Cue up Hulk Hogan's Real American baby! USA! USA! Seriously does Canada even count as a country anymore? I've never been as invested in a hockey game (or match?) in my life. Something about Olympic hockey gets me 140% invested in the sport for two weeks every four years. Then I vow to pick an NHL team and follow it, then spring training starts and I lose all interest. Come to think of it that's how a lot of my sentences end this time of year 'I started ________ then spring traning starts and I lose all interest.'
In any case this is a giant upset if only because hockey is Canada's calling card and it was in their home country. This would be like a team from the CFL beating the Super Bowl Champion. Or Molson winning beer competitions in the heartland. Ugh....I get cold chills just thinking about it. In a related story is 10am too early to be blogging about beer and kind of feel like having one?
The best part is purusing the intarwebs this morning and watching all of the Canadian fans in Vancouver bars crying into their beers as team USA drank their hockey milkshake. And on top of that there were like two United States fans in every establishment and once it was over USA fans did what USA fans do best: be loud and obnoxious! Now I know what you're saying, the game last night wasn't for the gold medal, Canada could still get a rematch, blah blah blah. But the timing of our rise to dominance in international hockey is not a flash in the pan or coincidental. It's 2010. The movie Mighty Ducks came out in 1992. that means hockey players now have grown up watching the Ducks overcome adversity with teamwork, leadership, and of course, the power of the flying V. So yeah, we've pretty much got this. Bonus word: ducks.
Also I think I'm going to start an official petition to get the IOC to play Real American after the national anthem for every gold medal that American wins. That plus Hacksaw Jim Duggan should be official cheerleader for the United States. So far I've got my signature and my coffee mug's.
PS: Fast forward to minute 1:30 and watch Hogan spit on Russia's flag. That's just how we roll!