Posted by: Caitlin | March 18, 2008

Blades of Glory comes true, makes NYT homepage late night cover story

Good news for fans of figure skating and funniness: it looks like there is a real life figure skating rivalry to mirror the story in the tremendous film Blades of Glory.

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Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek, above, are bitter rivals and actually tied for first at the U.S. championships, just like Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in the movie.blades-of-glory-movie.jpg

The NYT  also suggests that Lysacek maybe planning to put the “flying lotus” into practice:

    “‘There’s a whole dimension of skating that hasn’t been broken into,’    Lysacek said over a post-training dinner last month. ‘Not just on a flat surface. Something way crazier. Maybe more like aerial skiing.’

Upon hearing these ideas, Weir shuddered.”

I know I often check the Times when it is 3a.m. in New York, but still I am frequently amazed at what makes he homepage cover stories when its morning for me, and how the focus changes as sunlight is hitting North America.

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