There are Olympians, and there are heroes. And, in the case of Team U.S.A.'s Chris Fogt, there are Olympians who are real-life heroes. A member of USA's Men's Bobsled team, Fogt is an incredibly accomplished athlete and served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Military Intelligence branch, spending a year in Iraq. So in as many ways as humanly and as patriotically (it's a word!) as possible, WE SALUTE YOU, CHRIS. You human bald eagle soaring triumphantly across the Rocky Mountains while clutching an American flag between your talons and landing in a nest of hot dogs and apple pie. Or something along those lines.
So, now that I've gathered myself up and gotten over how much Fogt's already accomplished, let's keep on celebrating! I mean c'mon, if this guy doesn't make you proud of the Red, White, and Blue, WHAT CAN? The Olympics are the one time a year literally everyone in the represented countries can feel unabashedly patriotic. As in, it's the one time of the year the rest of the world waves their flags as much as we do on a daily basis. Really, it's okay, you can chant "U-S-A!" unironically. And Chris Fogt just may be the reason why: