Patrick Uber Thread - Chiddy Biddies Think Chan Can

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by VarBar, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Bournekraatzfan

    Bournekraatzfan New Member

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    Thank you for posting all those pics, VarBar! I love seeing the interactions between the skaters--very sweet. The DSC skaters seem to get along really well which is so nice to see.

    At the end of the last practice session at nationals, Chiddy and Liam were the last ones on the ice, and Chiddy went over to Liam and shook his hand. It was such a sweet moment. And Patrick has the most beautiful face--it is just perfect. And I like his skating, too ;)
  2. Corianna

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    Thanks for the pics everybody, and yes, Spikey, I second your comments, except in my case it's a half century. I'm trying to ohmmm and visualize on a regular basis.
  3. blueglass

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    It's so nice to see him look happy in these pictures. I worried that he looked too subdued at the team event.
  4. luckiest1

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    I caught a glimpse of Patrick live on practice ice this morning on CBC, doing Vivaldi. Looked like a triple toe into a triple axel. Elvis was tweeting from yesterday's practice session, and wrote this:

    Elvis Stojko ‏@Therealestojko · 18h
    @Pchiddy looks strong in practice, 3A needs to be watched.Nice full run through, training hard. @YahooSports @CBCOlympics #FS #WeAreWinter

    Evan wrote this today:
    Evan Lysacek ‏@EvanLysacek 4h
    @Pchiddy and Hanyu looking solid on practice. Both hit 2 quads in long practice run.

    Nice article I found on twitter about a 7 year old Patrick (with cute picture):
    http://www.elkharttruth.com/living/...-has-enthusiastic-set-of-fans-in-Elkhart.html
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  5. puglover

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    To quote Kurt Browning - something like this - "competition is the reward for all the hard work, not the punishment". Go P Chiddy - have fun, you are amazing! You have added so much to men's skating - this one is for you.
  6. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    I think he needs to skate with a calm mind. I want to see a smile on on his face.:) Go Chiddy. We Chiddy Biddies support you all the way and will love you whatever the outcome. Go have a blast.

    Cam Cole's article: Patrick vs the Canadian Curse. Kurt's advice:

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  8. blueglass

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    Wishing Patrick good luck in his short program. You may be alone out there but your fans have got your back. :)
  9. luckiest1

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    My body has conveniently decided to get sick today so I will be able to watch the men's short program from home. I'm sure at work they think I'm faking. LOL. Just read practice reports from this morning in Sochi and sounds like Patrick had a good one. I just hope he can have a good skate today and be happy with his performance.
  10. clarie

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    Here's hoping the judging is fairer than what happened in the team LP. Also fingers x'd for Patrick to skate like we all know he can :).
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    New Skate Canada article: http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni[2797]/3284/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    Best of luck Patrick! :cheer2: Go get'em! #breakthecursePChiddy
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  12. puglover

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    I think if my kids had made it this far I would have definitely had to turn to drugs to survive. I can't believe how anxious I feel. Best of luck Patrick!
  13. puglover

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    Now I can breathe - just so beautiful!
  14. elle123

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    Same here! I think I held my breath for his entire program. Bring on the free skate!
  15. Emdee

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    Well I still think CHAN CAN.

    I also think generously scored to keep him in the hunt.

    But then his skating is so beautiful....
  16. bunhead

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    So relieved for him! Whew! Though Patrick didn't exactly outscore/skate Hanyu, he was totally in the moment and made his step sequences SING. Brilliant!
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    It's still close but Hanyu will have to make at least one mistake and Patrick has to skate truly great.

    For Patrick, I know it's gold or nothing. I really want him to skate like he did at TEB, regardless of results. Really.
  18. Emdee

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    True
    Me too!
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    Does anyone have scoes, please? Scores!
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    Thanks so much, bunhead. Did
  22. clarie

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    This is a giddy Chiddy biddy for sure. I haven't seen the skate yet, but know the marks. I just couldn't watch this, so watched curling and went grocery shopping instead :slinkaway. Now, I can relax and watch a great program and enjoy it. I guess I'm a "yellow" chiddy biddy too :lol:

    I can't say how relieved I am, and here's hoping he can top Hanyu in the long...:)
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    Hanyu 101.40
    Patrick 98. 53
    about 7 others 11 points back and more....
    Its really two skates ie for the gold medal and for the bronze medal.
    This is provided Hanyu and Chan do not implode.
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    lol people are already saying he was overscored. When he is 4 points behind Yuzuru with 1 very minor mistake. Seems fair to me.

    I thought he did great today! This was one of his best short programs all season. Proud he was able to do it when it counted and now he can fight for gold in the free!
  25. manhn

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    I don't think the reaction to Chan's score has been all that harsh. There will always be Chan bashers, but it's pretty subdued. Given some of the scores those in contention for bronze (I will mention no names) received, I don't think Chan's score is at all overscored. Also, while 4 points is not insurmountable, it's still significant.
  26. luckiest1

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    I sent a text saying "I need drugs" to my daughter before Patrick's skate LOL. But I soldiered on and was so happy with the result! Great job Patrick. Knock 'em dead in the freeskate!
  27. Skating678

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    Yes it's not as bad as it has been. But I did see a few American journalists, etc. complaining on Twitter which I thought was ridiculous.

    Unfortunately he is skating after Yuzuru tomorrow. This makes me a little nervous.
  28. puglover

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    He usually skates last and is used to having to come up big at the end. I am completely baffled as to what anyone could have to say against that skate. The arena seemed so quiet. His blades were amazing.
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  29. spikydurian

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    Me too, Clarie Chiddy Biddy. I went to bed and refused to get up in the wee hours of the morning to watch.:lol:

    If Patrick is overscored, he would have beaten Hanyu. ;) But I do know he has to skate perfect to beat Hanyu. Hanyu is very on and his BV is higher. Go Patrick.
  30. manhn

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    I am not concerned about Patrick skating after a great performance by Hanyu (and I wish him the best--just not that much, j/k). I remember how Patrick skated after Shawn Sawyer skated the performance of his life at 2011 Canadians. Granted, Sawyer is not of Hanyu's status, but I also don't think the crowd will be quite as OTP as the Victoria audience was for Sawyer.
  31. sequins

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    Geez Chan's second and still people wanna bitch. Where should he be last?Considering Hanyu's score I think it was fair I mean what do they want? WTH was wrong with that skate?! An error on the axel, and marked accordingly as you say manhn some of those that are in contention for bronze have questonable marks. Third to thirteenth basically have a shot. Crazy.
    I watched Chiddy but covered my eyes during the jumps lol. I just want him to go out and have the skate of his life no matter what happens because it's such a beautiful program and I want the world to see it and just appreciate it.
  32. MissJD

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    I've always liked Patrick, but I've never gushed over him. But when I watched his short program today I just thought gosh, that is so beautiful! Those step sequences were :swoon:

    Good luck in the long Patrick! :cheer:
  33. DFJ

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    Did Patrick not skate after Hanyu today?
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    He skated after Javier Fernandez.
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    Is Jason Brown the only person in the top 13 who didn't try/don't have a quad?
  36. DFJ

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    The point I was making was Chan skated after Hanyu's blowout performance and didn't collapse in a heap. I doubt he'll do so tomorrow.
  37. liv

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    I thought Chan skated very well today. So, he had a turnout on the triple axel... everything else was top quality and beyond what other skaters were doing, apart from Yuzu. If he'd have been in 1st then i would have had an issue with the scoring.
  38. Corianna

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    There'll be tooth marks all over my heart tomorrow for sure. Go Patrick.

    spikey, Luckiest , Clarie and all the Chiddy Biddies together - ohmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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  39. blueglass

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    I haven't had a chance to see more than a few skaters but I am surprized at Fernandez' marks. Kurt didn't seem to think Patrick's step out was a big deal. Patrick really nailed the performance on this one - much better than I've seen all year. Does anyone know what time he will take the ice? Even though I can't watch, I want to be with him in spirit.
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    Does anybody know if the programme is available on youtube?