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Vagabond
07-22-2012, 01:55 AM
This summer, a dozen elite skaters entered their most testing competition yet, trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other in the hearts and minds of FSU. Ten have been voted out so far, including, most recently, Stéphane Lambiel (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2hFkijXi_9o/S8Ri9CF0jOI/AAAAAAAALcU/rXuL5uoZmSg/s1600/stephane_lambiel_basel_1.4100228.1259822898.jpg), leaving us with Alexei Yagudin, who has dominated all the challenges so far, and outsider Daisuke Takahashi.

Two skaters remain. Who should win?

The original contestants were the last twelve men to win a World or Olympic title. The eliminaees are:

Stéphane Lambiel (3rd)
Evgeni Plushenko (4th)
Ilia Kulik (5th)
Patrick Chan (6th)
Brian Joubert (7th)
Jeffrey Buttle (8th)
Elvis Stojko (9th)
Evan Lysacek (10th)
Todd Eldredge (11th)
Alexei Urmanov (12th)

The object here is to vote for the winner, using whatever criteria you want.

People who post things like these ...


WTF, I just voted wrong. -1 for Yu-na and +1 for Michelle please...


Ack! I voted for Yu Na by accident! -1 for Kim and +1 for Kwan from me also, please.


WTF, I just voted wrong. +1 for Yu-na and -1 for Michelle please...

... will be put in the stocks, given remedial reading comprehension lessons and forced to watch a loop of selected Free Skate programs by Wolfgang Schwarz, Ondrej Nepela, Elvis Stojko, and Evan Lysacek. Since voting is anonymous, there will not be any re-tallying of votes based on claims of having voted for the wrong person. :P

The two remaining skaters are:


Alexei (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_dtezybzM) Yagudin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sVYs2M_rIm0#t=18s): Worlds 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, Olys 2002, Worlds Silver 2001, Worlds Bronze 1997
Daisuke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swvoX8si-dY) Takahashi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9zx_6PTmIQ): Worlds 2010, Worlds Silver 2007, 2012, Olys Bronze 2010


Pick the winner!!!!!

Alexei Yagudin Competitive Highlights (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Yagudin#Competitive_highlights)
Daisuke Takahashi Competitive Highlights (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisuke_Takahashi#Competitive_highlights)

Bonus videos:

Alexei Yagudin

Worlds 1997 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrwXutDBuuk)
Worlds 1997 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlM84T4lZ8k)
Worlds 1998 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUqzrCD3BC4)
Worlds 1998 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crVR8pPhSL4)
Worlds 1999 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaRu4vWzfhY)
Worlds 1999 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JreQby8Kbug)
Worlds 2000 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqs1nNmOpok)
Worlds 2000 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JT_HiEQA6A&feature=related)
Worlds 2001 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMdz_3RtTuE)
Worlds 2001 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4)


Daisuke Takahashi

Skate America 2005 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7QDTrGXvHA)
Skate America 2005 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN22Fb8SzsU&feature=player_detailpage#t=119s)
Worlds 2007 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG1hKrx8uZ8)
Worlds 2007 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsJ_e3S_o_8)
Four Continents 2008 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-UxKhsJdZs&feature=player_detailpage#t=23s)
Four Continents 2008 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhYRFVjRiQg&feature=player_detailpage#t=21s)
Four Continents 2011 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-6ERfRQGKY)
Four Continents 2011 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yv5SRgU2uk&feature=player_detailpage#t=21s)
Worlds 2012 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N1o3oMb_bw)
Worlds 2012 FS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64QdXaZsUxs&feature=player_detailpage#t=19s)

VOTE FOR THE WINNER!!!!!

Macassar88
07-22-2012, 02:17 AM
Go Sexy Alexei!

sk8ingcoach
07-22-2012, 02:49 AM
Yagudin should win by a mile

os168
07-22-2012, 02:52 AM
The man in the Iron Mask!

blue_idealist
07-22-2012, 02:59 AM
Voted for Yagudin, even though I love Takahashi. Yagudin deserves it based on his skating and his competitive record!

ChelleC
07-22-2012, 03:54 AM
Yagudin!!!

skateboy
07-22-2012, 03:56 AM
Yags!

shine
07-22-2012, 06:40 AM
LMAO at Takahashi being one of the final twos.

Zemgirl
07-22-2012, 07:10 AM
Yags never got the chance to compete against Takahashi, but of course he should win in this game. Takahashi is fantastic but he could have achieved more in his career considering his level of talent.

SamuraiK
07-22-2012, 07:27 AM
While I do think Yagudin should win it all, he's sooo overated around here that I just voted for Takahashi, and honestly I prefer him much more in a pure entertaintment value.

DimaToe
07-22-2012, 08:57 AM
While I do think Yagudin should win it all, he's sooo overated around here that I just voted for Takahashi, and honestly I prefer him much more in a pure entertaintment value.

Same could be said about Takahashi (please don't :lynch: me FSU) while he is a great skater, and I am a fan, I'm surprised that he beat out Plushy and Lambiel.

kittyjake5
07-22-2012, 12:52 PM
I voted for Dai. Yags has the better skating record but I prefer Dai's skating style.

Kunstrijdster
07-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Dai, for the last three years and all the great stuff that is yet to come :D

IceIceBaby
07-22-2012, 01:59 PM
The winner was clear before this poll even started. Yagudin, Yagudin, Yagudin. :blah:

ostile17
07-22-2012, 02:04 PM
Yags never got the chance to compete against Takahashi, but of course he should win in this game. Takahashi is fantastic but he could have achieved more in his career considering his level of talent.

Well, his career isn't over yet! :)
And I voted for him...