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Marge_Simpson
01-13-2010, 10:53 PM
Johnny's in this week's TimeOut NY:
http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/i-new-york/81921/johnny-weir-bold-questions

ros01
01-14-2010, 05:06 PM
An excellent long interview on Johnny Weir and the whole tired masculinity in figure skating debate:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100114/JohnnyWeir

I'm sure a lot of people will say oh, no, not this again, and I had that reaction too, but it's a very well written interview/article that comes down quite heavily on the side of figure skating being great and manly in its own right, even if it's not what people see as stereotypically masculine in the United States.

igniculus
01-14-2010, 05:31 PM
Thank you for posting, Rosh01. These are the kind of interviews I love to read/see. He sounds so mature and normal, down-to-earth, so real and close as a person. It shows so much more from his character than those articles or interviews where the skandal and drama is emphasised. :blah: I loved the video clips and the header image, great job, ESPN! :saint:

Taso
01-14-2010, 05:36 PM
Thank you for posting, Rosh01. These are the kind of interviews I love to read/see. He sounds so mature and normal, down-to-earth, so real and close as a person. It shows so much more from his character than those articles or interviews where the skandal and drama is emphasised. :blah: I loved the video clips and the header image, great job, ESPN! :saint:


I really thought that was good too. Totally off topic, but with the skullcap on and typical street clothes I realized that Weir looks exactly like one of my friends :lol: Would have never even guessed that with his attire in competition

taylorfax
01-14-2010, 05:54 PM
An excellent long interview on Johnny Weir and the whole tired masculinity in figure skating debate:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100114/JohnnyWeir

I'm sure a lot of people will say oh, no, not this again, and I had that reaction too, but it's a very well written interview/article that comes down quite heavily on the side of figure skating being great and manly in its own right, even if it's not what people see as stereotypically masculine in the United States.
That thing is really amazing, imo. Thank you so much for sharing the link, I hadn't seen that one before.

It's amazing but for some reason it also made me almost teary. Just, the way he is, being interviewed in that video and the Priscilla comments and how skating to him is like getting his art-fix and his gym all in one, and everything else.

libby
01-14-2010, 06:08 PM
An excellent long interview on Johnny Weir and the whole tired masculinity in figure skating debate:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=100114/JohnnyWeir



Amazing interview, thanks for sharing it, ros01. I really like that reporter - it sounds like he is a real figure skating fan. I think it would be great to see more coverage of the sport from someone like him (and a lot less from Phil Hersh).

HisWeirness
01-14-2010, 06:09 PM
Thanks for the article ros01. The "discussion" going on on espn.com about the article though has a few pretty hateful posts. :mad:

The discussion: http://myespn.go.com/s/conversations/show/story/4817157

Reminds me of what a special place we have here at FSU.

I like the reporter too, libby. He kept an open mind throughout and didn't have some hidden agenda. Seems like he's a true fan of sport.

ros01
01-14-2010, 06:51 PM
Oh yeah, the ESPN discussions are always vicious in other sports -- I try to avoid them now, so I've never even seen the fig skating ones.

I haven't had time to watch the vids linked in the article, but I'm sure they're fun. I love the big hat.

Sasha is DIVINE
01-14-2010, 06:53 PM
I loved the ESPN interview and the videos. Johnny is so adorable!! I really hope he :kickass: at Nationals!

taylorfax
01-14-2010, 06:59 PM
The "discussion" going on on espn.com about the article though has a few pretty hateful posts. :mad:

The discussion: http://myespn.go.com/s/conversations/show/story/4817157

Don't worry, your typical Neanderthal will always react that way. ;) I don't think there's anything to be done about that and no way will it change during my lifetime.
That said, I'm incredibly glad this piece was written and is up there on ESPN.

HisWeirness
01-14-2010, 07:35 PM
A short blurb about Johnny's skate at Nationals and his TV show this week:

"Johnny Weir in the Spotlight" :lol:
http://www.tvguidemagazine.com/sports/johnny-weir-in-the-spotlight-3726.html

Right now, the right sidebar info consists of a photo of some of the Glee cast and a Poll with Jane Lynch (Glee's Sue Sylvester) in it...
It's a happy :D page!

sk9tingfan
01-14-2010, 08:34 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/sports/olympics/15longman.html


Creativity is stunted and risk is averted in a system based not on innovation but on mere addition and subtraction. Johnny Weir, the three-time national champion, says it is killing the sport, reducing everything to a math problem.

Ah, Johnny. At least we have his idiosyncrasies to warm our hearts. Remember the costume he described as “a Care Bear on acid”? One can only hope he will keep up the delicious weirdness. Word is, he may skate his exhibition program to party tunes of Kim Jong-Il.

HisWeirness
01-14-2010, 08:38 PM
^ That NY Times blog/article is snarky! :eek: :lol: :watch:

igniculus
01-14-2010, 08:51 PM
The discussion: http://myespn.go.com/s/conversations/show/story/4817157

Yikes, those retards. :yikes: :scream: Very sheltered life.


Word is, he may skate his exhibition program to party tunes of Kim Jong-Il.

What is this quote indicating too? :confused:

taylorfax
01-14-2010, 09:04 PM
^ That NY Times blog/article is snarky! :eek: :lol: :watch:
hahhah Yup. The "apparently, though, each winner here will get a chance to host “The Tonight Show” for a few months" bit cracked me up.
Oh god, I'm still so pissed off about the Conan situation.