Remember the part about Kjetil Andre Aamodt sitting out the downhill to concentrate on the technical events? Well, it worked. He didn't quite manage the gold in today's GS, but settled on silver for his 13th medal and second of these Championships.
The gold medal was decided, or so everyone thought. Bode, The Herminator and the rest of Alpine skiing's big boys were already done for, and a few were even congratulating the apparent champ at the bottom of the hill.
Bode Miller needed a top finish. He needed his Austrian rivals to have a bad day. He got both Friday _ and now stands on the verge of becoming the first American to win the overall World Cup title in 22 years.