Rich Galen

I'm not exactly certain what the numbers two and three guys do. If their duties include wetting the bottom of the sled when you realize you're going 95 miles-per-hour down an ice-tube, then I think I'm well qualified.

My favorite quote - because it is has so many existential overtones - comes from the Gold Medalist in the Men's Half-Pipe, Shaun White.

Anyway, after he won the Gold he was so taken by the moment that, when asked for an interview, he said:

"I can't even talk right now. Know what I'm saying?"

Which ranks right up there with my favorite Government Printing Office weirdness:

"This Page Intentionally Left Blank."

The closing ceremonies of the Vancouver games ended with a passing of the torch - so to speak - to the host city of the 2014 games, Sochi, Russia. A chorus from Moscow took the stage and sang the same song that the crew on the Red October sang which, I now realize, is the Russian national anthem.

When it comes to being a man o' the world, I am the number three man in the four man bobsled of life.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at