Originally Posted by ant
Bode probably didn't realise that the US domestic airlines love to smash baggage.
I am never quite sure why athletes have to be "role models". They are athletes. Where did this requirement come from?
What moron would put a crystal glass globe in a suitcase going anywhere by any mode of transportation with a little bubble wrap around it & expect it to arrive intact? What he never travels? What do you mean he didn't expect? He has probably flown more than every person on this forum combined, Come on!!!!!
I am quite sure why athletes should be role models.
All the youngsters ski racing & boarding, playing youth baseball. soccer, football & lacrosse who have the dream of reaching the pinnacle of their endeavor, deserve someone to look up to, to pattern themselves after to help them reach their own goals & aspirations and someone to look up to show them the way!
is that too much to ask of all these overpaid whining cry babies.
No, I think it is the least they can do as an obligation to all the people that helped them get to where they are.
Give something back, just don't be a taker!
this particularly applies here in the US to ski racers. it is an obscure sport by most standards. Why shouldn't the best of the best be a role model. It goes hand in hand with being an athlete. Discipline, determination, respect, not abusing your body & mind. these are traits of most successful athletes.
Successful people do all the all little things to be successful that failures refuse to do!