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(Wall Street Journal)   For the first time in history, a US Nationals figure skating medal winner is left off Olympic team, replaced instead by skater she beat, who just happens to be a blond-haired, blue-eyed, camera-friendly "golden girl" (who wasn't even born in the US)   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 11
    More: Asinine, Mirai Nagasu, Winter Olympics, Washington Nationals, Ashley Wagner, Nagasu, Nancy Kerrigan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan  
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2014-01-14 02:38:53 PM  
4 votes:
Everyone who's on the U.S. Olympic team, stand over here.

s.wsj.net

Not so fast, Mirai.
2014-01-14 03:02:24 PM  
2 votes:
www.tonyaharding.com

Knows a few people who could "fix" this...
2014-01-14 07:42:41 PM  
1 votes:
As I said in the other thread:

Figure Skating isn't about being the best, it's about being the best looking.

This girl was selected because she's the one who has the best chance at parleying a post-skating career into something important like television or media. Maybe even an acting career. Because she's easy on the eyes.

What do Michelle Kwan, Nancy Kerrigan and Sasha Cohen all have in common? They all still have healthy careers. They also never won.

What do Sarah Hughes, Kristi Yamaguchi and Tara Lipinski have in common? ....They're all in the "where are they now" bin. They also won gold medals.

If you're a figure skater and you hope to turn your success into a rewarding life of media attention and personal profit, you gotta be attractive, and you gotta be not unattractive.

/also known as the Anna Kournikova career path
//just like holding Ace-King: looks good but doesn't win anything
2014-01-14 04:29:50 PM  
1 votes:
imageshack.us
2014-01-14 04:20:10 PM  
1 votes:

PowerSlacker: Subjectively scored events aren't sports.


So, the BCS kept college football from being a sport?
2014-01-14 03:19:45 PM  
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Geeze, people - it's the WINTER Olympics! The only games left for wealthy white folk.


Yacht racing and golf is still out there. I also hear it's expensive to hunt human.
2014-01-14 03:18:30 PM  
1 votes:
Geeze, people - it's the WINTER Olympics! The only games left for wealthy white folk.
2014-01-14 02:49:14 PM  
1 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: FTFA: "...sucked into a polar vortex of hype, hoo-hah and hullabaloo..."

That could convince me to watch the Winter Olympics again, but I thought the snatch lift was part of the Summer Olympics?


I thought Octomom had the only polar vortex sized hoo-hah.
2014-01-14 02:45:03 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "...sucked into a polar vortex of hype, hoo-hah and hullabaloo..."

That could convince me to watch the Winter Olympics again, but I thought the snatch lift was part of the Summer Olympics?
2014-01-14 02:40:38 PM  
1 votes:

Nabb1: There are few things that I can hate more in all of sports than figure skating. The whole thing is so crooked it makes professional boxing seem as pure as the driven snow.


or professional cycling.  With the amount of doping going on there, the Tour de France trophy should just go right to whomever finished last, because clearly, that guy isn't doping.
2014-01-14 02:11:32 PM  
1 votes:
Nagasu also competed without a coach, which apparently is completely unprecedented, evincing that rugged individualism that so defines the American spirit...unless of course it runs afoul of corporate interests, in which case that spirit is completely crushed, swept under the rug, and replaced with something more palatable to the shareholders.
 
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