masters of their craft who are remembered and those who just fade away. This is also why we sometimes remember those who lost while those who won are quickly erased.
In addition to double-standards it seems to me, the picture being painted right now is a BIT too dramatic. I mean (a stupid idea) surely there is more to him than "winning titles and spinning four times in the air." Plushenko's off ice behaviour has never before been really criticized. May it be that his criticism against the judging is a bitter pill to swallow for a nation that has benefited from it in recent years?
As for the comments...
I read a few pages of them and though I already had developed a biased opinion on americans, that took the cake.
Where do they come from?
A thought on mediocrity... isn't it really hailed everywhere nowadays? Shame it has crept into sport as well.
I agree that mediocrity is being hailed - I just think it's a title that Plushenko's skate well earned. And this is what I don't get.
I am not quite sure what the correct word is. His behavior reminds me of the golfer that throws his club after missing a put. To say that Evan skated a 20 year old program and did not deserve the win! To say that Evan won because the Skating industrial complex needed an american hero!
I suggest that Evgeni should go back and read the rules, develop a program that can win, and practice it before his next competition.
Last edited by gfskater; 02-20-2010 at 07:18 PM.
Please put in bold where I said that they should be awarded points for something they try and fail to do. It's really utterly ridiculous how you take something out of context and just spin it the way you want. Re-read what I wrote again if you want an actual conversation, otherwise spare me the nonsense.
So, I wake up this morning ... to find that the number of separate, but related threads have doubled.
That ... is unfortunate.
How can you be a master of a craft if you do not understand how that craft works?
I really do not see what the controversy is about. If Plushenko had skated better he would have won. He didn't, and that mediocre drone twit Lysacek won instead.
The Original dance starts in an hour.
Exactly right. It's like the marathon runner who finishes at the wrong location and says "But I would have been first!!". Get the rules straight. And check your hubris at the door - don't do just what you think you "need".... do everything! Interesting that he did not do all the triples he was alotted..... I didn't notice that.. I was distracted by the jerking of his body in the middle of his footwork, and his severe spasm at the end of the footwork to notice.Originally Posted by gfskater
For start, how about doing the number of jumps you are allowed to do 12 instead of the 11 he did.