Done in by a bus schedule. That is the unfortunate conclusion to the 2006 Torino Games for Johnny Weir, who, as one alert reader points out, looks kinda like Quin Snyder without the impeccable hair care. Here's Johnny, after his 5th place performance:
"Buses had been coming every 10 minutes all week, but they changed the schedule to every half hour today, I guess. I didn't want to wait until nine o'clock because then I wouldn't get there until 9:15 or 9:20. Which is what happened anyway. I was yelling at people in English and they only spoke Italian."
"I never felt comfortable in this building. I didn't feel my inner peace. I didn't feel my aura. I was black inside."
You know, I've always felt that there wasn't enough diversity (at least, racial diversity) in American figure skating. It warms my heart to know that Johnny Weir is at least a little bit African on the inside. I think Jason Williams often feels the same way.
The Olympics seem a little more drab, a little more dreary, now that Johnny is done. Unlike countryman Bode Miller, he at least seems to care that he didn't perform well. I'm not ready for Johnny to go away yet. Maybe it's not too late to get him into a two-man luge team, something that you'd have to think he might enjoy, just a little bit.
Meltdown of the Ambiguously Gay Male Figure Skater [The Sports Pulse]
Weir falters, finishes 5th [Baltimore Sun]
Jason Williams Bio [NBA.com]