Talk:Bode Miller

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Medal Table[edit]

Someone erroneously added his World Cup Titles to the medal table. I've tried deleting them twice but someone not familiar with the contents of the page has put them back. Please edit the World Championship Medal table to only include his World Championship Medals.

Zzizou10 (talk) 20:37, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

LOL Check it out[edit]

Gotta love Bode's new video. Features his new trainer, a look at his endorsements, and of course his personal chief chef. This is the Bode I know, taking an idea and seeing how far it go. True, it is on web site I stumbled into via Business Week Online (that Bode got there does not surprise me), so the autobots will nail the reference if I put it on the main page. Let's just say it has ski and space joined before a dot com.

Since there is snow on the ground, does somebody want to add 2007-8 season? --Rcollman (talk) 18:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)


Changes[edit]

I deleted this part following from the "press, media..." chapter, because it really is not very accurate or interesting. hiking back up after missing a gate happens a lot in slalom. yes, it is an act of dedication, but happens at pretty much every slalom race. also, he was not relatively unknown, but had already won a number of races as well as two silver medals prior to the slalom.

furthermore: there was no reference for the whole point of the paragraph, which was that this helped his

deleted part: Miller's fame was partly spawned by his 2002 Winter Olympics slalom performance where, as a relatively unknown athlete, he hiked back up the course to finish after missing a gate – a rare, mostly symbolic act of dedication in a sport where hundredths of second often separate gold from bronze. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.33.74.112 (talk) 10:31, 29 January 2010 (UTC)


Format changes[edit]

Like most of the prose, did not like how everything was jumbled together. Seperated out media and season recaps, no deletions just rearranged what was there in a timeline. Finishes are facts, publicity/media/promotions tend to be loaded with opinions - I split them. Notice there are no comments upon Bode's impact upon the US Ski Team, which could be an opinion :) --Rcollman 14:58, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

NOPV[edit]

Yea.... nice prose. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.57.92.149 (talk) 9 January 2006

The part at the bottom after his family is taken out of context from an interview and is not an objective POV. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.160.182.241 (talk) 11 February 2006

Inaccurate[edit]

Bode Miller never "admitt[ed] to skiing drunk on several occasions". He admitted to skiing with a hangover. In the interest of accuracy, this article should not perpetuate an inaccuracy that was the creation of a sensationalistic media. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.123.117.112 (talk) 12 February 2006

Additionally, in the 2005 Borrnio downhill, he didn't manage to finish the race after losing a ski, though he did successfully run most of the course. But, though an interesting episode, how relevant is this for the article?--94.189.233.233 (talk) 13:52, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

CVA[edit]

Bode did not actually get a scholarship to CVA. Rather, the school helped him by providing him accomodations and making tuition more affordable for Bode and his family, because he showed signs of becoming a promising ski racer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ESilverSki (talkcontribs) 14 May 2006

He is very lucky. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.166.6.137 (talk) 17 April 2013

Birthplace/Hometown/Residence[edit]

Miller's Olympic profile states that he was born in Easton, NH, raised in Bretton Woods, NH, and resides in Franconia, NH, while here it says he was born in Franconia, raised in Easton and no mention of Bretton Woods. So what is it? 65.92.205.17 21:38, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Clarification Attempt: Bretton Woods is a ski resort that pays Bode Miller a fee to list "Bretton Woods" as his "official" home town. This is a popular practice among ski racers, golfers and other individual athletes.

To the best of my understanding, the Miller family's property lies in remote Easton, but Franconia is the nearest actual town. Children residing in Easton attend the Franconia school system. The nearest hospital is 10 miles away in Littleton, which is where Bode was probably born. --Pemmitt 01:06, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Pemmitt is about right. His family property is a couple of blinks over Franconia Town line in Easton, NH. Children residing in Easton, Sugar Hill and Franconia attend Lafayette Regional (K-6) School, located in Franconia. These 3 towns and Bethlehem send their 7-12 grade students to Profile High School. Not sure exactly where Bode was born, could have been at home. --Rcollman 06:16, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Last paragraph[edit]

Was the last paragraph written by a biographer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.38.75.150 (talk) 8 March 2006

Picture[edit]

That picture is absolutely not Bode Miller. Someone please replace it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pemmitt (talkcontribs) 6 July 2006

Done. In a case like this, don't hesitate to be BOLD and remove the picture from the article yourself. Sue Anne 01:43, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

References now cited[edit]

I fixed and added some references and I feel that all sources that should be cited now are.Therefore I remove am removing the tag Tomj 01:10, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Biography[edit]

Miller currently serves as Director of Skiing at Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in New Hampshire.

Bode? Or his father Woody? Seems highly unlikely it's Bode, but it's unclear and unreferenced. Dubkiller 18:07, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

It is Bode, see e.g. http://www.mtwashington.com/alpineski/ for the source. "Director of Skiing" is just a ceremonial/promotional position, it is not the manager of the ski area. --Seattle Skier (talk) 19:52, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
It was Bode. I believe he decided not to be affiliated with Bretton Woods aka Mt. Washington Resort .--Rcollman (talk) 22:09, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Most versatile racers[edit]

World Cup all event winners "Only a few of the most versatile racers have ever managed to win races in all 5 World Cup alpine skiing disciplines during their career." Bode is the only active person on the list and is #3. --Rcollman (talk) 22:09, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Early Career[edit]

Should there be some reference to Bode's junior racing career? I don't know the details, and don't know where to find them if not on Wikipedia, but I know that he won at least two titles at the Eastern Junior Olympics circa 1994. This was significant in that he was using the K2 four ski, which had not received much attention from the racing community until that point. I think this had an impact on both K2 as a company and ski racing, as it became obvious that parabolic skis were not just a fad. Also, K2 should be listed among his ski sponsor. They were his sponsor when he first entered the World Cup circuit, though I don't believe he ever won a race on K2. I think he might have won an individual run of slalom on them though. Jjhall35 (talk) 05:11, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

McKay & Liko[edit]

     I found a single sentence about Liko Kenney (and his un-named victim Cpl. Bruce McKay), which BTW misdescribed the point where the involvement of Gregory Floyd (USMC, ret'd) began.
     There can be argument about whether Kenney should be mentioned at all, but if he's going to be, Miller's & Kenney's being more than third cousins once removed, and their similar links to McKay, need to be included: without those, the connection to Kenney is just trivia; if it's worthy of inclusion it's bcz the facts make people wonder if it's more than a coincidence that two cousins have been in the public eye. There's been plenty of public discussion about aspects that we were neglecting. And there will be more, now that Kenney's father is suing to shift blame to everyone living more responsibly his brat did: in fact, you can probably expect at least one defendant to grill the father about whether grief has since unbalanced his own judgment, or if, instead, he brought the kid up all along believing he had the right to decide which cops he had to answer to, and to empty a pistol in response to lawful and non-lethal force. (Even if Miller is not called to testify on whether he affected Kenney's state of mind.)
     Argue for no mention of Kenney, or for fleshing it out, but we can't reasonably hang in the middle.
--Jerzyt 04:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

     A source i had run down for the sake of the "antagonize McKay" quote (re which, BTW, it is unclear whether the supposed direct quote from the courtroom is based on the court records or on Miller's presumably oral recapitulation to the interviewer) is a fine example of what i under-described above as "people wonder[ing] if it's more than a coincidence ....": the SI journalist Tim Layden, in Bode's bumpy trail: Split from U.S. team, deadly incident strangely bound, says at the bottom of the 1st pg "I didn't wonder for a moment. I saw the two stories -- Miller's departure and Liko Kenney's death -- as inextricably bound together."
--Jerzyt 06:19, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
     I removed the following ref:
<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF-BtESLEsU "Dashboard Video Of Franconia Officer, Shooter Deaths"] [sic] on YouTube</ref>
which captures the reality of combat, and i guess police work, namely intolerable boredom puncuated by a few seconds of indecipherable terror.
     It may be of use in someone's OR but it can't be a ref bcz it's unsuitable for establishing the accepted knowledge about the events, and is probably too tangential for an External links section.
--Jerzyt 07:04, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh, that "sic" was abt the fact that that video shows nothing of the death of the shooter.
--Jerzyt 07:41, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

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Super-G at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships 2015[edit]

Dear Sir, nobody could say if Bode had could win the gold medal - but I would like to express that he was on a good way to claim a medal. To catch or to straddle a gate is a "part of the game". There were very small differences in the clocking - final list of result says: Bode was the best at the second split time (40.32 sec.; gold medalist Hannes Reichelt 40.60 sec.). His third split time was the 5th of all racers (56.15 sec.; Reichelt was first: 55.95 sec.) - but it is to concede that Bode did catch the gate, and his speed was reduced, before that split time was clocked (maybe, catching the gate did happen 0.15 seconds or a little bit more before clocking the split time?). Skiscout (talk) 17:09, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

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