Why You, Personally, Need To Be Rooting For Shani Davis In Sochi
The speedskater has a chance to do something no one else has ever done. Again.
This is Shani Davis.
Davis was raised by a single mother on the south side of Chicago, where he picked up a pair of skates and started rollerblading by the time he was two, fully immersing himself in ice skating by the time he was six.
Children are drawn to him.
Grownups admire his perfect smile.
Seriously, it's like I'm watching a toothpaste commercial.
(Here's the smile in action at the White House.)
He is, yes, like the character Frozone from The Incredibles.
Though Davis is less frequently threatened by lasers.