Monthly Archives: February 2010

2010 Winter Olympics (Part 2)

Put on your big shoes, sit by the fireplace, and score a personal best; it’s the Olympics!

In the podcast below, we discuss Ice Dancing:

Domnina and Shabalin, Davis and White, Belbin and Agosto, Virtue and Moir, Delobel and Schoenfelder, and Samuelson and Bates.

And the ladies:

Joannie Rochette, Mirai Nagasu, Miki Ando, Rachael Flatt, Kim Yu-Na, Mao Asada, and Carolina Kostner.

2010 Winter Olympics (Part 1)

Light the fake fireplace; it’s the Olympics!

A lot of skating has happened already, and it’s about time we take a serious and reasoned look at these humble athletes and their tasteful clothing.

In the podcast below, we discuss the pairs:

KAVAGUTI and SMIRNOV, ZHANG and ZHANG, DENNEY and BARRETT, EVORA and LADWIG, SHEN and ZHAO, PANG and TONG, SAVCHENKO and SZOLKOWY, MUKHORTOVA and TRANKOV, KAVAGUTI and SMIRNOV, ZHANG and ZHANG, DENNEY and BARRETT, EVORA and LADWIG, SHEN and ZHAO, PANG and TONG, SAVCHENKO and SZOLKOWY, and MUKHORTOVA and TRANKOV.

Shen and Zhao not skating.

Then, the men:

Evgeni Plushenko, Evan Lysacek, Daisuke Takahashi, Johnny Weir, Patrick Chan, Stephane Lambiel, Nobunari Oda, Jeremy Abbott, Tomáš Verner, Kevin Van Der Perren, Brian Joubert, Florent Amodio, and Denis Ten.

Enjoy!

2010 Olympics Preview

It’s Super Sunday! Are you ready for some figure skating?

The Ice Queens’ Olympics Preview show! If you’re new to figure skating, we’ve compiled this handy chart to help you place your bets enjoy the Games.

Here’s who’s going to medal in Pairs:

Tori says:

  • Shen & Zhao – Gold
  • Pang & Tong – Silver
  • Savchenko & Szolkowy – Bronze

Liz says:

  • Shen & Zhao – Gold
  • Pang & Tong – Silver
  • Kavaguti & Smirnov – Bronze (or is it Booze?)

The rest are: Zhang & Zhang, Mukhortova & Trankov, Volosozhar & Morozov (the Ukranian Robots,) Dube & Davidson, and Denney & Barrett.

Here’s who’s going to medal in the Men:

Tori says:

  • Evgeni Plushenko – Gold
  • Jeremy Abbott – Silver
  • Evan Lysachek – Bronze

Liz says:

  • Evgeni Plushenko – Gold
  • Jeremy Abbott – Silver
  • Stephane Lambiel – Bronze

And the rest: Johnnie Weir, Brian Joubert, Daisake Takahashi, Oda Nobanari, and Patrick Chan.

Here’s who’s going to medal in Ice Dancing:

Tori and Liz say:

  • Virtue & Moir – Gold
  • Davis & White – Silver
  • Belbin & Agosto – Bronze

The rest are: Domnin & Shabalin, Delobel & Schoenfelder, and Khokhlova & Novitski.

Here’s who’s going to medal in the Ladies:

Tori says:

  • Kim Yu-Na – Gold
  • Mao Asada – Silver
  • Miki Ando – Bronze

Liz says:

  • Kim Yu-Na – Gold
  • Mirai Nagasu – Silver
  • Miki Ando – Bronze

And the rest: Joannie Rochette, Akiko Suzuki, Rachel Flatt, Carolina Kostner, Laura Lepisto, and Alena Leonova.

For all the snarky analysis behind the picks, listen to the podcast!