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Discussion in '2018 Winter Olympics' started by jcd0805, Feb 8, 2018.
Regardless of who wins, both of those couples were spectacular.
Well, I think Virtue/Moir are going to get the gold. They'll get 120 points.
Bronze is very good for the Shibs, no?
And yet again, silver has the saddest face(s) in Sports
And as Tanith White just said there, this is the beginning for Papadakis/Cizeron. They are 22 and 23 years old.
I think they will win the gold in the next two olympics. That's how good they are.
Yeah, Virtue/Moir and Papadakis/Cizeron were by far the top 2 coming in, so the Shibs won the medal for best of the rest.
Yes. I expected the the bronze to go to one of the American teams.
Virtue/Moir are so *good* but man, I just absolutely adore Papadakis/Cizeron. Yes, they're going to be around for a long, long time. But dammit Guillaume, if you didn't unhook her costume yesterday, you'd have the gold medal right now.
In the end, the wardrobe thing may have been enough to make the difference, if it threw them off just that much. If they'd been tied after the short, the French would've won.
So tomorrow, Bradie Tennell has the misfortune of being skater #1 in the competition, and that's the one place you absolutely do not want to be.
So, what happened? Incumbency bias
I thought the French were much better. VM were too avantgarde for me in the first 1/3.
Also had a feel that the French were living the performance and VM were acting.
Actually Virtue and Moir have lived their performance for 21 years now. Their skate was electrifying and the Gold Medal well deserved. The skating world will miss them as they head off to a well deserved retirement from competition with now 5 Olympic Medals including 3 Gold and 3 World Championships.
When I first saw this, I thought they had managed to incorporate an automobile into their dance. P.s., I agree, I like them a lot.
I also agree with those who found the French team's performance more mind-blowing than Canada's.
The French were better in the free skate. That's why they won the free skate. But it wasn't enough for them to overcome their issues in the short dance.
They'll easily win Worlds next month.
What's concerning to me across the boards is PCS inflation. When the scoring system was introduced in late 2005, program components rarely got into the 9s. Shizuka Arakawa's components in the Ladies competition at the 2006 Olympics were in the high 7s, and she was the only one to even average an 8:
Even Ice Dancing was fairly reasonable:
Here's what we got last night:
*TWELVE TEAMS* received better program components last night than the 2006 Olympic champions. I don't know how they're going to fix this.
Nerves get to Bradie. Going #1 sucks.
Tough hill to climb, even for bronze.
Weir: "65-74 is good, 74-80 is great, 80+ is Russian"
"65 to 74 is good. 75 to 80 is great. Over 80 is Russian."
Johnny with the helpful scoring guide.
it's not easy to avoid any falls and yet have a red and 2 yellow boxes on her major elements
He's absolutely correct. Great line (that he repeated from the team event.)
But yeah, for Bradie, falling on the second half of the 3Lz/3T combo hurts. The jump was fully rotated, but she just... fell. Had she landed it cleanly, she probably gets a 70.
Her 64.01 would have put her in 7th place in Sochi, 10 points and change from bronze and the lead. She's got an outside shot at a medal, but she'll need lots of help to get there.
Mirai Nagasu can easily be in 3rd place with a clean short, though she is prone to underrotating her jumps. Her elements are better than Kostner's much lauded program components. (She's got great skating skills, but personally, I'm not a big fan of her style, and I don't really see the grace, beauty, and elegance that those in the know see.)
amidst an endless stream of chestnut and cliché music, Austman picks a most unlikely selection
Hungary and AC DC.
Johnny is not a fan!
is the "bend down and slap the ice in 'spontaneous' joy" move having a moment? Feel like I've seen it a lot.
I'm now watching on NBCSN. Will they stay with the skating here when the big Stars skate or will they switch to NBC, which I can't get on this bedroom TV?
Answering my own question--- they've gone. I'll have to wait for the DVR tomorrow. And now they're back...
Pretty sure it'll be on NBCSN all the way through, and NBC will check in now.
looks like skating stays on the cable channel til 12:30, then I think it goes to NBC broadcast which is when you will lose it, but it should be over live bye then
that announcer jinx was so obvious
Nagasu looks like she actually overjumped the triple axel that time.
You kind of felt she used up her good triple axel in the team event. Damn.
the point system is f'ed up
Not a great start for Chen, either.
Curse of I, Tonya
Mostly watching the hockey game. When do the 2 Russians skate, I want to see those
I wonder if Ashley Wagner is furiously cursing herself out.
ENOUGH WITH THE CARMEN ALREADY
Chen's outfit is so unloonlike. Loons are big heavy birds that sit deep in the water and have work to do to get into the air. I liked hearing the loons but she was more like an egret. I don't suppose there's any music written for egrets tho.
Well at least she is the one with all the TV Ads during the Olympics. I certainly would have paid more attention to the event if Ashley were skating in it, not it is just watching for the 2 Russians
Flip to NBCSN at 12:05 AM.
One heavy metal, one Cabaret, one Hallelujah, all the rest chestnut clichés from a 50's collection of '50 Greatest Classical Hits' they used to hawk on b&w TV
Choi is the best thing we've seen yet tonight
My bad, you want to tune in at 11:48.
I thought the Japanese skater was better, but this was still really good.
I'll say 72+
Got hit on the components.
Cannot believe how psyched I am to watch the Russian girls skate!!
Americans still in striking distance for 4th place after the Free
Choi was more beautiful but not as difficult, I'll buy it
Couldn't even fit in the Russians for the ET primetime.
There were a bunch of skaters, they’ll be in prime time for the long program.
Looks like a real bustling atmosphere outside the ice rink.