Monday, February 22, 2010

5-3, eh?

The only thing better than the USA beating Canada in hockey at the Olympics... living in Canada when the USA beats Canada in hockey at the Olympics.

Listening to the radio this morning, listening to the people at minyan this morning, it's amazing how American I've suddenly become.

All the build-up on the radio before last night's game, Canadian-on-the-street interviews with average, mild-mannered citizens coaxed into proclaiming, "Yeah, we're gonna beat them, eh! This is our game!"

Liquor stores closed in Vancouver yesterday evening, in anticipation of the need to control a rowdy Canadian celebration.

Don Cherry on his show this morning, ranting about the Canadian lines and penalty-killing.

Grumblers second-guessing Team Canada in shul at shacharis.

Radio announcers talking about how they need to stop obsessing over last night's game, and instead need to channel the spirit of the come-from-behind 1972 team.

Headlines like, "Canada in shock after ice hockey loss to the US."

Gotta love it. Happy birthday, Torczyner.


  1. Sure beats getting socks and ties for a gift--Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy birthday! Give yourself a birthday treat and go to a game!

  3. ProfK-
    Ties actually come in handy for me, but yes, the satisfaction is great.

    Thanks; one day, maybe.

  4. Happy Birthday!

    But have some pity, please! Turn the tables, how did you feel when the Blue Jays took the World Series in 1992 in your sport? ;-)

    Anyhow, it ain't over yet!

  5. Michael-
    Thanks! But baseball is not our sport; football and basketball, not baseball. Baseball isn't a sport.

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