|Ohno, it's Katie!|
From the Page 2 mailbag
We didn't know what was going on with Apolo Anton Ohno and "Today Show" host Katie Couric, so we asked for your help to clue us in.
We received more than 700 responses explaining our Page 2 Mystery Photo featuring the Olympic medalist and the NBC personality, and the best caption suggestions are below:
Apolo Ohno shows the world just how he trains to be the fastest thing on ice -- by trying to avoid Katie Couric.
The crafty Katie Couric waits for Apollo to wipe out again so she can win that ever-elusive gold medal.
"Apolo, just act like we're talking and maybe Roker will just keep walking."
"Hey, Apolo. May I have an interview with you before your 15 minutes of fame expires?"
"Dude? I am reaaaaally gonna need that scrunchy back."
After supposedly "blocking" Apollo Anton Ohno while skating at a public ice rink, Katie Couric was forced by the IOC to award Ohno an interview.
"Ohno, I'm going to fall."
"Ohhh, so original, Katie. Never heard that one before. Did you make it up yourself?"
While Katie is focused in on Apolo, Apolo is captivated by the glitter on Al Roker's ice dancing outfit.
For the upcoming movie "Stitches in My Thigh, but a Medal Upon My Neck: The Apolo Anton Ohno Story," Katie Couric has been cast as the angel on his right shoulder.
Just like we always thought: Short-track Olympic iceskaters get all the chicks.
Katie Couric and Apolo Ohno? Together?! On ice?! Now that's entertainment! Somebody pinch me!
Now, if only Matt Lauer were around to supply witty banter ... oh, no! Oh, yes!
As Apolo Anton Ohno begins his victory lap, we suddenly hear the "Jaws" song!! Skate faster, Apolo, skate faster!
In an effort to capitalize on the popularity of the Olympics and Katie Couric, NBC introduces a new spinoff: "Law & Order: Frozen Victims Unit."
"So let me get this straight ... in order to win, I just need to keep from falling, wait for you to wipe out and hit the wall, then coast in for the win, correct?"
"We represent the lollipop kids, the lollipop kids, the lollipop kids ..."
"Tell me that's not Katie Couric. Damn, it's her. My 15 minutes must be almost up."
Nothing puts a smile on these two like a good exchange of hair care tips.
"Hey, perky babe, maybe I don't own a baseball team that never wins, but I have a gold medal, a soul patch and I know where to party in Seattle."
"You want to have me, Katie Couric, oh yes. But can you have a rainbow on a sunny day? NO! Such is the life of the Ohno. You can't hava the Ohno!"
In a twist of ancient mythology, Apolo skates with Medusa.
"Wanna manage the Red Sox?"
And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: Apolo Anton Ohno, Olympic gold medalist, and NBC "Today Show" host Katie Couric skate Feb. 28 on the ice rink of New York's Rockefeller Center during the morning show. The Seattle teenager won gold and silver medals in short-track speedskating at the just concluded Winter Olympics.(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)