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Yay Virtue and Moir and Davis and White.
Thanks for an amazing 2010 season for everyone!
Yuna: for finally skating to perfection at Vancouver as everyone hope she can do it. Plus for showing she's a fighter when things are down.
Mao: our little fighter who didn't give up all season. Thanks for showing some perseverance all through the season. Hard work do pay off in the end.
Joannie: your courage at Vancouver will be remembered forever not only from skating fans but everyone.
Daisuke: thanks for saving figure skating. Quads & Artistry do mix!
Voir & Merlie: not only NA ice dance is on the map, but brought it to a whole new level! Long live the Goose and the Phantom!
Tan & Ben: thanks for the many years of leading the NA charge in ice dance. You will be missed on the ice... but please come back to the broadcast booth! You were great to listen to at the Worlds.
Johnny: thanks for staying yourself on what might be your final season. Plus love your show!
Adam: thank you for the Rippon Lutz and giving the American men some hope for Sochi!
The Class of 2014 Men (Michal, D10, Javi, Lil Flo, Crazy Adrian): thanks for giving us a glimpse of the Sochi cycle. It's gonna be fun to watch in the next 4 seasons!
Mirai: even though you didn't do well today in Torino, your Olympic performance gave us a glimpse what we can look forward to!
Shen & Zhao: thanks for coming back and end it with a fairy tale ending!
Pang & Tong: thanks for giving the fans what we really wanted... a medal for you in Vancouver and another World title. Getting together off the ice was the cherry on top!
Universal Sports: thank you for giving us American fans (if we have Uni. Sports) some skating coverage NBC is too lazy to show. Plus for next season, have discussions at the Loft because it's nice to hear what the experts gotta say. Thanks also for having your Olympic show and bring Terry back for us fans!
Oh and thanks to the fans who laugh, cry, cheer, and just be merry this whole season!
Yu-na: Thank you for those AMAZING back-to-back flawless Olympic performances and that spectacular comeback at the Worlds. A true competitior/fighter.
Mao: Thank you for laying down that awesome FS and comeback!
Mirai: Thank you for laying down that first place SP and awesome Olympic FS. Lots of potential there Mirai; now just let it grow and bloom
Shen/Zhao: Thank you for bringing pride and joy to us Chinese people. AND thank you for those stunning skates; show those youngsters how to skate!
Plushy (XD): Thanks for cracking me up and minting some new terms for us FS fans (and a few jokes); "... pulled a Plushy" and "PLATINUM METAL" Thanks for the lols XD
Joannie: Thank for your absolutely inspirational courage and emotion; too often, we take life for granted and don't realize just how precious it truly is.
On and the GS... thanks for introducing me to some interesting nicknames. Btw, who is Lil Flo and Crazy Adrian anyways?
I like this thread.
Thank you to:
Evora and Ladwig, for showing such joy and enthusiasm.
Pang and Tong, for that utterly lovely skate-of-your-life LP in Vancouver.
Shen and Zhao, for that glorious comeback. By sticking it out and refusing to give up on your Olympic dream, you inspire us in our own endeavors. May you live happily ever after.
A shout out also to Yao Bin, who determinedly led the charge for Chinese pairs figure skating.
Davis and White, for performing the heck out of the best OD of the season, and for the sheer energy and competitiveness in your skating. I will always think of you when I hear Indian music.
Virtue and Moir, for laying it all down on that wonderfully sublime Mahler program.
Team Marina and Igor, for those lovely programs, and for guiding Meryl, Charlie, Tessa and Scott to greatness.
Brezina, Amodio, Fernandez, for giving me a great glimpse of the future.
Adam Rippon, bless you. I'm happy that I got to see your Seagull skate, in particularly that wonderful Rippon lutz to the music's crescendo. A true Michelle Kwan moment.
Johnny Weir, for bucking the trend and marching to your own tune. Thanks for refusing to back down. You totally rocked that pink tassel.
Stephane Lambiel, for coming back. It didn't work out the way you wished, but you still showed us what a great artist you are. No one can spin like you do.
Evgeni Plushenko, also for coming back. You are a polarizing figure, but it takes guts to return, and I respect that. Thank you for helping make men's much more interesting this season.
Brian Joubert, for fighting back. People have written you off, but you took your humble pie and have now shown why you are still one of the best.
Daisuke Takahashi, for refusing to give up your quad on principle. It's not the safest strategy, but I admire you for going for it and sticking by your guns. Thank you for showing us that great skating can be both technique and artistry, all while giving us great entertainment. Congratulations, World Champion.
Akiko Suzuki, for sheer joy of your skating. I will forever remember your wonderful skates to West Side Story, and your exuberant step sequences. Well done, 'Maria'!
Mirai Nagasu, for your irrepressible liveliness. Yes, I do believe that your name suits you well. I will be looking forward to what you will achieve.
Mao Asada, for your determination. You held your own and carried it out in unflinching fashion. Kudos for gaining your second world title.
Joannie Rochette, for your unbending strength in the face of personal trials.
Yu-Na Kim, for your amazing inner will. There are skaters who would have buckled in the face of enormous pressure and scrutiny, but you didn't. Instead you gave two unbelievably great performances, two skates for the ages made golden. But perhaps, even more importantly, you showed us how strong you are even when things are down. Thank you.
Team Yu-Na, simply for doing all you could to nurture and protect her.
The absolutely wonderful fans, here at GS and elsewhere. It was a lovely, exasperating and buoyant experience with you all as we cheered, wept, screamed, scrutinized, nitpicked and supported together. Thank you for sharing.
Last edited by Ren; 03-27-2010 at 08:41 PM.
I think they're Florent Amodio and Adrian Schultheiss.
Originally Posted by Lilith11
I can't believe I left out Akiko! Thanks for proving that "late-bloomers" do have a chance to make an impact in skating. You're like Susan Boyle, at first we didn't think you have it but once you skated in CoC, we were hooked. Please stay for another couple of years!
Oh wow, interesting. I like the Florent Amodio one; yo yo yo Lil Flo on the ice! XD
Originally Posted by Ren
Plus Flo's about Oda's height, which is about 5'3" so Lil Flo makes sense. Crazy Adrian is because of Adrian's LP this year!
Originally Posted by Lilith11
Key to 2014 guys nicknames:
Chan: P.Chiddy, Chiddy
Rippon: ARipp, Curly, Lutzy
Berzina: Czech Buttle (from a distance you think it's Jeff Buttle skating)
Oh these nicknames are awesome <3 Lols, I showed one of my friends the list of nicknames and she's like "They sound so ghetto" LOLS. D10 sounds hardcore ;D Oh wow, Lil Flo is shorter than me :O Hmm... I shall go look up Crazy Adrian's Crazy LP I must be further educated in these names. ARipp... makes Adam sound like some Arnold Schwarzenegger.... HEY he should do an Schwarzenegger inspired program for next season XD Chan though... takes the cake. P.Chiddy LOLS. Nice, nice. As good as my friend refering to the writer Thomas Paine as T. Pain XD
Originally Posted by ARipp42014
Gotta Have Music