US ladies we wuz robbed
US ladies we wuz robbed
It's seems to me there's quite a bit of venom when one of the "dead horse" Olympic match-ups are brought up (S&P v. B&S, Tara v. Michelle, Nancy v. Oksana, etc.). Those can get pretty nasty.
Followed by straight male singles skaters (How dare they!), $peedy, and Scott Hamilton.
For me, it's when posters come down on a skater for having gained weight. There are enough weight issues inherent in skating, that skaters certainly don't need to hear from fans that they look fat.
And my second, but not less than, is the issue of corruption in the sport. It exists, it's no better with the new judging system. And it's time that figure skating and the ISU worked this out. Separate speed skating from figure skating and find a way to sanction judges so that judging becomes more fair. Pay them, fine them, whatever, but something should be done.
I have other skating related issues, but they are not necessarily related to venomous topics on this board. So, I'll keep them to myself.
Carmen, I used to have a little issue with Tanith. I felt that she always had amazing presentation, and is clearly beautiful. But, I thought she was lacking in technique and that she and Ben were often overmarked. I thought that she was being marked on looks rather than technique. I always felt that Ben was a much stronger technical skater. She, however, improved tremendously. Sadly, at the point where I thought they did deserve the top marks, they started getting undermarked. Skating!
Evan Lysacek's OGM
Evgeni Plushenko's lack of transitions
Tara Lipinski's victory over MK in Nagano '98
Oksana Baiul's victory in Lillehamer '94 over Nancy Kerrigan, Chen Lu AND Yuka Sato
Brian Joubert opening his mouth
Patrick Chan's scores AND opening his mouth
John Baldwin for existing
Kristen Frasier for existing
Final results at almost any major Ice Dancing competition
There are so many things that make me personally rageful but I hate, hate, hate tights over boots! So terrible! It makes the girls look like they have tumorous growths all around their ankles and should be taken to the specialist forthwith. (The only skater I will ever overlook this for is Albena Denkova because she is awesome in every way. )
ETA: Didn't there used to be a "Say Anything" thread? Thinking about what brings out the venom made me think I need that thread.
Last edited by sk8tingfan; 11-15-2010 at 07:44 PM.
This forum generally promotes hateful behavior and commentary in the guise of "wit and humor." Such comments reflect more on the posters' self-loathing rather than the actual skaters - A reason why I only have 400 or so posts since 2002.
Just thought of something else that brings out venom - When poster #2 decides that they know what poster #1 means better than poster #1 does. The twisting of words and manipulation - venom producing!
Wuz robbed discussions. Or maybe that was covered under whining.
Music that's deemed 'overused'
Q: Why can't I read the competition threads?
A: Competition forums on the board are available to those with a Season Pass or a premium membership How to View Kiss & Cry
On this forum: Lepisto's and Kostner's medals.
On GoldenSkate: Lepistö and Kostner. ANYTHING related to them
Point taken. I hate English when it's (IT IS, !@#$%$^%) massacred to the point of saying the opposite of what it means ("I could care less", etc).
But methinks I prefer Gweneth Paltrow's little grammar number in last night's Glee to the urm, emphatic link.
Last edited by Icetalavista; 11-17-2010 at 02:23 PM. Reason: oh, no! I meant "night's"! Yowza! running for cover!
I can think of three categories of posters full of venom:
1. "Mommy Police" - these are FSUers who think that it is their God-sent mission to save the children of the world from developing anorexia.They are quick to deduct rep-points to any poster who realistically (legitimately) writes that a skater might be losing points due to aesthetically-unpleasant moves or positions due to her weight, proportions, and such.
2. "Cold War Soldiers" - these are mainly North American posters born before 1970 who take any opportunity to knock-down skaters from the former Soviet/Eastern blok, especially Russians. The venom becomes stronger if it is directed at Russian Dance and Pairs teams who are perceived as threats to Canadians, although singles like Plush are also detested, especially if it appears that the ISU might be skewing things in the Russians' favor via 'presentation marks.'
3. "Cheese-busters" - fans who spew venom about TV skating shows that are a bit too commercial and/or gimmicky (more gimmicks than pure skating).
Forgot one more biggie:
UNCLE DICK BUTTON - most of us seem to like him but those who do not really spew the venom, usually in the form of "He denigrates women!"
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen innit.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.