A Different Shawn White thread

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ked, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. ked

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    i read the other thread, and i agree that Shawn White is the best in the field/world.

    However, i was really disappointed with his display after his teammate busted. if he had busted on his next run, he may not even won a medal. he should have waited until he finished to celebrate.

    kudos to the gutsy last run. he could have played it "safe". congrats to him.

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  2. douggmc

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    He could literally have walked down the half-pipe for his last run ... and still won the gold. It didn't matter at that point ... the last run was meaningless.

    With that said, i have issues with the way the young people are celebrating too. On the podium, immediately after, etc. It seems awfully self-centered and aggrandizing.

    I also have an issue with just the attitude of some of them. I've seen several skiers/snowboarders/speed skaters interviewed after winning their gold and NONE of them alluded to anything about representing their country. It was "I" all the way. I think some of these young folks are missing the big picture of the Olympics.
     

  3. HexHead

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    You mean like him joking around and playing air guitar while the National Anthem was being played?

    Grunge rock slackers have definitely brought a new dimension to the Olympics. It's still just the X-Games as far as they're concerned.
     
  4. SouthernGal

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    The real story last night was Evan Lysacek. The Russian was so mad he practically pouted on the podium. Funny considering he only went into the final round about a half point ahead of Lysacek.

    Overconfidence will kill ya sometimes.
     
  5. Trebuchet

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