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    He's not retiring? Now I am really worried about him. I can see this as a problem dragging on and on...come on Evan, don't wreck yourself. You got the dream once.

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    @EvanLysacek has been both sending and receiving love today via Twitter.
    Nice that he is getting supportive feedback.

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    In interview: "I'm not the best on social media but I've really been clinging to and leaning on those messages from my fans" --@EvanLysacek
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFan66 View Post
    Evan was fully committed and gave it everything he had. Evan recovered from the surgery that he had in late November 2012. Unfortunately, he was not able to overcome the recent injuries in time to compete this season. Suffering an injury while training, and not being able to recover in time to compete, does not equate to not being fully committed and not giving full effort.
    100 % correct. Those of you taking swipes at Evan, I truly think you're misguided. I know people who work at his rink and/or with Frank Carroll and they confirm that he has been training and training. Anyone who doubts his commitment and desire to go to the Olympics is being unfair. Evan may have his flaws (as a skater and as a person) but his dedication to training is unparalleled. and if you watched him on the Today Show today, he was obviously devastated and couldn't hold back tears at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly View Post
    I like he said, "the proudest moments of my life have been representing the United States in the last two Winter Olympics". I thought he would have said winning the OGM.
    Me too! He came across very well in this interview. I hope that it disarms some of the in my mind unfair criticisms of him personally. Evan is nothing if not committed to training and skating. In fact, it's his *excessive* training over the years that has caused his body to break down repeatedly in the last few years.

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    I know it's a big joke, and I scoffed all season - but I really do think Evan had himself fooled thinking he could make it happen. He seemed genuinely upset on the Today Show this morning - like it's finally hit him. He has never been that good of an actor.


    And I have to chuckle that folks (again, including me) think his "known" status isn't that great, but it made the local news (radio, papers, etc) and that never happens up here... we can't even get info on the couple of Alaskan skaters that have "made it big".

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightphoton View Post
    I'm really shocked. I thought for sure he would wait until the day before Nationals to announce this.
    He practically did. He hasn't been invited to nationals, he still needs to prove a minimum TES score (already to late to skate through regionals, sectionals). Today was the last day to enter that final qualifying event so now he has no bye to Nationals and thus the Olympics.
    Sad :((

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    He practically did. He hasn't been invited to nationals, he still needs to prove a minimum TES score (already to late to skate through regionals, sectionals). Today was the last day to enter that final qualifying event so now he has no bye to Nationals and thus the Olympics.
    Sad :((
    I'm betting the USFSA knew he wasn't going to make it after he had his final consult with his doctors, but that they needed to make the PR wheel turn the way they wanted it to. It's a bum deal for Evan... I feel for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    He practically did. He hasn't been invited to nationals, he still needs to prove a minimum TES score (already to late to skate through regionals, sectionals). Today was the last day to enter that final qualifying event so now he has no bye to Nationals and thus the Olympics.
    Sad :((
    Evan had a bye to the nationals because he was a reigning Olympic medalist, just like Sasha did when she did nationals in 2010. The requirement to meet TES before nationals was a separate requirement. He could have skated at Nationals, he just wouldn't be able to go to the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    I wish there would be a video of it online, but I'm going to assume it will be geoblocked as usual. I hate to impose, but if someone could perhaps "report" on what was said for those of us unable to watch it... ? I for one would be very grateful.
    The Today show's closed-captioning transcript (as well as the video itself) is available here for LRK and anyone else for whom the video is geoblocked:
    http://www.today.com/video/today/53788721?lite#53788721 (scroll down and click on the transcript tab)

    Of course, the CC transcript is far from perfect, but it's better than nothing for those who are really interested.

    (The video link in this post is different from the one I offered earlier in the thread.)

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    So sorry to hear about Evan's injury. Wishing him a full recovery.

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    I hope Evan follows his doctor's advice and heals completely. IMO he is like many other top athletes - they truly believe they can overcome the injuries and push through the pain because they love to compete. In Evan's case he has run out of time for his injuries to heal.

    I wish him well in whatever he decides to do.

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    As much as I do think Evan was lucky to win the OGM, and his skating, not person isn't my favourite he is an amazing competitior and he is OGM. I think he made a legitimate try at going to Sochi and in his heart of hearts wanted to go. I do think he was not realistic or maybe fooling himself regardless of the injuries that came that itwas an uphill battle. I think as an athlete he had to have known his pcs skating skilsl and artistry was not of Buttle or Lambiel and he needed the quad. He really would have to improve a lot or hope for a meltdown from Dai, hanyu, Chan, the third Japanese, Javier let alone hold off the Chinese, the Russian, Joubert, Amodio, Ten, the second American, Reynolds and the Czech boys. I prefer seeing champs like Evan leave on top rather than dwindle down so to speak. Even Queen Kwan sort of fizzled out as a skater though she has great opportunities. Alissa was trying legit too but I htink deep down she knew the body was saying no. Evan can be proud of himself; he had his moment. I hope he can find peace moving on. He will always have OGM and not many can say that

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    The Today show's closed-captioning transcript (as well as the video itself) is available here for LRK and anyone else for whom the video is geoblocked:
    http://www.today.com/video/today/53788721?lite#53788721 (scroll down and click on the transcript tab)

    Of course, the CC transcript is far from perfect, but it's better than nothing for those who are really interested.

    (The video link in this post is different from the one I offered earlier in the thread.)
    Thank you, golden411!

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    It is so much easier for those of us who have not spent their entire life training to become an Olympic athlete to accept that the dream may be over for whatever reason. In Evan's case, he loves to train and so many athletes are accustomed to dealing with pain that they try to deny its lasting effects. I am sure he really did want to compete in Sochi and even though he may have known it was going to be tough, sometimes you just ignore reality until it finally sinks in that the dream has come to an end. But he did accomplish what he set out to do in Vancouver and winning the OGM and world title (in LA) is no small feat. Wish him the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    He's not retiring? Now I am really worried about him. I can see this as a problem dragging on and on...come on Evan, don't wreck yourself. You got the dream once.
    I see nothing wrong with him wanting to remain competitive. Why should a skater remain in the sport solely for wins and glories? Evan has already accomplished everything he could have asked for in his sport, clearly, his desire to remain has a lot to do with his love for the sport. And that I think is a rare trait among elite skaters and one I hope we can encourage, not discourage. Emmanuel Sandu is another example I can think of, similar to Evan.

    So long as he is not endangering his long-term health, I hope we can continue to support skaters such as Evan and use him as an inspiration for the younger skaters and non-skaters alike.

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