15 February 2006

those skating judges

the worst judging in the Olympics has always been in figure skating. the new rules were supposd to protect skaters from politics & bias. so it's interesting to read today's commentary abt yesterday's skate. the backlash against Plushenko's inflatd marks is spreading across Turin. it doesn't help that the skater has the arrogance of Dick Cheney.

with Plushenko already given the gold the real contest tomorrow will be for the other medals. & the skaters who probably will take those are all more artistic than the Russian. how much do you want to bet that Weir's off-ice flamboyance cost him the top spot?

4 comments:

Regality said...

Disagreeing again. *L* Weir lost fair and square against Plushenko. I'm not one enthralled with arrogance, but maybe it's a necessary quality in this area. One thing I noticed re P v. everyone else--you could see everyone else "setting up" their jumps etc. P just flowed into them. Where I do agree is that the scores for P were inflated ridiculously.

AlexG said...

Plushenko may be the best technician in the men's competition & probably shd've won but not by a landslide. as it is now he cd fall a couple of times tomorrow & still win gold.

Malibu said...

There is talk today of NBC whitewashing a Weir interview and carefully avoiding mention of the "g" word. The same network as Will and Grace. How ridiculous.

AlexG said...

haven't heard that yet Malibu. but I was surprisd last nite that the netowrk left in Weir's profile his comment abt speaking his mind & upsetting Republicans.