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HOLY COW - 99MPH in the Lauberhorn!!!

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So as not to give away any spoilers in the thread, just go here to see who won:

 

http://www.skiracing.com/?q=node/21500

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That was just the winner ... someone else broke the 100mph barrier. 

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That was just the winner ... someone else broke the 100mph barrier. 


That's fast!

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Damn...I'm to old and maybe smart enough not to go that fast smile.gif but I sure wish I could and survive biggrin.gif.

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Well lets hope the smart folks at FIS step in and change the rules like they did for GS to make sure this does not happen again!
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Well lets hope the smart folks at FIS step in and change the rules like they did for GS to make sure this does not happen again!

 

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Prediction: Now that Ted is winning the GSs by wide margins...and the Austrians (of course) claim that he is cheating, the FIS is going to commission another study from the U. of Salzberg (funded by Atomic, of course) with the tagline "Did we say 35m? We had our fingers crossed, it really was 27M after all!"

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Well lets hope the smart folks at FIS step in and change the rules like they did for GS to make sure this does not happen again!
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Prediction: Now that Ted is winning the GSs by wide margins...and the Austrians (of course) claim that he is cheating, the FIS is going to commission another study from the U. of Salzberg (funded by Atomic, of course) with the tagline "Did we say 35m? We had our fingers crossed, it really was 27M after all!"

Two things I'd like to get off my chest here, so prepare for a rant. One, why do so many U.S. ski racing fans use their country's racers' first names, like they know them personally? We don't do that in any other sport, I don't remember anyone discussing Joe Montana as "Joe" or Greg Maddux as "Greg." WTF? And second, why so paranoid about the Evil Alpine Nations and their wicked agenda? Come on. Americans are great, even dominant at lots and lots of sports. The Austrians are good at one sport. Let's be just a little bit magnanimous here. If they want to jealously guard their supposed advantages, so be it. 

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Two things I'd like to get off my chest here, so prepare for a rant. One, why do so many U.S. ski racing fans use their country's racers' first names, like they know them personally? We don't do that in any other sport, I don't remember anyone discussing Joe Montana as "Joe" or Greg Maddux as "Greg." WTF? And second, why so paranoid about the Evil Alpine Nations and their wicked agenda? Come on. Americans are great, even dominant at lots and lots of sports. The Austrians are good at one sport. Let's be just a little bit magnanimous here. If they want to jealously guard their supposed advantages, so be it. 

hmmm. I don't think it's just skiing. I think it's individual sports. I can picture it being done in tennis, golf, swimming ... etc. Last names are used, too, but I remember a lot of Tiger, Andre, Missy, and so on

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I think it's just sick. That's what I think.

 

No, not really. 

Maybe it would make sense to do it for those athletes that refer to themselves in third person. Like Rickey Henderson. Anyone who says, about himself, "Rickey don't like it when Rickey can't find Rickey's limo" deserves to be called by his first name. In Prickly's book. 

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Maybe its becasue we can't spell or pronounce their last names

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hmmm. I don't think it's just skiing. I think it's individual sports. I can picture it being done in tennis, golf, swimming ... etc. Last names are used, too, but I remember a lot of Tiger, Andre, Missy, and so on

 

 

And it's not just US fans.

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Maybe it would make sense to do it for those athletes that refer to themselves in third person. Like Rickey Henderson. Anyone who says, about himself, "Rickey don't like it when Rickey can't find Rickey's limo" deserves to be called by his first name. In Prickly's book. 

 

Reminds me of this Seinfeld episode:

 

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