One of the cool things about Bode Miller is that he's unlike a typical Olympian. He does things most people do, like "not always take his one and only responsibility seriously," or "partying until Jesus Himself has to slap him back to consciousness." But the one thing that has always defined him was his occasional greatness in Alpine skiing.â†µ
Err, about that:
Bode Miller skied out of the men's slalom race Saturday, his final Olympic event.â†µ
Miller missed a gate within eight seconds of leaving the start house. He stood by the side of the course looking mystified by his mistake.â†µ
Eight seconds before disqualification? Now that's about as well as a random person off the street would fare in the slalom. Your Regular Joe cred is unimpeachable, Mr. Miller.