All skaters are,tired
In the 90's, the skaters skated,in May for pro ams that was,less important than,the WTT.
As stated in,another post the Goodwill Games in 1998 was in July.
Most skaters in years past stated was tired at worlds or after worlds.,they did pro ams anyway without whining or insulting, belittling skaters in process.
They swas all in same boat.
In 90's ,big name you did a pro am before Gp events Gp final with a pro am before the gp final than nationals , wofls, anothet pro am, plus tours and 1-2 shows that was allowed. The skaters didnt whine about timing ljke they do now. Some admited wanted change,but admited would bs tired,rdgardless of when it was. All skaters would be tired.
Just wish skaters now,would,refrain from saying mone,competition because so tired. Previous in,same boat without the
Whining from skaters.
Last edited by query5; 04-22-2013 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Correction
If you watched,the competition they didnt, not to public. Behind scened maybe,
The commentators did ask long season most stated yes .
Michelld, tara,irina, yagudin, tim goebel, michael weiss , todd eldredge, not to mention in pros kristi, nancy, yukaddnise when eon interviewed on spot after competition was over asked long season after worlds. Michelle wad adked what happened when,didnt win, media mocked her.
Sure no social media, but they asked,questions that fan base is now mocking was questions they asked for years
Difference is no pair dance team inivited they usually just asked winners or big name mainly michelle,todd u.s.hope wasincluding top russia hope, irina etc
When asked was tired.
The pros answered was sometimes enlightening especially when didnt win.
Sorry but Patrick does come across as spoiled, enitlement.
The older skaters,Chose words carefully when speaking to all press.
It also should be considered that practically everyone is far more open when they speak now. Even over a few years ago and not just people in sports.
I'm honest, just not always in a nice way
Yeah, but that means they also open themselves up to more criticism.
“because it’s not like going from the top of the team to the bottom of the food chain. My situation is different. Who else of equal value is going to replace me?”
In terms of leadership? Yes, many other Canadian skaters could have done better than you. Actually all of his teammates could have.
Last edited by tkaug; 04-23-2013 at 02:12 AM.
I'm not justifying people who are truly trolling, but not everyone who is critical of Chan/his skating is trolling or being hostile. Yet often criticism that is perfectly reasonable is dismissed by his fans as being motivated by hatred, and some of Chan's more comments are written off because the target of the criticism "deserved it", because Patrick is "so honest" and "tells it like it is", or because "he's young and inexperienced, he'll learn" (Patrick is 22 and in his 6th senior season - as someone noted, that makes him a very slow learner), and due to "bad journalists twisting his comments" (certainly possible, in DiManno's case, but it's not always DiManno). I don't blame him for getting marks that he doesn't (IMO) deserve, or for taking advantage of the system to pack in the points, but I do blame him for sometimes acting like an entitled brat about his career and for the lack of respect he has shown fellow skaters at times.
You appear to have missed the point of my post. It was not 'whether' Chan should be criticized or discussed, but 'how' posts can be perceived as hostile.