Hmm,

Not too far from the truth, I too doubt his taste, even moreso in the face of the Tina Jordan they had referred to  http://tinyurl.com/ozm7p    (<--- Link is safe but still kinda scary)

 


At 03:30 PM 2/21/2006, you wrote:
Tina Jordan:

http://tinyurl.com/paqjg

I dunno about Miller's taste.


On 2/21/06, T O S <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Tina Jordan! I know a few people on the list would prefer her over a medal.
> He was partying with her, after the Super G.  He had no race the next
> morning. . .
>
> Don't forget, Bode already has Olympic medals.  Compared to him, Johnson
> was a flash in the pan.
>
> Remember, Phil Mahre, he found the Olympics annoying.  Granted he did better
> then Bode, but he was boring.  Bode is fun.
>
> The tiger ears had to go because they were considered advertising for
> Kellogs.
>
> John, I have never seen you so worked up.  What about the people
> you work with, are you scaring them?  They must be keeping their distance
> from you.   Did you bet everything you own, on the US ski team?
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:51:58 -0800, John Crowley, Jr. <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >On 2/21/06, T O S <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> This one has the makings of a thread that will go on and on.
> >>
> >> These are for all intent and purposes, professional athletes.
> >> They got to this point by knowing what works for them.
> >> I do not believe micromanaging their behavior is not going to change the
> >> results.
> >>
> >> Personally, I liked Stiegler's little dance.  I liked the pearls and the
> >> tiara.  Ski racing is a dying sport.   Having all racers act like uptight
> >> Austrians is not going to help revive it.   The sport desperately needs
> >> athletes with
> >> personalities.   Bill Johnson may have been a jerk, but he was good for the
> >> sport.
> >>
> >
> >The difference is Bill Johnson actually won a gold medal and a few
> >World Cup races.
> >
> >Acting silly or "over the top" when your performance is near
> >irrelevancy is ridiculous.  Kinda like those celebrations by NFL
> >receivers when all they've done is catch a first down pass.  Give me a
> >break.
> >
> >What does Resi's dad think?  He of three Olympic medals?  See below.
> >
> >And apparently, Bode's PBR diet is not the only thing holding him back
> >these days.
> >
> >***********
> >
> >"Her father nodded approvingly when told about the tiger-ear
> >prohibition, which may be lifted for Wednesday's race.
> >
> >'The Olympics idea should not be sidetracked with gimmicky stuff,'
> >Pepi Stiegler said. 'I'm not saying that her tiger ears are gimmicky.
> >They're kind of fun throughout the year. People like it. But the
> >Olympics are the Olympics.'
> >
> >Not that Pepi Stiegler is all tradition and earnestness. Now 68, he
> >laughed sympathetically about the waywardness of Bode Miller, recently
> >photographed in a Sestriere nightclub with Tina Jordan, Playboy's Miss
> >March 2002."
> >
> >From:
> >
> >"Former Star Now in Role of a Father"
> >
> >By NATHANIEL VINTON - New York Times
> >Published: February 21, 2006
> >
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/21/sports/olympics/21resi.html?_r=1
> >
> >Or:
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/rwcdc
> >
> >
> >> I am not upset with Bode.  I agree with him, that he could have just as
> >> easily been sitting there with 4 gold medals.   However, this is ski racing.
> >> Nobody is guaranteed anything.  Once a race starts, it is a clean slate,
> >> anyone entered in the race can win it.   Stuff happens.  Being in Nike
> >> ads doesn't guarantee anything.
> >>
> >> It is too bad some coaches may lose their job, but that is the life of
> >> a pro-coach.  If your athlete wins, you look good.  They don't live up to
> >> expectations, you get fired.   It may not be fair, but it is the way sports
> >> world wide.   They can't fire the athletes.
> >>
> >> I can't imagine the pressure some of the athletes feel at the Olympics.
> >> In the US they know that these are the only races that really matter.
> >> They must hear it over and over from the coaches and USSA.  If they let the
> >> pressure get to them, they will not perform to their best.  If putting on
> >> a string of pearls helps you relax, then go for it.
> >>
> >> I don't subscribe to: if you don't win, you should be crying.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 20:46:27 -0800, John Crowley, Jr. <[log in to unmask]>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >On 2/20/06, John Crowley, Jr. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> >> On 2/20/06, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> >> > I think you're dead wrong on this, Gramps, er, John.  These are kids
> >> >> > here, why can't they have a little fun.  Stiegler, Richardson,
> >> >> > etc.--they're psyched just to be at the games.  A tiara or pearls
> >> >> > certainly isn't going to hurt their skiing, and I'm sure they're out
> >> >> > there working their sessa off.
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> I don't question their work ethic.  I question their intensity AT THE
> >> >> OLYMPICS when they're wearing that crap.
> >> >>
> >> >> You can wear anything you want, or nothing at all - if you are winning.
> >> >>
> >> >> If you are not winning, it just plain looks silly and as if not committed.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >Or try this one on TEO.
> >> >
> >> >How about if Jimmy comes down wearing Mardi Gras beads after the first
> >> >run of the SL?  He's barely better than mediocre in the standings and
> >> >yet at the same time starts making a spectacle of himself in the
> >> >finish, complete with goofy faces at the camera and doing "muscle
> >> >poses", etc. (the male equivalent of said "preening" around in earlier
> >> >reply).  Screaming and hollering like he's the Incredible Hulk.
> >> >
> >> >And then on the 2nd run.... he's not any better in the standings,
> >> >doesn't ski that well, and does the same thing in the finish area.
> >> >
> >> >Since this is not the reeb league at Bolton, TEO - what would you
> >> >think about his focus or intensity and commitment to having his best
> >> >effort in the Olympics?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> > --Matt K.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > On 2/20/06, John Crowley, Jr. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Speaking of a Ski Team fiasco, how about those US women in the
> >> >> > > combined SL, specifically Mancuso and Stiegler?
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Mancuso wearing a "tiara" and Stiegler in pearls - how cute?  There's
> >> >> > > time for fun and games like you're at a VARA J4 race or something, but
> >> >> > > I don't think the Olympics is one of them.  They are too veteran
> >> >> > > (World Junior titles, World Cup starts, etc.) to have to deal with
> >> >> > > pressure by doing that kind of stuff.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Yeah, from their perspective, maybe it's going to be "cool" to be seen
> >> >> > > in Olympic footage for the rest of your life wearing some wacky outfit
> >> >> > > - but nobody's going to care if you finish 9th or 11th or wherever
> >> >> > > they were.  That was just ridiculous.
> >> >> >
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