Bode Injures Ankle; Vows To Continue Failing Anyway

Playing a game of pick-up basketball in which the winners and losers aren't important, Bode Miller rolled his ankle. Bode is set to run his final Olympic event on Saturday, his fifth and final chance at a medal. But, there is good news. The ankle injury is not severe enough to keep Bode's indomitable spirit down.

The first thing I thought when I saw this was not that it would hurt his chances to finally get himself on a podium. Instead, I figured that this would be the event that he finally does win. It's his weakest event, he's got a bad ankle, people like me have been bagging on him all week, and if he wins this one, it shuts us all up and validates the things he's been saying about inspiring performances, etc.

If he does manage to pull out to the win on Saturday (and I fully expect him to do so), he's a hero, and I'm just one of countless chumps who never understood his brilliant and advanced views on society because he's just smarter than everyone else. I'm preparing myself for the fact that it's going to happen.

Bode reportedly hurts ankle playing basketball [MSNBC.com]