I’ve “hated” Evgeni Plushenko for years…not really, but in that sense of “hate” in which, if you were a Bills fan during the 1980s and 1990s, you “hated” Dan Marino, or in the way I “hate” Tom Brady now. You “hate” the guy who wins a ton while committing the crime of not being your guy.

But damn, Evgeni Plushenko has been a hell of a skater and competitor for a long time, and it’s a shame that he didn’t get to go out on the ice, but because he was — as many athletes become — just too damned banged up to keep going. And imagine being a football player and realizing you simply cannot go out on the field, minutes before kickoff in the Super Bowl. That’s what happened to Plushenko: he was warming up for his Olympic short program, but realized…it wasn’t happening.

Yeah, I “hated” Evgeni Plushenko. But damn, what a career he had! Good luck to him in the future!

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3 Responses to Evgeni

  1. Andy says:

    There is one guy that no professional athlete has EVVVVVVVER beaten, and his name is FATHER TIME!!!!

  2. Roger Owen Green says:

    I watched that after your post. It was sad.

  3. Jackie B. says:

    After what happened in the Vancouver Olympics, I was not a fan of Plushenko's either. Then in these Olympics, I gave him a second chance and he astonished the hell out of me. I dedicated a post one of my blogs to him, but I agree. He deserved better than going out the way he did.

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