A very emotional Bode Miller broke down in tears following his Super G bronze at the Sochi Olympics. His brother, Chelone, passed away less than a year ago following an apparent seizure. He was just 29 years old. Miller wanted this one bad, and it showed in his post-race interview.
Cooper: Bode, you’re showing so much emotion down here. What’s going through your mind?
Miller: (Long pause) A lot, obviously. A long struggle coming in here. And, uh, just a tough year.
Cooper: I know you wanted to be here with Chilly experiencing these games, how much does it mean to you to come up with a great performance for him? And was it for him?
Miller: I mean, I don’t know it’s really for him. But I wanted to come here and uh — I don’t know, I guess make my self proud. (Pauses, then wipes away tears.)
Cooper: When you’re looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there and it just looks like you’re talking to somebody. What’s going on there?
Fans and media members looking on were not impressed with NBC’s tactics.
Kristen Cooper of NBC Sports is the definition of a horrible sports broadcaster. The worst interview ever of Bode Miller. #bode
— Jerry Young (@JerryYoungFB) February 17, 2014
NBC had 8 hours to edit that Bode Miller interview. And they kept all that. Producer and Interview should be sidelined for rest of Olympics
— Jason Buck (@Jason_Buck) February 17, 2014