Thumbing through Winter Games

After spending two weeks glued to Olympic action, Page 2's Bill Simmons turns thumbs-up and thumbs-down on the Winter Games.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:10 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Remember when the Winter Olympics truly mattered? I keep thinking back to 1980 in Lake Placid, the good old days, when I was little and the Olympics had my undivided attention.

I can still remember Eric Heiden rolling off gold after gold, all the ABC promos for "That's Incredible," Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner getting knocked out of the pairs, lugers and bobsledders careening into haystacks, and every twist and turn with the U.S. hockey team (which remains the greatest two-week sporting ...

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