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    Figure Skating

    I love watching the Olympics but I truly don't get figure skating at all. The judging makes absolutely no sense to me. The couple from Canada just skated and the girl fell and there was obviously mess ups in other parts of the program but yet they get a 3rd place score. The american couple that skated earlier skated a nearly flawless routine and the get a score almost 10 points lower? Don't get it.



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    Re: Figure Skating

    Probably having to do with the difficulty of the routine or something.

    I dunno. Ever since that one couple got literally hosed out of the gold back in 2002, I think it was?.....through that conspiracy involving one of the judges, its hard to take figure skating seriously (not that I did before).



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    Re: Figure Skating

    I was thinking the same thing. My wife is making me sit through this crap. Just like gymnastics, its all up to the judges scores, regardless of who did the best.



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    FML. the wife just switched the tv over to this. spartacus was too much for her.


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    Re: Figure Skating

    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant Clone View Post
    I love watching the Olympics but I truly don't get figure skating at all. The judging makes absolutely no sense to me. The couple from Canada just skated and the girl fell and there was obviously mess ups in other parts of the program but yet they get a 3rd place score. The american couple that skated earlier skated a nearly flawless routine and the get a score almost 10 points lower? Don't get it.
    i think that degree of difficulty really factors in, but I agree the scoring is a little interesting.

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    Re: Figure Skating

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. My wife is making me sit through this crap. Just like gymnastics, its all up to the judges scores, regardless of who did the best.
    I with you...I don't like the figure staking but my wife makes me sit throw it. I understand the difficulty thing but I didn't see the Canadians do anything more difficult than the others (especially the Americans) but I guess I just don't know **** about figure skating. The commentators where shocked with the score as well.



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    Re: Figure Skating

    Judged sports can be a crapshoot sometimes. You really have to look at all the subscores to understand why, and even then... (this coming from someone who follows a non-olympic 'judged sport' every summer.



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    Re: Figure Skating

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonesurveyor View Post
    FML. the wife just switched the tv over to this. spartacus was too much for her.
    try spartacus as performed by a judged sport. good compromise.



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