Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Olympics 2010: Canada wins over USA

We interupt this program to announce that the winner of the Winter 2010 Olympics Hockey match between Canada & the USA, is . . . Canada

Naturally, the best team WON

We were downtown and happened to be in the Athletes' Lounge on the 6th floor of the Hudson's Bay Company when the winning puck was scored. There was celebration in the streets of Vancouver. Canadians who are docile by nature, were NOT today where there was a lot of patriotism and Red & White flags waving about


  1. Congratulations Canada!

    When the USA scored with 20 seconds to play, Canadian hearts must have hurt fearing an eventual defeat. There must have much celebration when Sidney Crosby scored in overtime.

    Never before have I seen one sports event touch so many people. Hockey really must be in Canadians' blood.

    After a difficult start, well done Canada for a great Games!

  2. Dear Bob Skoot:

    The last time I saw a mob of Canadians that excited was when the Loonie and the dollar traded at par.

    Congratulations on Canada's most recent victory.

    Fondest regards,
    Jack • reep • Toad
    Twisted Roads

  3. Congratulations!

    I am by no means so well traveled to say that I know Canada. But I've done a lot of traveling in some parts of Canada. From the little I know--and from watching all the Olympic coverage and listening to interviews, Canada had to win. I mean, it seemed as if psychologically life itself depended on it? Or, that life might halt if they didn't? After the game was over, I heard a commentator say, "Canada had to win this." He went on to say that the "whole" country needed it. He didn't really make it that clear why, but it was something you could feel during the coverage.

    I've had very few trips to Canada where the subject of hockety DIDN"T come up. I've stunned people, I'm sure, when they ask me about the Blackhawks here in Chicago and I know zip, nada about them.

    I was getting very concerned about what might have happened had Canada not won as so much seemed to be riding on it. It was very close, down to the wire.

    I don't get it. But some people don't get riding a motorcycle either.

  4. Bravo Canada/Bravo vers le Canada - vous avez eu les coups secs par leurs boules

  5. What did you expect?

    Particularly with home town referees!

    Seriously though, it was a great game!

    Congratulations. Canada hosted the Olympics very nicely!

  6. Well Bob, I must say I was rooting for Canada ... heresy, I'm certain ... but there you have it -:)

    I must also confess to not being much of a sports fan, so that might well explain my lack of national pride. Frankly, I think you guys deserved it just for hosting the games!


  7. I am not a huge hockey fan but love drama in sports such as that. Good job Canada!

  8. Regarde ca. C'etait ici ou j'ai appris cette nouvelle. Que ne m'importe pas du tout. La vie continue.

  9. When all you have is cold weather sports and hockey is a religion, what do you expect?

    The real reason? B.C. has the best motorcycle roads. Not at all like the bad roads in Oregon.

  10. Group Reply:

    I am not much of a sports fan either but with the Winter Olympics here in Vancouver, it was very hard not to be caught up in the emotions and patriotism and be proud of winning the medals. I have avoided going anywhere near the downtown area for the previous 17 days, but on the last day we ventured out and surveyed the main areas while everyone else were all glued to their televisions watching the BIG game between the USA. We just happened to be at Ground Zero just after the winning goal was scored.

    I don't know what would have happened if we didn't win. The last time we lost the Grey Cup, there was a RIOT on Robson Street with vandalism, looting and a lot of damage being done to personal property. The police had their riot gear on, mounted on horses and were shooting rubber bullets into the crowds.

  11. Chuck, I'm not much of a sports fan, either, but I think I watched most of the TV coverage (we have DIRECTV at the house and I don't have to get up early). Yes, I too was rooting for Canada in the hockey game. I was rooting for Canada in women's curling as well (and the match was exciting, too). And okay, I mostly watched the womens' alpine skiing because Lindsey Vonn has a nice ass.

    Roll your eyes if you wish, but the Olympics appeals to me because it's probably the only time the nations of the world are able to get together and play nice...

    Scootin' Old Skool