Last edited by sfahrut; 06-13-2014 at 01:03 AM.
If anonymous judging goes away, these gifts will end but they will still have no top skaters.
What did YOU miss?
Very to see the voter trends. So virtually all the big feds voted in favor of ending secret judging, and many of the small ones (north Europe, and....Korea?!?) ended up being the holdouts.
I think it is very interesting, if not anything else, that the Grand Prix hosts were voted down. I would not venture to explain it beyond that it must represent a deep political divide and possibly some very creative maneuvering.
Last edited by bardtoob; 06-13-2014 at 04:24 AM.
Bard can express any point of view they want, same as anyone else.
Morry will gladly tell me "bye" and that's fine, but as more and more of us leave figure skating to never come back, you all lose the right to say "what do we have to do to get more people in the stands? and watching on tv? and interested in figure skating?" Because we've told you what you have to do, and the leadership and apparently the community are not interested in those honest answers. They are more interested in shuffling the deck chairs on the sinking ship.
Meanwhile, I will be happy to watch shows and follow any skater, so long as they are not competing in a sanctioned, staged competition.
Well bye bye then. Have a nice life.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Yours and others comments like "bye, have a nice life" reminds me how I look around the stands at a figure skating competition, and all I see these days are old people. Gray hair, gray hair, gray hair everywhere. The farcical "sport" of figure skating seems to never change or be willing to change. The corrupt stay in power and they keep power, and are happy to drive their product into the ground and tell everyone else they are not allowed to be part of the club.
But now those that are left are mostly all old and on the verge of also leaving the club, although in their case it will be involuntarily. In the meantime, I will have a nice life, and hopefully a long one. Enjoy.
I think judges from smaller countries are just cowardly. They are afraid that any or all of the big Federations will call their names after an unfavorable score. So imagine that a Korean judge gives Mao Asada all 8s for PCS, she or he is going to get names called by Japanese media and fans, but he or she probably really wants to do it, and their fed probably wants them to do it...
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
If there are still Finnish posters on here that have connections and know why Finland voted no then that might give a clearer picture as to why it didn't pass.
Sometimes it's not about the big picture (top elite skating) but about how it affects their interests on another level. If you look at who voted yes vs no I would guess a lot would group into smaller nations who work together on a grass roots level.
And you can't ignore that Italy voted no as well. And Italy=Cinquanta. Because while some people may not want to believe it he can certainly throw a temper tantrum if he doesn't like the way you vote.
Tessa and Scott: Thank you