The funny thing is, you think people actually care about your predictions, as if they somehow legitimize you. Whatever helps ya sleep at night, bud.
why would you change your username from a retired skater to one that was obviously on the way out as well? Sure P/T continued but aren't they retired now? Time to change again! LOL!!
I am truly sorry Evan is injured. That being said I am not sure why so many of are not surprsied. I mean no one wants to get hurt. And it might be "expected" because he is coming back not only from other injuries but lack of competition and unlike Y una he was or has not been skating at that competitive level as long or as much as her. Not to mention, Evan's win in 2010 while perhaps granted (though arguments can be made Plushy culd have won and when it is barely ap oint difference that is made out by the scores) was not exactly unanimous with Takahashi, Chan, Fernandez, Hanyu, Oda or the third Japanese man not o mention Amodio, Joubert, the Czech boys, Plushy, Max Aaron and Reynold there is no guarantee he'll even make top ten and that assumes he makes the American team. THis is a bit mean but how I feel. Evan I am sure you are a nice person and congrats on 2010 OGM but you had your chance, you really got lucky and you know so don't push it. Stop trying to steal the limelight. Let it go = you probably got more than you deserved already. Go off with Johnny Weir into the sunset
we all have our favourites. I wonder if Pang and tong might have won Vancouver OGM - some say they should have won but iroically they are like the team that beat them - really wanted ogm and came back just for gold. I do think V and T or S squared are the the teams to beat. You kind of have to cheer for Kavaguti and Smirnov who sort of have fallen off the radar. pang and Tong have an olympic medal already I would ilke to see someone else like the Canadians or K and S get an OBM.
I predict they'll essentially mirror what Lambiel was Vancouver... former World champion, on the decline, essentially having to compete so that their federation gets a good result, and probably skates decently for a respectable placement but not strong enough to make the podium.
Oh yeah, I forgot the federation. I really wish P and T would be able to retire and skate in shows. The injuries seem to have caught up to them and my ìllogical side says it is time to let someone else have the Olympic glory but I do understand the drive for OGM or even a medal.
And the relationship that the Chinese pairs have to Evan ... is ...?
Very substantive Associated Press story (Oct 12) with fascinating quotes from Lysacek about why he still wants to compete and about how he mentally has been "letting go" of his Vancouver gold:
Time is currently Lysacek's biggest competition
By Nancy Armour
Oct. 12, 2013 12:01 AM EDT