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2006 Torino Olympics Tonight

Feb 10, 2006, 11:53 AM EDT

Shaun_white_torinoReady for The Flying Tomato?  That’s what they are calling Shaun White at NBC.  Is this one of the worst sporting nicknames of all time?  I think I would rather be called Carrot Top II or something.  Damn.

You don’t need a program to identify the teenage sensation from sunny
Southern California. Just look for the mop of red hair flowing from
under his helmet as he smoothly turns 1080s and other big-air tricks,
such as the ones he performed in soaring to X Games gold.

I think the Olympics are much like the Superbowl in that pretty much everyone can have some interest in it.  While Sid will likely be enjoying the figure skating portions, I will be looking forward to the Hockey, Ski, and Snowboard events.  The Men’s half pipe will be on Sunday February 12th.

Wondering what to expect in this year’s Olympics?  Watch the NBC preview video of team USA bellow or check out a page dedicated to the Olympic athlete’s who are easy on the eyes.  Or check out Google’s blog to learn about how you can view maps and pictures of Torino.