Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Brace Yourself, and Thanks For Your Support

By now you’ve probably heard about Rachael Flatt’s super-cool sense of Olympic spirit.

What you probably haven’t heard about is the Top 5 Ways Other U.S. Skaters Are Showing Their Olympic Support…but since that’s a fake list (in much the way The Daily Show is “fake news”), I’ll give you the facts first as I received them:

Flatt, who is of course the current U.S. silver medalist, is ‘Banding Together’ with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to support Team USA by wearing patriotic-colored bands on her braces. Apparently it’s the first time orthodontic patients have been called to support their country in this fashion, so she’s hoping others will “wear their braces with pride”—not to mention a little red, white and blue—during the Summer Games.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the ‘Band Together’ campaign, you can do so
here. And by the way, if you’re reading this outside of the USA and happen to wear braces too… I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if you wore bands bearing your own country’s colors instead :-)

So, that’s what Flatt is doing for real. Here’s what I’m pretending others are doing (Please remember this is all in fun! No threatening letters!)


5) Belbin and Agosto will choreograph a routine to The Star Spangled Banner, despite its lack of any perceptible dance beat

4) Kimmie Meissner will skate in a dress made out of an American flag

3) Evan Lysacek will BE an American flag, face paint and all

2) John Baldwin Jr. will carry fiancé Rena Inoue around like an American flag just because he can

And #1…

Johnny Weir will deliberately miss a bus to commemorate his own Olympic experience

Anyway… back to Rachael. Her winning performance from this year’s Junior Worlds is the
Clip of the Day .

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