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    New Weir Interivew "Johnny Be Good"

    Haven't seen this posted here, so here goes:

    http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/...606020309/1004

    For Johnny die-hards, more of "the same", but for the rest of us here's his take on why FS is going down in popularity:

    A: I think that people lost respect for the sport after the last Olympics, after some of the medals were given out. I think the public is tired of little girls in sparkly dresses talking about their feelings, and how they just want to skate well, when inside, they're cold-blooded killers! That's what people want to see. But honestly, I love figure skating, and I hope that it regains its popularity.
    I can relate to his thoughts but somehow think that might not be the PRIMARY reason here.

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    :sheesh:

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    He had my interest for a while, a short while. I look forward for ANY U.S. male skater to skate right over him at Nationals.

    Sorry, Johnny could have had it all, but wasted the opportunity. Now, he is just another "good" skater,




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    Yah, the "black inside comments regarding his LP performance left me thinking whatever. Still like his skating and enjoy what he brings to the sport, feminine in the masculine to a new degree. Not that it is totally new, I just like the way he carries it. More like a hard core lesbian hockey player.

    I thought this wasn't getting posted - seeing it on the Home page for a couple of days - because there wasn't to much interesting statements made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    I think the public is tired of little girls in sparkly dresses talking about their feelings, and how they just want to skate well, when inside, they're cold-blooded killers!
    Maybe he is spending to much time with Irina and thinks of her as a little girl - who knows?
    The rest of it seemed like everything else he has been saying recently.

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    In 2004 he seemed fresh faced, and innocent, and just excited to be healthy again, and finally fulfilling some of his potential with U.S title, and top 5 finish in his Worlds debut. He seemed confident, yet humble at the same time, and to really savour and appreciate his success and his sport. His personality has definitely changed and not for the better. Why cant he go back to being the 04 Johnny?

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    One has heard me say this before but it's a nice thing in a world of cookie-cutter "ice princesses". JMO, of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanibu
    Yah, the "black inside comments regarding his LP performance left me thinking whatever.
    Sean, I don't know what you mean by the quote. Can you explain, please.

    I like Johnny and his skating but I wish he would stop with the smart comments. For me it's like---ok, you said it once---move on now. Please use all your energy thinking about your skating instead of the next wise comment.

    Red Dog, I don't find Johnny refreshing at all, I find him rather boring because of the persona he tries to portray. But as you say, that just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707
    Red Dog, I don't find Johnny refreshing at all, I find him rather boring because of the persona he tries to portray. But as you say, that just my opinion.
    It's all right. It's a matter of opinion and what persona you like best. I tend not to like cookie-cutter princess smiles; I think those are boring. To each his/her own, I guess. (I won't name any skaters.)
    Last edited by R.D.; 06-07-2006 at 03:43 PM.

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    Johnny made the comment that he "felt black inside" the following day after the Olys LP. I read this in the newspaper. He also mentioned something about his Biorhythms being off. Personally the chances that he was partying to hard the night before at the Russia house are not without, "I wonder if," from me.

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    Every interview I read of Johnny's confirms my impression that he still has some maturing to do. He has a "crush" on Russia right now which may ripen into a adult level of interest. In contrast, Plushenko and his countrymen seem to be very grown-up; I wonder what they think of Johnny. I am sure they think he is talented as most of us do, but I don't think they feel he is "one of them."

    I am very interested in Russian culture and history myself . I think it is commendable that Johnny looks outside his own culture; it's just something about his current gushing that seems adolescent (well, that and missing the bus! I just have to say that I could catch a bus when I was 21 and I wasn't the most mature person on the planet at that point! )

    I enjoy hearing from him, but I do think he would be wiser to ration his words and put his focus on the skating after the distractions he had this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76Olympics
    enjoy hearing from him, but I do think he would be wiser to ration his words and put his focus on the skating after the distractions he had this season.
    Very, very well said 76 Olympics. I totally agree with your comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seanibu
    Johnny made the comment that he "felt black inside" the following day after the Olys LP. I read this in the newspaper. He also mentioned something about his Biorhythms being off.
    Thanks Sean, now I understand.

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    Johnny must be laughing all the way to the handbag boutique to think that anyone is paying attention to anything he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanibu
    Johnny made the comment that he "felt black inside" the following day after the Olys LP. I read this in the newspaper. He also mentioned something about his Biorhythms being off. Personally the chances that he was partying to hard the night before at the Russia house are not without, "I wonder if," from me.
    No, no ,no Seanibu, it wasn't his biorhythms it was his aura !!

    I must say that i do like the fact he goes out of his way to try to shock people and be a "character". By all accounts he's been an attention seeker since he was young, i've read some accounts of him at regional events in the past that show him to be be pretty attention seeking, but i quite like it. He has a strong personality and is still young, i'm sure he'll have no regrets later on in life about what he's said.

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    He's doing a good job at being a 'character'. If he wins the next worlds it will be a festive occasion. But he can't fail to skate his best, because it will be a hard fall from character. Let him be. It's his life, and he's not doing anyone any harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb
    No, no ,no Seanibu, it wasn't his biorhythms it was his aura !!



    Ant
    I know you put a laughing emoticon after the comment, but now that I think about it you maybe more correct in that quote.

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