I'm not even talking about his selfishness in not skating for the US to get a certain medal in the team pursuit.
That is reprehensible itself.
However, I'm talking about that chip on the shoulder interview he did with the female reporter. He acted like a total a1 asshole.
No debating that my friend. It is what it is.
Should I be upset that a fierce individualist excelled at his chosen event and then opted to snub NBC? Shouldn't more Americans act in this manner?
What I find more interesting is how the MSM can't decide how to respond to Shani Davis. On the one hand he's a black athlete from "gang-infested" streets of Chicago. Perfect fodder for an NBC "special interest, personal story" piece. On the other hand, he clearly displays a strong resentment towards the MSM. The lack of coverage of this guy leading up to his race last night indicates that NBC has chosen to ignore this story. It has too much potential to offend the largely white winter Olympics audience, and NBC's portraying this particular black athlete accurately might (wrongly) be construed as racist by the rest of the media.
The facts are obvious: Shani Davis -- while the best skater out there -- is personally unlikable. How can that be portrayed without NBC being accused of being racist? What works for T.O. -- part of the predominantly black NFL -- doesn't work here.