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|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm with phork on this one.||
I'm with phork on this one. If you can't handle some well-timed and relevant humor on a message board, then I don't know, man.
Some people need to grow some thick skin and stop acting like pus...nancies.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Where did you start school?||
Where did you start school?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||This is actually hilarious.||
This is actually hilarious. Surprised you don't have more upvotes.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Surprised with all the hate||
Surprised with all the hate in this thread. I think it's great that while they're here they are trying out one of our countries greatest and well-loved sports. Good for them.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Ha! Wow. This spoke to me.||
Ha! Wow. This spoke to me.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Whoa||
Did you just divide by zero???
|35 weeks 2 days ago||There's been a lot of good||
There's been a lot of good discussion in this thread, so I'm not going to hammer anything home too hard. But I will leave this here for anyone who comes across this thread again:
That's a screenshot of how Meryl and Charlie received their free dance score at the Olympics. You can see that each element has a 'base value' from which they can deviate from +3 to -3, called the 'Grade of Execution' or GOE. This is basically graded like the inverse of golf. If they execute the element as perfectly as it can be executed (factors including speed, strength, quickness, etc.) then they will receive a +3 on top of their base value, like a hole-in-one. If they fall, they will receive a -3 on top of the base value...triple bogie. One thing to note is that a +3 may not really be a '+3'...it may be as small as +0.5 or as high as +3 depending on what kind of element it is.
One other thing to note is that each element has 4 different levels, each with a different base value. You achieve a higher level (level 4 being the highest) by adding difficulty to a given element (for example, in pairs skating, doing a 1-handed lift would give you a higher level than a 2-handed lift).
Where a lot of the "subjective" discussion comes in is in the 'artistic mark', where a judge can give the skater a seemingly-arbitrary point value based on what they deem to be better style, creativity, etc. However, as other have mentioned, 4 out of 9 of the judges' scores are thrown out, so you're left with a solid core of the median of the judges' opinions. It really isn't that subjective when it all comes down to the final score.
Hope this helped people understand a little better.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||What is it?||
What is it?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Scott Moir is also a big UofM||
Scott Moir is also a big UofM fan. This is Scott, Charlie, and me right after Henne-to-Manningham, 2005.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||All lived together in||
All lived together in 2009-2010 on campus. And all read this here blog on the daily. Also, Alex is still a current student. Great performances by all of them.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I'm also lost. But I don't||
I'm also lost. But I don't want to be.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||solid post but didn't need||
solid post but didn't need the /s
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the update! Any||
Thanks for the update! Any update regarding the shirts for those who haven't received theirs?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||So is the vote number the||
So is the vote number the number of upvotes, or the number of points received?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Hi||
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Charlie White, Meryl Davis,||
Charlie White, Meryl Davis, Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, and Evan Bates are all current students at Michigan and potential Olympians (more likely potential Olympic medalists). Although Charlie and Meryl graduated high school in 2005, they're still students as it's tough to juggle a full-time class schedule and traveling the world one week at a for half the year.
I'm expecting to see all of them around the top 10ish in the Olympics.
Scott Moir was never a student at Michigan, although Charlie and I took him to his first Michigan football game in 2005 for the Penn State game (Henne to Manningham). We were in that endzone. Great time.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Ugh. Too*||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Can I ask what your old and||
Can I ask what your old and new professions are? It this is TMI for the board, no problem.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Great post, hope he gets an||
Great post, hope he gets an offer! One thing about your post though..."blue and gold"?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||You like to throw that around||
You like to throw that around a lot
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I play with Sam on Wednesdays||
I play with Sam on Wednesdays during a fast-paced drop-in at Cranbrook. He's a good player...both him and his friend, Chris Brown (son of former Wing, Doug). I've done some skating technique work with them over the past couple of years and Michigan is definitely pleased with this commitment. Congrats to Sam. And on a side note, my personal preference would be for Chris to join him with this class. Not sure if he holds an offer, but he should. Can't stop the kid from putting the puck in the net. As always, Go Blue!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||what is that?||
what is that?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Nice||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Dave and Chuck the Freak||
Dave and Chuck the Freak rumored to replace them, correct? If so, I am a happy mgoblogger. I have been having withdrawls for months...
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Whoa, I missed the Vincent||
Whoa, I missed the Vincent Smith thread. Looking for it now, but just in case I miss it, what was it about/titled?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I disagree with this plan.||
I disagree with this plan. What if I am a legitimate voter but don't have a facebook, so I made one yesterday so that I could vote? Using the process you suggest, my vote would not count.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I just started crossfit last||
I just started crossfit last week but am a little skeptical of the instructor's planning. It seems like he changes the plan daily. Where can I go to find the WOD's if I want to do them on my own? Also, this is the first I've heard of the crossift open. Where do I go to find all information about these kinds of events?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Yikes. I best not mention who||
I best not mention who my employer is on this here board.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Isn't there a "Profit" in||
Isn't there a "Profit" in there somewhere?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I honestly don't get why we||
I honestly don't get why we need mods to begin with. Let people say what they want to say. What are the real-life implications of His Dudeness taking a shot at Magnus? If an anonymous person has issues about what another anonymous poster says about them on the internet, they need to rethink some things. I just don't get it...
(not saying Magnus or His Dudeness feel this way - just using them as examples)