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Old 02-18-2006, 05:41 PM   #286
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The hype was all on the media's part and he could care less. He'll be happy once it's all over with and go back home to NH. Who knows, maybe I'll see him skiing Tuckerman's Ravine come the spring.
I think he is generating the hype with his Nike commercials.
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I honestly don't think he gives a damn.
He wouldn't earn as much money without the hype - so you better believe he cares.
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He wouldn't earn as much money without the hype - so you better believe he cares.

And we can't imagine an athlete that doesn't care about the money can we?
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Bode makes a portion of his money based on his overhyped image - not just his athletic ability.
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The guy has not won a medal in Turin, but how is he overhyped? I think he has more than proven himself as champion skier. Have you looked at his career resume? It's fairly impressive.

But by all means, continue to bash him as it's the cool thing to do at the moment.
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A lot (or most) of this is the fault of NBC who routinely hypes up American athletes to such points of obnoxiousness that it's nearly unwatchable. Bode happens to be one of their picks this year.

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I honestly don't think he gives a damn.
Yeah, well how convenient it is for him to say so now when he's got no medals in his hands. Please.

And yaay for the great Janica Kostelic! I'm not just pleased because of the fact we know the family, but because here's one skier who knows how to deliver in the clutch. She now has more gold medals than any other female skier of all time. One more gold and she'll have more than any skier, male or female period. Awesome!
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The guy has not won a medal in Turin, but how is he overhyped? I think he has more than proven himself as champion skier. Have you looked at his career resume? It's fairly impressive.

But by all means, continue to bash him as it's the cool thing to do at the moment.
He's marketing himself & making money at it. I guess he can convince some to shed tears for him.
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And yaay for the great Janica Kostelic! I'm not just pleased because of the fact we know the family, but because here's one skier who knows how to deliver in the clutch. She now has more gold medals than any other female skier of all time. One more gold and she'll have more than any skier, male or female period. Awesome!
That's cool. She's broken records set by Vreni Schneider and Katja Seizinger for women. Now she can break the all-time record. Go Janica!
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Congrats to Yvgeny!

He really reminds me of a young John Lennon, anyone else see this?


He always reminded me of young Lennon. Thanks for the pictures. He is a pleasure to watch skate. Good for him.
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That's interesting, I don't think Plushy looks like a young John Lennon. He looks like, well, a young Evgeny Plushenko! He is the fourth straight Russian male Olympic champion. Should Slutskaya win she will be the first female Russian gold medalist, although not the first Russian medalist. At least I don't think so. A Soviet won the ladies' bronze in 1984. For all I know she could have been Ukrainian or from Uzbekistan.
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Caught the women's short track speed skating today with my daughter. She asked me why I kept leaning during the race.
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Why is Ice Dancing in the Olympics?
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Why is Ice Dancing in the Olympics?
Because they needed a winter version of rhythmic gymnastics
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