That's the only responsible thing one can say in response to Bode Miller's remarks on 60 Minutes about challenging himself by skiing "wasted." So I said it. Even though my site's logo picture is of, um, beers at a ski area.
But anyway, I also have to wonder -- how accidental were Miller's comments? Just a month before the Winter Olympics, Miller got his name in a lot of headlines and generated a lot of buzz. After one tearful press conference, talk of dropping him from the U.S. team has been quieted. If CBS were carrying the Games, I'd be really suspicious the whole thing was planned from the start. Certainly, now that the sponsors have apparently been placated, I think this little controversy will only end up boosting Miller's name recognition. It could turn into one of those patented Olympic human interest turnaround stories if he ends up winning a gold medal.
(We won't even get into what Keystone's nickname is.)
Bonus Olympic Hype: Help move Jeremy Bloom up the list of most viewed Winter Olympic athlete profiles. OK, he's already number four. Scott Gomez then.