Sale & Pelletier
Last edited by Jaana; 08-29-2012 at 07:45 PM.
I am not sure what Sarah Hughes did to be so "hated." Sure, people think her skating was technically flawed, and people thought her coach was annoying. And she defeated Kwan and Slute due to crap judging. But I don't think she has really done any bad mouthing, boasting, strutting, or whining, or made homophobic statements, or stolen anyone's spouse, or drove drunk, or behaved like a snot, or made a nuisance of herself, or been too perky to tolerate.
I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.
People complain about Tara lipinski because she ended her career right after olympics, but then people complain when Sarah Hughes stays after Olympics. Was the magic of Michelle Kwan ruined by her Olympic performances. Was Yuna Kim's magic lost after she got 2nd at worlds.
In terms of Chan, sure sometimes he can be a douche, but it doesn't neglect the fact that he is the best skater in the world.
And for miki, she must have something more than jumps if she is able to win 2 world championships.
Is Chan's douchiness due to his China and sore loser comments?
michelle kwan didn't blow it, she didn't make a mistake. the judges made a big deal of the "small mistakes" and overlooked tara's, sarah's, and everyone else's.
in fact michelle skate in 1998 was great.
part of the reason is michelle landed 7 jumps along with choreo, tara only questionably 5 jumps. but judges thought tara landed two triple tripes combo, she didn't only 1-questionable, and the U.S. federation was heavily pushing Tara as the Next Sonja Henie however the American Public picked Michelle Kwan.
michelle landed 7 jumps, jumped a bit higher, more choreo than tara however the judges picked who the USFSA wanted to win since salt lake city was 4 years away and they hoped and told them that Tara would stay in.
the judges did what they did and the people reacted and still reacts that way since Michelle is the only skater (in certain public opinions) was nailed for every little bobble, scratch, trip and every other skater in olympics had something overlooked that led them to win.
I am finding out if they Want you to win (federations) they will help cheat for you to win and cover it up by every and any means necessary.
They also thought Tara would bring in more money than Michelle. too bad the federations didn't listen to the public
the usfsa thought it would go back after the olympics, they was able to pick the winner and keep the public behind that person before tonya/nancy mess, they can't.
once the public picks a person they want they more/less stand behind that person no matter what.
On the end, Tara skated better which is why she won, Not because USFSA helped her cheat a gold medal
Umm, I have always been annoyed about the Olympic jacket thing. IMO, there is no way in **** that Michelle should have been chosen over Tara. I understand that the supposed reason was that Michelle was planning on skating until SLC, but it's pretty ridiculous.
Given that Tara had received a lot of unfair media crapolla (cough Christine Brennan), yet she still won the OLYMPICS, Pat's reaction is how almost any mother would react if their daughter not been chosen. I know my mom would have been angry and she is far from a stage mom. People have been relentless on Pat, but I think she was speaking up, because she knew Tara would not. It was sad for her; in every major International competition from Jan of 97 until Feb of 98, she represented team USA the best she could, winning each event (CSF 97, Worlds 97, CSF 97/98, Olympics 98), but she was still passed up for Michelle.
Well, I have no favour neither for Lipinski nor Kwawn, both were rather dull and to me. I was rooting for Lulu then. But Lipinski's Olympic win was absolute okay, because she skated with joy and abandon ... plus ... she took some risks. In opposite to Kwawn, who acted like an Olympic drama queen before and after her LP; but her skate, as it has been said many times before, was slow and tentative plus as usual she hardly left the ice surface during her jumps.