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Winter Olympics Day 6: US crushes with double mctwists and downhill dominance

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Nordic combined: Ski jumping and cross-country. And that would be fun, how?

Sunday, it was a riot, with the US finishing second, fourth, and sixth.

And Wednesday, the Winter Olympics were like a Saints Super Bowl party, minus the beads.

Lindsey Vonn was already the best downhill skier in the world before the Olympics began. But her gold medal Wednesday was something akin to spiking the ball in the end zone.

Bum shin? Devilish course? All the pressure NBC can muster?

Her response: I’ll take all that and still beat every non-American in the field by 1-1/2 seconds – the skiing equivalent of the entire Pleistocene age.

Surely, Colbert will be wanting to sign her thigh next.

And what of speedskater Shani Davis, owner of the 1000-meter world record and captain of the Olympic Buzzkill team?

The question was less whether he would win the 1000 meters on ice teammate Chad Hedrick likened to “running uphill,” than whether he would acknowledge that a human being named Chad Hedrick exists.

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