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    Re: YAY!!!

    Originally posted by Smasheroo
    [B]You'll NEVER!!! guess which skater has been mentioned most (so far)!

    *Smashy* (GROW UP!!!)
    You're right!!!!!!!!!!!! It's Alexei!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya-a-a-ay!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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    Favorite skaters
    Dance:
    Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev
    Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat

    Ladies:
    Michelle Kwan
    Sasha Cohen
    Kristi Y.
    Midori Ito

    Mens
    Alexei Yagudin
    Johnny Weir
    Tim Goebel
    Brian Joubert

    Pairs:
    Don and Hunt
    Ina and Zimmerman
    Shen and Zhao

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    Jeff Buttle
    Tim Goebel
    Alexei Yagudin
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Sale & Pelletier
    Kurt Browning
    Les Supremes
    Marigold Ice Unity

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    Originally posted by Joesitz
    I think it would have been easier (and maybe more sensible) if you listed your non favorite skater.

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    Seriously? But it's against the rules, isn't it? Personally I'd find a "least favourite/most boring skater(s)" thread quiiiiite interesting ....
    Some don't like Michelle and some do but it doesn't take a genius to realize that she is the most popular female skater in America at the moment.
    America = USA? Awww, no doubts here (... uhmm, somehow we've already sensed something like that ... :D). Where else?

    Anke
    Last edited by Germanice; 07-29-2003 at 03:50 AM.

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    America = USA? Awww, no doubts here (... uhmm, somehow we've already sensed something like that ... :D). Where else? -- Anke [/B]
    Well, the thing to remember about Michelle Kwan, Anke, is that she is the champion of the whole world, not just America. An amazing achievement, if you think hard about it. The best in the whole world!

    I think that Europe's problem is not the popularity of Michelle Kwan as an individual, but the lack of popularity of figure skating as a whole, don't you? I was just reading an interview with Philippe Candeloro about all the difficulties that European skaters face in trying to attract any kind of audience interest in their sport. His tours play to very small houses, they can barely make ends meet, they cannot attract any commercial sponsorship, television networks are not interested, etc., etc. About the only thing European champions have to look forward to is maybe if they are good enough (and poplular enough in the U.S.), they might be invited to come to American and skate in Champions on Ice.

    That way, Michelle can pack in the audience, and the guest skaters can make a little money, too, off Michelle's immense popularity.

    Your pal, Mathman

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    Originally posted by Joesitz
    I think it would have been easier (and maybe more sensible) if you listed your non favorite skater.

    Joe
    no kidding LOL

    though I probably have a big list there too LOL

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Mathman

    That way, Michelle can pack in the audience, and the guest skaters can make a little money, too, off Michelle's immense popularity.


    Your kidding right?

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Mathman


    Well, the thing to remember about Michelle Kwan, Anke, is that she is the champion of the whole world, not just America. An amazing achievement, if you think hard about it. The best in the whole world!




    Michelle has achieved a lot in her skating career but the best in the whole world? How come your only the judge of that.:D
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    My favorite skaters are Kristi Yamaguchi, Angela Nikodinov, Todd Eldredge, and Brian Boitano.

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    Originally posted by Excidra2001

    Your kidding right?
    Yeah, I was kidding. I was trying to tease Germanice, but I don't think Germanice is tease-able. I figured that she would come back with a snappy retort.

    Michelle has achieved a lot in her skating career but the best in the whole world? How come your only the judge of that.:D
    No, the nine judges at Worlds were the judge of that. Just like Irina was the best skater in the world in 2002. That's my opinion and the opinion of the judges.

    2loop, I love your Kristi avatar. (Kristi = the best in the word in 1991 and 1992, LOL.)

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    Originally posted by Mathman
    Well, the thing to remember about Michelle Kwan, Anke, is that she is the champion of the whole world, not just America. An amazing achievement, if you think hard about it. The best in the whole world!

    I think that Europe's problem is not the popularity of Michelle Kwan as an individual, but the lack of popularity of figure skating as a whole, don't you? I was just reading an interview with Philippe Candeloro about all the difficulties that European skaters face in trying to attract any kind of audience interest in their sport. His tours play to very small houses, they can barely make ends meet, they cannot attract any commercial sponsorship, television networks are not interested, etc., etc. About the only thing European champions have to look forward to is maybe if they are good enough (and poplular enough in the U.S.), they might be invited to come to American and skate in Champions on Ice.

    That way, Michelle can pack in the audience, and the guest skaters can make a little money, too, off Michelle's immense popularity.

    Your pal, Mathman
    Aww, Mathman, you're overrating us (who else?). Frankly, Kwan is not exactly the skater who'd fill arena's in Europe, no matter if she'd skate naked or distribute lollipop's among the crowd. (Don't be too disappointed, pal!). If she were OLYMPIC!!! Champion at least! But I've been told she always screwed that big time ... is that true? :D

    Just had a look at the statistics of last saison ... seems like Kwan actually became World Champion then ..... BUT, Mathman!, the more logical part of the two of us, I don't think I have to tell YOU the difference between a World Champion and a "Champion of the whole wide world"??? Well, if your "world" ends at the Canadian-/Mexician border and the Atlantic/Pacific, you might be right.

    Anke
    Last edited by Germanice; 07-30-2003 at 09:12 AM.

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    Anke, I am trying to think of a rational response to your post, but the concept of Michelle distributing lollipops to the crowd has temporarily fried my brain.

    Mathman

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    "naked", I think that is the German skater Kat Witt's speciality.
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    Actually ... I don't give a damn how "good" or "bad" German skaters are ... in opposite to many others here I only root for skaters I REALLY LIKE, no matter where they come from. If one of them is German by chance, fine, if not ... so what?

    As for Kati, at least SHE HAS something to offer, huh? :D But if this is too much for you, well ... why not just look away!? :rolleyes:

    Anke
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    Originally posted by Germanice
    Actually ... I don't give a damn how "good" or "bad" German skaters are ... in opposite to many others here I only root for skaters I REALLY LIKE, no matter where they come from. If one of them is German by chance, fine, if not ... so what?
    As for Kati, at least SHE HAS something to offer, huh? :D But if this is too much for you, well ... why not just look away!?

    Anke
    Of course you root for the ones you really like, and Lu Chen was beat by Michelle Kwan in worlds 96, Olympics 98, world pro 98 and.... ouch....

    About what Kat has to offer, and who is taking up the offer, ah... this is a family friendly forum, so I guess you will just have to hold off or they call that sublimation?
    Last edited by gezando; 07-30-2003 at 04:53 PM.

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