Friday, March 9, 2012

Vonn-derful that post title reads like a bad Daily News headline. Nevertheless, this All American vixen is dynamite on the slopes and generally just hot. The lovely Lindsey Vonn just became the first U.S. skier to win four overall World Cup titles. This is a major achievment. All that athletic talent and dazzling looks as well...ouch.
You may recall I posted about Vonn in 2010 when writing about the Vancouver Winter Olympics. She has continued her success on the slopes since then and reaching this milestone in World Cup Ski racing is phenomenal.
Sadly, we in the U.S. have a really hard time following these feats. Very little World Cup skiing is televised. It is not really covered in print news. I remember as a kid watching Wide World of Sports and February and March Saturday afternoons seemed to always feature some exciting ski races from Europe...the famous Hahnenkam for example. Not so today. Whether we watched on T.V. or not. Vonn's triumph warrants our salute.


Yankee-Whisky-Papa said...

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Terry Scoville said...

As a retired ski racer I too remember watching Wide World of Sports and a lot of World Cup races. The U.S. just doesn't seem to get it. Remember the lousy coverage in Vancouver of the Mens D.H. ? They only televised 3 or 4 racers and very chopped up. It was so terrible that the late night comedians even got on their case. I sent them a scathing email and you know, the rest of the alpine coverage was better. Oh well!

Pillar Of Autumn said...

Good Heavens! She's a REAL woman! As good a reason as any to start human cloning trials!