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  1. #351
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    Love Shiffrin and all but if I'm gonna pick an athlete to be a groupie of it would be her good friend Goggia. Shiffrin is so centered and bulletproof....hard for me to relate to that. To me, save for her skiing, she seems all of 22.

    Vonn doesn't give a shit what we think. She likes poking people and pushing our comfort zone and she can because she is the speed queen. I like that about her.

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    I agree, Shiff is way too cold for me. Viva italia
    crab in my shoe mouth

  3. #353
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    I have no issue with Vonn and her publicity. She knows she's in a sport where it could all end tomorrow. Make that money while you can and set yourself up for life after racing.
    ROLL TIDE ROLL

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    Judging by body language when she finishes races, she is really starting to struggle with how she is "supposed" to act. She knows she is getting past the point of "golly gee, I won that race, I'm so surprised". Rolling out that reaction has become forced to some extent.

    At this point she is the best racer on the hill by a wide margin and everyone knows it. She is trying to balance her reaction with "I'm the best and I just beat you by three touchdowns" and "I won but I respect my opponents and they are my friends". That can be an exhausting line to walk and she will be walking it for many years to come.
    Last edited by From_the_NEK; 03-14-2017 at 12:34 PM.
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    I noticed that too ^^^^ Hopefully she can stay humble while destroying the competition. I could see that being tiring after awhile. She reminds me of Tiger Woods in his prime.
    Love watching her race.

  6. #356
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    World Cup Overall Title...Congratulations

    http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/0...overall-title/
    Better to be king for a day than schmuck for a lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    Judging by body language when she finishes races, she is really starting to struggle with how she is "supposed" to act. She knows she is getting past the point of "golly gee, I won that race, I'm so surprised". Rolling out that reaction has become forced to some extent.

    At this point she is the best racer on the hill by a wide margin and everyone knows it. She is trying to balance her reaction with "I'm the best and I just beat you by three touchdowns" and "I won but I respect my opponents and they are my friends". That can be an exhausting line to walk and she will be walking it for many years to come.
    Yeah, I imagine she feels some pressure to act a certain way being an American that is winning a lot. With her personality she may have had a an easier time being from a Scandi nation or something. Even on FB she doesn't even post that she's won a race.

    Unlike most at the top of high level sport, she also doesn't strike me as the type that absolutely lives and breathes winning. When you read about her the picture they paint is a very inwards focused very dedicated technician that is constantly analysing and working at skiing the very best she can.
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    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

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    Vlhova, the first run leader, fell behind Mikaela by about 0.15 halfway through the second run.... but pulled ahead at the finish. Congrats to the (barely) 22 year old phenom for his first WC overall title!

    Thanks for the NYT article link, Garth. It was well written.

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    I'm going to cut the soles off my shoes, sit in a tree and learn to play the flute.

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