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Friday, March 23, 2007

Credit where it's Due. But he's still an asshole.

Slimy Ass Bag but Great SkaterGod, it really pains me to write this...

Brian Joubert is the new World Figure skating Champion.  Both his short and (especially) his free programs were flawless and there wasn't another skater who came close to him. This was his championship and he took it in superb fashion.

But why can't he be the dignified champion that skaters like Stephane Lambiel and Evgeni Plushenko were? Why do we have to be subjected to the double fist pump before the end of the routine or the 'in your face' roar that came before the competition was even over?

This is why I just can't stand the guy and why he's pissed off so many fans of the sport. He is a great skater but he's also one hell of an asshole.

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At 12:45 am, Anonymous Blanka said...

Hello Sanchez,

I'll bet you were expecting this reply. :P

By winning the World Championship, Brian Joubert won France the gold medal, which hasn't been won for 46 years. To a skater, only the gold Olympic medal tops the World Champion title, so wouldn't you roar in his place? This is the peak of his career! How would you roar if you were offered a whole sports channel to run?

"He is a great skater but he’s also one hell of an asshole." Sorry for attacking you, but how do you know he is an asshole? What do you know about him? Did you know that at the age of 11 months his kidney was removed? Or that his own father doesn't support his career choice? Or that the French Skating Federation treated him like *** because of the 2006 Torino competition?

Ok, Plushenko, Lambiel, Verner, Takahashi, Buttle, Lysacek etc. have lots more to offer to skating fans (and skating in general), but how can you not respect people who have struggled so much and went trough hell to get there? He isn’t as talented as other skaters, but this only proves that he worked twice more than others to get to the place where he is now.

At 8:40 am, Anonymous Sanchez said...

lol, yes I did expect this reply.

I didn't know about his kidney or his father etc. maybe that's why he acts the way he does. Perhaps he's been carrying a massive chip on his shoulder and now that he's won the World championship, that weight has been lifted.

I concede that he is an excellent skater, I just don't like the way he carries himself. Maybe that will change now that he has what he so baly coveted. He shot the critics down with that win but now he must prove to us that he can be graceful in victory.

At 1:54 pm, Anonymous Blanka said...

Congrats! You have a great blog, and it's nice to have someone to get into polemics with. :)

At 2:01 pm, Anonymous klaw1000 said...

Hi Sanchez,i think your blog is pretty cool...though I am a really big brian Joubert fan, so I have to side with Blanka!lol!keep up the good work(just lay off Brian!)

At 5:00 pm, Anonymous Sanchez said...

lol ok, ok I'll lay off him!

Thanks your kind words!


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