Olympic Champion SURVIVOR: Mens Round 1

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by skateboy, Jul 20, 2012.

Who is the weakest link?

Poll closed Jul 24, 2012.
  1. Wolfgang Schwarz

    74 vote(s)
    34.1%
  2. Ondrej Nepela

    6 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. John Curry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Robin Cousins

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. Scott Hamilton

    9 vote(s)
    4.1%
  6. Brian Boitano

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  7. Viktor Petrenko

    5 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. Alexei Urmanov

    18 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. Ilia Kulik

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. Alexei Yagudin

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  11. Evgeni Plushenko

    16 vote(s)
    7.4%
  12. Evan Lysacek

    82 vote(s)
    37.8%
  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Okay, now for the Olympic Champion SURVIVOR!

    The rules are: vote for the weakest link. For the first three rounds, we'll eliminate the bottom two. After that, one at a time. Other than that, there are no rules.
     
  2. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Although Nepela was :yawn: to watch, at least he never engaged in human trafficking.

    Schwarz, on the other hand.... :lynch:
     
  3. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    What a way to spend off-season with chitchats! Entertainment on the way:D
     
  4. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    Schwartz, IMO, should be kicked off alone. No one whose "weakness" is in their skating should be grouped with someone whose "weakness" (as shown by the trafficking) is a lack of humanity.
     
  5. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Lysacek with more votes than Schwarz or anyone else? Seriously?

    BTW, are you folks old enough to remember back into the Twentieth Century?
     
  6. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    A little article on Wolfgang Schwarz...

    Olympian jailed over kidnap plot
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5253728.stm
     
  7. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    Do his activities (human traficking or otherwise) have anyting to do with how well he skated?
     
  8. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    No, but I would guess the criteria "vote for the weakest link" can be interpreted however one wishes, skating or otherwise.
     
  9. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I think it's a combination of that and people not having seen his skating. If the human trafficking thing is literally the only thing people know about him, it's a no-brainer. Others have done objectionable things (DUI, which is definitely not as serious as human trafficking), but people have good memories of their skating at least. People are unlikely to even bother to look up his skating when he's done something so abhorrent.
     
  10. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    I just watched schwarz's freeskate at the Olympics and it wasn't that great IMO.
     
  11. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: that Lysacek has so many votes already.

    Some things will never be objective on FSU.
     
  12. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    I had never heard of Schwarz, what a dick...
    Voted for Lysacek though because I've never been so bored watching skating.
     
  13. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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  14. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    I could never bring myself to vote for Nepela
     
  15. gingercrush

    gingercrush New Member

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    I'm pulling for John Curry to win the whole thing.
     
  16. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    :cheer:
     
  17. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Schwarz is the weakest. Lysacek is second weakest. Tim Wood was robbed in 1972, way better skater. Danzer is a way better skater too.
     
  18. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    What a sheltered life you have led! On both counts. :scream:

    This contest has already jumped the shark. The thought of Nepela or Schewarz as in any way a better skater than Lysacek is :eek: :rolleyes: :yikes:
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
  19. crankyintheAM

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    :cheer: :respec: :biggrinbo :encore: :cheer2:

    That would be as amazing as improbable!
     
  20. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I wish I'd voted for Schwarz, but I didn't know about the human trafficking thing until after I had voted.

    I voted for Viktor Petrenko because the LP he won the Olympics with wasn't great. Others I considered: Kulik, Urmanov, Lysacek, Hamilton (I know Hamilton is a weird pick, but his Olympic LP in '84 was terrible too).
     
  21. DimaToe

    DimaToe Well-Known Member

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    So is Yagudin gonna win this thing as well? :lol:
     
  22. ItalianFan

    ItalianFan Member

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    are we supposed to vote for skaters as such or skaters as all round human beiings? Or as oly champs who honored this medal???
     
  23. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    Hopefully John Curry will pull off the massive upset! :D
     
  24. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I don't think a mens Olympic champion demonstrated such extreme and stunning technical regression than when you compare Lysacek to the previous three winners! He has to be the worst. He chose to be technically regressive in the extreme and the points system supported his extreme technical regression.
     
  25. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    Well if Evan was so regressive then why did he win an Olympic Gold medal? It's not like many of the other skaters were doing quads either so why put the blame on him?
     
  26. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    It was because everyone at that Olympics was either undermarked or messed up, so basically since Evan was clean and had solid landings and was a code whore, he won. And yes, most men didn't do quads. But Evan is OGM, which is why people blame him. He's supposed to be better. Michal Brezina should've won that Olympics.
     
  27. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Because of GOE can be +3 and worth so much that it did make sense for many to not to quads- to not go the extra mile- and put a limit on their jump ability at triple and get the +3 GOE on them. You cut out a major thing that requires a lot of practice and focus on other things like spins and steps and just just code whore to the extreme. Backloading and all triple programs may have won but it was a terrible thing. The total regression because of COP penalties on quads and other rules caused that terrible mistake in Vancouver in mens skating. I know that this is not why he is getting so many votes so quick because along with being totally technically regressive and not choosing to go the extra mile and work hard on quads he is totally and completely a total blank slate on the ice with movements for the sake of movements with no personality or artistic ability.
     
  28. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Lysacek is losing to Schwarz? Blehh.
     
  29. MichelleTodd

    MichelleTodd Active Member

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    I think it's truly sad when one skater loses to other skaters who engaged in human trafficking (Schwarz); suspiciously overcame a 4th place in figures (Cousins); or gave a truly shaky, sloppy winning performance (Petrenko), all of whom I'd vote for before Lysacek. :wuzrobbed Oh, well, there's always YouTube.
     
  30. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    I like the fact that Lysacek skated to Firebird :D