What I'm discovering has fully blown my mind in the best way possible. I've spent the last half-hour in a constant fit of hysterical laughter because these stories are ridiculous. I'm convinced that the world must be ending because this shit is too unreasonably funny to be real.
These events include, but are not limited to:
1a) Literally TENS OF THOUSANDS of girls tweeting #iwanttodatenick to win a date with none other than nick goepper...
1b) ...followed by USA Today running a story discussing Nick's plea for Taylor Swift to be his valentine. I liked Goepper before, but you can't not respect this ludicrous and ballsy move. The kid's a champ.
2) Gus causing a big PR story about him going around and adopting russian puppies. Pro move, Gus. Bitches love puppies.
3) NBC broadcasting Henrik's message that "Wu-Tang is for the Children". I don't even...
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this shit. I'm not trying to make fun of it. It's absurd and hilarious. It just seems like, now that the freeskiing community has been given a minor spotlight, we've turned into"that guy" who is just DYING to be the life of the party. And boy oh boy is it working.
As much angst as the run up to the olympics caused between factions of people saying "the olympics will ruin freeskiing," and others saying, "this is the best thing that could have happened to freeskiing," I think we can all agree the entertainment value alone has repaid any possible damage the olympics could do to our sport (not that I believe there has been any damage done, anyway).
Huge respect and thanks to all the athletes who tried out and competed. It was one hell of a show. And for the rest of the freeskiing community, keep working on your 250s, and remember: don't give into peer pressure and try The Switch before you're ready and have your parents consent.