Oh Canada, How I Hate You So
The Olympics are finally over. The USA got Gold in Speed Skating, Four-Man Bobsled, Women’s Downhill and of course, Snowboarding. We won Silver and Bronze in various other sports too, bringing our total medal count to 37, a new Olympic record.
There were several heart-breakers of these games, but the biggest for me was yesterday’s USA vs. Canada Men’s Hockey game. It couldn’t have been better. Final game, US down 2-1, and with less than 30 seconds of the last period, the USA scored to tie. The game goes to overtime but ultimately Canada scored first. Game over. Crowd erupts into celebration.
So why the recap? Well in case you missed it, after the goal, the US team stood out on the ice in complete shock. They didn’t know what to do. I think it was the saddest Silver Medalists in the history of the Olympics.
On the other side of the coin, I think it was probably the loudest, happiest Gold Medal winners since the Miracle on Ice in 1980 when the USA team beat Russia for Gold in Lake Placid, NY.
So even though I hated Canada yesterday, to show that I’m not a bad sport, I’m going to let Canadians tell you why they are better than Americans. I think it’s funny that none of them mentioned because they say, “Eh,” every chance they get.