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A kinder, gentler Davis

Chicago native's speedskating career no longer marked by controversy

Updated: February 14, 2010, 1:52 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

At some point during the two-week made-for-television miniseries otherwise known as the Winter Olympics, various sports like long-track speedskating will cross our screens and viewers will be faced with the same choice as always.

Give it a chance, or change the channel and see if Tyrus Thomas is still on the bench.

If given a chance -- and really, long-track is about as complex to grasp as Candyland, though arguably more exciting -- viewers, as they were Saturday, will be treated ...

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