Evan? Evan who?
That quote sounds so pre-manufactured. I understand that USFS wants the skaters to be trained to do well with the media, but honestly, by now the quotes from everyone are predictable to the point that they don't really tell you anything - which kind of counteracts the purpose of having an interview or issuing a press release.
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Spring of 2011 was the last time Evan skated in SOI/CSOI and he has not been in a Disson show since 2010. He hardly does any ice shows anywhere and it's too bad because he's really underrated as a show skater. His last three exhibitions with new choreography--Man in the Mirror, Tango de Roxanne, and The Climb--were all excellent.
This stubborn groin injury may have been karma for his refusal to skate last season. Now that the skating gods have their pound of flesh, things may go more smoothly for him next season if he does choose to compete. As an Evan fan, I do not demand any more World or Olympic glory from him--he has given me quite enough, and I would be just as happy if he retired now and entered college. But if he does want to compete, I would love to see "three-time U.S. champion" on his resume.
and i am not surprised evan wont be at nationals.....
How could Evan have signed a contract with SOI when it opened New Years weekend (then went to Japan for performances) and he was apparently training for nationals?Is Evan still doing SOI.
I agree with Orbitz that come back candidates should keep it to themselves and just work until they're pretty much ready to go. I know that isn't realistic but all of the bouncing around of the "announced" gets old after a while. I know, they're trying...
Ah, Evan come on back even if you aren't in competition form. I would still like to see you skate. Everyone would understand (as much as they are going to understand anyway).
A google search shows that Evan is worth $10 million dollars.. I wonder how accurate that is..
Not surprized but I am disappointed. Evan imo would have added some much-needed interest in the men's event.
Seriously ..... did anyone really expect Evan would be at Nationals???
Not a surprise. It's very difficult to come back once you've been out of competition for a couple of years, particularly in today's judging system. I think it will be difficult for both Evan and Johnny Weir to come back, and the latter discovered that a couple of months ago. Plushenko is probably the only one who can do it, and even he has his work cut out for him.
Zhenya already proved it, he did it in 2010. I recall reading when he won the Olympic Silver Medal, Brian Boitano said "3peat". Something none of the returning pros in 1994 were able to duplicate except the extraordinary pair team of G&G. But no singles, until Zhenya. 2014 will just be icing on the cake...