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Old 02-18-2006, 04:51 PM
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I was bored, so I figured I'd watch the Olympics for a while. I was watching the Womens Snowboarding.
Lindsay Jacobellis a World Champion snowboarder, lost the race for the Gold Medal.
She was winning the race, she had to go only about 40 more yards to win the gold medal.
But she had to "hotdog it" and she wound up falling on her @$$. Costing her the Gold.
UNBELIEVABLE.
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:57 PM
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She's a 20 year old Snowboarder... That's what they do!! She's also the defending World Champion in her sport. This fall will proabably haunt her for a long time.
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Old 02-18-2006, 05:03 PM
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I saw the replay and couldn't believe that she fell trying something that "easy". She also competes in the halfpipe/freestlye event so you would think she could finish a jump like that.

Too bad she didn't just finish without attempting to grab her board in mid-air.
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Old 02-18-2006, 05:06 PM
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Bummer ~ Don't you know that she'll be KICKIN' HERSELF in the arse for that one for a LONGGGGGG time to come.

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Yep, it was a boneheaded move, no doubt about that, but she's already lost the gold medal in her only event, for which she was the heavy favorite and which she held an insurmountable lead in to the penultimate jump... Meaning, she's already been hit awfully hard for this by the result, and by all the media coverage of how she blew it.

My feeling is - she's only 20 years old, she had some poor judgment - I am twice that age and still am making mistakes. Hopefully she has learned something about this particular thing though, and will know better if she makes the team again in 2010 - which will be her next chance to make good.
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:00 PM
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How would you like to be this snowboarder?

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I initially thought, "how could she be so stupid... Jeeeez.. she deserves losing..." and other kind of angry thoughts. But then I thought she is young. The poster above said it right; that's what young people do. Drive fast. Hot dog. Youth is awesome. And American youth with attitude just rocks. She isn't supposed to analyze all her moves like an H&R Block accountant, or a Ruski. God bless the USA
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Old 02-19-2006, 03:25 AM
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Sorry people I DON'T agree with your sympathy. She's one of the BIGGEST dumb-a$$es that walks the earth any which way I see it! PERIOD!!!!!!!!

Someone mentioned something along the lines in another post that they didn't feel snowboarders were athletes at all, well Lindsay's move proves the point to a Tee. Olympic athletes commit their life, blood, guts and sole for years to be their best for an Olympic event. They understand what is at stake and it is that sacrifice that makes them mature enough to know that one doesn’t f#@k around like Lindsay did on the big day.

Generally a gold metal would give the victor glory and fame, well Lindsay didn't fall short of that because she only gets a silver. Her glory and fame will come in the form of she's probably the only person in the HISTORY of the Olympics to pull such a STUPID BONEHEAD move. I’d even go as far as saying we will all be long gone dead before another bonehead move like that comes along! Lindsay Jacobellis takes the cake for her STUPIDITY and clear lack of discipline! Lindsay should get a great big “L” tattooed on her forehead because she is a LOOSER in my books! Quite frankly, I don't know how anyone could ever take her seriously from now on.....I know I couldn't!

As far as being 20 and immature, BULL SH!T, 20 is considered old and over the hill in a lot of Olympics events, so I can not buy into that crap. At first I was devastated for her, NOW I JUST LAUGH AT HER!!!!!!!!! What a LOOOOOOOOSER!!!!!!!!!!
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Garret I agree with you but she doesn't need to be
crapped on by us! She piled it on herself pretty good!
While hotdogging it is what snowboarding seems to be about,
(I don't know I'm a 2 planker !)
it's a mistake many snowboarders will learn from!
Next time she'll cross the line THEN do a fancy jump thing!
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It is another example of the "look at me" attitude of athletes. Look what goes on in professional sports, especially football and basketball. A player make a routine tackle and there he goes thumping his chest, and talking $h!t.
It seems that all these showboaters are the ones who get the ESPN coverage and the lucrative endorsement deals. They know exactly what they are doing.

As for Lindsay, everytime she looks at her silver medal, she will know that she screwed up.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:51 AM
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We're sitting home watching HER in the Olympics... Who are the losers?
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Garett & Capt Thunder summed it up.
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prxmid - 2/19/2006 10:51 AM

We're sitting home watching HER in the Olympics... Who are the losers?
Well I'll tell you that your comment certainly does not apply to me, so I'll cut you some slack.
Excellence only comes from a mental mind set. Is the glass half full or half empty........screw that, mine is full and runith over........why, I don't know, but that's just me. And at 50 I guess I have earned the right to judge others only because I know what it takes to be at that level......I had six (6) sport disciplines that I excelled at.
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All I know is, I'd rather go snowboarding with Lindsey Jacobellis than go hunting with Dick Cheney or riding with Ted Kennedy - and *those* idiots are running this country!
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YankeeBoater - 2/19/2006 8:05 PM

All I know is, I'd rather go snowboarding with Lindsey Jacobellis than go hunting with Dick Cheney or riding with Ted Kennedy - and *those* idiots are running this country!
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The glass isn't half full or half empty. It's the wrong size glass.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:39 AM
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She made a mistake she will learn from it but that is what snowboarders do it is part of their sport. Jerome Bettis was interviewed by Bob Costas last night and he compared her hot dogging to his fumble in the colts game. He said he went out there talking trash and rubbing it in the colts face, and took his mind of taking care of business. She is not alone.
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What she did reminds me more of Leon Lett in the Super Bowl than Jerome Bettis.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:26 PM
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I don't know if I see the comparison between Jerome & Leon and what Lindsay did.
- Jerome & Leon “are” proven commodities, whereas Lindsay is not.
- Lindsay was responsible to but one person, herself, she had no team mates to carry her or drag her down.
- Lindsay’s efforts represented not only herself, family & friends, home town, but her whole country.
- Lindsay’s actions reflects poorly on the athlete that compete in her sport and the degree of professionalism in that sport itself. What role model picture does she present?
- Lindsay had but "ONE" play to make good of her efforts, just "ONE" 2 or 3 minute effort for an Olympic Gold metal and she couldn’t keep her personality out of it and focus.
- Lindsay blew it on a truly GLOBAL SCALE....it can’t get much bigger then that.

So what if Lindsay’s other discipline was cycling and she was coming down the mountain and saw someone with a bike, does it make it ok for her to trade her snowboard in so she can finish the rest of the race on a bike? Of coarse not, that would be just plain irresponsible and in total lack of good judgement. Hey wait a minute, that IS what she showed us, irresponsibility and a total lack of good judgement.



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But of coarse that’s only a romp in the hay, that’s not going for Gold in the Olympics................
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