12-11-2012, 09:07 AM
(Briefly considers calling Mathman a trigonometrist but reconsiders. Could easily be called a sesquipedalian if he chooses to get even.)
After a busy Monday, I still haven't seen Javier's skate from the weekend. I tuned into the program just as everyone was applauding him wildly. It would be great if he got onto the world podium, but it's getting so the world podium would have to have about six or seven positions on it--are there that many metals to make awards out of? I guess we could give out aluminum, titanium, and zinc medals if things went really well at Worlds.
12-11-2012, 10:58 AM
No way. There is no truth in it, so it's not sadly. Great champions are always remembered, their GPF wins simply count together with their other wins. Of course there are those GPF winners, even Worlds winner and a few Olympic winners who got easily forgotten, or if they get brought up, then usually in not good way (SLC, Vancouver, etc.).
Originally Posted by Mathman
12-11-2012, 11:10 AM
↓ the constant look on my face
Isn't Fernandez going for two 4T's? He did so at SC. I just thought he exchanged the second 4T with a 4S this time, because he didn't get the first 4T into a combination. That was quick thinking, given that he turned the first 4S into a combination instantly after the 4T. But of course, that doesn't change what you said.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
About what Patrick said, while I don't think this Zayak rule is overly complicated, I definitly think it's stupid. I can see why you wouldn't want skaters to go for the same element more than once, so f.e. that second 4T of Patrick getting dingend is fine with me. But this sequence penalty counting as a combo when there was none is just unneeded. I always wanted to bang my head against the wall when beautiful done elements are invalidated because of mathematical play (and I'm half a mathematician). That's one case where the system makes things too complicated, eventhough I generally like CoP. Patrick didn't do 4 combos, he did 3. That 2A+2T should have counted.
12-11-2012, 05:11 PM
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Well, I tested myself to see how many Olympic gold medalists I could remember, counting back from 2010. (OK, so I am not Imaginary Pogue). I got ladies and men back to 1984, pairs back to 2010 (sorry Totmianina and Marinen), and dance back to 2002.
Originally Posted by let`s talk
12-11-2012, 05:18 PM