Figure Skating Is A Dangerous Sport
Johnny Still Quadless
I have such mixed feelings about Johnny. I love his skating and I want him to do well but it seems like he puts other things ahead of his skating. During his interview with Petah, he seems so hmmm oh hummm. I just want to shake him and say..........don't you know what you're doing for my anxiety level???
It seems like Paul thinks Johnny should go for the quad regardless. In a way, I'm agreeing.
Any other thoughts??
I agree i think he should put it in. He had it consistent in practices last season so I thikn he should take the Buttle tactic and put it in - even if he falls he still gets points for it so long as he rotates it. Better that then to not try it and leave out another jumping pass to give his scores a pounding in the TES.
I agree! I am tired of endless waiting. You will never feel you'll be ready. It's like to go to a final exam in school. You want to get perfect. The more you want to get it perfect, the more you'll feel you'll never be ready. Even though you studied so hard and you read everything and tried to remember everything you could possibly read and remember, you will never feel that you are ready for the exam.
Just do it! Even fall a couple of times, so what? Like Jeff Buttle. Jeff is a fighter, and a great competitor. Johnny is a talented skater, but not a good competitor. It is so frustrating to hear him keep saying what he wanted but couldn't deliver it to maximize his chances. I am sure he is frustrated, too.
But as free spirited, and stubborn as Johnny, he couldn't, and wouldn't do well with the outside pressure. It has to be he HIMSELF who wants to do it. Otherwise, he will not do well even if he put the quad in the programs. I think we have seen it last year at the Worlds. He put the quad in both qualifying, and LP. He was like beaten down by somebody before it even started. Of course, he had back problem at that time. But I was convinced that the pressure from outside played a big role there, too.
I think that is why even his coach Priscilla couldn't do anything except waiting.
True, he wasn't focusing on his skating. He knows it. I hope he could focus from now on. I hope he could win at the Nationals again this year. Whether he could win or not is a big question.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Johnny is painfully honest. Did he say at COR, or did a commentator quote him as saying, that Joubert is the best in the world? To me, that goes beyond honesty to the point of self-deprecation. Shouldn't a champion say, "Hey, I could do that! I gotta get to work. I'm going to beat that guy"?