Originally Posted by Whiteroom
He had a comment in the finish area yesterday where he said something to the effect of, "it's been hard with the ankle injury, I've got one bad leg and mentally my other foot is already on my boat..."
4 years ago that would have been a headline about how little he cares.
This time around he is the 'Reformed Prodigal Son'...
I hate the media.
Ditto on the media.
The guy is the same guy. You hear sound bites and quotes. Always taken out of context. I owned a business that had a lot of press coverage in NYC because of a new venture and the media was so wrong on everything it wasn't even close to truth.
The 60 minutes interview was the only time I ever heard a full conversation with the guy. And it was great listening to Bode talk about how winning a WC title is way harded than an olympic gold. It equally sucked watching the reporter not even want to hear it. He just kept breaking Bodes balls about olympic gold.
All these ramblings on NBC and in this forum and others about the "changed" Bode miller are BS. Not that has or hasn't changed - Of course people mature. But, how the F__K does anybody know? Its just a media angle. In Torino they had the lazy partying Bode angle and every reporter had that angle before they ever spoke to him. He could have stood there with a suitcase with $50 million and said he is giving all this money to poor orphans with a golden halo beaming down from heaven on him and they media would still have gone with the bad boy story. He knew that. That is why he went through the woods to get away.
Now the new angle is the changed bode, the family bode, get bent!
He is just Bode Miller, a great skier and an honest guy who speaks his mind. His personal life is his own business.
If he didn't get any medals he would have been back to being labeled a screw up in the media. Bunch of hypocrits!