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    Most poplular subject here at GS - MK or am I imagining this?

    With the no. of posts lately re: Michelle Kwan, it seems Ms. Kwan to be the most popular topic here - from articles about her achievements to what she does off ice between competitions. Her name does come up quite often.

    I hope no one takes my observation the wrong way!!! I just think it is interesting.

    At least it is not JLO!!!!!

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    As I've noted before, I cheerfully admit to being a fan of Michelle Kwan. That said, she seems to have done a series of interviews during her training that are in many papers and web news sources. If Sasha or Irina or Johnny Weir were to do these interviews, I'd love to hear about them and have them posted here for all to read.

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    Yeah. It makes sense though. Since she comes back in competition scene as a reighning world champion and US champion. She sure gets all the attention back.

    The earlier season when she absent from the competition. It was Sasha threads running all around the boards. Even at MKF you can find more Sasha thread than Michelle's. Since Sasha was the top US lady competed at the moment.

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    At least it is good publicity. One gets tired of reading all the bad press about some of these Hollywood stars. Good for Michelle.

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    Lad,

    I think a good correlation would be to look at another sports board...If you went to a board about Golf, I'm sure there would be a lot of discussions about Tiger, whether about him or -vs- him, etc.

    Same way with Basketball, now it's Shaq who replaced Michael J after he retired.

    MK has establised herself as the premier athelete of her sport and is working on adding to her legacy.

    I think it's just sorta natural. Oh then there's the fact that as humans we don't like to think as much as we could, sometimes. But , oh bother, the good thing around here is if you don't like the discussion you can always start a new one!

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    ..........and with Worlds just a few weeks away, her name is bound to come up..........(good comparison to golf and Tiger, Sk8m8)................42

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    For a while there, after she won 4CC silver, Cynthia Phaneuf was an oft-repeated name.

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    And during the Grand Prix series, it was Sasha and Liashenko. I think this recent interest in MK is because she is a defending champ and since she lives a very quiet life, she becomes more interesting at this time of the year.

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    I agree with what others have said. A lot of skaters are dominant discussion topics in threads and articles at one point or another. Not just Michelle. She happens to be very well-liked and respected and has not skated much this year and is the defending champion so it seems natural that we would be focusing on her a lot now, what she's up to, what her odds are. As an admitted Kwaniac I am more than happy to read about her on the boards. And no ladskater I don't think anyone would take your bringing it up the wrong way.

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    Originally posted by sk8m8
    Lad,

    I think a good correlation would be to look at another sports board...If you went to a board about Golf, I'm sure there would be a lot of discussions about Tiger, whether about him or -vs- him, etc.
    This post got me to thinking... I've never been on a golf message board, but I wonder if Tiger gets bashed on the golf boards as much as Michelle does on all the F.S. boards? I would like to think that Tiger gets the respect due him because of all he's done for golf. Unfortunately, from all the garbage I've read on F.S. boards in the past couple of years, the same can't be said for MK. :(

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    Originally posted by frozetoez
    This post got me to thinking... I've never been on a golf message board, but I wonder if Tiger gets bashed on the golf boards as much as Michelle does on all the F.S. boards? I would like to think that Tiger gets the respect due him because of all he's done for golf. Unfortunately, from all the garbage I've read on F.S. boards in the past couple of years, the same can't be said for MK. :(
    Good question, Frozetoes. In fact, is there any sport that brings out the meanies like figure skating?

    That might be a topic for a new thread. What is it specifically about ice skating that turns so many otherwise rational and well-intentioned folks into trolls and psychos? (None on this board, of course. )

    MM

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    Mathman, I disagree. I find figure skating to be one of the sports where people are most civil and where scandal and corruption is nowhere near as it is in other sports. IMHO, the bigger and popular the sport, the more problems it has. In Europe, football is so huge, some fanclubs (if you can call them like that) are watched by the police because of their bad behavior. Haven't anyone here heard of the "hooligans" before? There are countries where there are violent conflicts between fans of different teams after each match. Believe me, sometimes skating fans battle in a harsh way in the internet but in the big picture it's absolutely nothing compared to what goes on in other sports.

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    I will have to agree with that, RIskating fan. I guess I lead a sheltered life. The only sport I follow is Red Wings hockey, where everyone behaves like a gentleman.

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    RIskatingfan - I believe the RI is for Rhode Island. Am I correct? If so you must have seen that father/son combo take off their shirts in last season's baseball and beat up on the first baseman. Reruns were all over the place and Lino and Letterman got with it. It was really incredible.

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    Joe, I hope your question resolves a mystery -- what does RI stand for, LOL? Note that RIskatingfan posts from Europe.

    Mathman

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