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cheriepopo
03-17-2011, 04:51 PM
Why is Vera there anyway? :confused:


I was wondering the same thing...

anyway, congratulations Evan!

Karina1974
03-17-2011, 05:23 PM
(And...no, seriously, baton twirling is a sport? I didn't know that.)

:rolleyes: Yes, seriously, baton twirling is a sport. It's more of a sport than ballroom dancing (I can never get the notion of turning a social activity into a sporting contest).

danceronice
03-17-2011, 05:26 PM
:rolleyes: Yes, seriously, baton twirling is a sport. It's more of a sport than ballroom dancing (I can never get the notion of turning a social activity into a sporting contest).

I wasn't being sarcastic, I was surprised. I have NEVER seen a thing about it except as an accessory to other activitis.

(And dancing certainly takes a lot more energy and fitness than many things called a sport. But if you've only done the high-school hang or watched it besides DWTS, you wouldn't know that.)

FigureSpins
03-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Why is Vera there anyway? :confused:
She's a successful designer who lives in the NYC area, where the award ceremony was held. She has many links to figure skating, not the least of which is that she designed some of Evan's costumes. It's an opportunity to be seen and noted, so it's a business appearance for her as a designer.

Cheylana
03-17-2011, 06:08 PM
She's a successful designer who lives in the NYC area, where the award ceremony was held. She has many links to figure skating, not the least of which is that she designed some of Evan's costumes. It's an opportunity to be seen and noted, so it's a business appearance for her as a designer.
I know, but it just seems like a bit much. This is not even a figure skating event, it's an athletic award ceremony in which one of the finalists was a skater. Did Jef Billings attend the ceremony in 2002 when Sarah won?

Yazmeen
03-17-2011, 06:29 PM
I think it has more to do with the fact that she and Evan are very close, he seems to be with her at a lot of events since his OGM.

emason
03-17-2011, 06:31 PM
I've never heard of it competed as its own event, just something kids learn related to something else (or as a beauty-pagent talent portion skill.)



One of my best friends from childhood, back in the 50s, had an entire basement room filled with trophies that she won at baton twirling contests. It was a serious thing back in the day.

danceronice
03-17-2011, 07:35 PM
One of my best friends from childhood, back in the 50s, had an entire basement room filled with trophies that she won at baton twirling contests. It was a serious thing back in the day.

Apparently still is! Don't see why poker is on sports channels when that's not. It's not like poker requires manual dexterity.

FigureSpins
03-17-2011, 07:38 PM
One of my best friends from childhood, back in the 50s, had an entire basement room filled with trophies that she won at baton twirling contests. It was a serious thing back in the day.
My mom was a baton-twirler. My aunts still talk about her skill.
What's funny is that she couldn't teach, so I can only do a few small tricks with the baton. Haven't tried it in years.
Now I want a baton.


Apparently still is! Don't see why poker is on sports channels when that's not. It's not like poker requires manual dexterity.
A series on interesting/different sports would be good. I think the poker tourneys are just to pay bills; the sponsors are easy to come by and poker players like to watch people play poker, even when they're not in the game.

Yukari Lepisto
03-17-2011, 09:57 PM
How much longer is he going to milk his gold medal? Its been more than year now. :rolleyes:

minignome
03-17-2011, 10:11 PM
^^ He will be the reigning OGM until 2014. Given that it took 16+ years of training for the achievement, he can milk it till the next gold medalist is crowned.

OliviaPug
03-17-2011, 10:12 PM
How much longer is he going to milk his gold medal? Its been more than year now. :rolleyes:

For as long as folks keep handing him awards and inviting him to take part in visible events such as DWTS, red carpet premieres, modeling, etc.

If Evan wasn't in demand for anything, he wouldn't be able to "milk" anything. It's not like he's commiting a crime or milking his gold medal by showing up to accept awards that some organization, beyond his control, decides to give him :rolleyes:

For all the years of effort these athletes put into the sport of figure skating hoping and praying for a medal, let alone a gold medal, I say they should "milk" their medals until all eternity!

(People get ridiculous recognition and attention for doing absolutely nothing noteworthy, e.g., Kim Kardashian ... oh yeah, she *did* make that noteworthy sex video with Ray J :lol:)

O-

CynicElle
03-17-2011, 10:16 PM
For all the years of effort these athletes put into the sport of figure skating hoping and praying for a medal, let alone a gold medal, I say they should "milk" their medals until all eternity!


:respec:

He can "milk it" as long as he damn well wants to.

chipso1
03-17-2011, 10:18 PM
How much longer is he going to milk his gold medal? Its been more than year now. :rolleyes:

GMAFB. :rolleyes:

pixie cut
03-17-2011, 11:35 PM
How much longer is he going to milk his gold medal? Its been more than year now. :rolleyes:

How much longer are Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill going to milk theirs? It's been 43 years for Fleming and 35 for Hamill. ;)