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Bode..One more round?

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Just got this weeks Newsweek in the mailbox and guess who's on the cover. The article is entitled "the Truth About Bad Boy Skier Bode Miller". Heading to the kamode now, should be an interesting read.
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Online article here
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Great balanced article
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Have to admit to respecting him for his brutal honesty.
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Time Too

Bode made the cover of Time this week too. He certainly is in the limelight these last couple of weeks.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...149374,00.html
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Good online article.

Bode supports the Adaptive program at Bretton Woods by sponsoring the Bodefest each spring. It's a NASTAR race in the AM and golf tournament in the PM with Bode participating in both. (There is a standard bet that he will serve you a pasta dinner if you can beat his time. No one has gotten the dinner yet. ) Then a dinner and auction at night at the Mt. Washington Hotel. All proceeds go to support the adaptive program. You can even get a round of golf with Bode if you win the auction for it. This will be the third year running.

I've met him, he's a good guy who speaks his mind, period. If you don't think you'll like the answer, don't ask the question. He has never pretended to be anything else. He is down to earth and hates the press and how they hype things. Actually its quite refreshing considering all the other types out there. (i.e. Paris Hilton et al.)
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Thats just gold..

Dude's straight up, smart, got a point and can articulate it decently.. .. And I gotta say I agree with most of what he says..
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going into the Olympics he'll have plenty of PR...unfortunately not much to mention about his recent finishes.
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Thats 1 of only two mass-media articles that I've read about him that I have enjoyed. I was somewhat surprised at how much he swore. I think it is cool and entertaining though, and just adds to his image of non-pretension and brutal honesty.

My favorite was his explanation for doing the olympics. "If it wasn't such a clusterfu ck for me to pull out now," he said, "I'd definitely consider it."

What I didn't like was when they made a comment about his having a "mushy" physique. I don't know who they were looking at, but he is all muscle, core included.
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I teach part time and all the guys yell about is baseball. They never heard of Bode, until I told them. Two weeks ago one of them asked me what is happening to this Bode guy. I thought you said he was great. Guess the media did a great job promoting him. Funny how they don't report on Darren, who has a much cleaner image. Guess he's too boring.
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Here's another one from MSNBC

It compares him to Michael Phelps...who is Michael Phelps? Not only does the name not ring a bell, he is mentioned in connection with the Athens Olympics, so I'm guessing he's not a skier, or not only a skier...?
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On Imus the other morning they were talking about him being on both Time and Newsweek. They made some jokes about how he was honest and all the people that were crucifying him for it were up at Mt Snow and Killington getting wasted.....

Like it or not skiing has a culture of partying
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Originally Posted by OldSchool
It compares him to Michael Phelps...who is Michael Phelps? Not only does the name not ring a bell, he is mentioned in connection with the Athens Olympics, so I'm guessing he's not a skier, or not only a skier...?
Michael Phelps is a swimmer. He won several medals at the most recent Summer Olympics.
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It's funny (but understandable) how the culture of alpine racing and nordic racing are so diametrically opposed.

The nordy racers never get wasted. They keep a pretty tight lifestyle. The alpine racers are always burning, swilling and slutting around. At least that's how it was when I was in college.

I have a subscription to Time. I liked the article. I couldn't help but to think that all the rucus about Bode is orchestrated for the sake of interesting press. Call me cynical.
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Michael Phelps is a swimmer. He won several medals at the most recent Summer Olympics.
Is this the young Aussie with the gigantic feet? (Phelps, I mean - not you!)
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[quote=Seven]It's funny (but understandable) how the culture of alpine racing and nordic racing are so diametrically opposed.

The nordy racers never get wasted. They keep a pretty tight lifestyle. The alpine racers are always burning, swilling and slutting around. At least that's how it was when I was in college.


Meanwhile much like cycling the nordic racers have a serious doping problem. They may not get waisted but they seem to enjoy performance enhancing drugs
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Is this the young Aussie with the gigantic feet? (Phelps, I mean - not you!)
Ha! No he's from Towson, MD. I'm no expert, but I think he's considered one of the all-time best swimmers. He won 7 or 8 medals in Athens.
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Ha! No he's from Towson, MD. I'm no expert, but I think he's considered one of the all-time best swimmers. He won 7 or 8 medals in Athens.
Is it possible competitive swimming is even more of a secondary sport than ski racing? Wonder if the members of the local high school swim team have ever heard of Bode Miller?
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Is it possible competitive swimming is even more of a secondary sport than ski racing? Wonder if the members of the local high school swim team have ever heard of Bode Miller?
They probably have now. But for the wrong reasons.
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Is it possible competitive swimming is even more of a secondary sport than ski racing? Wonder if the members of the local high school swim team have ever heard of Bode Miller?
My kids swim on a local high school swim team, and indeed, they've definitely heard of Bode Miller.
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I hope everyone can grasp that whatever else about Bode is true, the image of the iconoclastic, don't-care-about-money-don't-care-about-fame, counter culture hero is now exposed as utter crap. One does not get the flood of coverage and profile elevation, not the least of which is the dual Time/Newsweek covers without a deliberate effort by very powerful and determined publicists. This is not a case of coincidental editorial decisions by Time/Newsweek/60 Minutes. This is a deliberate investment of capital with a calculated ROI.
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