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The Accordion
12-13-2011, 08:44 PM
I love you all.

walei
12-14-2011, 01:09 AM
OK, let's try this ...
Chan has Chinese in his pedigree, China & Japan are in the same geographical part of the world = neighbours, hence he receives gold because "like a good neighbour, the Japanese people are there" ;)
(totally written with tongue planted firmly in cheek and not meant to be serious at all; my attempt at a parody of State Farm Insurance commercial)

Or you can just shorten your reasoning to "Patrick is Asian". :dog:

professordeb
12-14-2011, 03:03 AM
Or you can just shorten your reasoning to "Patrick is Asian". :dog:

Well I thought of that but was trying to be funny. Guess it didn't work :confused:

BTW, congrats to Patrick on winning the Lou Marsh award -- Athlete of the Year.

Take from at article on TSN (http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=382639) , here's an excerpt

World figure skating champion Patrick Chan is the overwhelming winner of the 2011 Lou Marsh Award.
The honour -- decided by a panel of national sports editors, reporters and broadcasters -- is given annually to Canada's outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star.

walei
12-14-2011, 03:08 AM
Well I thought of that but was trying to be funny. Guess it didn't work :confused:

BTW, congrats to Patrick on winning the Lou Marsh award -- Athlete of the Year.

Take from at article on TSN (http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=382639) , here's an excerpt

World figure skating champion Patrick Chan is the overwhelming winner of the 2011 Lou Marsh Award.
The honour -- decided by a panel of national sports editors, reporters and broadcasters -- is given annually to Canada's outstanding athlete by the Toronto Star.

Nono I was being tongue in cheek to your tongue in cheek post... I have never seen the state farm commercial though...

Go Patrick! :kickass:

Jenny81
12-14-2011, 05:01 AM
Chan became the laughingstock of figure fans.
What a pity!! :slinkaway

geoskate
12-14-2011, 02:34 PM
I have no clue what you are trying to say.

Congratulations to Patrick on winning the Lou Marsh award!

professordeb
12-14-2011, 05:27 PM
I have no clue what you are trying to say.

Congratulations to Patrick on winning the Lou Marsh award!

I'm guessing that it might have to do with the TSN link I provided. If you scroll further down the page, you can read comments and there were plenty that were NOT complimentary to Patrick. My guess, disgruntled hockey fans for the majority of negative comments (cause everyone KNOWS Canada loves hockey the best ;)), followed by those who wanted someone else to win.

I watch a program that is a sports talk show last evening pretty much most evenings – Prime Time Sports which is associated with The Fan 590 and Sportsnet. The host spoke with Patrick last week about the kafuffle going on with what Patrick had said and then sort of defended him by giving a fact many ignored – like the timing of the release of the story compared to when it was actually written. Now this show is usually about hockey, hockey, hockey, football, hockey, hockey, baseball with the occasional tidbit of golf. Other sports are seldom spoken about unless they are making major headlines and Chan’s foot-in-mouth apparently caught their attention.

Anyway, last evening (Tues. the 13th), Bob & his cohort were talking about Chan again only this time it was in the context of the Lou Marsh Award. They were speaking with Silken Laumann who is the chair for this committee. She oversaw the discussion that took place without impeding what people wanted to say. Discussion was to take place concerning the achievement of each person nominated and she pretty much allowed the discussion to flow as it would. However, she did draw the line at one thing and that was when someone tried to bring up Chan’s foot-in-mouth episode last week. Silken simply said something like “we are not going there” and that was the end of that. Bob actually agreed with Silken, praising her for keeping them on track but putting a halt to whenever the talk veered in a direction that had nothing to do with achievement. His cohort totally agreed. Boy, was I amazed cause Bob hasn’t exactly shy about how he feels regarding figure skating – I don’t think he would really call it a sport but he understand that others do AND that they actually follow it. Imagine that!

If you go to this site (http://www.fan590.com/onair/primetimesports/) and scroll down the page, there is a link where they talk to Patrick. The clip is 6:42 in length.
Scroll down further to hear what Silken said. It is the one named PTS: 2011-12-13, 6 pm The interview with her begins just before the 2 minute mark and she gives some opinion on Chan just over the 9 minute mark. Then there’s the chat about “Chan’s comments” near the 10 minute mark and ends near the 10:30 point. The two guys then wrap that up with comments about how Silken moderated the conversation.

OK, sorry for long post, but thought it might be interesting to know that even die-hard (mostly hockey) talking sports heads can sometimes get it right. :D

Bournekraatzfan
12-16-2011, 07:10 AM
Thanks, professordeb!

clarie
12-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Thanks professordeb..........and we all hope Patrick is honing his skills and perfecting his programs for Nats and in particular for Worlds with a bit of R&R thrown in for the Christmas season...........

Sylvia
12-21-2011, 12:59 PM
Patrick will perform in "Winter Solstice on Ice" in Vail, Colorado today through Friday with Rachael Flatt (and, I believe, Agnes Zawadzki, among others): http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20111220/AE/111229993/1078&ParentProfile=1062

ETA that Chan will be a guest skater at Japan's post-Nationals exhibition show on December 26: http://www.onice.jp/MOI11/guests.html

Bev Johnston
12-21-2011, 05:40 PM
Patrick will perform in "Winter Solstice on Ice" in Vail, Colorado today through Friday with Rachael Flatt (and, I believe, Agnes Zawadzki, among others): http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20111220/AE/111229993/1078&ParentProfile=1062

ETA that Chan will be a guest skater at Japan's post-Nationals exhibition show on December 26: http://www.onice.jp/MOI11/guests.html

Wow. Busy boy. So much for R&R!

leapfrogonice
12-21-2011, 10:34 PM
Congratulations on the Lou Marsh award. So much still to accomplish. Wonderful to see recognition beyond just the discipline of skating itself.

Sylvia
12-22-2011, 06:11 PM
Patrick Chan: QMI Agency Canadian Male Athlete of the Year (includes video) (http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/FigureSkating/2011/12/20/19150156.html)

He's also CBCSports.ca's Athlete of the Year: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/story/2011/12/20/spf-2011-athleteoftheyear-chan.html

aaron
12-23-2011, 03:53 AM
Thanks Sylvia! So Patrick has won these 3 awards this month.

- Lou Marsh award
- CBCSports.ca's Athlete of the Year
- QMI Agency Canadian Male Athlete of the Year

I have a perception that Lou Marsh is the most authoritative. Am I right?

PCFan
12-23-2011, 01:07 PM
Patrick having a great time in Vail Colorado.:)


http://youtu.be/mZNWO9h3Cr8