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mmscfdcsu
12-19-2010, 03:13 PM
I wonder what fans of other sports are saying about us? :lol: As far as I know, the Cleveland Browns football team is composed of Bernie Kozar, Brian Sipe and Jim Brown. :o

Zokko!
12-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Unfortunately I was in hospital when Worlds 2004 started and had to watch the Men's competition along with some fellow-patients who weren't skating followers at all. I remember one of them described Plushenko as a 'cold fish' whereas all of them really fell in love with Stephane Lambiel.

newbatgirl
12-19-2010, 04:15 PM
My husband is a teacher and he showed D/W OD from last season to his sophomore class (it was a class on multiculturalism). Most of them had never seen ice dance before. One kid commented that he thought their steps were good but he was hoping that the "guy would throw the girl around more."

Cue five minute explanation of ice dance versus pairs. Thank goodness my husband has been watching skating with me for 11 years and was well versed in the difference.

Extranjera
12-19-2010, 06:14 PM
At work the other day, my coworker said "Oh! I thought of you - I was watching figure skating!" (the GPF) and we proceeded to talk about it. I actually hadn't gotten a chance to watch the competition at that point yet. :shuffle:

Coworker: "This one Japanese guy fell TWICE. I couldn't believe it. TWICE!"
Me: "Well, believe it or not, that's not actually that uncommon."
Coworker: "But these are suppose to be professionals! The best of the best!"

HAHAHA!!! When I wanted to take my friends with me to watch figure skating competition I decided to explain them some rules, and one of them asked me how many times skaters can fall before they are disqualified :lol:

Or another question: "Do you see a difference between all those jumps? Come on, it's impossible. I'm sure even judges can't do it."

Mafke
12-19-2010, 06:52 PM
In the 2002 season I was watching ice dancing (Euros?) when Fusar-Poli/Margaglio were skating he said: "He doesn't do very much, does he?"

numbers123
12-19-2010, 07:36 PM
in 2002 when US Nats was in LA, my brother and sister in law took me out to supper.
SIL who does not follow skating in any form ask "what else was I going to do while in LA", my brother, who isn't skate saavy but does know some, replied she will be seeing the inside of the staples center - kind of like when we got to Lakers basketball games, one game is not the entire season. Then she asked if I was going to see Tara, Nancy K, Kristi Y, Scott H, Brian B and Katia and Sergi skate - my brother tried to explain that those skaters are no longer competing.

My ex-boss who was a self declared "devoted skating" fan wanted to know why skaters didn't learn different programs - that she was seeing the same program each week (during Grand Prix season and ABC, ESPN, USA were showing all the events). Her response "no wonder people don't want to watch skating, it is the same thing all the time. they would do better to perform a new program each week". Also during the SLC competitions wanted to know who that girl from switzerland was because she is so cute but she had never heard of her before (I think it was Sarah Meier?). She called Irina - Slutskaya because she was Michelle and Sasha's enemy.

C_T_T_
12-19-2010, 08:03 PM
Kiki Wada? Maybe Kiri Baga?

:lol: No she would never have seen or heard of Kiri Baga! Unless you were a close follower of the sport you wouldn't have. Miki Ando was probably the closest one I could think of. Or possibly a mixture of Miki and Asada. Who knows!

MikiAndoFan#1
12-19-2010, 08:07 PM
:lol: No she would never have seen or heard of Kiri Baga! Unless you were a close follower of the sport you wouldn't have. Miki Ando was probably the closest one I could think of. Or possibly a mixture of Miki and Asada. Who knows!

:lol: I thought of Aki Sawada. :P

MissIzzy
12-19-2010, 08:24 PM
Where does this long-suffering daughter start? :drama: My mother likes to come watch figure skating shows with me, but I'm not sure she's yet even grasped that there's a difference between singles and pairs, and I've given up trying to explain the difference between pairs and ice dance. And even though I've explained things to her before, given her a history of the sport on the metro to see Micheal Weiss' annual show, and even given her videos to watch, she never remembers anything.
But as for what she's said, the funniest was probably when we went to see Kaleidescope last year(and she was furious at their commanding the audience to clap at their convenience and waited while they did multiple takes to tape the intros to the skaters; her dislike of anything Fox did not help). Initially she liked Dorothy Hamill and Rachael Flatt, found them strong and enjoyed them. Then a couple of months later, when I mentioned the latter was mentored by the former, she did remember them(which is remarkable in itself!), but talked about how she should have known because Rachael was so "conventional," and of Dorothy she sneered, "She must have a lot of money."

escaflowne9282
12-19-2010, 08:36 PM
Show her Chan's 2010 Skate Canada SP. She'll be traumatized for life. :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

skategal
12-19-2010, 09:31 PM
I have a picture in my cubicle at work of me and Kurt Browning from the time I met him.

The other day my coworker asked me if it was a picture of me and my husband. :lol:

Libertango
12-19-2010, 09:54 PM
men are not allowed to wear tights?

It seem so (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nuRCQ6QY60). But it's a weird rule because at NHK and for the rest of the season he added feathers to his tights so it made his costume legal :slinkaway

sfahrut
12-19-2010, 10:29 PM
...

The first time something was thrown onto the ice he was flabbergasted. ...
...
And I guess - when you think about it - it kind of is! I started to imagine what it would be like if stuffed animals were thrown in during other Winter Sports like - hockey ...



Did you see all of these teddy bears?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRmXEvviRMM

pingu
12-19-2010, 10:42 PM
I have a picture in my cubicle at work of me and Kurt Browning from the time I met him.

The other day my coworker asked me if it was a picture of me and my husband. :lol:

Same with me: I was showing to my classmate my TEB pictures and when he saw the one I took with Scott Moir he said "Hey, you didn't tell me you were there with your boyfriend!" :lol:

The Accordion
12-20-2010, 12:20 AM
Did you see all of these teddy bears?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRmXEvviRMM

Very cool - thanks for sharing!