What did Evan have as endorsements ever? I don't recall any. Katia Gordeeva was not evenn American and she and Daria had a "got milk."
Yes, I recall Scott saying he should skate at SA and the business of skating is of course, very different, but it seems like we never ever get a whole picture. FS seems like a club at time in the US rather than a serious federation making good judgenments. So he was supposed to skate, but apparently at last minute, the money issues prevented a deal. Then it was too late for him to sign on to shows. Well, it seems Evan does need some new reps. Is he practicing, anyone know? Does he want to compete? I hope he does, as he is a great competitor, if not the greatest skater, but darn good enough to do the big events and not choke. Beauty favors Rippon and Jeremy,(their skating, I mean) but so does inconsistency.
It does seem they should do their best to get together. Lysacek's famous work ethic and good health brought him to gold. This is a proven winner and I hope the behind the scenes federation stuff doesn't change his winning attitude. Given the current state of US men, I hope he comes back. Two years to get a consistent quad. The only skater presumably at Sochi with great confidence will be Evgeni.Everyone else we see now with the exception of Hanyu, will be battling age, injuries in many cases and lots of fear and nerves. Anyone else want to see Evan come back? What was his percentage of landed quad toes when he was doing this?
It does seem people are daunted by the "consistent" high numbers for Chan and maybe find reasons to avoid skating against him. I'd like to see Lysacek have one of 3 spots for USA if we get those 3 spots back. Even a second spot. It is interesting how many people were dying for MK to come back in 2010, including, it seemed for a bit MK, despite her not having a chance technically against the top women in the world in 2009. Evan I truly believe could be a podium threat for Sochi, and all I see are younger, maybe more talented skaters who are all chokers on the intl scene now. I think he made a mistake not skating and I hope it is not an totally unrealistic that a powerful Evan will come back.
If JWeir thinks he has a shot at the Sochi team, then Evan should have all the confidence in the world. Someone said USFSA is not at all enthralled with Evan anymore. Fact or fiction?