- Sep 21, 2004
- South of Boston, Burke Mt VT
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Warp, did you see her after her finish? She was, totally astounded (as were her parents!). She simply didn't know what to do with herself. She was crying and couldn't move, ended up getting down on her knees. Talk about a dream come true! This young lady has a hugely promising future. I don't think the US has had much success in SL. Our team is cranking it up.
BTW, did you see the photo of Lindsey's legs post-surgery? She posted it on her FB page. ewwww. Only the best of athletes could recover from that.
Wow. I did not realize that. Super congrats!
totally agree with everything you guys are saying. That's why I think that Mikaela will bring a lot of attention and exposure to ski racing
I agree in that next year will be the once every 4 year bump up in attention due to the Olympics. But with that said, in all due respect, what will be different with Mikaela than what we've seen with Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller and Ted Ligety? I still feel like the USSA has de-emphasized alpine (or at least relative to other countries) for freestyle, etc. and this is leading to it being more difficult to find good coverage of alpine racing in the US unless you go through many, many extra measures. Unless something changes between Universal Sports and the Cable companies, this is unfortunately not going to attract many new eyes to the sport outside of the olympics bump, in my opinion.
Yes. because in the US alpine skiing is covered as if it's a 3rd tier sport. Never anything on live TV unless you are one of the 20% of the population that has it available to them on DirecTV or DISH as your service provider. Also, if you are lucky like on Saturday, they will run 45 minutes of tape delay coverage somewhere between the snowmobile jumping and freestyle skiing competitions. In the meantime, three quarters of Europe are attending, tuning in and partying around these events like they are the Super Bowl.