US Figure Skating Hall Of Fame Nominees

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by missing, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    As much as I love the Kween, I was also hoping for Rudy to be inducted into the USFHOF last year, where it all came together for him. Nevertheless, better late than never (a few years back, Paul Wylie was inducted - I was surprised he hadn't been inducted earlier). Many congrats to Rudy & Lori! :encore:
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    I have searched but can't find the procedures for determining how a skater gets nominated and what the requirements are and who cast the ballots to determine those who are to be inducted .
  3. BittyBug

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    LOL - good luck with that. :lol:

    (Wasn't that part of the basis for Dick Button's complaint last year - lack of transparency?)
  4. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    Well regardless of the criteria etc... I am thrilled Rudy got the honor. His National Championship was one of the great moments! Still brings tears to my eyes.
  5. BittyBug

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    I know. And his reaction was absolutely one of the best kiss and cry moments ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXIj_UGchiE
  6. query5

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    congratulations to Rudy and Lori. well deserved
  7. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    By that principle, as soon as a hall of fame is founded, everyone from the past who is eligible and might be deemed worthy should be nominated the first year, and anyone who is nominated but not accepted the first year could never be nominated again.

    Each subsequent year, only people who newly become eligible or who newly come to the attention of at least one nominator would be presented for consideration, and each would be either accepted or permanently rejected.

    I suppose there might be exceptions made for someone who was rejected when first nominated but whose importance in the history of the sport became clearer after more time had passed since they first became eligible.

    Is that the best process?
  8. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    If Rudy's accomplishments aren't as exciting outside of San Jose, then maybe they aren't big enough to get him in HOF? Look, he is accomplished, he won 2 pairs titles and 1 singles, 2 world junior titles, and a world medal. If this is deserving enough to get in, then it doesn't matter what city.

    I do think induction should be based on merits and not how popular someone becomes after a certain number of years. So I don't think it's right that fan reaction "pushed" him into it. It shouldn't be a popularity contest. If he got in based on his merits, then I support the decision.
  9. FunnyBut

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  10. BittyBug

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    :huh: What does this have to do with the matter at hand? The USFSA HOF has been around for quite some time. It's not new.

    Ultimately, no it doesn't. But do you really think it wouldn't have meant more to Rudy to be inducted in his home town for the reasons mentioned? Seriously?
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  11. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    This is how all Hall of Fames, Honorary Oscars, Honorary degrees, special achievements, Kennedy Honors, Lifetime achievement awards, etc. work. People are mostly ignored (unless they're incredibly popular and just became eligible) until someone on the nominating committee remembers them and nominates them. Sometimes they don't get past the first round until a few more tries then they get in.

    Yes, it's based on merit and popularity, but that's life.
  12. BackOnTheIce

    BackOnTheIce New Member

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    Yes it would have. He was quite vocal about it.
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