4

Shaun White bashes brain, wins third title anyway

Nobody ever said snowboarders need brains to win, but Shaun White gives us new, compelling scientific evidence to back this up. On a practice run Friday in Aspen, he mistimed his most difficult trick (a 1260 Double McTwist -- anybody want to translate that from Riderese?) and smacked his skull on the edge of the superpipe. Ooof.


Check out the neck-snapping footage:


That's not event he best part:

After his skull-rattling crash, ESPN doctors cleared him to continue, and he went on to win his third consecutive X-Games title in the superpipe competition.

I don't know what's crazier -- that, or the fact that ESPN employs doctors. Either way, kudos to the Flying Tomato. You're approaching Tiger Woods-like dominance in your sport, so don't blow it by going and getting married. It'll only make things worse.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: