Figure Skating Champions SURVIVOR: Men's -- Pick the Winner!

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vagabond, Jul 22, 2012.

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Pick the WINNER

Poll closed Jul 25, 2012.
  1. Alexei Yagudin to WIN

    189 vote(s)
    59.8%
  2. Daisuke Takahashi to WIN

    127 vote(s)
    40.2%
  1. Glacier cat

    Glacier cat New Member

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    Ridiculous poll :rolleyes:
  2. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Not even for Ivan Panin or Gillis Grafström. :p
  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    104 years after first winning the OGM in Special Figures in London, Nikolai Panin is still the reigning champion in his discipline. Even the Henies, Grafströms, and Rodninas of this world can't say that.

    If he goes totally bionic at some point, :plush: might have a ghost of a chance of meeting that standard, but I rather doubt it.
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  4. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Actually, what most people have said is that a skater's record doesn't necessarily have to be the key criterion, not that it's absolutely not the criterion. I think Yagudin's very impressive record reflects his talent and abilities, while Takahashi's not-as-impressive-as-it-could-be record does not reflect what he can do as a skater. So I give the edge to the guy who was a great skater and competitor, and whose results are commensurate with his potential. If others prefer to vote for Dai because they enjoy his skating that much, and are willing to overlook his inconsistency over the years, of course that's a legitimate view. Just not my view.
  5. ostile17

    ostile17 Active Member

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    Exactly, it's a matter of one's view, and I wouldn't want to impose mine on you!

    It's just an off-season poll, albeit a very entertaining one! :cool:
  6. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    So I can't vote for Michal?
  7. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    It's spelled Michelle, and no she can't win every poll!
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  8. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    :lol::lol:
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear New Member

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    Noooooooo! Please, anything but that! :yikes:

    That said, I voted correctly this time. Go Dai! :shuffle:
  10. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

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    Argh. I didn't want Yagudin to win this so easily, but worthy competitors would have been Plush and Chan. Against, Takahashi, I have to vote for him.
  11. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    I'm no scientist, but chan taka and plushy will all be in sochi vying for gold and this poll tells me taka is the fan favorite.
  12. MrSatterwhite

    MrSatterwhite Barely-Known Member

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    Voting for Yags is so last decade...


    Go Dai!!!! ;)
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  13. Jarrett

    Jarrett Well-Known Member

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    This should not even be a contest. Alexei.
  14. zerom10

    zerom10 New Member

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    This poll is not about REAL competitive winner! he he it is you Plushy

    Its about favorite skate.

    Go Dai! You are the Best!
  15. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't 'Taka' actually Takahiko Kozuka? At least I've read some posts where fans called him so. It seem that Daisuke is more often called 'Dai' (I call him that too from time to time).
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    l'etoile New Member

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    That's what I was confused with since I'm so get used to calling Kozuka as Taka but Dai's last name is indeed Takahashi, so;)
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    ostile17 Active Member

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  18. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    No, I meant Michal Brezina, the best figure skater ever.
  19. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

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    Alexei will always be the best to me. He was so athletic and had beautiful artistry. Winter is a classic, the best sp ever imo.
  20. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

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    Yagudin should win this by a mile.
  21. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    I cant believe Yagudin is winning again

    Blasphemy !!!
    more Votes for False God Yagudin :soapbox:
  22. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    Not so false after all, it would seem.

    :D (with credit to crs)
  23. Jenny81

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    You know what? I think I am falling for you. :rofl:
  24. Jenny81

    Jenny81 Member

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    Yagudin
    - Olympic champion
    - 4 times world champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
    - 3 times European champion (1998, 1999, 2002)
    - 2 times GPF winner (1999, 2002)

    VS

    Takahashi
    - 1 time world champion (2010)
    - 2 times four continents winner (2008,2011)


    :blah:
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  25. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

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    He didnt win 2000 Euros.
  26. Jenny81

    Jenny81 Member

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    Oh, Thanks. I revised it.:)
  27. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    Fall for Michal. He is an exquisite person!
  28. senorita

    senorita New Member

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    ^Daisuke has also a bronze Oly medal.
  29. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

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    I love both but no question for me - Yagudin is the best ever! I am shocked Daisuke has 40% of the vote.