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Poll Results: Will Tanner Hall ever try to walk the talk?

 
  • 4% (3)
    Yes
  • 95% (67)
    No
70 Total Votes  
post #61 of 89
Geez, I can't believe 60+ of you have wasted your time talking about some low-life.

Ahh crap! I just wasted 15 seconds
post #62 of 89
Hmmm, maybe he will run the DH switch.
post #63 of 89
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Originally Posted by f2f
PS: Grammar and punctuation -- two keys to having your posts taken seriously on public forums.
What gave it away that I was from North America? Bad spelling or that I was supporting Tanner Hall (I am actually from Japan)?
Anyway, you can't buy Armada skis here or the shops I was at in BC earlier this year because they were sold out. SponsOring TH might have something to do with this, so he is influencing someone.
post #64 of 89
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Originally Posted by TomB
ryan: kids yak, ya know; part of being a kid.

I think we need to hold these kids to a higher standard. Being young should not be a license to be stupid, ignorant and arrogant. I am aware of the generation gap, but I find today's youth to be far more inconsiderate and self absorbed than we ever were when we were young punks.
I take it that you did not grow up in the 60's or early 70's.
post #65 of 89
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Originally Posted by ryan
kids yak, ya know; part of being a kid.
Precisely. And kids fantasize ya know. My son Tadek thinks he's David Beckham (English soccer star) - but Tadek is only 6, so it's normal ! If you want to stop this TH kid (whoever he is) from yaking, just give him back his dummy (pacifier).
post #66 of 89
http://www.summitdaily.com/article/2...ORTS/101250026

His self-awareness impresses me. At 21 I had prematurely ceased referring to myself as a "kid," s I suppose most people do.
post #67 of 89
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Originally Posted by jstraw
His self-awareness impresses me. At 21 I had prematurely ceased referring to myself as a "kid," s I suppose most people do.
Some kids NEVER grow up ! As for self-awareness, isn't that a synonym for arrogance? In England, we call such a person 'cocky'.
post #68 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by f2f
PS: Grammar and punctuation -- two keys to having your posts taken seriously on public forums.
If you think that's bad, stick around. This place is an English teacher's nightmare.

But then, with 2 posts under your belt, no one's taking you real seriously either. :
post #69 of 89
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Originally Posted by xdog1
But then, with 2 posts under your belt, no one's taking you real seriously either. :
ah, but I've been lurking!
post #70 of 89
Gee,

I think tanner forgot something about smartstyle....

http://www.freestyleterrain.org/imag...rsFinalX-2.jpg

EDIT: #3
post #71 of 89
You guys think TH is bad? Bill Johnson, the gold medal winner in the downhill in 84, was caught DUI on Sunday. He punched the arresting officer in the face, pulled out his gold medal to taunt the officer, saying "you don't have one of these" and then trew his keys at him. He is being held in jail until arraignment.
post #72 of 89
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Originally Posted by StuntCok
You guys think TH is bad? Bill Johnson, the gold medal winner in the downhill in 84, was caught DUI on Sunday. He punched the arresting officer in the face, pulled out his gold medal to taunt the officer, saying "you don't have one of these" and then trew his keys at him. He is being held in jail until arraignment.
Well, Billy has an excuse...being brain-injured and all...only half kidding.

I saw him win a WC DH in Aspen shortly after the '84 gold. I'm sorry to hear he's still struggling with his demons.

He carries his gold around with him? sheesh...
post #73 of 89
jstraw, Bill would correct you, his name is "Bill". He does carry his gold medal in his pocket and will show it to anyone who talks with him. He will also make statements like: "they tell me that I won a gold medal. I don't remember, but if that is the case, that must have been something special". To be robbed of this memory is tragic. Don't know the case of his DUI arrest, hope he can get the help he needs. As for Tanner Hall, they will never let him ski the Streif, so that issue is closed. He is apparently great at what he does, but we are comparing apples and oranges. Talking big is normal, the attentioin he gets here is great.
post #74 of 89
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Originally Posted by Norefjell
jstraw, Bill would correct you, his name is "Bill". He does carry his gold medal in his pocket and will show it to anyone who talks with him. He will also make statements like: "they tell me that I won a gold medal. I don't remember, but if that is the case, that must have been something special". To be robbed of this memory is tragic. Don't know the case of his DUI arrest, hope he can get the help he needs. As for Tanner Hall, they will never let him ski the Streif, so that issue is closed. He is apparently great at what he does, but we are comparing apples and oranges. Talking big is normal, the attentioin he gets here is great.

If I've offended you by calling him "Billy," then you have too much unused bandwidth.
post #75 of 89
Is anybody going to remember his name or what he did in 10 or 20 years ? I don't think so but I'll bet there are those here that can tell us who won the DH in the Squaw Valley in 1960 or the games in Innsbruck in 1976. Theres a good reason why ski racing has lasted so long and why it won't soon be bumped off by a flash in the pan . It's the foundation for our sport , it's where the R&D happens , it's following globally is larger by far .
Someone should ask him how much he thinks his sponsors support the rest of the ski industry and does he think he's their only recipient.
post #76 of 89
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Originally Posted by Leeroy
Is anybody going to remember his name or what he did in 10 or 20 years ? I don't think so but I'll bet there are those here that can tell us who won the DH in the Squaw Valley in 1960 or the games in Innsbruck in 1976. Theres a good reason why ski racing has lasted so long and why it won't soon be bumped off by a flash in the pan . It's the foundation for our sport , it's where the R&D happens , it's following globally is larger by far .
Someone should ask him how much he thinks his sponsors support the rest of the ski industry and does he think he's their only recipient.
Why do you think people are likely to forget the first American to win an Olympic gold in the downhill. It hasn't happened in 21 years, what will make 31 or 41 years the limit on remembering his accomplishment?
post #77 of 89
jstraw. Was not meant as anything more than to say that this is exactly what Bill would say if you do call him Billy. Not sure why you want ot make an issue of it.
post #78 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstraw
Why do you think people are likely to forget the first American to win an Olympic gold in the downhill. It hasn't happened in 21 years, what will make 31 or 41 years the limit on remembering his accomplishment?
We are still in the Tanner Hall thread , I guess I should have made that point . As for Bill/Billy I feel for the guy , but if he has any control of thought he is still resposible for his actions .
post #79 of 89
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Tanner:....Put me in a downhill and I might not go as fast as Bode Miller, but I’ll make it to the bottom.
...and this would prove what, genius?
post #80 of 89
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Originally Posted by OldSchool
...and this would prove what, genius?
Eactly.
That proves very little!
Even I can get down the Lauberhorn, and my first black run was the downhill course at Val d'Isere...
post #81 of 89
I'm sure he will be remembered for his achievements. Like it or not, new school slopestyle/park riding has a massive following, especially among younger riders in North America, way larger than racing I would imagine. Personally, I used to race and I enjoy watching a downhill as much as I enjoy watching a slopestyle competition as much as I enjoy watching a freeskiing/big mountain competition. They are all great parts of the sport and none should be devalued when compared to others.
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by Nix
Tanner represents his generation very well; arrogant, opinionated, ignorant and manner less! I've certainly had enough of the Eminem wannabe on skis wigger-gansta’. Tanner needs to pull up his pants, wipe his nose and learn to speak English.
I agree with you, don't bring all of use 20 somethings down with Tanner!
post #83 of 89

Hey Tanner...STFU

Anyone see Bode on this week's Warren Miller TV...heli skiing...his first time EVER on fat skis...carving up avalanche chutes and hucking big air?
post #84 of 89
Tanner broke his feet. Chad's gap? Must have come up short!
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by paul jones
Tanner broke his feet. Chad's gap? Must have come up short!
TGR has a very good recap on the whole thing by someone who was there:

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...37&postcount=1
post #86 of 89
Switch 900 (taking off backwards) over a 120 gap where you have to be hauling serious ass on the inrun, pretty impressive even if you hate the guy.
post #87 of 89
gramboh

Especially if he landed it. I do have to agree with you though. That takes b@!!$.

I hope his feet heel quickly and that he practices restrain of tongue during his recouperation.
post #88 of 89
Yeah, I heard this rumor floating around Alta today (Tanner had crashed big and had broken bones as a result.) I heard double tib-fib but I guess that part wasn't true. Maybe he can study for the GED while he heals up....

L
post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by lshull
Maybe he can study for the GED while he heals up....L
Hee hee, funny. Tanner : "Wad iz a GED?"
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