I'm really hoping that Brian and/or Tomas (preferrably both) pull a Miki Ando and come back next year super fit, confident, and competitive and do great at Worlds (and the competitions leading up to it), show the Olympic results were a fluke. You can do it guys!
I'm kinda indifferent about him,too, but I have to say I felt bad for the guy. Most who had bad SPs were able to redeem themselves in the long, but nobody wants two bombs at the Olympics. I'm glad he's not retiring with such a bad memory.
Last edited by bladesoflori; 02-20-2010 at 11:29 PM.
I felt that too. The title is a bit misleading and painful to read.
Originally Posted by Bennett
I just used the title of the article.
Originally Posted by jennylovskt
Dreaming and dancing
Can you guys use quotation marks in the title when you cite an article that has rather a misleading title like that? I was going to say this yesterday posting to the "Skater X's arrogance has no boundaries" thread that was deleted.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
He has blamed his skating at the O's on 'personal issues' and has not elaborated. Dammit, I'm nosey! I want to know the issues. And maybe comfort him... offer him some healing.
I'm not the biggest fan of his skating, but he is extremely talented, and it's disappointing to see him go from being a 5x world medalist, including bronze at the most recent Worlds, to 16th at the Games in less than a year.
Here's hoping that he regroups and kicks *** and takes names next season. And calls me if he needs any comfort.
Yeah, I'm not pleased with Joubert either. I used to like him, but after reading the comments he made calling Canadian skaters gay and effeminate, I'm not sure I'm going to like him again until he gets a major attitude adjustment.
Originally Posted by DesertRoad
In fact, he deserves to be reprimanded for those sorts of homophobic remarks.
Last edited by Ryan O; 02-21-2010 at 02:38 AM.
Go marry the quad if you love it so much
I was kidding. I was merely mocking Joubert's melodramatic statement, and I apologize to women for suggesting he could be one of them.
Last edited by DesertRoad; 02-21-2010 at 02:46 AM.
In all honesty, 2006 made him mature a lot. Obviously that wasn't enough. It's a shame he always needs dreadful Olys for things to really sink in.
Brian is more mature today than four years ago. He's a lot more honest with himself than back then, but not quite enough to become Olympic champion.
Brian came come out as arrogant, but the truth is he's just honest about how he feels. When he believes that he's better than others he says it. When he mucks things up out of his own fault he says it. People often forget that aspect of his personnality.
Some comments on this forum about Brian Joubert, who is currently going through the hell, are just cruel: I hope this handsome young men will overcome and find back to his old strengh and happiness
I want to hug him for obvious reason.
I'm sorry for the Joubert-Fans here, but if he really had the opportunity to work with Orser and Browning and turned it down he just got what he deserved. What does he think? That he gets an Olympic medal without being determined to sacrifice some things in his private life? When I think what Dais had to go through in the last year, that Nobu and Miki left their home country without resentments, what a fight Stephane or Max Shabalin had with chronic injuries and constant pain, this just p* me complete off.
Wow. What kind of life do you lead that 3 World medals, including a gold, qualifies as "not much"? And can you share your good fortune with the rest of us?!
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Off the ice
I don't know Brian Joubert personally, so I really can't make any informed evaluation as to what the best training situation would have been for him, but I guess some people have a very easy time doing the Monday morning quarterback thing.
Joubert was pretty sick for much of the 2007-8 season, had health issues last year, and cut his foot so badly this season that he could see bone and needed surgery to repair the tendons and ligaments. That's not very fun. He had a similar injury, though less severe, in 2007. He hasn't had a season without medical problems the entire Olympic cycle. On top of that he has alluded to some personal issues, which of course are none of our business. Yes, he has had some good results, but things haven't been easy for him at all.
Originally Posted by decker
Poor Brian! He seems like he has a very anxious demeanor about him, he often appears uncomfortable. I feel bad, there's so much pressure on him and his coach was not very nice through his struggles.
Originally Posted by Buttercup