Skip to comments.Without Davis, Hedrick can't equal Heiden(Shani Davis skating for himself...screws US team)
Posted on 02/16/2006 7:22:01 AM PST by rbmillerjr
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Shanni Davis' immediate comment was "I don't care what anybody thinks."
Typical arrogant, pampered, and self-centered athlete.
Outside of a brief Costas mention. The press has has buried this story on a national and international level. The only story I could find was in Davis' local paper.
Do athletes really go to the Olympics for their country, or for themselves?
Send him home on the same flight as the commie figure skating nut job. They can complain together for 8 hours.
May be there's room for him on the Womans Curling team.
How can this guy dis the US team and his country in such an arrogant and bold manner and not be sent home.
This is disgusting and a poor example of sportsmanship and the Olympic spirit. A terrible example for young athletes and kids to watch.
I like the Women's Curling team comment. But I'd rather watch a Curling loss than a Shani Davis win.
Only the naive believe they're in it "for country."
It's about personal glory and a hopeful payday -- let's face it.
That's why I couldn't give a rat's @ss about the Olympics.
I thought about this when watching Olympic hockey.
Given the choice between the US winning a Gold Medal in Hockey, and Finland player (and Dallas Star) Jere Lehtinen not getting hurt, I would gladly give up a US Gold Medal for Lehtinen staying healthy. This is not 1980. That's why pros in the Olympics don't work. The US tied Latvia, because even though the US is more talented, hockey is a team sport, and you just can't put a bunch of guys together and have them play as a team, they need time to work together.
His biggest loss will be the most long lasting. He can forget about endorsement money.
Unlike Hedrick, I suppose, whose motivation (according to this article) is to win as many golds as he, he, he can.
Aaah, a different time when Olympians were amateur AND were prideful in winning FOR country.
Best moment in Olympic history by far -- U.S. vs. USSR winning 4-3 in 1980.
You're right, it has become profesionalized and tainted to an extent.
But there are some athletes, who still are in it for the sport and for their countries...hey, if that brings millions in endorsements...so be it.
An example is the 23 yo. Australian Freestyle Moguls gold medal winner...he is an intenet millionaire. Despite little practice time due to his working on his company, he still wants to ski and compete.
Shani Davis is the opposite...I will be rooting against him and could care less about medals the US may or may not get with that punk.
Calling Bryant Gumballll
"His biggest loss will be the most long lasting. He can forget about endorsement money."
There is always a silver lining lol, or lack thereof.
It was a great moment, and it will never happen again, even if the US wins the Gold, it will never be the same.
You mean the guy who dumped his black wife for the "white prize?"
"Typical arrogant, pampered, and self-centered athlete."
Indeed. Yet, if it's the Olympics we get nasty about it. If it's on the football field or basketball court, we make these arrogant, pampered, and self-centered athletes into national "heroes."
Shani Davis on Shani Davis
"And I'LL I'LL be pretty upset if people got upset about MY MY decisions and what I I feel is best for ME ME because, all in all, I I know what's best for ME ME. And if I I feel that not skating the pursuit will do ME ME better for the 1,000 meters, then I'm going to do it."
Of course that is all a lie because he skated an individual event that he had little to no chance in which was a longer event. It's about HIM and HIS INDIDVIDUAL GOLD. Team events aren't good enough. Maybe he is jealous of the Hedrick guy who is upstaging him.