McKinney Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Busted Out of a Sochi Bathroom, Is Now Really Famous

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Last week, University of North Texas grad Johnny Quinn was an unknown, just another one of the 1,200 or so Americans competing in the Winter Olympics America has never heard of.

Then, the McKinney-raised bobsledder escaped a Sochi bathroom by busting Kool-Aid Man-style through the door.

Quinn has since gained the admiration of William Shatner, had his bicep fondled by Kristi Yamaguchi, been retweeted 27,000 times, and given door-smashing instructions to CNN, NBC, Fox Sports, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Access Hollywood, and too many smaller media outlets to count.

Whatever happens when the four-man bobsled competition wraps up on February 24 -- whether it be gold, silver, bronze, or nothing -- will be an anticlimax as far as America is concerned.

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34 comments
commiebiker
commiebiker

just slide the pins out of the hinges cowboy

Lorlee
Lorlee

Apparently the new and improved Russia is not.  I was there in the 70's and remember elevators that never matched up with the floor, large gaps over hotel doors, etc.  And this was new construction.  The reconstruction of the historic buildings bombed during the war, however, was flawless. 

1dailyreader
1dailyreader

I think I could bust that door down pretty easy.  Looks like it's just made out of cardboard.

ruddski
ruddski

Skater Olga Graf managed to have an intentional wardrobe malfunction as well. Everything is seemingly spinning out if control.

What's next, nude Femen Pussy Rioters On Ice?

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

The Russian government spent around 50 Billion to build brand new Olympic facilities with cardboard doors that fail to open.  A year or two from now Sochi will be a crumbling ruin.  It is interesting to see that worldwide all big spending governments share certain characteristics.

blankcur1
blankcur1

I need to update my bathroom attire! 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Apparently it happened again


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No one is going to believe this but we just got stuck in an elevator. Ask <a href="https://twitter.com/BOBSLEDR">@BOBSLEDR</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Crippsee">@Crippsee</a> who were there... <a href="http://t.co/Rwg57CBbUU">pic.twitter.com/Rwg57CBbUU</a></p>— Johnny Quinn (@JohnnyQuinnUSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnnyQuinnUSA/statuses/432893172084379649">February 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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duanewmurphy
duanewmurphy

Jeeze Eric, The U.S contingent for 2014, is around 230 Plus or minus 2 or 3. of those 106 are returning olympians. You make it almost impossible to believe anything you say anymore. What is your new position? and ....how the hell did you do that?

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Hmm, Eric, would you please let us know why Mr. Quinn did this?  Was it an act of wanton destruction?  Is it some new competition being considered for the Olympics?  Was it just a case of boys will be boys and there was some jocularity amongst the athletes on that floor?  Or did he get locked in the bathroom and couldn't get out?  Enquiring minds want to know.

ruddski
ruddski

First, we have skater Simon Shnapir offending the civilized world with his shoulder holster, now a bobsledder destroys one of Vladmir's doors.

We may be disinvited to Rio if we keep this shit up.

casiepierce
casiepierce

@WhiteWhale It looks like a pretty cheap, hollow door. I think I've put my fists through a few. Really, how hard can it be to "bust out" of one?

ruddski
ruddski

The Cinese facilities have gone to seed, the Yugoslavian stuff is trashed from war.

ruddski
ruddski

What southerners don't know about. winter olympics could fill quite a book

ruddski
ruddski

I'd be worried about the elevator floor.

ruddski
ruddski

Evangelical Russian Republicans!

ruddski
ruddski

The Trix rabbit likely tweets.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@bmarvel @ScottsMerkin @bvckvs @ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul  Im not whining about the blog, Im talking to bucky, who talks out of his ass daily.  I guess I should have had my editor change it from "post" to "comment" and add in that I was talking about bvcks not Eric's writing

ruddski
ruddski

There are few things as shminky as a sledder's tweet linky.

ruddski
ruddski

There's a link to his tweet in the story.

ruddski
ruddski

Things were so much better when widely-respected and loved anti-capitalists ran the show. Damn that Reagan!

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