Friday, February 12, 2010

There's No "I" In "Team"

But there is one in equipo, which is good, because the 2010 Mexican Olympic Team roster reads, in its entirety:

    Hubertus von Hohenlohe, Alpine Skiing

The end. Frankly, that's an even bigger team than we would have expected, but as you might be able to tell from the name, he's something of a ringer - a son of Austrian nobility born in Mexico. Austrians tend to be pretty good at the whole Alpine skiing thing, so if, like Señor von Hohenlohe, you happen to be 51 years old, you've probably got a better shot at making the team of a country that has no serious ski slopes to speak of. (He's the oldest athlete at the Games this year.)

Here's his website, since you probably won't be seeing much of him on NBC.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Austrians tend to be foreign rulers (good and bad), there you have Schwarzie in California, Don Hitler in Germany, and Maximiliano in Mexico. It's not a big deal, Mexicans know Hubertus, he is a dean already, he's been attending Winter Olympic Games most of his life.