February 17, 2010

Day 3 & 4 Combine

I so wanted to post everyday!  So ain't gonna happen y'all!

So I've come up with my own Winter Olympics event it's called:
The Stellar, Useless, Obscure, Olympic Tib Bit Combine Post

Since most Combine Events take place over a couple days...I'll post at least every coupla days too!  (Great excuse  justification  idea huh?)

Where to begin this Combined Post?  Do we start with the Drama (with a capitol D) in the Men's Figure Skating?  How the media puts such pressure on our young athletes and then seems to drown in their own excited saliva when they fail to get the job done?  How about the way US Gold Medalist Seth Westcott's WWII vet grandpa influenced his Olympic experience?  Or the fact there is, for the second time in Olympic history, a prego momma participating in these Games?

Nah.  I think we'll start with the fact that if you want Coke, you don't drink Shasta Cola.  If you want a Xerox copy, you don't use a certain cheap @$$ printer that needs to be replaced.  And if you want an envious, high quality, international standard event on perfect ice, you don't use...
these specially made $1,000,000 off-brand ice machines.

Everyone knows you use the tried and true...

What did our Gold Medalist Seth Westcott bring to these Games with him?
"I had a pretty powerful moment packing that thing in my backpack."
- US snowboard gold medallist Seth Wescott on carrying his late grandfather's World War II service flag.

And the media?  Could they be any more houndish with our athletes??
How many ways can Lindsay say, "I fell people...I was young, dumb and reckless."
They were dying to get a story of redemption.
They missed it.
It was a much deeper, closer story than they could imagine.
And while they were slippin' and slidin' in their greedy saliva rushing to get the next big story...they passed this one.
In the same race Lindsay fell in 4 years ago in Turino and got the dreaded Silver,
Maelle Ricker crashed and was air-lifted out.

4 years later, while the media was stalking Lindsay, she was quietly readying herself for redemption.

While our eyes were glued on the red vest falling to the wayside...

Maelle Ricker crossed the finish line 20 minutes from the house she grew up in and became the female darling of Canada...
Way to go Girl.

One last fun little picture for this, the first Combined Post event, that shows the judges for the ski jumping.  Each time they were mentioned I wondered where they were located to be able to watch the jumps from the side of the mountain.
Now we know...

Good Night my fellow Americans!
May your popcorn have just the perfect amount of butter tomorrow night while enjoying the halfpipe!  The girls flying down the hills in Downhill!  Apollo...sigh, need I say more?  It's gonna be a grand eveing!


ShEiLa said...

Straight Shooter
YOU always amaze me with all of the things you know about the Olympics and the Olympians.

I am impressed.

If you can't post everyday... that's ok. I am just glad that you are posting at all. Glad isn't the proper descriptive word I am looking for either... maybe elated fits better.


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