Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jan 6, 2010.
I like his confidence.
Understatement of the past four years. Glad he finally gets the math.
I'm still a little bit old school; I kind of think triple-double-double [combinations] are silly, but hey, they help rack up the points. That's my problem and I have to get over it fast. Like now."
I feel like kissing the ground right now. He gets it, he finally gets it!
I love your skating, Johnny!
I can't get past the hair in the picture it looks like he is using those "bumps" that are being advertised on TV for $9.99.
sounds like he is in a great place
Well, he could do 3-3-2 if he thinks that's less silly But yeah, it would be great to see him not leave any points on the table.
I respect him so much for never quitting and I hope good things happen for him. Forget about trying to be perfect, Johnny! Just pretend you're sick and take it one jump at a time!
No kidding! It drives me batty every time he doubles the back end of a combination. But, I will say that he's gotten much better about not totally rechoreographing his programs and has started planning/thinking about how to compensate under the COP if he does totally leave out the second jump.
I hope he can just stay healthy.
I have to admit that "Weir" and "unflappable" are words I didn't expect to see together in a news headline. . .
And yes, Johnny, please ditch the Bump-Its/pompadour look. It's positively dreadful.
Nice article. That's my boy. Gooooooooooooooo Johnny!
Eight pounds in one day?! That is insane.
Man, I love Johnny's candor. There's always this sense of sarcastic wit to his outlook.
I just hope his physical condition can keep up with his positive frame-of-mind; wherein
lies Johnny's weakness- stamina.
I said it before and I'll say it again--the setback last year was probably what's needed to give Weir the impetus needed to get back on top again. I know no one wants our favorites to suffer any setback, but sometimes you have to take the bitter to taste the sweet.
He looked pretty fashionable with that black and white outfit on IN, though the hairdo shown in the article photo is
Where in the article did you read that?
Go Johnny Go. Holding my breath.
I didn't know it was humanly possible to lose 8 lbs in one day.
He doesn't say it's in one day. He says he was 8 lbs underweight..... I would bet that some of that was virus and some of that was....... the Starbucks diet?
True, it says "in a single day".
Johnny wound up in the hospital and was given an IV most likely for dehydration. From what I remember reading last year, Johnny couldn't even hold down water before he was taken to the hospital.
it is and it's no fun either
Eight pounds is probably an exaggeration. . .
And: Does the US have three spots for men at the Olympics?
Well, if you have the shiz and vomit, it's entirely possible.
No, it was a viral infection. Not from the diet.
Actually, probably not. I saw him right afterwards, and he looked absolutely skeletal.
I think he always looks pretty "skeletal" It's one of the things that worries me about him.
From the magazine
"JW: I was very sick with a stomach virus, but I tried, anyway. I was eight pounds underweight, and I went out and missed a few jumps. It was absolutely the lowest point of my career. I was feeling so low that I quit skating for two months, and I wasnt sure if Id come back."
I don't get the"single day" reference. If he was sick for several days that's easily believable.
Perhaps you should read the article this thread is about.
He could lose 8 pounds in a few minutes just by cutting off the pompadour lol What is it with his hair these days? At one of the GPs it was so plastered down it looked like a bad hair piece.
I'm glad to hear how he is approaching things though and wish him luck.
Wonderful interview. Johnny appears to be on a roll. Good luck...."Be Good, Johnny!"
Fwiw..I think the confusion regarding the 8 lbs in one day is because there are two articles linked in this thread. Don't know if this was a thread merge but obviously some of us for whatever reason (Carolla and I ) clicked on the other article. Hence the confusion.
Either way the only way he could have lost 8 lbs in one day is if he forgot his ego on the bus. Vomiting and similar is not going to take that much in one day.
Don't under estimate the weight of fluid. A liter of water weighs over two pounds. If he had severe vomiting and diarrhea and wasn't able to rehydrate, it seems entirely possible that he could have lost that much weight in a day. I'm sure he wouldn't have been hospitalized if his reaction had not been severe.
I once lost 8 pounds overnight from a severe "stomach flu" (from eating bad food). It takes a while to rehydrate after that, and such a whack to the system has to be hard on the whole body for an athlete in training.
Anyway, great article in the Southwest Airlines mag. Fingers crossed for him!
I went with the direct quote which I tend to trust more then "journalistic" let's make this an exciting story tendencies.
Especially since it's icenetwork, known for crappy journalism... LOL
I've always heard about 8 pounds, but I never heard him mention that it was in 1 day before. Something tells me that's as true as the headline, that calls Weir "unflappable". Of all people...
If I recall correctly, what Johnny actually said last January was that while sick with the flu, he had lost eight pounds and had spent a day in the hospital.
Some media source wrote that he said he had lost eight pounds during the one day he was in the hospital (not exactly the same thing), and once it gets reported by one news source, others just pick it up from there and report it as fact.
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