He's not leaps and bounds better than the two guys who got injured before the games, but he is better than everyone else. Unfortunately, that makes him the face of snowboarding and a household name when he's not half the rider that Travis Rice is.
My biggest wish for the Olympics is that Alex Ovechkin scores the winning goal in the gold-medal hockey game between Russia and Canada, and then jumps into the boards as millions of Canadians weep. I think that result will scar Sid the Kid for life.
+1. this will help me forget 2008-2011 skins seasons.
Shaun White is just awesome to watch. The height he gets on his jumps is so much more than the competitors and pulling off that new trick on his last jump even though he had already won gold was the icing on the cake. I still don't know how he landed it though considering he's the only person that can do the trick and he didn't have much speed going into it.