02.16.10 9 years ago 3 Comments

IT’S NO BUSINESS CASUAL, BUT… The Americans took home another Olympic gold after Seth Wescott delivered in snowboard cross; it was his second gold of the games. But the snowboarding team’s athleticism is being outshone by their apparel, as everyone is wondering Who are these damn kids wearing jeans IN THE OLYMPICS. Well, get this: they‘re not even real jeans. They’re actually Gore-Tex designed to look like jeans, which I find both innovative and somewhat poseur-rific. This comes on the heels of some Americans claiming that other riders’ pants are too tight. Johnny Weir wonders what all the fuss is about.

SPOILER ALERT. It’s nice to see that I’m not the only one that getting bent out of shape about the results of events being posted on Twitter before those events were actually broadcast, like Bryon Wilson’s bronze in moguls on Sunday and Bode Miller’s bronze yesterday. But that’s to be expected when NBC insists on broadcasting events on tape-delay, even on the West coast where the Olympics are actually being staged.

HELMET STICKLERS. Team USA goalie Jonathon Quick was one of three American players asked to remove decals from his helmet yesterday. Quick sported a “Support Our Troops” sticker on his helmet, which the IOC wants removed, citing a ban on what they’re calling “political propaganda.” On that basis, I’m not sure what political message is being expressed by teammate Ryan Miller’s “Miller Time” sticker. Maybe something like “My roommate is out late tonight; let’s party”?

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