Team Good Ole is to announce their snowboard roster on Monday and there's not much suspense left. One men's halfpiper hangs in the balance (my vote's for Mitrani, but I'm never sure which one) and one boardercrosser. That's why I'm typing away. If there's anyone with any balls on that selection committee Shaun Palmer will be representing the stars and bars.
First off, he's got a closet full of red, white and blue suits already! Also, the man just competes. Flat out, every time. In a young man's sport Palm is in the mix with dudes half his age. Still, if you want personality, it's a no-brainer. I don't know who Nick Baumgartner is. I'm sure he's a good dude. Most snowboarders are. Palmer? Come on. Everybody who snowboards knows that name. There is no one I'd rather have represent me as a snowboarder on an Olympic platform (who actually has a legit shot).
I don't know who decides these things and I'm sure they don't weigh blogs too heavily in the process, but I gotta get it out. Shaun Palmer for snowboard cross 2010! Make some calls, cradle some balls, help me out people.