Behavior will bring change to U.S. Ski Team: Picabo Street puts the U.S. Ski Team in their place.
posted by lil'red to other at 10:11 AM - 8 comments
Stick in the mud.
posted by mikelbyl at 10:13 AM on February 26
What do you expect from someone who can't even tell others how to pronounce her own name? The thing that needs done isn't abolition of goals, it's behavioral training. Used to be that parents would provide that, but now it's up to coaches, and that's wrong. Perhaps if someone would have handcuffed Bode to his room, and he wouldn't have gone out ad-nauseum, he might have been a little more successful. But for now, it's all ove but the shouting (and pissing, and moaning, etc.)
posted by mrhockey at 10:18 AM on February 26
Wow, I knew about Bode's quirks, but I didn't know about the women's side. Boy that sure does help America's image.
posted by wingnut4life at 10:18 AM on February 26
Picabo gets my nod for coach. If not the Olympic team then my kids little league.
posted by texoma-slim at 10:53 AM on February 26
I understand Picabo's feelings here. I also know abit about her past behavior back in the day. SHE shouldn't be casting stones. I won't go into the stories I have heard because they are just that stories. My personal take on Miller is simple, he tried hard but his head wasn't in the game, why not? Only BM knows, he also has another Olympics in him. As far as the woman's team goes it started bad got worse and ends w/ a gold medal, I'd say if you wear a crown you'd better go fast. These people ski faster than most of us drive, races are won by hundreths of a second. It has to fall into place on that run or in the two runs. Bummer about our results, I'll still be watching. Miller's save alone was worth the coverage. As far as America's image goes..........I won't argue it dispells our play first attitude the rest of the world see's.km
posted by km2262 at 12:08 PM on February 26
Lighten up, already! I personally thought the tiara, pearls, and ears on the helmet made our team stand out from the others! Just looking down a mountain that steep would make me pass out - psychologically, if wearing stage props gets you out of the gate, so be it. You go, girls!
posted by gogrizzly at 01:09 PM on February 26
Okay two quotes from a ski douche: I used to have a wild time with three women until 5 a.m., but I am getting older. In the Olympic Village here, I will live it up with five women, but only until 3 a.m. I really lack the words to compliment myself today. You know who that is. Same attitude, different medal count. I enjoyed watching the U.S., and i didn't pay a dime. Thank you, Olympics!
posted by Samsonov14 at 03:04 PM on February 26
km2262, I think Picabo Street knows where the line between being an active part of the ski scene and being a working professional is, better than most of us. I'd trust her judgement over almost anyone's, because not only has she won at the highest levels, but she's been a part of the culture for over a decade, so she's not sitting off in another world casting aspersions without knowing what things are really like for them day-to-day. Oh, and if all you have are rumors, then don't be a catty little Heather and say "oh, the stories I could tell." Either tell the stories or put the innuendo back in your pants.
posted by chicobangs at 06:02 PM on February 26
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