October 19, 2005

"I don't do this s--- for any external reason, but I'm sure Sunday I'll be thinking about some things that have happened.": Going into the opening race of the 2005-2006 World Cup ski season on Sunday in Austria, there is no skier with more hanging over him (or her) than last year's overall men's champion, Bode Miller. Besides the weight of expectations based on his history of amazing performances, the intensity of public and media scrutiny, and the pressures of the upcoming Olympic year, Miller is currently dealing with the recent injury of his younger brother Chelone, who received a severe head injury in a motorcycling accident on October 6. Chelone Miller, a sponsored competitive snowboarder who appears in Warren Miller's soon-to-be-released film Higher Ground.

posted by lil_brown_bat to other at 02:57 PM - 7 comments

I can't get to the article. I am I broken or is the site?

posted by HATER 187 at 04:00 PM on October 19, 2005

Think it's you, Hater. It's a Tim Layden article on Sports Illustrated's website. Try going to www.sportsillustrated.com and doing a search from there.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:13 PM on October 19, 2005

Using the "s" word will cost Bode 25 owner points, a $10,000 fine and he will have to start from the back of the field Sunday

posted by markmathes at 05:25 PM on October 19, 2005

Um...markmathes? This is ski racing. FYI.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:27 PM on October 19, 2005

Hmm, I miss new hampshire. I'm guessing he'll wear a helmet from now on. Nathaniel Kinsman Ever Chelone Skan Miller Wow.

posted by justgary at 05:27 PM on October 19, 2005

lbb, when you think about it, every ski racer starts from the back of the pack. And the front. It's a weird Möbius sort of thing.

posted by yerfatma at 05:46 PM on October 19, 2005

Nathaniel Kinsman Ever Chelone Skan Miller Wow. Yeah. I don't know if this is what Bode had in mind, but Chelone is apparently a genus of flower native to eastern North America and commonly known as shellflower.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:48 PM on October 19, 2005

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