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(NBC Olympics)   OK, I know this might start a huge flamewar, but NBC is out with its list of top 10 alpine skiers of all time. Yes, Kjetil Andre Aamodt made the list, but you won't believe where they put Verni Schneider. I mean, really?   (nbcolympics.com) divider line 30
    More: Spiffy, alpine skiing, Aamodt, super-g, giant slalom, disc injury, skiers, Olympic medals, Alberto Tomba  
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2013-11-25 03:35:43 PM  
Huge flame war among the 5 people who've ever heard even half those names?
 
2013-11-25 03:38:39 PM  
I bet there are at least ten people in the world who care about that ranking.
 
2013-11-25 03:46:49 PM  
If you want a flamewar subby then you shall have it, because everyone knows that this is the craziest gotdamm Olympic ski run of all-time.

Even Bode Miller who sits on that list without Klammer being there would tell you so!
 
2013-11-25 03:49:47 PM  

martissimo: If you want a flamewar subby then you shall have it, because everyone knows that this is the craziest gotdamm Olympic ski run of all-time.


Came here to post that.
 
2013-11-25 03:56:00 PM  
This is an outrage!

/breakfast is ruined!
 
2013-11-25 03:58:00 PM  

martissimo: If you want a flamewar subby then you shall have it, because everyone knows that this is the craziest gotdamm Olympic ski run of all-time.

Even Bode Miller who sits on that list without Klammer being there would tell you so!


Yeah.  I can still remember exactly where I was sitting, and half the people in the room, when The Hammer came over the crest at :49.

ABC doesn't get nearly enough credit for the technology they introduced in that Olympiad, that so clearly showed the insanity of that run, up close and personal.

Worth noting also how incredibly hazardous that course was by today's standards.  (Of course, today's races are at least as dangerous if not more so, since the 'safer' course sets have led to ludicrous speeds.)
 
2013-11-25 04:05:12 PM  
Other than that, though, not a bad list.
 
2013-11-25 04:08:05 PM  
Sorry, I don't care about competitive skiing; it's not 02/07/14 yet.

/Offer void after 02/23/14
 
2013-11-25 04:25:38 PM  
No Phil Mahre?
 
2013-11-25 04:26:58 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Huge flame war among the 5 people who've ever heard even half those names?


You really shouldn't have skipped that 'How To Understand Sarcasm' class.
 
2013-11-25 04:31:51 PM  

ManateeGag: This is an outrage!

/breakfast is ruined!


Lets fix you right back up
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2013-11-25 04:31:52 PM  
I'm fine as long as Alberto Tomba is on there.

*click*.

WHAT THE FARK? Only SEVENTH?
 
2013-11-25 04:32:42 PM  

martissimo: If you want a flamewar subby then you shall have it, because everyone knows that this is the craziest gotdamm Olympic ski run of all-time.

Even Bode Miller who sits on that list without Klammer being there would tell you so!


That was freaking insane.   I would say  he was right on the edge, but he went over it.  An amazing job just to keep from dying.
 
2013-11-25 04:39:55 PM  
Which was the one that did the playboy shoot?
 
2013-11-25 04:48:03 PM  
Technically, its a list of the top 'Olympic' alpine skiers of all time.
 
2013-11-25 04:54:10 PM  
Hello, I'm Jean-Claude Killey for ChapStick!
 
2013-11-25 05:08:35 PM  
WHAR Lindsay Vonn?  WHAR?
 
2013-11-25 05:14:01 PM  
The best skiers in the world and the ones that can find an edge on a sheet of ice called Afton Alps.
 
2013-11-25 05:14:22 PM  

Prey4reign: WHAR Lindsay Vonn?  WHAR?


Last I heard? Looking for the rest of her leg.
 
2013-11-25 05:40:08 PM  
What about Ray Gillette?
 
2013-11-25 06:13:22 PM  
I also remember exactly where I was (campus house party) when Klammer did that insane run. I truly didn't believe what I just saw.
 
2013-11-25 06:14:06 PM  
Jean-Claude Killy is too damned low.
 
2013-11-25 06:36:34 PM  

det0321: I also remember exactly where I was (campus house party) when Klammer did that insane run. I truly didn't believe what I just saw.


It was like he said "fark it I'm just gonna go as fast as I can"
 
2013-11-25 06:44:44 PM  

Sliding Carp: Yeah.  I can still remember exactly where I was sitting, and half the people in the room, when The Hammer came over the crest


This.

Gonz: Jean-Claude Killy is too damned low.


The sport has changed - like the golf of Bobby Jones and the golf of modern times... it's still golf, but not the same.

I remember watching Jean-Claude basically free fall down a glacier in an early '70's movie... 'Snow Job'.
Iirc they took him up by helicopter day after day to accumulate the shots they wanted for the movie but that they missed his biggest jump (apparently they didn't have the cameras placed properly) - pretty much off the side of the mountain - and couldn't persuade him to be crazy/stupid enough to do it again.

/Remember having the sweats... kind of like I get when I see the modern videos (usually Russian) of some crazy bastage walking/biking/falling from an extremely high location with what appears to be zero safety equipment.
//Grew up and hour and a half north of Lake Placid.
///Not enough ibuprofen in the world to get what's left of my knees back on a set of skis :>/
 
2013-11-25 07:03:08 PM  
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2013-11-25 10:31:12 PM  
Where's Shaun White on that list? I DEMAND AN ANSWER!!!
 
2013-11-26 01:27:15 AM  

bdub77: Where's Shaun White on that list? I DEMAND AN ANSWER!!!


Sitting in the middle of the run, of course.
 
2013-11-26 04:21:55 AM  
Ingemar Stenmark?

List is ridiculous.  Bode Miller doesn't qualify for the list period, let alone first.
 
2013-11-26 10:21:37 AM  

Cheesehead_Dave: No Phil Mahre?


Are you sure you've got the right Mahre? :>)
 
2013-11-26 10:22:41 AM  

Sliding Carp: bdub77: Where's Shaun White on that list? I DEMAND AN ANSWER!!!

Sitting in the middle of the run, of course.


HAH!

This!

/Damn boarders!
 
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