October 6, 2002 |
He could have been wearing Tommy and cavorting with supermodels. He could have been in the Chilean Andes, carving trails through deep moguls and hanging with his U.S. Ski teammates at night. He could have been an on-air celebrity for MTV, swimming in the adoration of fans enamored by his hot looks and cool intensity. Jeremy Bloom could have had it all. Instead, he's stretching muscles and bruising bones he never knew he had. He's getting reamed every day by cantankerous coaches.
February 15, 2006 |
To Jeremy Bloom, pressure means playing football in a sold-out stadium, dropping back to field a punt. Pressure means heading for the NFL combine in Indianapolis later this month in hopes of impressing league scouts enough to get selected in the draft. So where does that leave Bloom's other sport? What about the Winter Olympics and today's final in the men's moguls? "There's not much like returning a punt," he said. "No one's running to take my head off."
August 20, 2002 |
Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom decided Monday to give up his endorsement deals and play football for Colorado. Bloom, ninth in freestyle moguls at the Salt Lake City Games, had hoped to keep his skiing sponsorship deals while playing for Colorado, but NCAA rules prohibit endorsements by college athletes. On Thursday, a judge denied Bloom's request to bar the NCAA from enforcing those rules. Bloom, who will be a freshman receiver, still hopes to ski in the 2006 Olympics.
April 7, 2004 |
Jeremy Bloom loves playing college football. He adores the once-a-week roar of 70,000 fans at kickoff and the daily silence of 80 guys whose only noise is hard breathing at an intense practice. Bloom, 22, also loves moguls skiing. His heart flutters when he soars off a bump in a snow, propelled high in the sky to do somersaults and rolls and twists until he lands with a soft splat on the snow.
February 9, 2002
Jeremy Bloom, the leader in the World Cup points race, heads a strong United States team in the moguls. Teammate Jonny Mosley won gold at Nagano in '98. Finland's Janne Lehtela and Mikko Ronkainen should be contenders. American Eric Bergoust is the favorite in the aerials, followed by Ales Valenta of the Czech Republic and Alexei Grichin of Belarus. Norway's Kari Traa is the women's moguls World Cup leader, followed by Aiko Uemura of Japan and Hannah Hardaway of the U.S.
August 18, 2004 |
The NCAA has denied Jeremy Bloom's request to play football at Colorado while accepting endorsements to support his skiing career. The decision, which was announced Tuesday, probably means that Bloom's football career is over unless the NCAA reverses itself on appeal, university spokeswoman Lindsey Babcock said. Coach Gary Barnett said the university has appealed the decision. It was not immediately clear when the NCAA would act on the appeal.