To all you guys who buy into Nicole Bobek's 'little poor thing' act
in the U.S. Nationals and also on 'Good Morning America', think
Look at the sudden change in her attitude.
She came into the nationals like a movie queen, surrounded by
manager and agents. She requested special treatment during practice
- a different changing area and a different entrance, away from the
other 'no-name' skaters. Remember her famous arrogant quote,
appearing on every single figure skating report on her news
conference: "If you don't know who I am, you should leave, now."
Okay, after she finally realized her irresponsible act might cause
her the chance to go to the worlds, the reputably tough Nicole
started to cry at nearly every single chance she had on TV and
became the most gracious lady in the world.
Everyone knows Nicole is a smart girl. Which one do you think is
the real Nicole?
As I had posted before, she had her fame way over her head and
thought she could get away with anything. (This is not bashing, but
pure logically thinking.)
I don't think the USFSA has been too harsh on Nicole this year.
Last year, they had already let her off easily once on her arrest.
And don't you guys worry about Nicole, if she behave just like how
she was on 'Good Morning America', she would come back next year,
better than ever.
One note, why is it so hard for everyone to accept the fact that
Tara L. is going to the World's. No matter how old she is, she has
worked hard and earned her place. If the USFSA let Nicole go to the
World's instead of Tara, it would mean: 'Hey, all you skaters, you
can work hard until you get a medal in World's and then slow down.
You can just take it easy on your training and live with your talent
forever.' - This is not what figure skating's all about. I always
remember what my teacher told me in art school: 'If you put two
people on the same job, if the one with less talent just works much
harder than the one who has it, the one who works harder always gets
the last laugh.'