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Spoiler at Beaver Creek

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Thread Starter 
I just got a phone call from a friend who is at Beaver Creek. Bode won the downhill and another American, name unknown took third. The Bode controversy can begin again. LewBob
post #2 of 19
Did you say, name unknown ... Steve Nyman is one of the best skiers on our squad.
post #3 of 19
Great results for Bode Miller and Steve Nyman.
With Scott Macartney also placing 8th and Marco Sullivan 10th, the American men's team is showing how much potential it has.
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Did you say, name unknown ... Steve Nyman is one of the best skiers on our squad.
I meant that I didn't know the name. The guy calling me said an American had taken third, he didn't say who. That being said, I don't know anything about Nyman as I don't follow racing on a regular basis. Tell me about him if you would. LewBob
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...Tell me about him if you would. LewBob
http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/613.ht...&type =result
post #6 of 19
"The Bode controversy..."

He's the best ski racer that North America (I'm including Canada) has produced in 25 years.
post #7 of 19
But he only has 2 olympic medals (silver), 5 world championship medals (4 gold, 1 silver), 22 world cup wins (48 podiums) and 3 crystal globes. Slacker!
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Two .... one is in pieces .. :
post #9 of 19
Bode was drunk too. He had a bunch of Jagerbombs with some strippers in the start hut, according to CBS.
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Bode was drunk too. He had a bunch of Jagerbombs with some strippers in the start hut, according to CBS.
LOL LewBob
post #11 of 19
He blew his first run lead in the GS finishing 12th, but Ligety got a podium (3rd)! Kildow killed 'em in the Lake Louise DH, first place by a good margin.
post #12 of 19
Nice to hear Bode is right back in it. I hope he has an EXCELLENT season.
post #13 of 19
It'll be interesting to see how the Head skis, and ski techs, figure in Bode's year.

Based upon Bode's DH showing and strong first GS run, it appears both he and skis may be up to the task!

Perhaps Bode wants to send a message to all those that dissed him last year.

I must admit, I had him written off. I figured he was just taking the Head money and cruising. That boy appears to have some spark left in him yet.
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"The Bode controversy..."

He's the best ski racer that North America (I'm including Canada) has produced in 25 years.
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But he only has 2 olympic medals (silver), 5 world championship medals (4 gold, 1 silver), 22 world cup wins (48 podiums) and 3 crystal globes. Slacker!
He, no doubt has some of the most Raw Natural Talent thats been seen in a long time. However, RNT can only take you so far if you take it for granted and don't hone the tools.

Something my Grandpa used to say:
The Lord will supply, but you MUST apply.

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Nice to hear Bode is right back in it. I hope he has an EXCELLENT season.
Ditto that^^^
post #15 of 19
Trekchick...listen carefully

2 Olympic Medals, 5 World Championship Medals, 22 World Cup wins, 48 Podiums, 3 World Cup Globes including the WC Overall.

If he is a slacker what do you say to every other racer who has stepped into a start house in North America over the last 25 years?? Were they all physically defective in some way? Is that why none of them were successful? The poor little guys tried and tried but just didn't have ANY talent. Should we send CJ Pucket a handicapped parking permit?

Do you think he is that genetically superior?? Do you think being the best pure athlete wins races? Why not recruit track athletes from the University of Texas or football players from Florida, they would clean up if it was about RNT. Bode wins because he has more drive, more desire to "go fast" AND a boatload of talent. Infering that he, in some way, is squandering talent is ridiculous.
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You think anyone gets those kinds of results without "honing his skills"?? "...only take you so far..."!? What kind of results would Bode have to get to convince you he is trying? It could be argued that he tries too hard, "all or nothing" but I think it is ludicrous to suggest he hasn't applied his God given talents to ski racing.
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post #18 of 19
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You think anyone gets those kinds of results without "honing his skills"?? "...only take you so far..."!? What kind of results would Bode have to get to convince you he is trying? It could be argued that he tries too hard, "all or nothing" but I think it is ludicrous to suggest he hasn't applied his God given talents to ski racing.
Exactly. Bode definitely wants to win, maybe more than anyone else out there, and so he tries with all his might to do so. But what has a lot of people confused is that at the same time, he isn't bothered too much when he doesn't win, which to many appears to be a paradox, the existence of two seemingly incompatible mindsets. But if only they would listen carefully to what he says. That is, he has said many times that it is the process of training and racing and skiing to the best of his ability, and especially enjoying that whole process that is what matters most to him, not necessarily just the results. In this frame of mind, one can do all they can to affect the outcome of events, but given all the variables etc, it is no use to be upset if the outcome is not always favorable, which is a very artistic, zen, and in my opinion, healthy approach to sport.
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Nice video!
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