Originally Posted by uncle crud
is that Bode's fault? parents ought to teach their kids about the flawedness of humanity. expecting Godlike perfection from "Bode as Role Model" isn't Bode's problem, really, is it?
not saying that kids & parents weren't upset. just saying that they didn't really have any good reason to be upset, because the "upset" is premised on their EXPECTATIONS which surely were not shared with Bode... were they?
Bode's the one who put himself out there as some sort of role model or at least gave people a reason to have certain expectations -- this "vicarious" living stuff is waaay off base. I find him a very public sort of hypocrite, yet I like him and DO agree with much of what he says, so I wonder what's going on.
His words: I hate media attention
His reality: Joinbode.com, covers of huge magazines, interviews galore
His words: I don't care about winning
His reality: He has devoted his life to an activity that is all about winning
His words: Money, bah
His reality: Nike
His words: Potato farm
His reality: Nightclubs
His words: I'm concerned about the well-being of 10 year olds.
His reality: Uh, whatever
His words: Olympics are no big deal
His reality: Olympics are no big deal
Hey! Got one right!