Page 126 of 189 FirstFirst ... 26 76 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 176 ... LastLast
Results 1,876 to 1,890 of 2834

Thread: Patrick Chan

  1. #1876
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    328
    I was thrilled to be there. Patrick was very classy, admitted that it wasn't whathe wanted and apologized. But then thanked the fans for lifting him. What more can he say? And yes, there will be tons of hating and attacking when Sochi happens so I'm going to stay away from the haters and hang out with the ubers. Much more fun! I wonder if this kind of thing is as extreme amongst bobsled or snowboarding fans!

  2. #1877
    Custom Title demarinis5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,082
    Stopping by to Congratulate Patrick on his 3rd World Title! Impressive!

  3. #1878
    Custom Title figuristka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Finland & Canada
    Posts
    1,366
    Cannot believe another season has ended. I know Patrick's free didn't go how he wanted but take a look at his beautiful free in practice. Men's practice tue group 3 at 20min http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29925350.

    Congrats to all medalists.

  4. #1879
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,777
    Many congratulations to Patrick and his fans for his remarkable 'Three-peat'! Especially in his home country...must be the most thrilling and exciting to happen for Patrick, his family and all his fans.

    ETA: Who else won three World title in a row in Mens discipline, btw? I hope blue feels much better now, me remembering his/her avator. Because I, for instance, am rather glad to realize that the 'dreadful' pre-Olympic season's nearing to its end for some skaters and its fans. Am looking forward to seeing and enjoying bb's comments more often in the new season. My apology for a bit OT, guys.

  5. #1880
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    328
    Quote Originally Posted by figuristka View Post
    Cannot believe another season has ended. I know Patrick's free didn't go how he wanted but take a look at his beautiful free in practice. Men's practice tue group 3 at 20min http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29925350.

    Congrats to all medalists.
    Oh thanks for showing us this!

  6. #1881
    Custom Title spikydurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    978
    It's geoblocked in Australia, figuristka.

  7. #1882
    Custom Title figuristka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Finland & Canada
    Posts
    1,366
    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    It's geoblocked in Australia, figuristka.
    Shame a Patrick fan couldn't upload it. Iam not good at those things.

    Your welcome Scrufflet.

  8. #1883
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    3,008
    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    ETA: Who else won three World title in a row in Mens discipline, btw? I hope blue feels much better now, me remembering his/her avator. Because I, for instance, am rather glad to realize that the 'dreadful' pre-Olympic season's nearing to its end for some skaters and its fans. Am looking forward to seeing and enjoying bb's comments more often in the new season. My apology for a bit OT, guys.
    Thank you, deedee! I wouldn't go to Takahashi Fan thread again. But thank you for coming here to Patrick Chan thread! I know Patrick thread is friendly and open for everyone. I miss your translations about Takahashi and other Japanese skaters! Update for us often, preferably in the Edge section, will you? I mean if you have time.

    I haven't said congratulations to Patrick yet. Let me do so now. It is wonderful to have the World title for the third time! Even though I have different views on his decisions, I cannot deny that Patrick is an extraordinary talent! I don't know what would be for him next season but I'm just wishing that he'd get that piece of glory in the end.

  9. #1884
    One does not simply skate into Sochi MaiKatze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Any Other World
    Posts
    861
    Yes, congratulations to Patrick Chan! I think this year, he absolutely and without a doubt deserved the title. I have other favourites, but I felt horrible for him when he began to make those mistakes in his long. You could see how bad he himself felt about it afterwards. Fans can be a bit harsh, but I cannot understand how anyone can deny that he derved his win here - as if the fantastic sp and the amazing quads never happened. Do people really have such a bad short time memory? I enjoyed his programs this year - he will keep them, right?

  10. #1885
    Custom Title spikydurian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    978
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrufflet View Post
    I was thrilled to be there. Patrick was very classy, admitted that it wasn't whathe wanted and apologized. But then thanked the fans for lifting him. What more can he say? And yes, there will be tons of hating and attacking when Sochi happens so I'm going to stay away from the haters and hang out with the ubers. Much more fun! I wonder if this kind of thing is as extreme amongst bobsled or snowboarding fans!
    I don't think we can change the haters' mindset. I do believe these people just had too much venom in themselves that they need to spit as they see fit. PJ Kwong is right. Figure skating is not a club sport. Figure skaters are not paid by clubs to skate. Their parents foot the bills. They don't owe the audience a living to subject themselves to that extreme abuse. Although I am a Patrick, never once do I think he owes me a living to skate the way I want him too. I am a fan because I admire his skating skills. People forget that without these skaters, there won't be figure skating competitions. No reasonable parent will encourage their children to take up a sport if they deem abuse and rough play is common.

    I think Patrick truly appreciates the crowd's support and understanding. I am sure he badly want to do the best but we all know ice is slippery and however good we are, we cannot be absolutely sure that we will NEVER make mistakes.

    Interesting. Is verbal abuse common among bobsled and snowboarding fans?

  11. #1886
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    328
    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    I don't think we can change the haters' mindset. I do believe these people just had too much venom in themselves that they need to spit as they see fit. PJ Kwong is right. Figure skating is not a club sport. Figure skaters are not paid by clubs to skate. Their parents foot the bills. They don't owe the audience a living to subject themselves to that extreme abuse. Although I am a Patrick, never once do I think he owes me a living to skate the way I want him too. I am a fan because I admire his skating skills. People forget that without these skaters, there won't be figure skating competitions. No reasonable parent will encourage their children to take up a sport if they deem abuse and rough play is common.

    I think Patrick truly appreciates the crowd's support and understanding. I am sure he badly want to do the best but we all know ice is slippery and however good we are, we cannot be absolutely sure that we will NEVER make mistakes.

    Interesting. Is verbal abuse common among bobsled and snowboarding fans?
    Thanks, spikeydurian. Good to know that there are kindred spirits here!

  12. #1887
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,431
    I've had neither time nor proclivity to read all the opportunistic trashing in the expected Chan bashing frenzy. I can't spare my energy for such negative distractions these days. I knew Patrick would win but not how. Certainly this is not his or my preferred way of winning but it's a rightful win nonetheless.

    As soon as Patrick's face was shown close-up before the LP, I sensed an unease and not the confident focus I'd like to see. But as he landed two gorgeous quads right off the top, I thought he would do really well after all. Then the shocking fall on one of his best jumps really threw him off for the rest of the program. At an event of poor performances by all top Men, Denis Ten stole the show and Patrick won on his SP and those 3 beautiful quads. Congrats to both and of course to Fernandez. Both Denis and Javier won Worlds medals for the first time for their countries, making this event remarkable and memorable after all.

    Through observation I will stay with my opinion that Patrick's problems this year are not technical, particularly on his jumps, but mental as well choreography related. I still hope his Olympic program(s) will be choreographed by Lori Nichol and believe he will find his balance this coming season and rise in his up wave to Sochi.

    I even think he will stay after next year's Olympics, dominating the sport until all the detractors are shut up.

  13. #1888
    kuank.tumblr.com Kuan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    182
    Ui, ui... Patrick wants to keep his Sp for next season und will have a new long. I thought it was exactly the other way! Which piece will it be?!? Has he mentioned earlier what his favorite pieces used to be?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWI0JUa4Ls0 (It is an interview with PJ )

  14. #1889
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    443
    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    I've had neither time nor proclivity to read all the opportunistic trashing in the expected Chan bashing frenzy. I can't spare my energy for such negative distractions these days. I knew Patrick would win but not how. Certainly this is not his or my preferred way of winning but it's a rightful win nonetheless.

    As soon as Patrick's face was shown close-up before the LP, I sensed an unease and not the confident focus I'd like to see. But as he landed two gorgeous quads right off the top, I thought he would do really well after all. Then the shocking fall on one of his best jumps really threw him off for the rest of the program. At an event of poor performances by all top Men, Denis Ten stole the show and Patrick won on his SP and those 3 beautiful quads. Congrats to both and of course to Fernandez. Both Denis and Javier won Worlds medals for the first time for their countries, making this event remarkable and memorable after all.

    Through observation I will stay with my opinion that Patrick's problems this year are not technical, particularly on his jumps, but mental as well choreography related. I still hope his Olympic program(s) will be choreographed by Lori Nichol and believe he will find his balance this coming season and rise in his up wave to Sochi.

    I even think he will stay after next year's Olympics, dominating the sport until all the detractors are shut up.
    Oh I hope he sticks around, but I wouldn't blame him for leaving, what with everything that's transpired since worlds. I'd feel bad for any skater to have to deal with this kind of hatred. These kids and young adults are not the million dollar athletes of football, baseball, hockey and basketball.

  15. #1890
    “Our blade takes us in the most amazing places.” skatingfan4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    295
    Quote Originally Posted by SGrand View Post
    Oh I hope he sticks around, but I wouldn't blame him for leaving, what with everything that's transpired since worlds. I'd feel bad for any skater to have to deal with this kind of hatred. These kids and young adults are not the million dollar athletes of football, baseball, hockey and basketball.
    I share your sentiments. There are currently at least THREE threads that are almost entirely dedicated to how "awful" Patrick is as a person and/or skater. Scott Moir got one recently too. I don't mind the critiques of Patrick's skating or even the judging quite as much, but commenting on his media comments just seems like overkill to me. I'm not a fan of Plushenko and never have been, but I hardly care about his media comments (certainly never enough to post hateful comments about him on the internet). My attitude has always been to let the skating do the talking and the results will fall where they may. Seriously, do people really feel such a need to dissect everything a skater says and does? Besides various separate threads, there are the competition threads themselves which are also full of venom. I wouldn't mind Patrick retiring from competitive skating after Sochi just so people will have less reason to constantly hate him. After he retires, the haters will (hopefully) learn to ignore him while we ubers are left to find and enjoy every show program in peace.

Page 126 of 189 FirstFirst ... 26 76 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 176 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •