So, the Olympics are over and everyone knows which countries got how many medals and everyone has an opinion on who got jilted. That’s the bottom line. However, there were a few side storylines that jumped out. The general lack of preparation. The dogs. Bob Costas’s pink eye outbreak. Oh yeah, and the new definition of “Alternative Lifestyle.”
Okay, let me first say that I totally understand what the writer was trying to do here. Honestly, to be happily married and have a 2-year old daughter at 23 is something of an anomaly these days. Especially as an X Games athlete, a career choice that carries with it the stigma (stereotype) of slacking off, tempting fate, and letting the world mature around you while you hold onto youth for dear life. I’m pretty sure that’s as far as Wilder intended to go. Chances are, he had nothing to do with writing the headline (and “alternative” doesn’t appear in the article). So, no reason to be upset with Skyler Wilder.
There is cause for concern, though, and I don’t have room here to fully delve into it, but I will absolutely introduce my thoughts and hopefully get back to them in the near future for a deeper dive. Stoke the fires of discussion so to speak. [continue reading this post...]