Some interesting moments in the Johnny press conference up on Icenetwork -- Willoway, one of the journalists did ask Johnny a question about Evan (so Evan was mentioned tangentially, albeit not brought up by Johnny). It was nice to hear from Johnny that Evan was one of the first people who congratulated Johnny on his recent marriage.
I noticed that Tara Modlin never spoke, but Nina and Johnny's trainer (whose name I don't recall) did speak. Again, I really wish there was a pro circuit for the veteran skaters, but I support Johnny in his efforts and I hope to see something special and different from him (altho' Carmen mixed w/ Lady Gaga?!! ). It might be helpful if he would work with a choreographer other than Nina Petrenko, however, I suppose that in the end a lot of the choreo will be coming from Johnny himself -- and hopefully Galina won't meddle with that too much either.
I'm glad Johnny will be commentating on Icenetwork for the men. It will be fun to see what he has to say about the guys whom he plans to be competing against next year.
I'm not sure a "competitor" should serve as commentator at an event (nationals) at which the skaters will be his competitors in the future.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
His reality show carries on, but I can't imagine that's enough to live on given that it's on a lesser network and even the biggest reality show stars have to parlay the opportunity into additional shows, books, product lines, appearance fees, etc.
Agree that at least part of this comeback is likely to provide fodder for his reality show, and I think that after devoting much of his life to training and competing, he likely misses it.
Plus, if nothing else is really panning out, then it makes sense to go back to what you know. And, if he gets himself back in the spotlight for something more tangible than being seen at a party, then it might open up more opportunities in the future, whether within the skating world or beyond.
I wish him well in his comeback but count me as one of those sitting on the fence to see if it really happens.
Crazy about sports!
I LOVE Doop Doop too though! I have the extended version on my ipod!
OT but last night Johnny and Sasha skated together in a little "show" at the StandardNY in New York. No video yet but some photos are floating around on twitter.