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Thread: Skaters who are not "your cup of tea"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisa05 View Post
    The suburban high school kids I taught, in a nearly all white school, regularly did stuff like that and we would have to explain why it is inappropriate and racist. They were not exposed to diversity and learned lots of stereotypes through popular culture. I'm willing to overlook it a little in teens, but she should be learning as she goes and we should stop seeing it.
    Gold lives in LA, not Alabama though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoChanel View Post
    Elvis Stoyko was never my cup of tea :/

    ed. to add: Also that pair skating team- can't remember their names but I think the guy was a truck driver and the girl was a waitress?
    waitress = Calla Urbanski
    truck driver = Rocky Marval

    Olympians in '92 or '94 (aging brain cells can't remember which & am too lazy to Google). They were sort of the Jamaican bobsled team of their day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    Osmond's pants on her dresses are very bothersome to me and completely distract from anything she puts on ice. Could she PLEASE find better elastic?

    If I were her mother, I would never let her go out with those dresses.
    Or maybe, I am jearous of her youth and beauty?

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    Brian Boitano
    Davis & White
    Bestianova & Bukin
    Oksana/Pasha Grishuk & Platov (though I really liked Usova & Platov after they dumped their old partners & skated pro together)
    Sotnikova
    Plushenko
    Tara Lipinski
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatedreamer View Post
    waitress = Calla Urbanski
    truck driver = Rocky Marval

    Olympians in '92 or '94 (aging brain cells can't remember which & am too lazy to Google). They were sort of the Jamaican bobsled team of their day.
    Rocky Marval married Isabelle Brasseur ( I loved Brasseur and Eisler back in the day). Their daughter, Gabriella Marvaldi, is a pairs skater. Junior level, I think.

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    Urmanov. Never liked him. I think it was the "can't put a finger on it."

    Grishuk/Platov. Like aquacandy, I liked Usova and Platov when they skated together.

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    kanako kurakami (preparation into the jumps oh my God!)
    Plushenko (transitions?????)
    Bobrova and the guy skating with her (posture, excessive crossovers)
    Hanyu (no emotion, sloppy carriage)
    Duhamel (but I like him )
    Coomes (but I kile him )

    Past skaters:
    Debi Thomas (so stiff....)
    Petrenko (30s preparation for 3A..really???)

    ...and many more

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    Not my cup of tea

    Ashley Wagner - all sizzle, no steak
    Gracie Gold - meh
    Sarah Hughes - never understood this one
    Nancy Kerrigan - I not see her perform in person, but on videos I say why, I sorry what happened to her but why she so big deal
    Johnny Weir - not a good
    Nicole Bobek - Vulgar
    Tara Lipinski - little girl, like a elf, not a good
    Pash Grishuk - vulgar, not very nice
    Paul Wylie - I understand he good, but very boring
    jamie sale and david pelletier - meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by moviechick View Post
    Gold lives in LA, not Alabama though.
    Yeah...and I didn't teach anywhere near Alabama. I've been to Alabama. Please do not insult me by implying that I live there.

    Honestly, my nephew who was in Alabama from ages 5 to 17, had greater exposure to diversity than his classmates here in the suburban Midwest. Gracie spent her growing up years in the suburban Midwest as well. She's been in L.A. for about five months.

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    Carolina Kostner, Michelle Kwan, Nancy Kerrigan, Surya Bonaly

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    Davis and White. All that hopping.

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    Kwiatkowski was only 5'2. She wasn't big or beefy at all.

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    Alissa Czinsy, Rachel Flatt, Emily Hughes, Plushenko, Virtue/Moir

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    Quote Originally Posted by CocoChanel View Post
    Elvis Stoyko was never my cup of tea :/

    ed. to add: Also that pair skating team- can't remember their names but I think the guy was a truck driver and the girl was a waitress?
    Carla urbanski???? and rocky Marvel something like that?

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