View Poll Results: Have you ever seriously wished (a) certain skater(s) to fall/fail?

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  • Only once ...

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  • No! Never!

    10 7.94%
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    I was surprised to see the poll so strongly trending toward "wish they would fall." I've never wished a skater would fall or fail. I have wished skaters would win, but not at the expense of others.
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    This polll is just sooo.... seriously?! Replace skater with a poller... then I will 'seriously' consider to vote.. maybe... sorta...if only... niet!!.

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    I have not ever wished a skater to fall, but there are times I have been glad when they did.

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    I don't actually wish for skaters to fall because I know that can cause injury if they fall a certain way. I'd be lying though if I didn't wish for certain skaters to pop their jumps and/or botch a spin after all that takes away a victory way more easily than a fall these days

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    I'm going to start a poll based on this one but need a few more options. Maybe somebody could help me out? The poll question would be something like, "Which injury would you like to occur when a competitor of your favourite skater falls so as to see your favourite skater do better?" Here's the poll options I have so far, but as a poll allows twelve options, I'm a bit short:

    Twisted knee
    Broken wrist
    Torn groin
    Concussion
    Broken ankle
    Dislocated hip
    Broken tailbone
    Loss of memory - temporary
    Loss of memory - permanent
    Broken shoulder
    Broken neck
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    P.S. Yes, I did think of broken spine, but I didn't include it because I didn't want anyone to think I was callous.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    How about an out-of-body experience where you have the personality of a deceased hockey player like that one tv movie Tara Lipinski starred in.
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    Alena Leonova 2012 worlds. I really wanted her to fall in the free because she was so close to winning. Even though she still skated clean, im so glad that Kostner pulled up to win

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I'm going to start a poll based on this one but need a few more options. Maybe somebody could help me out? The poll question would be something like, "Which injury would you like to occur when a competitor of your favourite skater falls so as to see your favourite skater do better?" Here's the poll options I have so far, but as a poll allows twelve options, I'm a bit short:

    Twisted knee
    Broken wrist
    Torn groin
    Concussion
    Broken ankle
    Dislocated hip
    Broken tailbone
    Loss of memory - temporary
    Loss of memory - permanent
    Broken shoulder
    Broken neck
    Broken neck? That sounds life ending! You may wish to include broken toes, fingers, nose, chin and arm. I think that should cover most parts of the body.

    Yes, we should have a poll .... what do you wish most to be broken of your favourite's competitor!
    Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus

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    Of course!!!! Glad to see so many others are being honest about it too.

    My one admission:
    I admit to wishing Plushy would trip/fall on his ass, .....just as much as I wished Alissa stayed on her feet.

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    As long as it's not his/her heart. I once found myself fervently wishing a fall for a competitor in a tight race, then was utterly horrified when he did immediately - right on cue. Never quite convinced myself that it was sheer co-incidence, nor that I wasn't the Wicked Witch of the West. Usually I try to convince myself that I want everyone to skate their best, but unless my fave excels them all, I don't really.

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    I think PeterG's poll should include the "heading towards the light" option.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    I think PeterG's poll should include the "heading towards the light" option.
    You mean the Kiss and Cry area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    You mean the Kiss and Cry area?
    No I do mean "heading towards the light".
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhh like a proctologist light?

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    You are such a pain.

    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I don't wish bad luck on skaters anymore, but I did (twice) a long time ago... and it worked.

    Good thing I have matured since then.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Good thing I have matured since then.
    I am not too sure. You are still skateBOY.
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    Exactly what this thread deserves.


    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I'm going to start a poll based on this one but need a few more options. Maybe somebody could help me out? The poll question would be something like, "Which injury would you like to occur when a competitor of your favourite skater falls so as to see your favourite skater do better?" Here's the poll options I have so far, but as a poll allows twelve options, I'm a bit short:

    Twisted knee
    Broken wrist
    Torn groin
    Concussion
    Broken ankle
    Dislocated hip
    Broken tailbone
    Loss of memory - temporary
    Loss of memory - permanent
    Broken shoulder
    Broken neck
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I'm going to start a poll based on this one but need a few more options. Maybe somebody could help me out? The poll question would be something like, "Which injury would you like to occur when a competitor of your favourite skater falls so as to see your favourite skater do better?" Here's the poll options I have so far, but as a poll allows twelve options, I'm a bit short:

    Twisted knee
    Broken wrist
    Torn groin
    Concussion
    Broken ankle
    Dislocated hip
    Broken tailbone
    Loss of memory - temporary
    Loss of memory - permanent
    Broken shoulder
    Broken neck
    Hee Hee!

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