Column: Americans Over-Promise, Under-Deliver In SKorea

FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, Joey Mantia of the U.S. competes during the men’s 1,000 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Americans faltered on the Winter Olympic stage, leaving some big questions to address heading toward 2022. Long-track speed skating made off with a single bronze, when it was projected to win at least three medals and had a target of four. Although Mantia was reigning world champion, he came up about a second short of a bronze medal in the mass start. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They had their moments, without a doubt.

From a nerve-wracking victory in women’s hockey to the fun-loving guys over at the curling sheet to Shaun White’s spiraling run of redemption, the American athletes gave the folks back home some compelling reasons to stay up to all hours of the night.

Yet there were far more times when flipping the channel was the better option. READ MORE>