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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 12:07 AM
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52. Yes, both my teen daughter and 81 y.o. mother agreed with me that Weir was profoundly
underscored. My daughter put it best, "Mom, I think the judges didn't like him and scored him lower because they're afraid he's gay? That's not fair!"

How very sad of a sport that is supposed to value creativity and artistic expression.

I loved Weir's performance - IMO, and it seems many others, he was cheated out of the Bronze Medal.
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  -Should "ice dancing" be an Olympic sport? Electric Monk  Feb-19-10 07:15 PM   #0 
  - No, and I hope it never happens.  timeforpeace   Feb-19-10 07:17 PM   #1 
  - Better get in your time machine then.  Hansel   Feb-19-10 07:51 PM   #10 
  - If it's already decided, what's the point of the OP?  timeforpeace   Feb-19-10 08:30 PM   #19 
     - Not the brightest bulb in the pack, are you?  tabasco   Feb-20-10 11:08 AM   #84 
  - It did. In 1976.  Bluebear   Feb-19-10 10:23 PM   #39 
  - Probably not. It's the event I find most interesting.  tanyev   Feb-19-10 07:18 PM   #2 
  - Yes!  GCP   Feb-19-10 07:19 PM   #3 
  - Seeing ice dance would remind me of my college daze, with the  ChairmanAgnostic   Feb-19-10 07:25 PM   #4 
  - Oh, this has nothing to do with ice particles, does it?  ChairmanAgnostic   Feb-19-10 07:27 PM   #5 
  - You win for the "other" vote category :-)  Electric Monk   Feb-20-10 01:08 AM   #53 
  - Ice nine, in fact!  NoSheep   Feb-20-10 01:23 AM   #55 
  - Oh, this has nothing to do with ice particles, does it?  ChairmanAgnostic   Feb-19-10 07:27 PM   #6 
  - Only if it's a full contact event.  -..__...   Feb-19-10 07:29 PM   #7 
  - Yes, with helmets and shoulder guards mandatory  Canuckistanian   Feb-19-10 08:03 PM   #15 
  - Add a Mosh pit...  -..__...   Feb-19-10 08:16 PM   #17 
     - Or they could always throw in some  Foo Fighter   Feb-19-10 09:32 PM   #33 
  - Uhm, rhythmic gymnastics, anyone?  immoderate   Feb-20-10 02:27 AM   #66 
  - It already is ;=D  MagickMuffin   Feb-19-10 07:35 PM   #8 
  - Sure. Why not?  fishwax   Feb-19-10 07:37 PM   #9 
  - Precisely what I was going to post. If people like doing it and people like watching it then  petronius   Feb-20-10 02:05 AM   #62 
  - If they can make sweeping a broom in front of some bomb looking thing  OffWithTheirHeads   Feb-19-10 07:51 PM   #11 
  - Love it!  scarletlib   Feb-19-10 07:53 PM   #12 
  - Of course.  Hansel   Feb-19-10 07:53 PM   #13 
  - truly an ignorant statement  paulsby   Feb-19-10 08:40 PM   #20 
     - Yes, your post is truly an ignorant statement.  DRoseDARs   Feb-19-10 10:48 PM   #44 
        - Unlike real sports like track and field, figure skating is decided subjectively by a team of judges.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-19-10 11:17 PM   #46 
           - But we're talking about the athletes. The scoring/judging/diva-ing is a seperate matter.  DRoseDARs   Feb-19-10 11:30 PM   #47 
              - athleticism  paulsby   Feb-19-10 11:52 PM   #48 
              - If pouting and stomping your feet were a sport, I wonder what the scoring would be like.  DRoseDARs   Feb-20-10 01:32 AM   #58 
              - that;s a good post  paulsby   Feb-20-10 02:26 AM   #65 
                 - Which is why track-letes and field-letes stuck with their own and neither much like the marathoners  DRoseDARs   Feb-20-10 02:35 AM   #69 
                    - marathon runners and their skinny legs  paulsby   Feb-20-10 02:45 AM   #70 
                       - I had yearbook class my senior year and on the day of the photoshoot for t&f, the marathoners...  DRoseDARs   Feb-20-10 02:57 AM   #71 
                          - ive run two marathons fwiw  paulsby   Feb-20-10 03:09 AM   #73 
                             - Spints for me; anything longer than 400m and I was out for lack of endurance.  DRoseDARs   Feb-20-10 03:27 AM   #74 
                                - i only swing one way  paulsby   Feb-20-10 03:40 AM   #75 
                                   - It's difficult to look hot when you look like you need to (and sometimes accidently DO) take a shit.  DRoseDARs   Feb-20-10 04:01 AM   #77 
              - You might want to actually try figure skating and ice dancing  amandabeech   Feb-20-10 03:49 AM   #76 
              - athleticism  paulsby   Feb-19-10 11:52 PM   #49 
  - I hear they're thinking about dropping it, but adding  MineralMan   Feb-19-10 07:59 PM   #14 
  - I heard they were dropping acid in the pool.  NoSheep   Feb-20-10 01:24 AM   #56 
  - If curling is, ice dancing can be  sandnsea   Feb-19-10 08:08 PM   #16 
  - Ice dancing is 'judged'. Curling is 'scored'. nt  Captain Hilts   Feb-19-10 08:22 PM   #18 
  - the same is true of gymnastics and diving  paulsby   Feb-19-10 08:42 PM   #21 
     - And boxing. Which is why they generate so much argument. The men's figure skating final....  Captain Hilts   Feb-19-10 08:45 PM   #23 
  - Or ribbon/hoop twirling...  Rhiannon12866   Feb-20-10 01:17 AM   #54 
     - Is there cultural significance?  sandnsea   Feb-20-10 01:43 AM   #59 
        - I wasn't even aware of the ribbon twirling until I saw it by accident.  Rhiannon12866   Feb-20-10 02:33 AM   #68 
  - Torvill & Dean - 1984 Olympics - Bolero  Kadie   Feb-19-10 08:45 PM   #22 
  - Isn't that pairs skating?  undeterred   Feb-20-10 06:33 AM   #80 
     - Ice Dancing and Pair Skating are different.  Kadie   Feb-20-10 09:16 AM   #81 
        - I know they're different, but  undeterred   Feb-20-10 10:43 AM   #82 
           - ahh...  Kadie   Feb-21-10 10:43 AM   #88 
  - Pft, some of the original Games had poetry events. (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-19-10 08:46 PM   #24 
  - Yes, and Johnny Weir shoulda won the Bronze  Generator   Feb-19-10 08:48 PM   #25 
  - Amen. I cannot tell you how livid I was last night.  Barack_America   Feb-19-10 08:52 PM   #26 
  - It isn't "homophobia" just because the guy you like didn't win (or get bronze in this case)  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 09:05 PM   #27 
     - Yes, but underscoring a superior performance because the guy is "different" is homophobia.  Barack_America   Feb-19-10 09:14 PM   #29 
        - Maybe if he focused more on skating rather than just being "different" he would get better scores.  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 09:26 PM   #31 
           - Ah but artistry was supposedly valued in the judging, hence Lysacek's victory...  Barack_America   Feb-19-10 09:43 PM   #35 
              - There is no double standard. When someone is being judged on their artistry yet they thrive  cbdo2007   Feb-19-10 10:28 PM   #42 
              - He doesn't thrive on being "different", he thrives on being himself....  Barack_America   Feb-19-10 10:32 PM   #43 
              - no. artistr y is not why Lysacek won  cali   Feb-20-10 04:36 AM   #79 
                 - Incorrect. The point is that Weir DID lose on artistry.  Barack_America   Feb-20-10 11:02 AM   #83 
  - Yes he should have  sandnsea   Feb-19-10 10:05 PM   #37 
     - I saw it posted on twitter that the "gay tax" had been applied to his score.  Barack_America   Feb-19-10 10:26 PM   #41 
     - Yes, both my teen daughter and 81 y.o. mother agreed with me that Weir was profoundly  ShortnFiery   Feb-20-10 12:07 AM   #52 
        - How very sad of a sport that has so many closeted gays  Warren Stupidity   Feb-20-10 11:18 AM   #87 
  - Falling on your ass on ice should be a sport.  undeterred   Feb-19-10 09:06 PM   #28 
  - only if a Disco ball is present  tomm2thumbs   Feb-19-10 09:22 PM   #30 
  - Only if they combine it with target shooting like the biathlon.  salguine   Feb-19-10 09:30 PM   #32 
  - Ice dancing  angelo123   Feb-19-10 09:39 PM   #34 
  - Ice Dancing Sux  MadBadger   Feb-19-10 09:48 PM   #36 
  - I have little respect for "sports" that require little physical exertion. Iceskating requires a lot.  DRoseDARs   Feb-19-10 10:09 PM   #38 
  - Absolutely. And go Charlie and Meryl!  Bluebear   Feb-19-10 10:25 PM   #40 
  - Yes, yes.....  gblady   Feb-19-10 11:04 PM   #45 
  - I tuned into that "Ice Dancing" and viewed it for the first time. OMG! How boring ...  ShortnFiery   Feb-19-10 11:57 PM   #50 
  - Still not as boring as watching the "compulsory figures" of figure skating.  Barack_America   Feb-20-10 01:49 AM   #60 
  - If curling qualifies as a sport, why the hell not?  RedCappedBandit   Feb-20-10 12:07 AM   #51 
  - if poker belongs on ESPN, yes. n/t  upi402   Feb-20-10 01:26 AM   #57 
  - I wish all "judged sports" would be eliminated  SoCalDem   Feb-20-10 01:58 AM   #61 
  - So, no figure skating, snowboard half pipe, ski jumping, freestyle skiing or short track racing?  Barack_America   Feb-20-10 02:05 AM   #63 
     - Pretty much.. I like watching those things, but perhaps they would be better  SoCalDem   Feb-20-10 02:17 AM   #64 
        - no diving? how about boxing?  onenote   Feb-20-10 11:10 AM   #85 
  - Hide thread.  Luminous Animal   Feb-20-10 02:27 AM   #67 
  - That's just silly. They'd fall down.  Morning Dew   Feb-20-10 03:01 AM   #72 
  - I've never been a fan of ice dancing, but  Rhiannon12866   Feb-20-10 04:32 AM   #78 
  - its very athletic and takes much training of mind and body  ensho   Feb-20-10 11:17 AM   #86 
  - Its anti-gay sentiment. I studied figure skating when young.  Gman2   Feb-21-10 10:52 AM   #89 

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