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  1. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Just saw this article, it's pretty good:...

    Just saw this article, it's pretty good: https://www.glamour.com/story/mikaela-shiffrin-is-the-best

    One tidbit:
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    12 starts in slalom, 10 firsts and 2 seconds.

    12 starts in slalom, 10 firsts and 2 seconds.
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    Sure. But Vonn was responding to a reporter's...

    Sure. But Vonn was responding to a reporter's question, I believe; you get asked shit and you respond as best you can in the moment. And truthfully, she just said what everyone not in MS's inner...
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    She announced on FB that she's not going to race...

    She announced on FB that she's not going to race the combined, just GS and slalom.
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    ^^^ That just highlights how Vhlova has been...

    ^^^
    That just highlights how Vhlova has been dominating everyone not named Mikaela.
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    didn't know that there was an app, I'll give that...

    didn't know that there was an app, I'll give that a whirl.

    Well, apparently I DID know that there was an app, since it's on my phone. Just checked, and yeah, that is amazingly simpler to get the...
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    Anyone have a good site for race results on...

    Anyone have a good site for race results on mobile? I used to just use the FIS site, but they did some redesign that has made it useless on mobile (or at least I haven't figured it out).
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    Great lines: "Her body fills out her skin in a...

    Great lines: "Her body fills out her skin in a way that just looks fuller and better than anybody else. Its like shes a freshly blown-up balloon and the rest of us have been hanging around losing...
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    To top Stenmark, at her age, will be remarkable....

    To top Stenmark, at her age, will be remarkable. This is greatness like I've not seen in this sport (or many others).
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    Damn!

    Damn!
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    Mowinckel is on fire! Congrats to Shiffrin,...

    Mowinckel is on fire!

    Congrats to Shiffrin, very cool.
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    I thought it was pretty cool to watch (so made...

    I thought it was pretty cool to watch (so made for tv, sure, but fun to watch). Totally get why she passed with a gold and silver already in her pocket.
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    methinks you don't understand the demographics of...

    methinks you don't understand the demographics of this site.
  14. Thread: Shiffrin

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    That's exactly what I thought about this.

    That's exactly what I thought about this.
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    She clearly has a good shot at gs. Super g seems...

    She clearly has a good shot at gs. Super g seems like the biggest long shot, based on prior results.
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    Awesome pic!

    Awesome pic!
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    3 more for the season? Then she has already...

    3 more for the season? Then she has already clinched the slalom title, it seems, as she has 780 pts and Vlhova has 445. She could DNF all 3 races and Vlhova could win them all and would still be 35...
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    FKNA!

    FKNA!
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    Exactly. You don't dominate like she has solely...

    Exactly. You don't dominate like she has solely through hard work, nor do you dominate like she has solely through natural talent. You need to have a lot of both.
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    One more podium and she will surpass the year end...

    One more podium and she will surpass the year end points total of last year's 2nd place overall woman (Stuhec).
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    Perhaps I can solve this ridiculous problem....

    Perhaps I can solve this ridiculous problem. Maybe you're trying to say that there might have been a few peers of Shiffrin that had more natural talent than she, but didn't work as hard, well that...
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    occam's razor!

    occam's razor!
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    That margin of victory is certainly amazing. Even...

    That margin of victory is certainly amazing. Even more amazing is the margin between her and 7th place: 4 full seconds. In an event usually decided by tenths and often hundreds of seconds, a handful...
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    his boot canting looked a bit off.

    his boot canting looked a bit off.
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    I guess she improved her pull up form.

    I guess she improved her pull up form.
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    She only win by three tenths of a second, she's...

    She only win by three tenths of a second, she's slipping.
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    hypothetically speaking, how does one go about...

    hypothetically speaking, how does one go about getting one of those contracts? asking for a friend. ;)
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    eh, the Olympics is that way for lots of sports,...

    eh, the Olympics is that way for lots of sports, not just ski racing. You toil in (relative) obscurity for 4 years and then get your one time, random shot at stardom in front of the world. Track...
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    a natural athlete would have won by at least 2...

    a natural athlete would have won by at least 2 seconds.
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    Yes!!! Found it on youtube (just googled...

    Yes!!!

    Found it on youtube (just googled "watch ladies slalom" and got a live link), it had a slight delay from the updating on the FIS site. She looked like she was slowing down a bit, and was...
  31. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Shiffrin's mom is her coach.

    Shiffrin's mom is her coach.
  32. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Well, to have a physically balanced body is...

    Well, to have a physically balanced body is important to most athletes. But it has to do with making her even slightly better at something she's already a natural at: ski racing.
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    A quick Google shows that 5 or so years ago, she...

    A quick Google shows that 5 or so years ago, she did an interview talking about how she had worked on doing pull ups in the last year. So as a 16 year old she couldn't, as a 17 year old she could....
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    How do you know that? I didn't see anything in...

    How do you know that? I didn't see anything in that video that said "this is my first attempt at a pull up". Teach me, sensei.
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    If only she was a natural athlete, she could have...

    If only she was a natural athlete, she could have made up that time.
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    She finished third in today's GS. .08 off the...

    She finished third in today's GS. .08 off the winning time.
  37. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Yeah, pull ups are not a proxy for "natural...

    Yeah, pull ups are not a proxy for "natural athlete". Moreover, you have no idea what type of workout she'd been through before that pull up. I mean, if she had been blasting arm workouts and that...
  38. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Are y'all getting trolled?

    Are y'all getting trolled?
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    It's insane how Bode makes that looks so easy.

    It's insane how Bode makes that looks so easy.
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    That's actually a brilliant fucking idea.

    That's actually a brilliant fucking idea.
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    Agreed. That the edit was too late is beautiful....

    Agreed. That the edit was too late is beautiful. And the fact that his lie occurred at the same time he was lecturing about objective facts was supreme ironing.
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    Are he and le rog buddies?

    Are he and le rog buddies?
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    Facts change all the time. For example, the...

    Facts change all the time. For example, the "fact" that you were a sub-100 FIS racer appears to be an objective fact that is no longer a fact.
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    Good lord, you're not only an idiot but a...

    Good lord, you're not only an idiot but a pedantic one.

    Facts don't change based on one's qualifications. Accurately determining what are actual facts does depend on qualifications.
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    the point of his post is that neither you nor him...

    the point of his post is that neither you nor him are qualified to evaluate this. And yet you have twice asked him to evaluate it. To use his analogy, he's also a 15 handicap, and neither of you are...
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    But their form is so good!

    But their form is so good!
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    Shiffrin is already 15th all time in career wins....

    Shiffrin is already 15th all time in career wins. She's likely to finish this season in the top 10 (5 more wins ties her for 10th).
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    Good NYT article on her:...

    Good NYT article on her: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/sports/mikaela-shiffrin-world-cup-ski-racing.html?
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    I think I'm a groupie too.

    I think I'm a groupie too.
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    FKNA!

    FKNA!
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