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Bode's recent streak doesn't mean instant medals

Updated: February 18, 2006, 7:32 PM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

SESTRIERE, Italy -- Consider this: 18th, DNF, DNF and DNS. Are these the results of someone you would expect to see on the podium at the Olympic Games?

No.

Yet, they are the super-G results Bode Miller has accumulated this season.

Try these: 22nd, 2nd, 7th, 9th, 11th and 4th. Do Miller's downhill results make him a top contender coming into the Games?

Hardly.

And yet, because he has not reached the podium after three events, Miller is already labeled ...

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