I'm sorry for those of you who aren't into the Olympics. I wasn't planning on doing an Olympic post today. But THEN last night happened.
Did y'all watch the Men's Free Skate last night? Did you see American, Evan Lysacek skate the program of his life...and take the gold!?! He is the first American to take the gold in Men's Figure Skating since Brian Boitano did in 1988.
And did you see this cry-baby go on and on about how he (Evgeni Plushenko) should have won the gold?
He first tried to blame it on the new scoring system, which ironically was adopted to make the scoring more fair, and make it harder for judges to sway the outcome toward their own bias.
Then he had the nerve to say that basically he didn't believe Evan deserved the gold, and that he was certain that his own performance was the gold winning one.
Now, of course I'm no expert - but I have been watching figure skating pretty much my entire life. The big controversy is that Plushenko put a quad jump into his routine, and Evan didn't. Well the quad jump is worth 9.8 points, and the triple done by Evan is worth 9.5. Not a huge difference, but the judges take deductions for other things as well. Evan landed every jump, and executed all of his footwork elements flawlessly. Plushenko on the other hand was off during much of his routine. Although he landed the quad, and all his jumps...there were some wobbles. And quite frankly his footwork sequence, and other passing wasn't nearly as nice as Evan's. Just sayin'. It is my non-professional opinion that Evan skated a better program than Pleshenko, and he deserves every ounce of that gold medal hanging around his neck. Go Evan...you did America proud!!!
Plushenko's attitude during the National Anthem annoyed me, his post-interview on NBC annoyed me a little more, but when I got up this morning and read more of the comments he has been making, well I just got really ticked off. Grow up, be a man - SHUT IT, oh, and get a freakin' haircut!
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