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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender View Post
    ...yep and who won an Olympic gold medal in 2010 and other world championships.
    Bode Miller is such a bad ***. 5-time Olympic medalist. Bad boy streak. Best male American skier of all time.

    He's also an advocate for LGBT rights too... http://www.sbnation.com/2013/10/2/47...y-law-comments

    Glad he made the cover too!

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    Congrats to Gracie! She looks fabulous!

    I wonder who her manager is, could it be Shep Goldberg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    Looks like a version of a stag jump to me.
    Sports Illustrated is a big fan of the stag jump.

    http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/...09_large-1.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    Bode Miller is such a bad ***. 5-time Olympic medalist. Bad boy streak. Best male American skier of all time.
    It was in 2006 that Miller went all Justin Bieber (except that Bieber is 19 and Miller was 28). Miller did OK at the 2002 Olympics, but in 2006 he very publicly spent the whole time drinking and partying in the Olympic village. He showed up at his events hung over and unprepared, He missed gates and finished well off the podium in every competition. He posted on Facebook that he didn't give a rat's behind, and if the fans didn't like it they could shove it. The next year he quit team U.S.A. altogether for two years.

    By 2010 he had his act together and won three medals. Go Bode!

    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    Congrats to Gracie! She looks fabulous!

    I wonder who her manager is, could it be Shep Goldberg?
    I think it is IMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Miller did OK at the 2002 Olympics
    He did more than okay! With 2 silvers in the combined and giant slalom, he was the only non-European to medal in skiing. Definitely had a party boy not-give-a-crap attitude in Turin, but amazing to see him get it together in Vancouver. He's 36 now and coming back from surgery... a la Plushenko, it would probably be one of the greatest comebacks if he were able to win a medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Oh no! Isn't the Sports Illustrated cover supposed to be jinxed?

    Seriously, this is beyond cool. Good for Gracie.
    Mathman, I hope you haven't forgotten our wager. I think you're probably safe for 2014, but I'm determined to collect eventually.

    Ahhhh, that six-pack is going to taste sweet in 2018. (Message to Gracie: you better come through for me, and prove that mean old Mathman wrong!!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Sports Illustrated is a big fan of the stag jump.

    http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/...09_large-1.jpg
    This. Is. Perfection. It's a motion shot but it looks like there is no tension in her body; she looks completely relaxed. This stag jump position is amazing! Her lines in this shot...and against the plain black background...it's just stunning. So beautiful, elegant...one of my all-time favorite pics of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    This. Is. Perfection. It's a motion shot but it looks like there is no tension in her body; she looks completely relaxed. This stag jump position is amazing! Her lines in this shot...and against the plain black background...it's just stunning. So beautiful, elegant...one of my all-time favorite pics of her.
    Wow, I'd never seen that picture. It is absolutely gorgeous! Gracie's is as well. Hopefully all the skaters stay free of injuries and nasty colds and the like as they head to Sochi!

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    Thanks to everyone for gently rectifying my ignorance re the stag jump. That's what GS friends are for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    This. Is. Perfection. It's a motion shot but it looks like there is no tension in her body; she looks completely relaxed. This stag jump position is amazing! Her lines in this shot...and against the plain black background...it's just stunning. So beautiful, elegant...one of my all-time favorite pics of her.
    Thanks to Mathman for the gorgeous cover showing Kwan's stag jump. (I like her costume too.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shani View Post
    Just think about the odds of getting two Gold's on Team USA, Arielle and Gracie. Maybe their medal chances have improved.
    Better yet: the surname Gold belongs to THREE Team USA competitors in Sochi. Arielle's brother Taylor, who also is a snowboarder, is the third.

    ETA: IIRC, I think Phil Hersh has said that they are the first Team USA athletes named Gold at any Winter Games.

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    Congrats to Gracie and the other athletes too! What a great moment.

    I have to say though... Sports Illustrated REALLY needs to get a new graphic designer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Sports Illustrated is a big fan of the stag jump.

    http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/...09_large-1.jpg
    Wow, I've never seen that before. Had no idea Kwan had been on the cover of SI. What year/Olympic cycle is it from?
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    Gracie has many competitors who can beat her, but Meryl & Charlie don't. V&M haven't been able to catch up to them all season.
    I don't know - V&M came way close to them at the GPF. I still hope D&W win Olympic gold but it's still between those two teams and the judges of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    Wow, I've never seen that before. Had no idea Kwan had been on the cover of SI. What year/Olympic cycle is it from?
    1998 Nagano Olympics. She also was on the cover of Newsweek, TV Guide, and People (along with Tara and Nicole) that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar View Post
    None of the stores (7-11, Walgreens etc ) or bookstores are carrying Sports Illustrated.
    Try Barnes & Noble They have the magazine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins View Post
    Wow, I've never seen that before. Had no idea Kwan had been on the cover of SI. What year/Olympic cycle is it from?


    I don't know - V&M came way close to them at the GPF. I still hope D&W win Olympic gold but it's still between those two teams and the judges of course.
    I agree....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    wow, she is very confident
    I have no doubt now its Gracie Gold's Olympic Gold medal to lose now
    A few months ago you were all about Julia L. and now Gracie???, I mean, it is great that you are fan of both girls , but who is your favorite ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    This. Is. Perfection. It's a motion shot but it looks like there is no tension in her body; she looks completely relaxed. This stag jump position is amazing! Her lines in this shot...and against the plain black background...it's just stunning. So beautiful, elegant...one of my all-time favorite pics of her.
    Mine too!

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