Well played Canada. After shocking team Canada last Sunday, 5-3, the Canadians got their revenge with a 3-2 overtime win yesterday afternoon in a thrilling hockey match. (I'm using 'thrilling' before 'hockey match' now? I=full on sports dementia). So with the series even at one a piece that sets up a critical showdown coming next week in a winner take all, tie-breaking third match! Wait.....it's over? What? They get the gold and we get the silver? But we each won one matchup right? So because they won the second matchup they win it all? In the words of Vince Lombardi; What the hell's going on out there?!
Honestly that is one of my biggest complaints with things like the Olympics and the World Cup. You can beat a team once, they can beat you once, but if they beat you in the right round, they win it all. Just plain weak. Not to mention we beat them by 2 goals, they beat us by 1. I'm no mather major but I think that means we won the total 'goals scored' count by like 17. In a related story I'm taking a stand on Olympic hockey? Really?
So Canada takes home the gold in hockey. Big whoop. Canadians are good at two things;
2. Funny accents
And I typed in 'things Canadians are good at' into Google to find that, so you know it's accurate. Americans on the other hand?
So there you have it. America was too busy winning the total medal count (37) and dominating everything else to take first in the one sport Canada truly cared about winning. Also, check out the blog right below this one, do you think one of the greatest inventors of our generation, the creator of Beer Bot is from Canada? For sure not. So have fun with your gold medals Canada, while 95% of your players come back to the good ol' U S of A to continue their NHL careers and while the rest of the world goes back to ignoring hockey for the next 4 years. Bonus word: hockey.