The Winter Olympics are in full swing, it's important to remember one of the biggest reasons we tune in to watch: the falls. It's a lot like NASCAR crashes; we don't want anyone to get hurt, but it's definitely more entertaining when it happens.
And in no other sport are falls a bigger part than figure skating. Hell, I can hardly watch two routines in a row without seeing somebody go down, which is convenient, because it's pretty boring when it doesn't happen, regardless of what my wife tries to tell me.
So with that in mind, here are The Most Painful Figure Skating Falls On The Internet
Just like with NASCAR, many times when you crash it's not your fault. Somebody around you loses control and crashes into you.
Here they both get judged no matter who falls, but the fact that she falls into him and takes him down is just insult to injury.
This guy's not making male figure skaters look very good. His partner is a 15-year-old figure skater, she weighs 100 pounds tops. Shake it off and get up! It was your fault anyway.
I'm telling you, if the guy didn't look so worried afterwards, I'd think there was a possibility that he did that on purpose. I mean, he basically just lets go.
And I mean, come on, she falls about two feet and she acts like she just got shot. I've seen skaters get up from much worse. Let's not be too dramatic, okay?
While not technically a catfight, is it my fault that's where my brain immediately goes when two women crash into each other?
This was just in warm-ups, but I think this is a terrific way to make things more interesting: have a few different routines going on at the same time. It'll definitely add a new degree of difficulty trying to dodge the other skaters.
It pretty much sucks when you go through an almost perfect routine, only to screw it up at the end. Of course, maybe that's better than messing up at the beginning then having to finish, pretending like you still have a chance.
Most falls happen during lifts for couples, but every once in a while you'll find a throw fall. You know that saying "I don't trust you as far as I can throw you?" Well, he must trust her a lot, because he threw her far.
Only, when she landed, that other foot just would not come down and she ended up doing what looked to be some painful splits.
I won't make you watch this whole video (it's cued up to the fall), but it seems to be some sort of Disney On Ice type deal, but the whole time I'm watching, I'm seriously wondering if these people know how to skate.
The fall just kind of confirms my suspicions. When you look that bad (or drunk), maybe these kind of moves just aren't for you...
And this is why the guys normally do the lifting...
This one was just doomed from the start. The guy doesn't nearly get her up enough and you just know that she's going down. The fact that he tries to hang on just makes it worse. He basically just vaults her face into the ice.
Short but sweet, this video shows what happens when the girl is either a little bit too heavy or the guy just a little bit too weak. My money? A little bit of both.
It sure doesn't take long for everything to go wrong here. The guy totally screws everything up here and it ends in one hellacious faceplant. I blame the yellow headband.
The most painful fall on here is also the most ironic. The announcers are just talking about how she came back from an injury and how she's "99 percent healthy now" just seconds before she goes to about 14 percent healthy.
Bonus points to the woman announcer who goes, "I think she hit her..." Her what? Because whatever it is, I think it's pretty freaking obvious that she hit it.