Mikaela Shiffrin: Meet America’s 18-year-old slalom prodigy

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

When experts talk about Mikaela Shiffrin they almost always compare her to fellow American skier Lindsey Vonn. While that's an easy comparison to make, it's also lazy. Shiffrin is a lot more like American swimmer Missy Franklin, which shouldn't be surprising since Shiffrin cites Franklin as one of her heroes. If ...

Mexican skier to don mariachi suit in Sochi

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

So, have you heard the one about the Mexican skier who lives in Liechtenstein that will be wearing a mariachi suit as he heads down the slopes at this year's Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia? There is no punchline here, because clearly we'd be going for a subset of people with ...

Lolo Jones is currently in second place at U.S. bobsled qualifiers

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Lolo Jones has been a lightning rod for controversy since just before the 2012 Summer Olympics, but now she's making headlines of a different sort. Jones is trying her hand in the world of bobsled, and she is taking to her new sport quite well. Jones is seeking a spot as ...

The Stars Of The Vancouver Olympics So Far

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics have surprised me in more ways than one. The action has been entertaining despite NBC's tedious coverage (do we really need commercial breaks after every two ski runs?), the fact that I don't understand the scoring systems for half the sports and the interminable alpine delays ...

Dick Ebersol Should Probably Stop Talking For A While

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Dick Ebersol is the chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics and is the former president of NBC Sports. He has also been a massive failure in his time in the television business. Despite being awful at his job, somehow Ebersol has been tabbed by NBC to be the guy ...