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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I felt the same way with the Evan - Johnny wars. If you could ignore their bickering in the media, as well as the stuff on message boards you could enjoy the qualities of both made being a skating fan easier!
    Sometimes I feel as though fans feel the need to "take sides" rather than enjoy the positive qualities of all skaters. A situation that can be similar is Patrick Chan vs. anyone. Patrick Chan is my favorite male skater right now, but that doesn't mean I go around bashing Hanyu, Takahashi, Fernandez, etc. I express a brief opinion when it's relevant, but I choose not to get involved in outright arguments with other fans. I love to simply sit back and marvel at this wonderfully amazing sport that we all love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan4ever View Post
    Sometimes I feel as though fans feel the need to "take sides" rather than enjoy the positive qualities of all skaters. A situation that can be similar is Patrick Chan vs. anyone. Patrick Chan is my favorite male skater right now, but that doesn't mean I go around bashing Hanyu, Takahashi, Fernandez, etc. I express a brief opinion when it's relevant, but I choose not to get involved in outright arguments with other fans. I love to simply sit back and marvel at this wonderfully amazing sport that we all love.
    I think a lot of that fighting between fan groups just goes with the territory when it comes to sports, but there is a line, and I think the Lysacek/Weir rivalry crossed it. In a way, it was even worse than the Asada/Kim rivalry, because unlike there where the nastiness came almost exclusively from the fans, both Weir and Lysacek made horrible comments involving gender and/or sexuality, (which was really pretty pathetic coming from two grown men). Their fans took their lead and turned it into a huge battle over things that had little to do with their achievements on the ice.
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    I am a fan of neither Evan or Johnny but I have a feeling in time Johnny will be more remembered than Evan, even with Evans Olympic and World titles. I also think Johnnys future as a show skater is brighter, once Stars on Ice goes under (and it will soon) Evan wont be in demand anywhere. Europe, Asia, and even Canada, dont give a toot about seeing him skate, and he is no draw there.

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    Is Evan back on Stars? he hasn't been in the last season or two.

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    ^ No Lysacek, but DOROTHY HAMILL!

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    that's what I thought. Evan, as far as I know, hasn't been with SOI since his Olympic win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    I am a fan of neither Evan or Johnny but I have a feeling in time Johnny will be more remembered than Evan, even with Evans Olympic and World titles. I also think Johnnys future as a show skater is brighter, once Stars on Ice goes under (and it will soon) Evan wont be in demand anywhere. Europe, Asia, and even Canada, dont give a toot about seeing him skate, and he is no draw there.
    Me either, but I think Evan is going to be just as popular or in demand as Johnny b/c of his competitive cred. People want to see big name skaters, and though Evan is not at all my favorite skater (far from it b/c I don't care for his style of skating), there are lots of people who like him well enough to buy tickets.

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    Evan is tall dark and handsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Evan is tall dark and handsome.
    Eh. I suppose but I will always see him as the guy to snatched gold from my dear Plushy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Evan is tall dark and handsome.
    Everyone knows he's a hard worker ... but I just can't see past that tan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Everyone knows he's a hard worker ... but I just can't see past that tan.
    I just look at the pictures taken pre-spray-on tan addiction lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    Me either, but I think Evan is going to be just as popular or in demand as Johnny b/c of his competitive cred. People want to see big name skaters, and though Evan is not at all my favorite skater (far from it b/c I don't care for his style of skating), there are lots of people who like him well enough to buy tickets.
    Mmm outside the U.S he isnt a name at all. Many outside the U.S probably have already forgotten who won the last mens Olympic Gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    Many outside the U.S probably have already forgotten who won the last mens Olympic Gold.
    And the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that...

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    Gee, Math, I hope you're wrong. That includes Kulik, Yagudin, and Plushenko! I mean, of course non-skating fans will have forgotten, just as I have forgotten all sorts of baseball, basketball, and football champions. But we fans will remember the three champions from 1998, 2002, and 2006 for a long time to come. They're still our faves. I agree that Lysacek won't last as long in our memories. Though I like him just fine and admire his work ethic and perseverance, he's not one of the immortal stars of skating, OGM notwithstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    And the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that...
    Considering every half serious skating fan in Europe and Asia knows the names Plushenko and Yagudin like the back of their hand still your point would be an epic fail.

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