View Poll Results: Who is the weakest link?

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  • Wolfgang Schwarz

    74 34.10%
  • Ondrej Nepela

    6 2.76%
  • John Curry

    0 0%
  • Robin Cousins

    1 0.46%
  • Scott Hamilton

    9 4.15%
  • Brian Boitano

    1 0.46%
  • Viktor Petrenko

    5 2.30%
  • Alexei Urmanov

    18 8.29%
  • Ilia Kulik

    2 0.92%
  • Alexei Yagudin

    3 1.38%
  • Evgeni Plushenko

    16 7.37%
  • Evan Lysacek

    82 37.79%
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    Olympic Champion SURVIVOR: Mens Round 1

    Okay, now for the Olympic Champion SURVIVOR!

    The rules are: vote for the weakest link. For the first three rounds, we'll eliminate the bottom two. After that, one at a time. Other than that, there are no rules.
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    Although Nepela was to watch, at least he never engaged in human trafficking.

    Schwarz, on the other hand....

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    What a way to spend off-season with chitchats! Entertainment on the way

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    Schwartz, IMO, should be kicked off alone. No one whose "weakness" is in their skating should be grouped with someone whose "weakness" (as shown by the trafficking) is a lack of humanity.

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    Lysacek with more votes than Schwarz or anyone else? Seriously?

    BTW, are you folks old enough to remember back into the Twentieth Century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Although Nepela was to watch, at least he never engaged in human trafficking.

    Schwarz, on the other hand....
    A little article on Wolfgang Schwarz...

    Olympian jailed over kidnap plot
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5253728.stm

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    Do his activities (human traficking or otherwise) have anyting to do with how well he skated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    Do his activities (human traficking or otherwise) have anyting to do with how well he skated?
    No, but I would guess the criteria "vote for the weakest link" can be interpreted however one wishes, skating or otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair View Post
    Do his activities (human traficking or otherwise) have anyting to do with how well he skated?
    I think it's a combination of that and people not having seen his skating. If the human trafficking thing is literally the only thing people know about him, it's a no-brainer. Others have done objectionable things (DUI, which is definitely not as serious as human trafficking), but people have good memories of their skating at least. People are unlikely to even bother to look up his skating when he's done something so abhorrent.

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    I just watched schwarz's freeskate at the Olympics and it wasn't that great IMO.

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    that Lysacek has so many votes already.

    Some things will never be objective on FSU.

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    I had never heard of Schwarz, what a dick...
    Voted for Lysacek though because I've never been so bored watching skating.

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    Some links to skaters that some FSUers here may not have seen:

    Wolfgang Schwarz, 1968 Olympics Free Skate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulo1_Qzpq2I

    Ondrej Nepela, 1971 Worlds Free Skate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daBiEb6Zcyc
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    I could never bring myself to vote for Nepela

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    I'm pulling for John Curry to win the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    I'm pulling for John Curry to win the whole thing.
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Schwarz is the weakest. Lysacek is second weakest. Tim Wood was robbed in 1972, way better skater. Danzer is a way better skater too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    I had never heard of Schwarz, what a dick...
    Voted for Lysacek though because I've never been so bored watching skating.
    What a sheltered life you have led! On both counts.

    This contest has already jumped the shark. The thought of Nepela or Schewarz as in any way a better skater than Lysacek is
    Last edited by Vagabond; 07-21-2012 at 08:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    I'm pulling for John Curry to win the whole thing.


    That would be as amazing as improbable!

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    I wish I'd voted for Schwarz, but I didn't know about the human trafficking thing until after I had voted.

    I voted for Viktor Petrenko because the LP he won the Olympics with wasn't great. Others I considered: Kulik, Urmanov, Lysacek, Hamilton (I know Hamilton is a weird pick, but his Olympic LP in '84 was terrible too).

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