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Olympic Stud of the Day: Evan Lysacek

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Day 5’s Olympic Stud: American Evan Lysacek, who stands at second place following the men’s short program last night. Lysacek may have had the best (and most dehydrating) post-skating reaction of the night, when he cried an almost alarming amount of happy tears after finishing his routine. Don’t scoff. It takes a real man to cry in front of millions of people. I should also note that you should not base his stud status purely off what you saw last night. Google him and see him with his hair brushed forward — you’ll see. Lysacek finished just off the podium in the 2006 Torino Olympics, so I’m rooting for him until the end. For more on the men’s skating short program, check out our recap.

Honorable mentions: Maëlle Ricker, the Canadian who took home the country’s second gold last night in snowboard cross seemingly without effort. It was a loss for America (Lindsey Jacobellis disqualified herself early in the semi-finals), but a win for viewers who quickly switched alliances after seeing Jacobellis’ flub (you know who you are…). Also, for being the first Canadian woman to take an at-home gold, she maintained a humble attitude after her win, greeting the crowd and even shooting the camera some moose ears. Modesty is always worthy of stud-ette status.

Deserves a mention: Patrick Chan, whose heart-warming story about the loss of his longtime coach Osborne Colson had me (and the other females I was watching the Olympics with) rooting for him. Also worth mentioning, if only for his studly smile and chiseled jaw, is Switzerland’s Stéphane Lambiel.

Noteworthy Michael Scott-esque conversation at my Olympics viewing party: Me: “I’m not sure if Lambiel’s a stud. I mean, look at his poufy hair.” Guest: “It wasn’t that big when he started (his routine).” Roommate: “That’s what she said.”

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Olympic Song of the Day from speedskater Chad Hedrick

PopWatch on Ice: Shen and Zhao win pairs gold following collective gasp

PopWatch on Ice: Good music, bad costumes, and questionable scoring in the pairs’ short programs

Scott Hamilton: The 5 most memorable Olympic figure skating falls

Scott Hamilton: The 5 times I was a little too excited in the broadcast booth

Scott Hamilton: The 5 programs I would have skated

Olympic Stud of Day 4: Seth Wescott

Olympic Stud of Day 3: Canadian men’s moguls gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau

Olympic Stud of Day 2: U.S. speed skater Apolo Ohno

Olympic Stud of Day 1: U.S. curler Chris Plys

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