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Discussion in '2018 Winter Olympics' started by jcd0805, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    They'll all be in the final group, which will probably begin around 10:30. We'll have the schedule sometime tomorrow.
     
  2. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Medvedeva has the same music as Nagasu.
     
  3. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    At least it's not another goddamn Carmen.
     
  4. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    we just got to another level....
     
  5. jcd0805

    jcd0805 Member SoSH Member

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    Exquisite!!!
     
  6. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Gorgeous, but for her, something felt ever so slightly off, and I can't explain why, but I guess it's because she's just so flawless.

    Now what I don't get is why she does a 3F/3T instead of a 3Lz/3T like Zagitova will do. She's leaving about 1.5 points on the table there, and I think she'll be in 2nd place when all is said and done.
     
  7. BigMike

    BigMike Dope Dope

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    That was basically perfect.
     
  8. shawnrbu

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    She scored Russian.
     
  9. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Tara saw what I saw: she was slightly tentative.
     
  10. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    interesting, we're in Asia, we have a ton of Asian skaters and this is the first even vaguely Asian music I've heard....
     
  11. Fratboy

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    Perfect PCS for this is 40. Medvedeva scored a 38.42.

    That's the highest scoring short program of all time. Wikipedia is already updated lol.

    Nonetheless, something felt a little off to me, and that's how good Medvedeva is. I think Zagitova can beat that.
     
  12. Fratboy

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    Bradie Tennell used music from a Korean movie.

    She was the first to skate tonight.
     
  13. BigMike

    BigMike Dope Dope

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    Well wait for the skating spectacular when it is done, I figure Medvedeva may have some KPop waiting for us
     
  14. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    ahh, I turned on just as she was finishing
     
  15. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    And you call yourself an Ice Queen.

    Tsk tsk.
     
  16. Fratboy

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    Miyahara's program feels overmarked on PCS.
     
  17. Ale Xander

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    Edith Piaf?

    Edit: Yes it is
     
  18. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Osmond brought it. I loved it.
     
  19. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This should be a solid, solid score. 80+ 2nd place.
     
  20. jcd0805

    jcd0805 Member SoSH Member

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    Agreed, she made that music work for her!
     
  21. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Never, I don't do queeny, never did drag (I can look that ridiculous without it) or leather (which IS drag), especially at the old Eagle's Nest...:rolleyes:
     
  22. Ale Xander

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    The Canucks are bringing it. Surpassing the Americans by a mile team-wide
     
  23. Fratboy

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    The choreography in the beginning felt kinda basic, "airplane arms" and such, but man, she just got stronger as the program continued, and that flourish/climax with 20 seconds to go, man, that's what medals are made of.
     
  24. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    and there is the truth: reputation still colors all these scores....
     
  25. Ale Xander

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    Loving the old school Selena Gomez in the kiss and cry
     
  26. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    She's 15 and looks her age, Frat will know, early on tonight there was a tiny 15 yr old S. Korean who doesn't even look 12...
     
  27. Ale Xander

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  28. shawnrbu

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    Don't know how you beat Alina. What were her betting odds?
     
  29. Fratboy

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    So for reference, when they're talking about difficult combos, Zagitova did by far the toughest. They rank like this:

    Triple Lutz/Triple Loop
    Triple Lutz/Triple Toe
    Triple Flip/Triple Loop
    Triple Flip/Triple Toe
     
  30. Fratboy

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    There's your leader right there. 83+, new record.
     
  31. Couperin47

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    Looks like you called it, can't leave her any room...
     
  32. Ale Xander

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    Imagine competing against that in juniors?
     
  33. Fratboy

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    Medvedeva had better components, but this is the most difficult technical short that's ever been skated.
     
  34. jcd0805

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    The lady coach looked kind of uncomfortable when the score came in and seemed to glance over at where Medvedeva was sitting.
     
  35. Mr. Wednesday

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    Particularly in the short program, I'd think more of the ladies would want to follow what the Olympic Athletes are doing and put all of the jumps in the back half of the program.
     
  36. Fratboy

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    I think you'll see lots of changes next year.

    Evan Lysacek did this 8 years ago, and that's how he beat Evgeny Plushenko.
     
  37. Fratboy

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    Jesus not another Swan Lake.
     
  38. Couperin47

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    I assume all the top coaches use the same few choreographers who suggest the music ? Sounds like they are all close to my age...
     
  39. Fratboy

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    The US has to be bitterly disappointed, and I imagine Ashley Wagner was throwing all kinds of shit at her TV and darts at pictures of the USOC.

    She would have been into the top 10 here.
     
  40. jcd0805

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    What was the deal, was she left off erroneously?
     
  41. Ale Xander

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    She finished 4th in the domestic competition.
     
  42. SoxFanInCali

    SoxFanInCali has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    And she wasn't sneaking on to two straight Olympic teams after blowing the trials. She came in 4th in 2014 as well, but US Figure Skating bumped Nagasu (who finished 3rd) off the team to allow Wagner to go.
     
  43. Couperin47

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    Johnny goes ultra 50's Sal Mineo tribute hair tonight
     
  44. Ale Xander

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    Anyone know what time the last skater skates?
     
  45. InsideTheParker

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    Is there a list somewhere of the order of skaters? I'd love to take a hot shower and get into bed for the best skaters.
     
  46. Couperin47

    Couperin47 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    lol, so tonight's theme of those in the thread is 'I don't really want to watch very much skating so....'
     
  47. InsideTheParker

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    Not in my case. It's just that my back hurts and I want the hot water on my back. OK, I am going to risk it.
     
  48. SoxFanInCali

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    Zagitova, just screwing around in practice yesterday, did 5 consecutive triple jumps in combination. And made it look like it was nothing. That's just insane.
     
  49. Deathofthebambino

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    My son's 10th birthday is today, and I made him watch that video and told him that she's only 15, and he better get his shit together, because by the time he's 15, I expect him to be the best in the world at something.
     
  50. Deathofthebambino

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    Shit, there has to be at least another two groups of skaters before they get to the final group, which will contain the top 4-5. I think you're good for at least an hour, and probably longer before say, the American triple axle girl goes.
     

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