Remember that commercial where Shaun White cheeses at the camera and talks about new things he’s bringing to Sochi? It turns out he meant bailing from slopestyle and a fourth place finish in the halfpipe.
Like mighty Samson, the Flying Tomato just didn’t have the power without his trademark locks. America’s most famous Olympian from these games is heading home without any hardware.
After falling short of the medal podium, fans and media on Twitter commented on America’s plight with patriotic disappointment.
SPOILER ALERT: Shaun White Olympics update: pic.twitter.com/EKmEGvPBsz
— Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) February 11, 2014
Shaun White attacked that final run like he thought the halfpipe was too dangerous. — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) February 11, 2014
Shaun White still has a shot at winning gold in Sochi… but it will be in women’s curling for the Swiss pic.twitter.com/5yQAOreIGt
— Joe Roderick (@joeroderick) February 11, 2014
Shaun White has to be so anti-stoked right now. Flipsies McSadsies.
— DJ Gallo (@DJGalloEtc) February 11, 2014
So with Shaun White either not competing or losing, the star of the Sochi Olympics so far is Bob Costas’ infected eyes. Ratings gold. — SportsPickle (@sportspickle) February 11, 2014
The Browns have fired Shaun White.
— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) February 11, 2014
Shaun White gets 4th place? #SochiProblems
— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) February 11, 2014
the ony thing worse than shaun white is bode miller — Farkus (@unclefarkus) February 11, 2014
No one will ever convince me that the reason Shaun White lost this year is anything other than because he cut his hair.
— Brian Dashner (@40ydDASH) February 11, 2014
Shaun White still has the Lambo? Memories of banging Bar Rafaeli? Not too shabby.
— Fair to middlin’ (@dpriest) February 11, 2014
Thanks for spoiling the Shaun White results, Twitter.
— Ross Sheingold (@RossSheingold) February 11, 2014