Johnny Weir Will Return to Competition in 2012-2013

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Jenna, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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  2. Spazactaz

    Spazactaz New Member

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    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful ... and it will be more fun if Evan comes back also. They can hog the media attention, while Jeremy, Richard, Adam et. al. all train in peace ...
     
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  4. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

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    Well, I hope it's seriously intended and he trains a Quad. That's the only way he'll be relevant
     
  5. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Which competition? Project Accessory?
     
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  6. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I'll believe it when I see it, same as with Evan. More power to both of them if they do it.
     
  7. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies Ă¼ber

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    The article says he could only get a grand prix assignment as a host pick, but wouldn't he eligible for two as a comeback skater?
     
  8. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    Announced just in time so it can be talked about all during Nationals next week. Good work Johnny. :lol:

    I love him, but I'll believe it when I see it.


    For realz.
     
  9. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    and if he wins, will be be the first married mens' national champ?
     
  10. aemeraldrainc

    aemeraldrainc Active Member

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    It kinda doesnt seem like a great idea to announce it like this.
    Its like he wants the publicity. ???
    If hes serious about it, he should just start quietly training to get back in form and ready to go when he finally competes and surprise everyone.
    I dunno. Just my impression and humble opinion.
    And im not a total Johnny basher and actually like his skating, for the record.
     
  11. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Michael Weiss was married by the time he won 1999 US Nats, I believe.
     
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  12. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Michael Weiss was married. Weir would be the first to be married to another man.

    It would be nice to see, but I'll believe it when he's out on the ice.
     
  13. Carolla5501

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    What? You expect him to pass up a chance to get attention :lol: And I find the timing of this interesting. He can now spend next week commentating on IceNetwork by promoting his comeback.

    I think you have to have an Olympic medal for the "comeback" pass to GP events.
     
  14. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  15. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Based on the wording in the 2011-12 GP announcement [2.1 (c)], a comeback skater can get 2 GP assignments as long as they have ever been top 6 at Worlds:
    Photo tweeted by Johnny of himself at the press conference: http://yfrog.com/ob15469868j

    Johnny tweeted the following:
    :D
     
  16. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Johnny is commentating on IceNetwork next week? :cheer:
     
  17. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Johnny wants publicity?? You're KIDDING.
     
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  18. Nikki Lee

    Nikki Lee Active Member

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    He used to have a gorgeous triple axel. I'd love to see that again!
     
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  19. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    so... I assume he qualifies, but... he was 3rd at his last worlds, but then skated for two more seasons, he just didn't go to worlds.
     
  20. Civic

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    I don't think so. Didn't Michael Weiss win U.S. Nationals at least once? He got married when he was very young, around 20 or so.
     
  21. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    considering that Turner, Niles, and Christenson were 33, 40 and 51 respectively, I hope they were married, for their sakes. :lol:
     
  22. Iceman

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    He's keeping his last name----thought he might hyphenate---or change, since he is so en enamored of things Russian. Hope he has the discipline to make a real go of it.
     
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  23. Carolla5501

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    In that case I don't think he meets the criteria. Sounds like he had to top 6 his last season
     
  24. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Go for the moon, Johnny!
     
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  25. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I hope that he gets SA. Johnny puts butts in seats.
     
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  26. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    I wonder if he's already negotiated a contract with USFSA. :shuffle:
     
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  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    My first reaction:
    My second reaction:
     
  28. overedge

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    Well, that's tactful.....
     
  29. Jayar

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    He loves Russia-- I imagine he is very motivated to be there.
     
  30. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    It will be interesting to see how the ISU interprets its own wording on the comeback clauses.