How paranoid! He changed parts of his program in Sun Valley because some of his competitiors were there and he didn't want anything stolen? Please. IMHO his entire journal entry has such an obnoxious, pompous air to it, and I'm sure I won't be reading it again anytime soon!
This has been up for a bit. Johnny is always interesting
Last edited by mmscfdcsu; 09-05-2005 at 06:27 PM.
Hey dancindiva - Thaaaaaats Johnnie! He's not use to being in such a refined sport, and in someways I find it refreshing. But I understand what you mean.
He does say a lot more than most skaters' journals say. For instance, apparently TT wants to keep he and Andrj apart.l How one can read into that is one's perception and I think that prompted the change of program in Sun Valley.
Just a thought - nothing really factual except that TT does keep the boys separate.
I really didn't find it obnoxious at all! Maybe he was being overly cautious...I doubt anyone was out to steal "his" moves. But I do understand not wanting to show off the program until the season begins. Maybe TT told him specifically NOT to let his competition see the finished product!
In an interview that was translated on FSU, Plushenko is reportedly doing the same thing -- not showing his program until he absolutely has to. I'm sure by now a number of Buttle's competitors have seen the Thornhill version of his tribute to Glenn Gould, courtesy of a homemade tape that's downloadable, and have already started the comparisons.
That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard! Changing his programs so that none of his competitors will try to steal them.. sheesh, how dumb.. Maybe he can work something out for the season, like, maybe he could get the arenas to provide huge curtains to place around the entire rink when he comes out to perform his program, only the judges will be allowed to see him. That way no one can steal "his" moves.
Originally Posted by Pau-goodle76
Um, I think it is a real concern in August, which is when this program was performed. I doubt he will have the same concerns by October. Johnny is not the only one. There are still a few skaters that have not even announced their music yet. There are coaches who have their skaters training almost in secrecy. We have been getting reports on Johnny's skating all summer from summer skaters in Simsbury.