Chan best career, Lysacek worst
Chan best career, Joubert worst
Chan best career, Takahashi worst
Lambiel best career, Lysacek worst
Lambiel best career, Joubert worst
Lambiel best career, Takahashi worst
Takahashi best career, Lysacek worst
Takahashi best career, Joubert worst
Lysacek best career, Takahashi or Lambiel worst
Lysacek best career, Joubert worst
Joubert best career, Takahashi or Lambiel worst
Joubert best career, Lysacek worst
I need more choices! I don't like the pairings!
Crazy about sports!
How can you even have this poll when not everyone is retired?
We need a poll here for which the most pointless poll is here in the Trash Can as well as which poster gets the most worked up for the most pointless poll. There sure are a lot of candidates around these days.
Lets be generous and say Lambiel`s Olympic silver is equal to a World title. That would give Chan and Lambiel both 3 World title equivalents, so thus far they are tied. Beyond that Chan has 2 World silvers vs Lambiel 1 World bronze, both have 2 Grand Prix final titles, and the rest of Lambiel`s record- only 2 grand prix event wins and no European titles leaves him way behind Chan. Yes Chan has a boatload of questionable wins and medals, but that does that really mean anything when the topic is who has had the best career. I could see them counting against him if the topic was who is the greatest or best skater, or who will be remembered the most positively or respected. The medals and titles are still officially his though.
Lysacek best, Joubert worst.
Lysacek has Olympic Gold and won Worlds, no one else on the list did that so he's first.
Lambiel is 2nd since he won Worlds twice and has Olympic Silver. Takahashi has Olympic Bronze and won Worlds once so he is 3rd behind Lambiel.
Chan won Worlds more often than Joubert so he is ahead even though both skaters won no Olympic Medal. Joubert's multiple Euro Medals are irrelevant since Chan isn't European so he can't be compared (and I like Joubert much more than Chan).
That makes it:
What a ridiculous poll.
I do believe Ms falling_dance is not being quite truthful.
I voted -Lysacek best career, Joubert worst
I voted like lala looking at it as best career, not who is necessarily the best skater. And sorry, but Chan's record, especially with the controversy over this year's World gold, just doesn't hold up as well as Lysacek's (or Lambiel's for that matter).
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
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"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
1. Chan- 3 World titles above all others.
2. Lambiel- 2 World titles + Olympic silver above all remaining others
3. Takahashi- I was going to say Lysacek 3rd since Olympic Gold + World Gold > 1 World gold + Olympic bronze, but Takahashi has so many other great results while Lysacek is kind of empty outside his top couple results so I say Takahashi.
4. Lysacek- Olympic Gold + World gold atleast has to put him over Joubert.
5. Joubert- longevity, smongevity, the big wins just arent there. Same with Takahashi, but atleast he has an Olympic medal of some color to go with his World title.