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Here's another nugget off TSN today ... U.S. skier Bode Miller apparently told 60 Minutes last night that he has raced on the World Cup circuit while drunk: TSN.ca

... Miller told the CBS program that "there's been times when I've been in really tough shape at the top of the course."

"Talk about a hard challenge right there. ... If you ever tried to ski when you're wasted, it's not easy," Miller said. "Try and ski a slalom when...you hit a gate less than every one a second, so it's risky, you know. You're putting your life at risk there. It's like driving drunk only there's no rules about it in ski racing."

Asked if the risk meant he would never ski drunk again, the 28-year-old Miller replied, "No, I'm not saying that."

Miller, who last season became the first U.S. skier to win the overall World Cup title in 22 years, has argued the comments were taken out of context. His agent, Lowell Taub, criticized the way the interview was characterized in excerpts and media accounts.

"The story was more gracious than we were expecting after hearing all the interview hype," said Dean Stoyer, a Nike spokesman. "Everybody was expecting a devastating story.

"Obviously, Nike doesn't support drinking and skiing, or drinking and sports activities. The two don't mix. We certainly don't condone that nor recommend being under the influence and skiing." ...

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If he can be a world-class skier and compete at an elite level while drunk, more power to him. Billions of people in this world can't ski sober. The only person he's hurting is himself, because in World Cup skiing, hundredths of seconds are the difference between swaying on top of a medal stand and being off it altogether. They're his medals to lose, his countrymen to let down, his millions in endorsements to piss away.

Bottoms up... :mojoto:

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