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Talented, Entertaining, and Dainty... it's Ted Ligety's MySpace

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I'll be upfront with you. The entire MySpace craze is lost on me. I don't know why so many people have them, I don't know what they're for, I don't know what they do. But when a gold medal skier posts pictures of himself like that one, I become grateful for MySpace.

Ted Ligety, who is the gold medal winner in the men's alpine combined and also in my "extended network," is a man who likes to have a good time. There's really nothing too embarrassing here, other than his choice of font and background colors, which are giving me a headache. Of course, there isn't much that's going to get him in MENSA, either. Ted does love his exclamation points.

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Between Bode, Ted's MySpace, Julia Mancuso's tiara, and Resi Stiegler's pearls, I'm not sure how it happened that snowboarders, and not skiers, got the reputation of being brash, cocky, and irresponsible. Come to think of it, our skiers don't seem to care, our hockey players are whining, and our speedskaters hate each other. The snowboarders are looking positively Belichick-ish by comparison.

Teddy Bear in my Bed [MySpace.com]

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