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Congrats to Bode Miller!

One of Ski Racings great all-around  Alpine competitors fulfills his remarkable potential with Gold in the Men's combined.



Cheers to Bode
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, do you think we will see Bode in the cabin with Bob Costas?
JF
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, do you think we will see Bode in the cabin with Bob Costas?
JF

This seems to be an older & wiser Bode. He is letting his skiing do the talking at this Olympics.
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Those years of training primarily for one or the other specialties have paid off fr Bode. Congrats.

Older, wiser, friendlier, and a dad (has something to do wtih it)
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Believe it or not, most people mature with age. Just like wine it gets better. Congrats Bode, you done well.
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Everybody loves you now.

Bode has always been my hero.

Sugarloaf is buzzing over this.!!
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It's great that Bode has the gold and 2 other medals at these game. He has always been one of my favorites BUT he has squandered his massive talent over the years. Instead of being one of the best skiers of his era with some standing with the all time greats, he could have been head and shoulders above the rest as the greatest of all time. He completely checked out in 06 and he had some mail in seasons, especially last year.  His insistence that it was all about the ultimate run and not necessarily winning cost him many victories. It was his right to be a nonconformist and I'll admit he has been fun to watch on and off the slopes but when you have as much talent as he did it would have been even more fun to watch him show the rest of the world that America produced the greatest racer of all time. Better than Killey better than Stenmark better than ANYONE. Again, it was his choice and ultimately he doesn't have to answer to anyone but himself but...

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Eric,

This might help you to "understand":

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=ed1a28bf-22e0-4d79-8624-f96e3c8c0255.html#brokaw+interviews+bode+miller

 

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=cd68fc6a-5bff-4c7e-ad8e-93c3a29c928e.html#interview+part

This might be a bit of an extreme analogy but it's like saying imagine what Helen Keller could have been if she were not deaf and blind.  Sometimes it's our limitations and challenges that make us who we are and make things possible.  You can't have Bode in Vancouver without Bode in Torino.  You can say coulda woulda shoulda but that is just an empty nothingness.  The true story is much more amazing.

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I really think the truth is he was skiing the best that he could at the time, and had he not skied his way, he would not have skied nearly as well.  It may have taken him longer to gain the skill to ski well while not being in his totally balls-out style, but four years ago, skiing in that style was the best he could do. 
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Ghost, yeah, you're right, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to wax nostalgia and hyperbole...ok back to waxing my skis.
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Eric,

This might help you to "understand":

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=ed1a28bf-22e0-4d79-8624-f96e3c8c0255.html#brokaw+interviews+bode+miller

 

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/assetid=cd68fc6a-5bff-4c7e-ad8e-93c3a29c928e.html#interview+part

This might be a bit of an extreme analogy but it's like saying imagine what Helen Keller could have been if she were not deaf and blind.  Sometimes it's our limitations and challenges that make us who we are and make things possible.  You can't have Bode in Vancouver without Bode in Torino.  You can say coulda woulda shoulda but that is just an empty nothingness.  The true story is much more amazing.

akaplan9, I can't get the quotes because I'm working in the Virgin Islands (limiting my skiing to only 6 days this year) and I can't get the NBC video here. I do understand your points, but I still believe that he ultimately did not live up to his potential and part of the reason was under his control. The 3 medals in Vancouver are great though.


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I really think the truth is he was skiing the best that he could at the time, and had he not skied his way, he would not have skied nearly as well.  It may have taken him longer to gain the skill to ski well while not being in his totally balls-out style, but four years ago, skiing in that style was the best he could do. 


 
Ghost, I agree up to a point but I believe that in Torino he checked out because he didn't want to deal with all baggage that he perceived success there would have brought him. JMO, I'm not a psychologist
 
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Some pics for you all.

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Great Pics!
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