Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hubertus von Hohenlohe, a Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You

Never mind the swine flu - is there a vaccine for Olympic Fever? Because Mexico has been in the grip of it all day, as Hubertus von Hohenlohe, the 51-year-old Austrian who owns a house in Baja and comprises the entirety of Team Mexico, finally laced up his skis today in the giant slalom, the first of his two attempts to tener el podio, as the Canadians would say if they spoke Spanish. Would he take the gold? Silver? Bronze?

It was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisclose, but Señor Hubertus finished up in 78th place, +33.61 seconds off the winner. (Though it's worth pointing out that he did, in fact, finish. We're looking in your direction, Bode Miller.)

He'll get another bite at the golden apple Saturday morning in the slalom.


Gringa-n-Mexico said...

I haven't been watching them (for shame, I know) so I hadn't heard. But this is for real? Like, for REAL real? Huh Huh haaaaaaaaaa!

*compose thyself gringa*


Well, good for him.

Maybe we should try out for the olypmics next year too.

Burro Hall said...

Totally real. And as soon as the IOC sanctions a co-ed two-person luge, I'll be calling you.