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  1. #16
    BronzeisGolden02
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    AAAARGH!


    I think when Weiss went on that "Crossing Over" show they took him a little too far.....like, another dimension. What a load of self-serving crap! Reason no. 64 that I can't bring myself to like you, Mike!
    I think its great to possess ACTUAL self-confidence and a positive attitude, I think what Mike has is an extremely dangerous level of insecurity that he tries to cover with smoke from a special place!

  2. #17
    berthes ghost
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    "get rid of the gay choreography please and go back to whoever created Mulan."

    :rollin: Lf19!

    It's so ironic. The guy who did Mulan and Santana and most of Mike's more popular/masculin programs is gay and dying of AIDS. The person who did all of his sissified programs, is his adoring wife/mother of his children/proof of his raging heterosexuality.

  3. #18
    GSK8
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>"If I'm at my best, I don't think anyone can beat me," Weiss added later. "Plushenko is obviously a great skater, but I feel if I hit both of my quads, both triple axels, all that stuff, then I'm better. I'm sure he feels the same way. I'm sure a number of athletes feel the same way."[/quote]

    I can't break my own rules and "bash" a skater, but I will say this:

    I watched Plushy's long at the GPF. His footwork is enough alone.... <em>He</em> can afford to be arrogant if he wants....

  4. #19
    Dee4707
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Do NOT read this article while drinking anything. Dr. Pepper coming out your nose is not a pleasant sensation.[/quote]
    Laura, I wondered how you would respond to this topic. Do you think latte would be a more pleasant sensation???
    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Plushenko is obviously a great skater, but I feel if I hit both of my quads, both triple axels, all that stuff, then I'm better. I'm sure he feels the same way.[/quote]
    Michael, Michael, not even on Evgeni's worst day.

    Dee

  5. #20
    Princess Leppard 625
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    <span style="colorurple;font-family:georgia;font-size:x-small;">Lattes are hot, and therefore probably more painful. Not that the fizzing Dr. Pepper felt great.

    It's hard to get mad at such absurd statements.

    Cheers,

    Laura </span>

  6. #21
    Lanechka
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    I wonder what Evgeny will say to this. Probably laugh hysterically like I am.

  7. #22
    Nadya Lyubova
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    Well, if Plush will get to read this article 5 minutes before the LP, Mike does have a chance of winning over him, while Plush won't stand a single jump because he's constantly falling over laughing hysterically....

  8. #23
    Dee4707
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    I am surprised that this topic has only gotten 2 pages and 21, now 22 responses to it. When we had another topic about <em>When/If Should Skaters Hire Publicists</em> where a skater allegedly said something as unintelligent as Michael and was chastised for 4 pages and 76 posts. I am not sure what to think about this.

    Dee

  9. #24
    mathman444
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    Hey Dee, give us a chance, give us a chance! We're not finished with Mikey yet! :lol:

    Actually, I didn't think what he said was so bad. When he said, "I'm sure (Plushenko) feels the same way," I don't think that Michael meant that Plusheko thought that WEISS could possibly beat him, but rather that Plushenko had confidence in his own abilities, just like Weiss does, just like "a number of athletes" do.

    You and I might think that Weiss' only chance to make the podium is if the Chinese team withdraws and the Rusian team all come down with injuries (then it might be Honda, Joubert, Weiss). But we can't blame Michael for keeping up a bold front.

    And who knows? He might land his quad Axel.

    Nahhhhhhh.

    Mathman

  10. #25
    Linny
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    Tangent


    This might be a bit of a tangent from the original topic, but there were two things that struck me:

    1) Any of you athletes out there? Ever notice how you can do absolutely magnificant programs at home? If my horse and I put in front of the dressage judge what we can do at home when only our instructor is watching, and if every other rider put in front of the judge what they normally do, well, we'd do pretty darned well.

    Some of what you'all are thinking of arrogance is actual reality for athletes. What an athlete is capable of is rarely what you see at the competition, meaning, it is perfectly plausible for Mike to consider winning. He probably CAN do it at home.

    2) Did you notice that Frank Caroll agreed to train Mike, going into it with a distinct dislike for the man? He says he was fully prepared to hate him. Hello? You accepted a student that you thought you would hate? For what purpose? To undermine him so your other student could win more handily? Glad Mr. Caroll ended up not hating the guy. Jeez!

    Linny


  11. #26
    nysk8r
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    Re: Tangent


    Mike doesn't need a hypnotherapist....he needs a witch doctor to perform voodoo on his competitors.

  12. #27
    Pather2000
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    Re: Tangent


    <em>Michael, puts another Nail in his own coffin. Stupid statmens like this article is just gives not only US skating fans but, fans world wide not to like him. He is way too full of himself. I am all for speaking your mind. Hence, I am a Major Alexei fan. But, Alexei has Major TALENT. & Prior to his injury was always # 1 or # 2 in 2000. There is NO WAY that mike can beat Plush. Unless Plus falls over laughing at this article:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: . Or Plush has a Mental breakdown. At Worlds this Year for the men. Instead of just Bronze up for grabs because, everyone knew when Alexei & Plush skated. Only Bronze was up for grabs. Just like at the Olympics. But, this year with Alexei out. Silver & bronze up.

    I have to agree with Frank on this. He is way to Macho Mahco Macho man. Or at least trying to appear that way. I guess he wants to prove to everyone that he is not gay. ( He has stated that in an interview that I read a few years ago.) He dose not want the label stuck to him.:rolleyes: . But, I must say that He is an interesting read. Never boaring:lol: </em>

  13. #28
    Dee4707
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    Re: Tangent


    Pather 2000, I hear that Alexei may be attending Worlds on a couple of days he has off from SOI. Anyhow, I know he would love to be in this competition. I give him so much credit for wanting to be there. What a guy!! I wonder even with his injury if he could beat Michael. I'll put $50 on it. I hope Paula doesn't think this bet is for real.

    Dee

  14. #29
    Princess Leppard 625
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    Re: Tangent


    <span style="colorurple;font-family:georgia;font-size:x-small;">Dee, I absolutely think an injured Alexei can beat a healthy Mike.

    Do I think Mike needs a good publicist? Absolutely. I just think what he said is too freakin' funny to take seriously...

    Laura </span>

  15. #30
    WindSpirit5
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    Re: Michael Weiss Article from Washington Post


    Well, that's my take on this: <em>show me the money!</em> If you only talk about it, well... I still wouldn't mind, but the incident with Weir has shown that it can have an effect on his fellow competitors, especially where they're young and inexperienced. So maybe Mike's not using it only as a way of reassuring himself, but as a way of intimidating his rivals as well.

    As for voodoo... Abt is already out, three (or four) more to go.

    Btw, I like Mike's skating, and I wouldn't mind seeing him on the podium at Worlds - if he skates well (there's something unfulfilling about getting ahead only because there was a splatfest). But the first place? Not with Plush present.

    <img src="http://members.lycos.co.uk/windspirit6/sm/goodluckz.png" style="border:0;"/> (We ain't scared of some voodoo dolls! )

    Dee, not everyone chastised Yags in that thread. I sure didn't.

    Edited to say (didn't see your next post before I hit send): I'd bet more than $50 that Yags with his injury could beat healthy Weiss. Maybe they should let him skate at Worlds after all now that Abt is out. Maybe he will? Like I always say, with Yags you never know. :lol:

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