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Bode leaves Turin with no medals and no regrets
The Union Leader ^ | February 26, 2006 | Jim Litke

Posted on 02/26/2006 2:49:00 PM PST by Past Your Eyes

SESTRIERE, Italy – Unbent, unbowed and ultimately unsuccessful, Bode Miller said in an interview yesterday he is skiing away from these Olympics on his own terms — content without any medals and impressed by the local nightlife.

“I just did it my way. I’m not a martyr, and I’m not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here,” Miller said in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press soon after he skidded off the slalom course in his fifth and final race, completing an 0-for-the-Olympics.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2006olympics; alldownhillfromhere; bode; bodemiller; disgrace; doesnotbodewell; getbentbode; looser; loser; medal; miller; millerlowlife; olympics; race; skiing; skiwords; turin; usteam
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“Me, it’s been an awesome two weeks,” Miller said. “I got to party and socialize at an Olympic level.”

That's about what can be expected from the offspring of hippy parents who was raised without morals or any other kind of compass. He's a product of his upbringing.

What a maroon.

1 posted on 02/26/2006 2:49:05 PM PST by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes

I expect to see old Bode in about 10 years, on "Cops". He'll be shoeless, in a trailer park, with a beer and a cigarette. As they take him away, in front of the wife and kids, she'll be yelling"I love you honey, I'll call the bail bondsman!"


2 posted on 02/26/2006 2:51:46 PM PST by zeeba neighba (What I'm reading now: The Magic Pudding (The Magic Pudding is a pie, except when it's something else)
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To: Past Your Eyes
>That's about what can be expected from ...

Yes. But what about
the wiz-kid businessmen who
threw cash at Miller

and set up their firms
to make him a super star?
They weren't hippies . . .

3 posted on 02/26/2006 2:52:21 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: Past Your Eyes

Here's an editorial from a sports writer about Bode and his attitude during the games.

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/02/26/Columns/_Party_boy_Bode_is_th.shtml


4 posted on 02/26/2006 2:54:51 PM PST by dawn53
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To: Past Your Eyes

what a sorry punk.


5 posted on 02/26/2006 2:56:53 PM PST by Khurkris ("Hell, I was there"...Elmer Keith.)
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To: dawn53

There was a similar article to that in yesterday's Union Leader by a retired sports columnist. I wish it was on line as I would have posted that, too.
This kid lives about 20 miles from me. I'm almost embarrassed to admit it. He's too stupid to be ashamed.


6 posted on 02/26/2006 3:00:32 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Does anyone know how much of our tax dollars goes towards supporting losers like this?

I don't know too much about skiing but it didn't appear that he gave it his best effort, all things considered.

I don't mind if Budweiser or GM wants to throw money at him but just don't give him any of mine.


7 posted on 02/26/2006 3:02:55 PM PST by keat
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To: Past Your Eyes

He certainly established himself as the biggest loser and goat in US Winter Olympic history.


8 posted on 02/26/2006 3:05:42 PM PST by Newtoidaho (The Democratic Party has adopted open treason as their primary party platform.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Never heard of the guy before, but I don't track the chattering class a lot. Anyway, if you are interested, I googled and found his web site. Here you can find out everything you want to know about the iconoclastic, incredibly successful, brilliant, and unique Bode Miller. You can buy "Super Bode" ball caps, t-shirts, and women's tank tops. You can order Bode's autobiography, where you too can learn to live your life in a way that would make Bode proud. Indulge your Bode fixation, and enter the wonderful world of Bode.
9 posted on 02/26/2006 3:05:46 PM PST by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Tanya Harding's soul mate: They're both iceholes.

Neither our country, nor his sponsors, sent him there to 'rock out' or 'party on an Olympic level' or to 'do it his way'.

It is no shame to leave the Olympics without a medal--most competitors do--but it IS indeed a horrid shame for him to leave with 'no regrets', considering what an uck-fup he is.


10 posted on 02/26/2006 3:06:24 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

What is he, gay?


11 posted on 02/26/2006 3:07:39 PM PST by dollar_dog
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ICE should give this wastoid a full cavity search when he gets back to the States.


12 posted on 02/26/2006 3:07:55 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Past Your Eyes

Here's another great column about how much fun he was to watch. Why? Well, because he had fun. Heaven forgive that he should actually TRY TO WIN, or at least be upset when he doesn't even do his best.

The title of the column is "Bode's No Role Model, But He's Fun to Watch". In the AZ Republic today. The title about says it all, but here's the link if you feel like wasting some time...

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/columns/articles/0226boivin0226.html


13 posted on 02/26/2006 3:08:04 PM PST by Breyean
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To: Richard Kimball
Never heard of the guy before...

Ditto and I think his 15 minutes are down to the last 15 seconds.

14 posted on 02/26/2006 3:09:17 PM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: lonestar

NOW, I understand the term "snow bum"....

Semper Fi


15 posted on 02/26/2006 3:10:44 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Behavior will bring change to U.S. Ski Team
 
Grace and disgrace with Ohno, Miller

16 posted on 02/26/2006 3:10:53 PM PST by Coleus (What were Ted Kennedy & his nephew doing on Good Friday, 1991? Getting drunk and raping women)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Bode is a living testament to the stupidity of allowing sports figures (and entertainers for that matter) to become "personalities" and "role models".


17 posted on 02/26/2006 3:11:26 PM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: zeeba neighba

I don't think it will take 10 years..maybe half that time. He is a disgrace.


18 posted on 02/26/2006 3:12:05 PM PST by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Words of wisdom from an old coach of mine (Staley Jackson): "Talent isn't enough. Talent is everywhere. Lots of people have talent. More than talent, it takes discipline and hard work hard to win." I never went very far in sports, but that advice has served me well for all my life. Bode Miller has an abundance of talent, no doubt, but he clearly lacks what else is needed to win. He should never have been placed on the team: if he's not going to the Olympics to win, he's only standing in a better man's way.


19 posted on 02/26/2006 3:14:45 PM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: ApplegateRanch

You are so right. See, the thing is if you want to be "larger than life" you have to party all night and then deliver in spite of it. You can't hack that, you're just a loser. If you want to "do it your way." First you have to do it. What a jerk.


20 posted on 02/26/2006 3:14:55 PM PST by Kay Syrah
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To: Past Your Eyes
Bode Miller is the face of militant self-absorption.

It's unnerving to see this self-absorbed delinquent spout off meaningless words while wearing the stars and stripes insignia.

Bode was raised in the idealogy of the Me-My-Mine political left that passionately believes nothing is greater than oneself.

Bode Miller is a product of America-hating liberals.....and even those without liberal parents are subjected to the control of the likes of NJEA, and PP'hood in our schools.

These lefties proselytize their anti-American religious-hating doctrines of secular humanism, moral relativism, situation ethics, K-12 sexual indoctrination, abortion on demand, and the denigration of American culture.

Patriotism is a non-starter to these America haters.

Parents should demand PP'hood be thrown out of our schools and they should insist the NJEA stop brainwashing our youngsters.

21 posted on 02/26/2006 3:16:13 PM PST by Liz (Liberty consists in having the power to do that which is permitted by the law. Cicero)
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To: Breyean

I understand the "having fun" part and I'm not against that. But this young man is a model of pure self absorption. I'm guessing that he will quietly fade into obscurity, as well he should, and will become just a footnote in history.
I had the pleasure of watching Jean-Claude Killy ski back in the '60s. I'd rather watch him again today than contribute to the further delinquency of Bode Miller.


22 posted on 02/26/2006 3:16:34 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: PUGACHEV

You're coach wisdom should be your tagline.

"It takes discipline and hard work hard to win."


23 posted on 02/26/2006 3:17:52 PM PST by BushCountry (They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Don't worry someone will make excuses for his behavior, probably right here on FR.
24 posted on 02/26/2006 3:18:15 PM PST by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Skiing 1+Chuggerdoes not equalMedals
25 posted on 02/26/2006 3:18:36 PM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: Richard Kimball
I hadn't heard of Bode Miller, either, until I read on FR what a flop he'd been. From Googling around, it seems the daring, 28 year old 'youth' entered in 5 Olympic skiing competitions. This meant he could and did look like a fool 5 different times. Miller didn't even finish in 3 of the events, and was 5th and 6th in the other two.

Did that slug believe his own hype, and thought he could just show up to win 5 gold medals? I wonder how he'll like partying in future without sponser bucks?

26 posted on 02/26/2006 3:21:10 PM PST by xJones (Stå sammen med danskerne !)
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To: mystery-ak

Outstanding!!! May I borrow that?


27 posted on 02/26/2006 3:21:32 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

The kid was the best skier in the world LAST year, thus far in the World Cup season he had done nothing to suggest that he would win a medal in these Olympics.

Ski races are decided by tenths of a second. If you are off just a little you won't win. His best result this year was in the Olympic downhill race. He was overhyped by the media. The kid will never be heard of again. I don't mind him trying to make a few bucks off the hype this year was most likely his only shot at Olympic succes and the income that can come from the Olympics.


28 posted on 02/26/2006 3:23:22 PM PST by Leto
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To: Past Your Eyes

Sure...


29 posted on 02/26/2006 3:23:45 PM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: Khurkris

And just as bad as showing the world what an "All-American Boy" he is, is that his presence probably kept someone, who would have really appreciated the honor of skiing in the Olympics, off the team.

I say "probably" because who knows what kind of guy was waiting in the on deck circle.


30 posted on 02/26/2006 3:23:49 PM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I thought it was sickening with the media playing this guy up as the PAHTY boy who gets it done. I was thinking, yeah, punk, show us the medals at Turin AFTER you actually race against all the other world class stars who AREN'T PAHTY boys.

So much for this big mouth drunken cretin. Unfortunately he took the spot of other competitors who wouldn't have been such as a disgrace, and this bum creep puke is proud of himself.


31 posted on 02/26/2006 3:28:47 PM PST by putupjob
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To: Past Your Eyes

Bode leaves Turin with as many medals as he came with class...

Punk...

Almost as bad as the gay male skater who blamed being late for the bus on his performance...

Or the arogant airhead hot dog punk girl who tried to grab a 'rail' in the Snowboard Cross event...


32 posted on 02/26/2006 3:31:00 PM PST by antaresequity (PUSH 1 FOR ENGLISH, PUSH 2 TO BE DEPORTED)
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To: xJones

From what I've read of him, I expect a Joe Gilliam future.


33 posted on 02/26/2006 3:35:02 PM PST by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Past Your Eyes
The punk's behavior is nothing new. His coaches, sponsors and all the people that supported the Olympic effort for the USA gambled on him and lost. They should have cut him out long ago. He never did, and may never, understand the concept of team, work, dedication, sacrifice and patriotism. Those who expected any different made a mistake.
34 posted on 02/26/2006 3:36:46 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.

I also watched the girl I cant remember her name who decided to hot dog in the middle of a race and fell on her face. No discipline. She had her chance and blew it.


35 posted on 02/26/2006 3:39:01 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: sgtbono2002

You watched a lot more of the thing than I did. I watched not a single minute of it.


36 posted on 02/26/2006 3:41:40 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
“I got to party and socialize at an Olympic level.”

I seem to recall a similar 'party animal' skier from past Winter Olympics in the name of one Alberto Tomba (Italy).
The big difference being that Tomba 'got to party and socialize at an Olympic level' while bringing home the goods --- 3 Gold's and 2 Silver's over the course of three separate Winter Games (1988, 1992, 1994). All Miller did was party. Fer shame .....

37 posted on 02/26/2006 3:42:46 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: ApplegateRanch
Ahhh, yes. Good ol' Tonya.


38 posted on 02/26/2006 3:44:10 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Past Your Eyes

Not one dime of tax money should be given to those that compete in the Olympics or in sports in general. If they cannot sustain the effort on their own, or with private sponsors/owners, forget it.


39 posted on 02/26/2006 3:44:14 PM PST by jeremiah (The biggest threat to Americas survival today, meth usage.)
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To: Wolfhound777
>>>I don't think it will take 10 years..maybe half that time.<<<

I have a close friend who spent his whole working life in the ski business and still has a lot of high-power contacts.

Bode is over already!! There are legions of movers and shakers in the ski business that will make sure he doesn't get work or endorsements.

40 posted on 02/26/2006 3:52:03 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: Richard Kimball

LOL!


41 posted on 02/26/2006 3:52:16 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Zoiks. She looks rather... beefy in that pic.


42 posted on 02/26/2006 3:53:30 PM PST by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: Past Your Eyes
“I just did it my way. I’m not a martyr, and I’m not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here,”

What a schmuck.
43 posted on 02/26/2006 4:05:04 PM PST by svcw
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To: Past Your Eyes

Hey Bode, why don't you have a drink?


44 posted on 02/26/2006 4:06:48 PM PST by aculeus
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To: Past Your Eyes
I'd like to see a new phrase in the language:

"Ooooohhhh!! He sure pulled a Bode on that one!"

The guy is a synonym for Loser.

45 posted on 02/26/2006 4:07:26 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I actually saw it on a show that was showing some highlights. I really didnt watch the thing .


46 posted on 02/26/2006 4:07:45 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: mystery-ak

Post #25 - Awesome!


47 posted on 02/26/2006 4:08:26 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: svcw

For every clown like Bode Miller, the sore loser women's hockey player who refuses to shake hands with the Swedish team or the self-indulgent NHL complainer crying because his wife had to make her own travel arrangments, there were athletes like Joey Cheek (donated his winnings to children in Africa); Sascha Cohen (extraordinarily gracious in getting a silver rather than the desired gold medal); Michelle Kwan (gave up her chance to win a gold medal so another girl could skate) and the vast bulk of the 213 American athletes proud to represent their country and do their best. Aside from "Miller time", I enjoyed these Olymp;ics thoroughly.


48 posted on 02/26/2006 4:12:49 PM PST by laconic
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I also watched the girl I cant remember her name who decided to hot dog in the middle of a race and fell on her face. No discipline. She had her chance and blew it.

Lindsey Jacobellis.

49 posted on 02/26/2006 4:14:52 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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“I just did it my way. I’m not a martyr, and I’m not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here,”

Perhaps he has another meaning for "rock".....
50 posted on 02/26/2006 4:15:40 PM PST by LA Woman3 ("Throw me something, mister!")
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