I've always loved his skating, but after posting in the "three greatest olympic performances" thread, I had a youtube-moment with Brian, and I was hooked again! (besides, I looooove to look at my old skating tapes!!)
Brian is really one of my all-time favourite skaters, he had/has so many qualities, when I watch his programs I don't really know where to start gushing...but I have to say, his spread eagels sends shivers down my spine, still, and his programs from Lillehammer didn't get the credit they deserved!
I read he was injured prior to the games, but I have a feeling the judges didn't feel like letting any of the old guys win medals, no matter how well they skated... (just my opinion...)
Anyway, I can handle it, because of his flawless, fantastic win in Calgary. I never grow tired of watching that program, sigh*
Calgary 1988 sp & fs
Lillehammer 1994 sp & fs
I really love the great basic of the figures age, I wish more kids would practice them nowadays. I read in an interview that Brian developed Jumpers knee when he was 12, and had to stay off the ice for quite some time. When he got back, he was only allowed to practice figures, which led to him being really good at them, and also enjoyed practicing them. Good boy!!
...and...add to all this that he has great sense of humour, as he loves South Park, and even has made What would Brian Boitano do t-shirts for charity and calls his food show What would Brian Boitano make
I also love he's youth skate program, giving kids a chance to skate! what a guy!!