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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:29am PT
I have no idea how to judge Ice dance. I enjoyed the Canadian free dance program better. But that was due to the music choice and storytelling style. Both were jaw droppingly beautiful and without clear errors to a layperson.

What constitutes difficulty and judging of elements.. I don't have much clue.

From what I have heard when the judging got cleaned up 10 or more years ago the system is pretty fair apparently.

But it was a totally corrupt sport before that.

In the past the Russians would have won 1st and second in this comp. Not joking, the judging was that obviously corrupt back then.
GLee

Social climber
MSO
Feb 18, 2014 - 06:01pm PT

Joergen Graabak og Magnus Moan ta gull og solvi i nordisk kombinert!!!

Oy vey eller Uff da!!!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 18, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
"jaw dislocating yawn".

Fort ,thanks man.

HA!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 18, 2014 - 09:21pm PT
Reno's own David Wise wins gold in ski halfpipe!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 18, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Yeah, I can't judge what's better in ice dance. I liked the american's (Brady bunch boy and empress of mars) routine better, but honestly I couldn't tell who was scoring higher. Seemed like high level standard for bothe teams, like it should be!


I also liked the Russian (?) Zombie routine! Unique and imaginative!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Are we to believe that out of seven bobsled entries, FIVE of them are American? That's according to NBC.

Seven sleds down the track, five are American. Just totally pathetic coverage.

EDIT:

SEVEN out of nine runs televised are Americans. It's as if no one else was competing.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:09am PT
They dominated? Ye gads Ward you are such a rank flag waver!
To put it in context the conspiracy kooks in Canada claim the fix was in. The reality was that even if it was there was no discernible difference in quality of performance. you may as well have spun a bottle.

Nice try BruceJim KayBrennan . It has nothing at all to do with flag waving.
The Canuck couple , Virtue and Moir, you could see it on their faces immediately after White and Davis finished their nearly perfect program---before the judges' verdicts. They knew. Game over.

You characterized the Canadian "fix is in crowd" properly as "kooks". Good observation.

Moir and Virtue are yesterday's news. Canada won't see Gold in this event until the Olympics come back to Canuckastan, probably sometime after you have long been frozen in a block of ice ---or however they bury people up there.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:28am PT
Of course you are a figure skating judge too Ward, big surprise. I hear your double sow cows are just spectacular.

But just cause you're an ice prancing climate change princess doesn't mean you know how every event will end up.

Maybe you want to put a wager where your know it all mouth is?
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:35am PT
Maybe you want to put a wager where your know it all mouth is?

Another irrelevant ,vain attempt to shift this crushing loss onto someone who is merely reiterating the awful truth. Me knowing ,or not knowing, anything about ice dancing won't change the fact that US won Gold. Will it?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:36am PT
^^^

Nothing worse than a know it all climate change pussy
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:37am PT
climate change

LOL.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:39am PT
LOL, yeah I know.



You're still a pussy though. A Real American would take the bait.......errr bet I mean.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 01:44am PT
You're still a pussy though. A Real American would take the bait.......errr bet I mean.

You're going to have to get smarter than that, which is not possible given what I already know about you in our few exchanges on this thread.

But nothing personal.
Have a good remaining Winter Olympics. All the best to the excellent Canadian athletes.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:05am PT
Same to yours Ward! If I ever need to know anything about anything I'll be sure to find you!
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:09am PT
If I ever need to know anything about anything I'll be sure to find you!

If I tell you that someone won a Gold Medal after they won a Gold Metal ---please listen . That way we can avoid all this needless rancor
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:20am PT
Ward,
Don't be light.

Place your money where your mouth is. A bet is a bet and you look like an arriviste at this point in the muscular game of figure skating.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:20am PT
If I tell you that someone won a Gold Medal after they won a Gold Metal ---please listen . That way we can avoid all this needless rancor


Yes Ward- gold metal all over the place. Thanks again for all the wisdom you bestow upon thee with every post. Even tho the rancor is needless I'm quite enjoying it since you called me a moron for no reason upthread.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:21am PT
How much of a hypocrite is Putin - he let Johnny Weir into the country?
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 19, 2014 - 02:35am PT
called me a moron for no reason upthread.

I did? Wow, sorry dude. I apologize. I must have been pissed about something ---or you are wrong and I had plenty of reason.
In any case it's all spilled milk under the bridge.




bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Feb 19, 2014 - 03:00am PT
I repeat. They should remove all sports which involve judging from the Olympics. The Olympic motto is 'Citius, Altius, Fortius' which translates to 'Faster, Higher, Stronger.' I don't see the words 'style' or 'grace' or a reference to anything artistic in there at all.
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