To continue with attyfan's point--A friend of mine was a casual skating fan--as in, if he saw it on his television he would stop to watch and always watched the Olympics. He preferred men to ladies, and liked pairs.
Recently, he told me he stopped watching shortly after 2006 Oly. Games, because he didn't enjoy it anymore as the men just fell all the time and the pair programs were all the same.
Casual fans keep ratings up--there aren't enough rabid people like all of us here. And a lot of casual fans are not going to enjoy a splatfest.
I like quads. I want to see a quad loop, landed in a competition.
If "Cleanliness is next to Godliness", is "Quadlessness next to Godlessness"? If so, Paul Wylie is going to be in for a full decade of therapy!
I would prefer a splatfest with quads over an all triple competition. But hopefully the winner would have landed their quads. But even jumping up and revolving four times is a skill even if you fall!
There are so many jumps to do and spins and steps that a fall on one doesn't bother me! I know people who think fall equals the entire program failed! But not even if the program was all Doubles would eliminate falling! LOL a basketball team can miss tons and tons of shots but there are many opportunities to shoot and missing a basket doesn't disqualify a team.
Look, another classy FSU poster :
"The fact that a quadless Lysacek beat a be-quaded Plushenko speaks volumes about how vile Plushy's skating was, is and always will be. He's an ugly Russian bastard, arrogant with a warped sense of entitlement. That spastic footwork, shallow sit spins and hideous drag queen costumes he wears should not, in this world, put ANYONE on a podium.
CaseyoEdwards is a psycho poster from FSUniverse.net. This creature must be stopped."
This post by caseyedwards is unbelievable.
I don't like Evan's skating, but I'm really happy that he won it over Plushenko.
And honestly, I think Plushenko should not have been on the podium : Stephane and Daisuke are so much better !
Anyway, I guess it depends, but I personnally don't feel good in a slim trousers. It's better when there's strecht in it.
How is it we are still going on about this a year later? :/
When do narrow victories stop being discussed? You can't hit a skating forum where there isn't a recent discussion of Lipinski Vs. Kwan! LOL!
Caseyedwards meet Let's Talk....you two have a lot in comon
He's an adult and should have been able to think up of a better way and more introspective way to express disappointment in himself.Perhaps it was also his own way of expressing his disappointment in himself.
I cannot believe there are people still hungry for debates on something that occurred one year ago, to the exact day!