Bode Miller Wins World Cup, Kicks Euro Tail! posted by Brent Blaze
Now here's a sport we talk about much at WizSports: skiing. But we have a great occasion to now.
American skier Bode Miller clinched his second overall World Cup skiing title in four years today. In a sport thoroughly dominated by Europeans, Miller becomes just the second American since the legendary Phil Mahre to capture multiple overall World Cup titles.
Mahre, a Northwest native, captured three consecutive World Cups from 1981-1983.
But it gets even better.
American skier Lindsey Vonn is poised to win the overall women's World Cup title over Germany's Marie Riesch if she can maintain her current 157-point lead in the standings.
If Vonn wins, she and Miller would become the first Americans since Mahre and Tamara McKinney in 1983--a full 25 years ago--to capture the overall titles in the same year.
Trust me, Miller winning is driving the Euros completely bonkers. Skiing is "their" sport, right behind soccer. Think of it this way: It's the equivalent of a German baseball team coming over and whopping up on the Yankees or the Red Sox. It just doesn't happen.
Way to go, Bode! And good luck, Lindsey!
As a former high school and college ski racer myself, man, this has me jazzed!
(Note: Miller split his relationship with the United States Ski Team over training issues. However, he still races as an American.)
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