01.26.10 8 years ago 15 Comments

If you think figure skating is stupid now, you should have been around during the early days of the sport. In fact, the first half of the “competition” involved skaters literally tracing “figures” laid out on the ice, and then all the judges would waddle out there and see how close they came. It was pointless and boring, and in 1973 the figures component was thrown out entirely for what we now call the short program. Coincidentally, any time you’d be fortunate to spend with Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi would also be…a short program. At least now you have a reason to watch the Winter Olympics. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to Finnish in my pants. BIG ups to Janie for the heads-up.

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