Do you see them? The unmistakable white cords snaking themselves up to Scotty Lago's ears are a dead giveaway that somewhere in that plaid coat there's an iPod. However, we've got no idea what he's listening to.
Diligent Internet scouring provides very little information. Yes, he had in earbuds. Yes, snowboarders listen to music. Then there's this list of mysterious origin that purports to be a playlist of Lago's choosing. It's a bunch of good classic rock and AC/DC, which is surprising for a 22-year-old.
Of course, Lago isn't the only snowboarder who listens to music while he's riding. Fellow United States team member, and recent gold medalist, Seth Wescott also rocks an iPod when he's competing. Wescott is a fan of the Dropkick Murphys, an Irish punk rock outfit from Boston. At the 2006 Olympics, Hannah Teter took home gold while listening to Strive Roots' "Communication." And we'd be ashamed if we didn't at least mention Summer Olympian Michael Phelps, whose pre-race listening habits were handled by our own Fourth-Place Medal Investigative Unit.
So we have quite a bit of evidence of athletes and their iPods, but none yet on Scotty Lago. If you have any ideas or guess about what the bronze medalist was listening to, we'd love to hear them. And if it turns out that he was listening to "Space Olympics" by the Lonely Island, that will be the best news ever.
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