Keeping his name in the headlines, nothing more.
I thought of him as soon as the Men's comp was over - he could have won - as could have Evan (or they could have faltered). I'd be happy to see Johnny back, if he buckled down, got serious and stopped the trash talking
are we to see these headlines popping up every nationals just like we normally see Tonya Harding's name in some random news article this time of year (though I haven't seen her name in any real news headline in quite a while)
ETA - that being said I really hope he does come back.. as well as Evan. I'm not ready for yet another era to end...
Hmmm, at first my initial reaction was "heck no", mainly because I'm po'ed that Ryan Bradley didn't get to go due to Johnny. BUT after reading the article my mind changed ~ I'm a sucker for Johnny when he talks like he does in this article. So I say YES, get on board, but please get a program, choreography, et al that plays to your strengths!!!!!
And now that Evgeni Plushenko & Mishin have officially submitted the paperwork, during the 2011 European Championships, for him to comeback next year, I'M HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! *doing the happy dance!*
What? He's not done yet? I'm so ready and have already said good bye to him. Go somewhere else, Johnny, to make splash, like fashion or TV.
Of course, whether or not he's coming back is his own decision. Personally, I just don't want to see him skating any more.
I don't see Weir coming back either. He says outright in the article he knows the judges don't like him and neither do the powers that be. It's true. Once he really thinks about putting in the immense effort and money to train for eligible competition, all the while knowing there is no light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to find an easier way to connect to his fans.
I'd be even more suprised if he stopped trash talking
But I have to admit I kind of laughed when he pointed out that he barely beat Oda and Oda had to stop and retie his shoe.
Plushenko, Evan, and now Johnny! Heck, this is a free country. They can say whatever they want. Meanwhile, I'll believe it when I see them show up on an actual competition!
Last edited by Jaana; 01-31-2011 at 04:53 AM.
Gawd I hope not!
Johnny wrote at his twitter (Jan 28th):
Also from Q &A at his site (today):Ksusha davai @KseniaMakarova! Its funny how it happened, but I sent music to be cut for new short program today. Missing the adrenaline...
Q. After experiencing this year without the pressure of competition, would returning be a comforting “welcome home,” or an adjustment filled with sacrifices that are becoming less appealing? Or none of the above?
A. I miss competition so much. I don’t know if I’d be welcomed back in a homecoming sort of way, but I know my fans and many people in the skating community would be happy to see me out there doing what I’ve always done. Since I started skating late, my body may have a few years more to go before reaching full skating maturity, whereas many of my competitors started at age 2 and have been skating for 21 years and are still trying to keep up. My body has actually taken less years of skating beatings than many of the current skaters. I think the hardest part of returning will be getting into my strict regimen of no extracurricular activities. Right now I have 20 projects in the air at any given time, but to compete at an international level, you can only have one job, and that is skating. I look forward to trying to return. The short program music is edited already …
Evan could have won but I don't know how kind they would be to Johnny. They certainly wasn't trying to keep Jeremy on the team although he came in 2nd place in the short.
Johnny mentioned that as he watched the Nats on TV, he wished he was in the mix. I wonder if his present glitzy life is slowing down for him? He gets a moderate amount of hype even in NYC, but does it lead to stardom? I could see him coming back to figure skating where he proved to be an excellent competitor. I certainly would not object.