Bode Miller, channeling Brett Favre, returns to skiing and U.S. ski team
September 24, 2009 | 12:20 pm
"Coming into the season in not the best shape is kind of a scary proposition, but I think we are ready to make a real positive move,'' said Miller, who has won two Olympic silver medals, two World Cup overall titles and four world championship titles in his brilliant but controversial career. Miller said he intended to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics if he makes the U.S. team. Miller, whose behavior while winning no medals at the 2006 Games was widely criticized, called U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst to say he would do his best to avoid a repeat of that. "The intention was to come back and try to make everything positive, so it doesn't turn into any kind of regurgitation of the past,'' Miller said. In a statement, Probst said he appreciated Miller's desire "to look forward and not backward and to focus on what it means to represent the United States as an ambassador for sport and for the Olympic Movement.''
-- Philip Hersh
Photo: Bode Miller looks on during a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press