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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bode Miller tells the media that he hates the media

Finally, the illusion that Olympic athletes somehow aren't capable of being just as big of jerks as NFL, NBA, MLB, etc. athletes has been shattered.

I'm reminded of an old Johnny Rotten quote: "If you don't want to be a celebrity then just stop being one." Really, is it that hard to not be famous? The lion share of the population succeed spectacularly at it without trying.

5 Comments:

Blogger paul said...

Corollary: If it is hard being rich, give your money away.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous kbl said...

Yeah, Bode, that Nike contract that features you in those awesomely bad cinema verite commercials was just forced upon you. You certainly didn't sign the contract willingly because you're all about not corrupting the sport.

(And I never said that Olympic athletes can't be jerks like the rest of them, it's just that I don't get the overwhelming impression of jerkiness (which may be the nature of the coverage, but I don't care). Oh, and down with Klosterman!)

3:29 PM  
Blogger paul said...

By the way, did anyone else think of this when the Cheney story came out?

3:51 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

paul.... that movie is great.

i thought about they told the police when they came to question him to come back the next day.

next time i shoot someone i'm going to ask the cops to come back a day later

4:48 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

i think i can understand bode. i'd hate the media too but i'd take them for all their worth.. after these weeks he's a never was.. hopefully he's jacked up rich so he can retire and build a nice resort for me to ski at

4:49 PM  

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