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Bode apologizes

post #1 of 17
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from SKIRACING magazine
by Nathaniel Vinton

http://www.skiracing.com/news/news_d...hp/3062/ALPINE

“I want to come straight out and apologize to my family and friends and also the people who have supported me along the way,” said Miller. “Because of the way I made those comments in the 60 Minutes interview, it caused a lot of confusion and pain.”


(sorry if this is in another thread)
post #2 of 17
He is honest so sue him geeze. They said a stat on a morning show the other day. 15% of Americans have worked or work drunk. Thats almost 2 out of 10, perhaps some hypocrites are in our midst......
post #3 of 17
Obviously a forced apology that Marolt and his agent made happen :
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by JohnH
Obviously a forced apology that Marolt and his agent made happen :
Yeah, but at least he did it! shows that racing & the US team is important to him!

And oh yeah, the $$$$, the sponsors and NIKE too!
post #5 of 17

drunk at work stats

Those statistics are probably skewed by the curve of age and social mores; they have changed in the last twenty five years.

When I started employment in the late 60's it was common (read expected) for the guys to go out at lunch and hoist a few. This was in engineering not blue collar.

In the 70's it was still common for the "tech's" to go out but less so now for the managers.

Today, 97% of the people I work with never go out for an afternoon social.

So in the 60's, 70's and 80' you could have included me .... but now, it's just not done any where near as much.

Tougher employer liability and driving enforcement ... just MHO.
post #6 of 17
Yuki, you're right. That sort of behavior used to be okay at work, but not anymore. My father and I were having a conversation the other day on how much the workplace has changed in the last 30 years. Having a beer at lunch these days can become a serious issue at work; blue collar or management...

I am glad that Bode came out and said something though. Whether it is his responsibility showing through, or his respect for those who are above him within US ski racing, I don't think it matters. Either way he still came out with a public statement. Personally I don't think he should talk to the public. He has never really been good at it. Skiing is his thing, and people should let him do it. There is no doubt that he loves the sport, and has made it his life.

Later

GREG
post #7 of 17
I'm not saying I'm not glad he did it. I am! I just figure that if he hadn't been forced to, he wouldn't have. He's not the apologetic type.
post #8 of 17
The revelation that Bode can be forced to do something is a bigger one than whatever it was he said on "60 Minutes."
post #9 of 17
I tink Bode neds to come up to speed real quick what makes his world go round. Two big things, his performance where he has no doubt distinguished himself; he's a super talent, the other is the political correctness of his sponsors. If he takes their sponsorship money, he can't espouse values that are diametrically different than theirs.

You can't be a rebel drinking at the trough of corporate America. Bode makes me miss the Mahres. I'll be surprised if he has a great Olympics. I hope he does, but I think he's created an environment around him that will be hard to overcome.
post #10 of 17
It's a shame. Mealy-mouthed blandspeak wins again.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by ant
It's a shame. Mealy-mouthed blandspeak wins again.
What is a shame is, you haven't grown up yet!
post #12 of 17
Ant,

He could speak his mind, as small as it appears to be, if he was paying his own way. As long as he chooses to ride the finacial gravy boat he has to be a yazzer man to the owner of the vessel. He's not as independant as he makes himself out to be.
post #13 of 17
Well done team America for standing up and saying that the comments were wrong.
post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan
from SKIRACING magazine
by Nathaniel Vinton

http://www.skiracing.com/news/news_d...hp/3062/ALPINE

“I want to come straight out and apologize to my family and friends and also the people who have supported me along the way,” said Miller. “Because of the way I made those comments in the 60 Minutes interview, it caused a lot of confusion and pain.”


(sorry if this is in another thread)
He can apologize all he wants... He needs to ski fast.
If he sucks in the olympics the 60 Minutes iinterview will stick with him and he will be a jerk.
If he wins, he will be a hero, with a provocative personality.
post #15 of 17
Just thought I'd put my two cents in.
Living in Austria, I probably get more Bode news than even the most adhement fan in the U.S.
Now as to what happened this season, I only have to say this. The europeans (austrians) got more riled up about Bode's doping comments, than about this.
This whole situation got printed either today or yesterday in one of those "look how backwards and prudish the U.S. is, with a monkey for a president" articles that pop up now and again. The original interview in 60 minutes didn't even get a comment anywhere in all of the German language media I searched to get some background on this.
IMHO I think that the Austrian media got it right, He wasn't talking about being drunk, but about a hangover.
Stop protecting your kids from Bode and start locking up you liquor cabinet and your beer reservoir.

Schi Heil (and NO it's NOT what you think)
post #16 of 17
I think his apology was a half-assed attempt at calming down his team and sponsors.

What people do not understand is that this is not about US being prude. It is about your employer (the sponsors) expecting certain standard of behaviour for all the money you make. How many of you can get away with being drunk or hung over on the job in a very public way, while representing your organizations?
post #17 of 17
remember, it's all about BUSINESS.

you puritanically inclined uberserious folks need to loosen up, NOT Bode or the rest of us need to grow up.

what hypocrites a private investigator would reveal every one of you puritans to be. incredible hypocrites.

so you might want to plug it. pretty quickly. before terminal embarrassment sets in.
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