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.


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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