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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    They are really sprucing up the place. Fitting for the home of Japan's only OGMs thusfar.
  2. Who were her top 3?
  3. Yeah that is something to consider. I know I would give priority to a Yuzu fan . Though I'm going to be real, if I did that there aren't going to be any top 3 faves. It's one question. Do you want Yuzuru Hanyu to win gold? If not then we've nothing to discuss.
  4. General Yuzuru chat

    Maybe, but would it leave an impression if he is a little rusty with it in the team event? But at that point it should be about as good as it's gonna get I guess.
  5. General Yuzuru chat

    I'd prefer he do the team competition, but only the SP. That is a really short turnaround to have to do it all again in the singles event and I would hate hate hate for him to leave his best skating on the team event ice like Lipnitskaya did (though I know she had other things going on with becoming an overnight darling of the games and being understandably spooked by it). And I say this despite having a 2nd row seat for the team event free skate and a 4th row for the team shorts. But I guess he and his team will decide what's best.
  6. General Yuzuru chat

    Nathan's margin was thanks to a technicality since Shoma lost a point for a time violation. Those things freak me out for this particular reason. When Yuzu lost that extra point in Helsinki in the SPs for the late start that was nagging me like crazy, even more than him being 12 points back.
  7. General Yuzuru chat

    Part of me hopes he can tap into his inner Sotnikova and skate like a bull.
  8. General Yuzuru chat

    I actually don't think image and marketability are underrated at all. If you're being sought out for endorsement deals those are qualities that are evaluated. I was thinking these were more so as a given for all these main guys who have charisma in their own way (and their own endorsements). And Shoma is planning on a long career. As you mention with Yuzu, he was still accomplishing things which put him on the radar before. But I think the Olympics took him to a completely different level, national treasure level.
  9. General Yuzuru chat

    I don't think that's fair to Shoma. If he manages to win big titles he will certainly not be short on fans. I don't think he is now actually. I think Yuzu's Olympic win helped immensely toward his meteoric rise because we got to see what makes him special. And Yuzu being Yuzu helped him rise even more. But in general people like winners and if you do enough of it you'll be good to go.
  10. General Yuzuru chat

    Well since Yuzu currently lives in my time zone and it's half past 12, I can give my official HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YUZU!!!
  11. Team USA

    I'm going whether America is there or not. I've spent too much money at this point. Even still, if NK decided to do something during the Olympics they'd have the rest of the world to deal with who sent their elite athletes.
  12. General Yuzuru chat

    It's okay. Definitely the shock heard 'round the world. And it will absolutely affect our skating community.
  13. General Yuzuru chat

    Yep. Definitely a shocker. We are discussion the ban in the Team Russia thread:
  14. Team Russia

    At first someone who was watching tv said they reported she didn't. Then I heard that she did.
  15. Team Russia

    So it's a full ban.