Aside from watching skeleton slider Noelle Pikus-Pace finally win her Olympic medal, there wasn’t much to love in NBC’s primetime broadcast on Valentine’s Day. Commentator Scott Hamilton referred to the men’s free skate as “disappointing,” and Ted Ligety admitted he “choked” in the Super Combined. On the upside, I did have time to wonder how many people have sang, “I like the way you work it, Ted Ligety” to the tune of “No Diggity” to him, so that’s something. (Update: At least one.) Here we go.
OLYMPIC STUD OF THE DAY: It’s possible no runner-up in the history of the Olympics has ever been happier than Pikus-Pace. We heard her long journey in Thursday’s telecast, and her story finally got a happy ending as she slided to a silver behind Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold. What we learned: Noelle’s son (in green below) has inherited his mother’s good lungs. READ FULL STORY