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PinkFeathers
07-27-2012, 04:57 AM
Johnny's first Olympic blog for London:

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20612225_20615224,00.html

crankyintheAM
07-27-2012, 05:01 AM
Johnny's first Olympic blog for London:

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20612225_20615224,00.html

:fan: That was cute and very Johnny. :D I love Matthew Mitcham, and Johnny's right about Ryan Lochte! :swoon:

overedge
07-27-2012, 06:22 AM
Johnny's first Olympic blog for London:

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20612225_20615224,00.html

He "has been skating professionally since he was 12." Oh, really?

crankyintheAM
07-27-2012, 06:39 AM
He "has been skating professionally since he was 12." Oh, really?

The mainstream media can't comprehend the concept of amateur sports. If your sport it's your main activity, then you're "professional." It's probably the same everywhere, I've seen several skaters with "professional figure skater" in their twitter bios (Volosozhar, Gede@%#*ili).

Come to think of it, maybe the Russians could consider themselves "professional" since they actually get salaries from the government, right? (or maybe that was in a movie :confused: )

aftershocks
07-27-2012, 04:34 PM
He will compete retroactively then? :confused:
:lol:


It does sound good. I hope he really comes back because I'm getting excited about seeing Johnny in competition again.

But is there really any doubt he's coming back? He obviously fully intends to be back out there on the ice competing. It will be interesting to see how he fares both on the ice and in the judges' marks. Whatever, ... I can't wait to see him back out there. A dream come true for his most ardent, long-time fans, I'm sure.


The mainstream media can't comprehend the concept of amateur sports. If your sport it's your main activity, then you're "professional." It's probably the same everywhere, I've seen several skaters with "professional figure skater" in their twitter bios (Volosozhar, Gede@%#*ili).
...


:lol: at the "skating professionally" mischaracterization in the blog bio. The fact Johnny has only been skating and competing since the age of 12 is amazing enough, IMO. I think the fact that he competed as an equestrian athlete since a much younger age actually helped his skating. Altho' competitively/ psychologically as a figure skater he self-admittedly was not very strong. It took him awhile to conquer the competitive mindset.

crankyintheAM
07-27-2012, 08:28 PM
But is there really any doubt he's coming back? He obviously fully intends to be back out there on the ice competing. It will be interesting to see how he fares both on the ice and in the judges' marks. Whatever, ... I can't wait to see him back out there. A dream come true for his most ardent, long-time fans, I'm sure.`

In theory, there is no doubt, but life has taught me to take the "believe it when I see it" approach. :D I'll be completely sure that he's back when he's skating his SP at Rostelecom Cup. :lol:

I don't want to get my hopes up, but I'd love to see him back and do well.

overedge
07-28-2012, 01:42 AM
The mainstream media can't comprehend the concept of amateur sports. If your sport it's your main activity, then you're "professional."

Thanks, but I don't really need an explanation of how the mainstream media works. And I think that most people know about the distinction between "amateur" and "professional" in terms of how it affects an athlete's ability to participate in an event like the Olympics or a world championships.

Since Johnny's name is on the column, and I assume he is actually writing it, I would think he would want his description to accurately reflect his accomplishments.

crankyintheAM
07-28-2012, 03:02 AM
Oh, I misunderstood your comment. My weak grasp of the language attacks again! :yikes:

I disagree that most people, at least people who aren't really into an amateur sport, actually know the difference. Going by twitter and comments on mainstream blogs, it seems people consider an amateur athlete as someone who's not serious or good at their sport, while professionals are the good ones. :confused:

Anyway, do you think Johnny does anything other than email them what he writes? I doubt it. It's People magazine, just a fun gig.




I can't wait to read Johnny's comments about the new Bond girl! :lol:

Bournekraatzfan
07-28-2012, 07:04 AM
Thank you for the pics/updates, HisWeirness, judiz, PinkFeathers, and crankyintheAM. I can't wait to see Johnny back on competitive ice!!!

Bournekraatzfan
07-28-2012, 07:10 AM
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I disagree that most people, at least people who aren't really into an amateur sport, actually know the difference. ...

Come to think of it, most people I know, some of whom are casual spectators of FS, consider amateur figure skaters professionals. not sure what it's like for other people here.

PinkFeathers
07-31-2012, 10:59 PM
Tweeted (https://twitter.com/OriginalMediaTV/statuses/230404573448249344) today:


Season 2 of #BeGoodJohnnyWeir set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 26 @10/9c on @LogoTV! http://dld.bz/bCaBT

crankyintheAM
07-31-2012, 11:42 PM
Come to think of it, most people I know, some of whom are casual spectators of FS, consider amateur figure skaters professionals. not sure what it's like for other people here.

Same, and it's that way with the media too. That's what I was trying to say, sorta. But I get tangled in my own words :lol:



Tweeted (https://twitter.com/OriginalMediaTV/statuses/230404573448249344) today:


Season 2 of #BeGoodJohnnyWeir set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 26 @10/9c on @LogoTV! http://dld.bz/bCaBT


Finally! :respec:

:watch:

crankyintheAM
08-01-2012, 12:45 AM
Johnny's new blog for People.com is up:

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20612225_20616808,00.html


the gymnastics is forcing me to do my "stick it" pose every time I get out of my car.

:encore:

aftershocks
08-01-2012, 03:58 PM
In his IFS magazine interview M. Brezina sounds impressed with Johnny's hard work and says it's inspiring to have him as a training mate.

Johnny can write a blog after dinner, it's not even like he'll have to watch all the disciplines. It's People magazine, not ESPN! :)

Do you have a link to the entire article or can you provide excerpts or quotes from Brezina? Thanks in advance ...

crankyintheAM
08-02-2012, 03:08 AM
Do you have a link to the entire article or can you provide excerpts or quotes from Brezina? Thanks in advance ...

http://www.ifsmagazine.com/issues/201208

But you need a subscription.

I hope I made this short enough that I won't break the rules:



"Johnny does not stop. I have never seen anyone work like him. He is so inspiring. Sometimes when I feel tired I see how he is skating, and I just know I cannot afford to stop."