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John Daly: Gold Medalist in Hair, Humor
Team USA’s John Daly, however, might be the first to do so by way of hair. Competing in men’s skeleton, he has emerged as one of Sochi 2014’s most memorable athletes via constant promotion of his hair, hair routine, and hair products:
Great hair day! It should be illegal to cover my hair with a helmet. Off to practice. #TeamUSA
— John Daly (@JohnDalyUSA) February 11, 2014
I was awake before the sun was up so that sucked. Good news is my hair didn't move all night. #bulletproof
— John Daly (@JohnDalyUSA) February 9, 2014
— John Daly (@JohnDalyUSA) February 7, 2014
Regrettably, Daly lost out on his opportunity to take bronze Saturday night when he lost control of his sled. But his character and overall performance won’t soon be eclipsed. On the surface, he maneuvered the spotlight with wit and nonchalance; below, he showed us that fierce competition doesn’t have to culminate in a burden of pressure and stoicism—and that sincere confidence means laughing at yourself and not your competition.
Take note NFL cornerbacks: less post-game gloating during interviews, more playing with reporters’ hair and complimenting their sheen:
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 11, 2014
Great run, John Daly of Team Skeleton. Let’s do it again in 2022. #TeamUSA
[Image: Team USA]
About Ben Davis
A serial entrepreneur, Ben Davis is founder of The Gents Place and a leading investor in gentlemen's refinement and confidence.
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