Tacky. Tacky. Tacky. I just finished reading this story about Lindsey Jacobellis, the U.S. snowboarder who was expected to be a contender for this year’s gold medal.
She got a little cocky in the 2006 games: when nearing the finish line, she grabbed her board in an attempt to prematurely brag on her first-place finish and wound up biting the dust instead of grabbing the gold.
Yeah, she screwed up, but she didn’t deserve this article. You read. You decide. Tacky, I say. No one – much less an Olympic athlete who certainly has paid her dues and is successful in a sport most of us aren’t even willing to try – deserves this kind of public judgment.
Who does this guy think he is anyway? And who are his editors to let this story run?
Tuesday and Wednesday readings:
Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro:
He bustles about, but only in vain;
he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.