FS and Sports Causing Passions Nationwide
I think this deserves a separate thread
I’m already living vibe of Brazil WC soccer and in the light of this the reaction in this forum towards Korean reaction to Sochi 2014 surprises me quite – I mean, the fact that it surprises many of you surprises me a lot. For you as figure skating fans, what’s your experience with sports causing passions nationwide? Has figure skating ever come close to that in your country and should it? Please, share!
Also for mods of this forum, are passions like these new for you? Would you say it was rather a gift (new members etc.) or a problem and what you think mods and/or forum members should do to make it rather a gift than a problem?
Well, Finland goes absolutely out of all proportion mental during the ice hockey world champs, and if they win it gets even worse. Normal, sensible people get waaaaaaay overexcited. I mean last Sunday I got kinda worried for Russian tourists currently here, but this time folks took the silver with much better grace - in that they were furious with the refs not the Russkis. I suppose everybody knew they shouldn't really have got to the final anyway, based on their play at the start of the tournament. If they win it's another thing altogether: the army sends effing fighters to escort home the airplane that carries the team I don't particularly like it as I don't appreciate nationalism much in any of its forms.
On the other hand, Laura Lepistö's World bronze got little media time even though that was truly a major accomplishment.
Well, this is the only forum I know where even discussion of how something is judged is grounds for calling it a hating thread. Makes me wonder just how much hate there is out there and how much is in the mind of the posters. Does soccer have the same thing where asking "what is the definition of a goal?" will automatically elicit responses of "well you're just bashing team X"?
Originally Posted by Anna K.
Wicked Yankee Girl