OK, I dont mean to sound like a cynic or anything, but am I the only one who isnt impressed with Michelle Kwans noble decision to leave the Olympics? Did anyone really think that she should have gone to the Olympics in the first place? Did anyone really expect her to win the Gold this winter? I dont get it. Shouldnt she have been automatically disqualified since she failed to appear at the Nationals? I understand that she is Americas favorite, and that she wants one last chance at the Gold, but seriously, Im not buying all of her crap about how she needs to put the sport first, and needs to put the team first. If she was truly concerned about Team USAs chances of winning why did she petition to be put on the Olympic team? If she was so concerned, she should have bowed out then when I would have believed that she was putting the team and the sport before her own ambitions. Please dont misunderstand, if she had appeared and qualified at the Nationals, I would have no problem with her being at the Olympics. But, I just feel that she manipulated her way onto Team USA, and she really didnt deserve to be there this year. I also wonder if it was really her own decision to quit, or if the judges came to their senses and put some pressure on her or if she knew that she wouldnt even make Bronze. I guess its better to bail now than not even make Bronze. I just think I would have had more respect for her if at the Nationals she had said, you know what? I have this groin pull, I doubt seriously that Im gonna be able to be my best, and its not about me, but about the team and about the sport, and I think Im gonna sit this one out. Good luck Emily. Good Luck USA. Now, Emily. I dont think she has a very good chance of getting Gold either, but had Michelle stayed, I think that she would have done a serious disservice to Miss Hughes, who deserved to go to the Olympics originally since she qualified at the Nationals. While I dont think Emily has much chance at Torino, I think if she keeps skating like she has, she will be serious competition in 2010. Anyway, thats all. I just think that Michelle did the sport and herself a great disservice. She should have bailed out gracefully at the Nationals, and I would have believed the crap shes saying at these news conferences more.