|Mike Carroll 94 Skater of the Year reflects
on a decade of SOTY
How old were you when you won Thrashers Skater of the Year?
I was 19
Who told you you won?
I cant remember. I think a couple people told me but I was confused because I didnt understand why or how I could be up for something like that.
What did you think at the time?
Like I said, I didnt understand why or how. To me it was a big deal to get Skater of the Year and for them to choose me was kind of weird. But I was psyched.
How was your party?
I think it was fun? I had like 4 or 5 Strawberry Hill Boones. All my friends got up on stage with me and I was claiming winning two years in a row. Spike was even there!
How has your life changed?
Its 10 years later.
Did you coin the term SOTY (Skater of the Year)?
I would say Gavin came up with that.
Have you ever used your SOTY status to get in a club?
Fuck yeah! It gets me in to all of the cool Hollywood "A" list clubs.
How about to get a chick?
I could never tell if it was the coke or the S.O.T.Y trophy.
What are you going to do to celebrate your 10-year anniversary?
Im thinking about throwing myself a party and covering all the walls of the party with big blown up posters of my S.O.T.Y. cover.
Wheres your trophy?
I cant say where the real one is but I have a replica being displayed and guarded at Girl.
Who should have been a SOTY but never was?
Do you ever cry about the old day?
Its hard not to.
Whos gonna win this year?
Think youll ever win it again?
Of course I "think" I will.
Koston interview coming in two years, Anderson interview in five.