Bobsledder answers the call

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The other day in the Olympic Village at the Winter Games, bobsledder John Napier stopped snowboarder Shaun White and asked, “Hey, you mind if I get a picture with you?”

Both men are 23. Napier is about seven inches taller. White is about $30 million richer.

White obliged. Napier got his snap and thanked him.

Here’s why it should’ve been the other way around:

Napier, the driver for two of America’s six Olympic men’s bobsled teams, wants to do two remarkable things.

First, he wants to win a gold medal in these Olympics, something no American bobsledder has done in 62 years.

Then he wants to leave immediately and go fight in Afghanistan.

Full story: ESPN The Magazine – Rick Reilly – U.S. bobsledder John Napier represents his country in the Olympics and beyond – ESPN