It’s All About The Attitude!

So, Johnny’s big Vancouver Olympic debut was last night…and well?…it was fabulous!…NBC commentator and gold medalist Scott Hamilton had the best quote: “it’s the attitude…I’m here to sell!”…Weir skated well, but only managed a 5th place finish going into tomorrow night’s free skate…program wise, Weir was on par with last night’s 1st place skater, Yevgeny Plushenko
And yes, Plushenko was nearly flawless…he is the reigning Olympic champion…I really have no idea what makes a skater technically better than the next…Plushenko broke into the 50s on his technical score, whereas Weir only managed a 42.9…er?…is it the spins, the footwork…the attitude????…I just think Plushenko is so well-loved, Johnny doesn’t really have a shot at a medal, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves…in the event Weir does not medal, I hope Evan Lysacek does…
Why?…he’s American, he has a good comeback story…he finished 10th after the short program in Torino four years ago, but came back to finish just off the podium (4th) after the free skate…he has a different attitude than Weir, more fire than flash…he has the best chance at gold…he was very emotional after his 2nd place finish last night…Weir will have to skate flawlessly to have a chance…but I’m afraid it will be a shootout between Plushenko and Lysacek…and never underestimate the Japanese skaters who finished 3rd and 4th respectively…I’m terrible with names…just watch tomorrow night!

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