Bode Miller is the kind of Olympian you’d want to share a beer with. To be sure, he makes no secret of his frat-boy tendencies, and on the slopes, he shares a similar wild-child attitude, as described in TIME’s cover story:
“His eccentric skiing style — butt back, feet forward, hands flying — and utter disregard for actually finishing a race, never mind winning it, will often produce compelling sport.”
He notched two silver medals in Salt Lake, but in Turin, his execution didn’t match the hype. He failed to medal in all five events. We’ll see you at the bar, Bode.