Snowboarding, like most Olympic sports, only registers in my little brain once every four years. But when I do offer the sport my quadrennial attention as I did last night, I can only say, “Wow.”
Ten men qualified for the U.S. Olympic snowboarding team, based on performances at Grand Prix and World Cup events during the 2009-10 season.
The 11th was on his way to a plumbing job in Wellesley, Massachusetts on Wednesday when he called in to the Dale & Holley Show on WEEI radio.
His name is Jonathan Cheever. He’s 24 years old, and has the broadest of Boston accents.
Cheever narrowly missed out on a trip to Vancouver. But he has his journeyman plumber’s license, he’s making money to finance his upcoming trip to Europe for competition, and all is right in his world.
Upset that he didn’t make the team? Nah. There’ll be another Olympics. Feel bad for Lindsey Jacobellis? Yeah, she’s our rock star, but she’ll be OK. She still had the thrill, ya know?
It was a wickid good interview. And Olympics or not, this kid’s gonna be OK.
After all, he’s a plummah.