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!