1. Figure Skating: Frankly, I just don't get it. I don't understand how the judges score it. The other night in the men's free skate, Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu fell not once, but twice and won the gold medal. I always thought if you fell it was pretty much over especially if another skater performs perfectly. I know he broke a record for most points in the short program, but c'mon, he hit the ice twice. Was everyone else that bad? I didn't think so. Speaking of points, how the hack are they tallied up? I know a quad jump is worth more than a triple. Hanyu fell on a quad jump but got points for the attempt. WHAT! Points for simply an attempt. Hell I would attempt nothing but quad jumps and pray that I landed one or two. In my opinion perfection trumps a simple attempt. I always said figure skating was fixed and now I am sure of it. The 3 or 4 favorites are the only ones that have a chance.
|The Agony of Defeat|
|Plushenko Folds Up|
There you have it. My Gripes on the Olympics for week one.