Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Saranac Lake Gold Rush

(Note: Seth Curry Saves Duke! is expanding due to the economic rebound, and will now be posting several times a day. This is one such 'extra' post. The longer morning posts will still exist, and will now be labeled "Morning." You can find today's morning post below.)

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit. After the ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team event, the Americans are in second place. Finland is in first, but our skiiers are vastly better than theirs, and they'll only have a two-second head start in the skiing portion.

Japan and Germany, also medal favorites, will each be about forty seconds behind. For perspective, the Americans finished 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 36th in the small hill individual event, and were 3rd, 6th, 11th, and 38th in the race itself. That was a 10km race, and today each competitor will be doing 5km in the relay style, but it gives an idea of our chances.

And they are good. 20km from gold...unbelievable. Bill Demong will bring it home for the town "where art, health and history meet in the wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains." Boom!

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