"Does he honestly think he can be competitive - both technically and artistically - with the current crop of top male skaters? Please."
Let's see, he's made the final warm-up group in the past 3 worlds and finshed 6th at the last one, so obviously the answer is yes. Do you need glasses or perhaps a new TV? What are you not seeing?
"Weiss has yet to land a consistent quad lutz"
Well, he's in good company there, as NO ONE has landed a quad Lutz!
"nor has he managed to skate a clean long program."
Again, in good company: i.e "possibly the greatest skater of all time". Have you also started a new thread calling for Sasha's head on a stick? I didn't see it.
Perhaps I'll try 'tape tradin' section. If world champs and Oly gold medalist B&S skated a clean LP, I missed it. Gotta get that one on tape!
"His "artistry" is little more than arm flailing and awkward attempts at musical interpretation."
Yes, isn't that the standard comeback we each have for skaters we don't like. If I had a dollar for everytime a skater whose '"artistry" is little more than arm flailing and awkward attempts at musical interpretation' won, I'd be a rich man.
Poor Mike. Why do I get the feeling that if this very same thread was started with any other skater's name attached, the screams of "bashing!" , "troll!" , and "moderators, lock this thread and ban the poster!" would be out of control. Poor Mike.