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RIP USA ski legend Bill Johnson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Oh, he was a character. The fact that "Hot Dog" came out the year he won the Olympics means I tend to insert him into that movie. I don't think that's too far off from his real life.
  3. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Not sure you can be a legend with one Olympic medal.

    Nonetheless, RIP.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    E60 did a story on him a year or so ago.

    He was so messed up. He tried a comeback a decade or so after his gold medal win. Wiped out BADLY. Brain damage, etc.

    During his comeback, had a couple of strokes (he kept partying, etc). He was all but a vegetable when Jeremy Schapp interviewed him.

    Not any way to live.
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