Is Vonn Tougher Than Cutler?
That’s the question Chicago Tribune columnist Philip Hersh posed to readers on Jan. 26. “Lindsey Vonn sprained
the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in her left knee while finishing third in a World Cup downhill Saturday in
northeast Italy and skied to first place in a super G race [shown below] about 24 hours later,” wrote Hersh. “Jay
Cutler sprained the MCL in his left knee in the first half — apparently late in the half — of Sunday’s NFC Championship game against Green Bay and played just one series of the second half before the Bears took replaced
him at quarterback [sic]. Coach Lovie Smith said he and the medical staff made the decision. Cutler said he
could not plant the injured leg to throw.”
Hmm, something to chew on in the football and ski-racing mad month of February…
Thanks for the Lift, Boys!
The U.S. aerials team has a long-held tradition, though
historically reserved for the men. When a U.S. guy has
topped the World Cup podium, the women’s team has
given him a hand up to receive his medal. On Jan. 21, however, 17-year-old Ashley Caldwell reversed the roles. After
taking her first World Cup win, she was rewarded by the
men with a trip to the podium in her adopted hometown
of Lake Placid, N.Y. Looks like she enjoyed the ride.