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Does the average person off the street have a prayer of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team? E-ticket will find out between now and 2008.

Originally Published: September 13, 2006
By By Kathryn Bertine | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: Maybe you can identify with this. Some ESPN.com editors were sitting around watching the two-man luge event during the 2006 Winter Olympics. "Hey, I could do that," one of us said. "Anybody halfway athletic could do that." At that moment, an idea was born: What would happen if a better-than-average-but-not-great athlete, who also happened to be able to write, tried to make the U.S. Olympic team in the Summer Games' equivalent of the two-man luge?

So, we posed the idea to ...

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