It is likely that after the Games, Bloom will be finished with ski competitions. "I love the ski lifestyle," he says. "But there's nothing like being around a team. And think about it. What's the biggest sport in America? College football. Pro football." Of course, it once seemed likely that Bloom was finished with skiing, and after that it seemed likely that he was finished with football.
On a fall Sunday he sits on the couch in his Denver condo. Eubanks is asleep in the bedroom. The Broncos are winning on the flat screen, and a freak October storm is dumping wet snow on his beloved mountains. He fidgets, taking it all in, a man who cannot sit still.