Who does Evan think he is? Kwan?
On that note, Alissa Czisny can't possibly be as wealthy as Evan (controlling for family background, but still, I don't think Alissa's family is all that wealthy) and she doesn't seem to drop out of competitions-she just picks up more shows. Evan could certainly do THAT, even moreso than Alissa.
My honest opinion is that Evan probably didn't feel that he wanted to get back into the competitive grind when there are people who could dethrone him. That never looks good.
Maybe someone paid him the double money in order NOT to appear again and it worked. (And i swear it wasnt me!)
I think that it is sad the someone in the "best shape of their life" isn't competing because of money. Competing would have given him some more time in the spot light, and probably some form of opportunities off the ice again. It's not like figure skaters stay in the public eye very long, so, an unwise move really. Very upsetting for the people that bought tickets to go see him.
Funny, I always thought skating was about the love of the sport, and the challenge of competing, with whatever result motivating them in practice. I hope skaters now start saying "Im happy I skated well today. Hopefully Ill get more money".
Last edited by judiz; 10-16-2011 at 05:36 AM.
"When I was poor and I complained about inequality people said I was bitter, now I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want inequality on the agenda because it is a real problem that needs to be addressed." - Russell Brand
If the agreement is about money, perhaps he's gotten greedy. But if that is the reason he pulled out the GP it would seem he was not that serious to begin with.
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me why Lysacek would have agreed to let the USFS enter him into SA if they had not agreed to some sort of contract at (or before) that time.
I wonder exactly how much difference there is between what the USFS was willing to offer and what Evan expected? I'm guessing it must have been a fairly substantial amount.
I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.
ANYWAY, I wasn't really looking forward to seeing him skate anyway and I'm really happy for Razzano to get the spot- he's been a good little soldier the past few years and its really fantastic for him to finally get a chance to score a season's best. Its really a big shame we can't get Messing, Aaron, and Carriere on there too somehow. Three great skaters who won't be getting a SB score this year unless they make the 4CC or Worlds team. Its so frustrating that B comps don't count for anything!