We watched the Olympic debut of snowboard cross tonight and saw Seth Wescott (pre-Games interview) take the gold. It was the first time I’d ever heard of it. It definitely showcases control versus raw speed, although calling it “NASCAR on snow” is stretching it. More like “Roller Derby on snow”. That’s not to denigrate the sport; it was fun to watch.

It’s quite a contrast seeing NBC switch between Men’s Snowboard Cross and Men’s Figure Skating. “All shapes and sizes”, indeed.