Isn’t it time we stop calling this a sport? It is a show . In sports the athlete that performs the best on “game night” wins. Skating is more of a popularity contest disguised as a sport. Don’t get me wrong these performers are athletes they are just not competing in a sport in my opinion.
A friend of mine and I had the same coach. We both preferred to be “outsiders” and stay out of the backstabbers click so we hung around a lot together.
At some point, an Olympic level coach came to our rink and invited both of us to come train with him in Colorado. My friend, who was a year or two older and already training away from home decided to take this coach up on his offer, I chose to stay with my family.
She was always the most naturally graceful skater I had ever seen but struggled on the power and focus needed to complete the big jumps. Something that was fixable with good training. Something that was not so easily fixable was that she often suffered from anxiety during competitions.
I was so happy when she made the Olympic team! At this point I had been recently diagnosed with osteo-arthritis (I loved to jump…a lot), so I was living a bit vicariously through her and couldn’t wait to see her compete and do well.
Just before the long program competition her coach announced she had a bad case of the flu and was scratching from the competition. My mother and I just looked at each other with a suspected knowing.
Why am I telling you this? Sometimes there are things you just don’t see unless you are on the inside. I always hated the politics of ALL sports in figure skating it is just a little more honestly visible on the surface.
Here is my childhood friend….enjoy.
October 14, 2013 at 12:24pm
The only thing they should drop from their name is WASHINGTON
May 16, 2013 at 11:36am
It should be legal to sterilize people like this. Unfortunately these kind of people breed at an alarming rate and the children and society have to suffer because of it
I agree with leffighter. We can't just run around and sterilize those we deem to be not worthy of reproduction. That is a scary slippery slope.
And who makes those decisions? Careful for what you wish for, 'they' might pick you for sterilization.
@Ghost1313 You're ghost of Dr. Joseph Mengale?
I guess Ghost is advocating himself for sterilization.
April 18, 2013 at 11:33am
So basically since the vote didnt go their way they are going to get Bloomberg to “BUY them senators that will toe the party line in 2014. I would love to know how they came up with the 90% number they keep quoting ( probably the same place they came up with the number that 40% of all gun sales are without a background check , Another blatant lie). The 10 % against these feel good do nothing bill must all know me, because NOT ONE person I know thought any of these bills were a good idea.
April 17, 2013 at 8:52am
The scream for safety for their children and yet the kid in the lower picture is standing there with his finger on the trigger.
This is the gun grabbers being clever-in their own opinion. They actually seem to think that everyone would be safer without their constitutional rights, or perhaps that us intellectual ruling classers would be safer if the (ugh) bitterclinger red necks were disarmed.But the bitter clingers have taken to wearing tee-shirts labelled oonLabe in Greek. What part of "shall not be infringed" don't they understand?
After no one has a gun but crooks & murders then what are the gun grabbers going to do for protection. You can't depend on the police to get where you are in time to save you. I will keep my guns thank you.
April 11, 2013 at 1:23pm
Is there a sane person in this country that DOESN’T think that this is the dirtiest administration to ever have control of the White House ?
March 8, 2013 at 7:57am
Am I the only one that thinks Nicki Minaj looks like Mrs Potato Head from the toy story movies??
March 7, 2013 at 10:07am
Looks to me like the officer was defending himself. People in this country have gotten the idea that it is ok to not listen to and resist officers instructions. The time to argue is NOT in the heat of the moment of a high stress situation. If you feel like you are being treated unfairly by an officer you fight it in court not in the moment. that is how innocent people get hurt.
With the number of cops comitting crimes each day, it is okay not to listen to these pieces of sh1t.
I don't know that fecal matter was found in any part of the story, nor did I see any comment about it. Communication in the style you use, is hard to follow. Is it possible for you to... GROW UP?
Could you use words of wisdom instead of words of an idiot?
Are you a lefty?
March 1, 2013 at 11:41am
Isn’t it interesting how the Dem always say…” the republicans need to compromise” why dont they feel that THEY have to compromise as well??