I respect Tanner for his amazing skiing abilities, but whenever he gets near a camera he gets soo obnoxious. Granted it does come down to free marketing air time and everyone does that, he just pushes it past an annoying level.
He may have been acting like a bit of a tool, but he was congratulating the kid that won (Xavier Bertoni) and did seemed stoked for him. Bertoni killed it out there plain and simple, made Tanner and Dumont look like amateurs, if Tanner was that despicable of a human being, I doubt he'd be that cool about being beat that bad.
ESPN coverage IMHO really sucks (especially this year), so I didn't see everyone's run, but after XB's first run I thought he would win it. Good for him, lets focus on that. I think I'm fairly up on skiing and I have barely heard of him, we'll see a lot of him in the future. As Tanner put it, "you got so many more years of this".
Take on Top 3:
Bertoni: Great showing, really wanted it and got it, good job. Keep killing it and being super modest at the podium, refreshing change.
Tanner: Decent, but not great showing, maybe time to start moving on. I bet he even realizes this.
DuMont: Didn't seem with it at all, but when one of your good buddies was just in an almost life ending accident, how would you perform? Maybe next year
Where was Olson??