View Poll Results: Who is the king of skating dads?

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  • Poppa Cho

    1 1.14%
  • Poppa Czakó

    1 1.14%
  • Poppa Henie

    22 25.00%
  • Poppa Kwan

    49 55.68%
  • Poppa Robertson

    0 0%
  • Poppa Trenary

    2 2.27%
  • Poppa Weiss

    9 10.23%
  • Other (please identify)

    4 4.55%
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    Who Is the King of Skating Dads?

    As promised in the Skating Moms thread, I pose the question: Who is the king of skating dads?

    Both polls will be open until the evening of Sept. 2nd, Pacific Daylight Time. I'm giving this one a short run because it should be a much easier choice.

    Some background information on some of the dads is available here.

    Last edited by Squibble; 08-31-2010 at 04:06 AM.

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    Pappa Henie.

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    Poppa Henie

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    ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Skating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzesk8dad View Post
    ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ok, I voted for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzesk8dad View Post
    ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You're the King of Pap.

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    Papa Baldwin.
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    I voted for Poppa Kwan, because I know more about him than some of the others. I do think he was an annoyingly aggressive skate dad, and I've always felt it was he that was behind the decision for Michelle to take the senior test, against Frank's wishes, which was not cool. An eleven-year-old doesn't negotiate such things on her own. (Before any Kwaniacs attack me, I admit I have no proof of this. Just a hunch.)

    Trenary always bugged me. All his crap about "I wish Jill didn't skate." For one, if he didn't mean it, it was a stupid thing to say. And if he did mean it, it shows a very unsupportive parent. I always wondered if it affected Jill negatively.

    Poppa Weiss was always present, but he always appeared, to me anyway, as a really supportive parent who was proud of his son's accomplishments.

    And I have no idea who Poppa Cho is, or what skater he fathered.

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    Honorable mention to Papa Zayak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    Honorable mention to Papa Zayak.
    Oh yeah, he was basically an ass to Elaine. Must've been something growing up with that breath of fresh air breathing down your back...

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    Who's Papa Robertson? And Papa Cho? TIA!

    -Bridget

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    My grandpa was norweign and he pronounced sonja Henie's last name as hine-ee. I think he just did that for a joke tho....

    Anyway I pick mr. kwan

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    I remember Jill's dad said, "not bad for a fat kid" when she won her world title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John 3 17 View Post
    Who's Papa Robertson? And Papa Cho? TIA!

    -Bridget
    The fathers of Ronnie Robertson and Michelle Cho. There's a little bit about them in the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John 3 17 View Post
    Who's Papa Robertson? . . . TIA!

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    Sport: Mothers & Daughters
    Monday, Mar. 26, 1956, Time Magazine


    As vocal as any of "the skating mothers," Ronnie's father. Naval Architect Albert R. Robertson, blew his stack: "It's politics, stinking politics." Said Ronnie's coach, Gus Lussi: "The whole thing is fishy, and I think it started in this country, not abroad."

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    Now we need a category for "Queen of Skating Wives". (Such as Plushenko or Weiss).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrioleBeagle View Post
    Now we need a category for "Queen of Skating Wives". (Such as Plushenko or Weiss).
    And skating husbands like Jeff Gilooly... although, with him there may be no competition...

    -Bridget

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrioleBeagle View Post
    Now we need a category for "Queen of Skating Wives". (Such as Plushenko or Weiss).
    It´s useless! Plushenko´s wife will win hands down. Besides, she fits perfectly into the "Queen of Skating Moms" thread. (Plushyfans will kill me for this )
    Unfortunately I don´t know many things about Weiss´ wife.

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    Papa Hughes.

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    It's between Henie & Kwan. Henie is known by more people around the globe for his antics with ISU judges and making sure his darling daugher won gold medals, so I vote for him. However, Kwan gets Honorable Mention as he even served as his daughter's COACH for a while, sitting in the Kiss n' Cry.
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