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Post by stuward » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:31 pm

Is anyone else glad the Olympics are over? I'm glad Canada did well and especially proud of home town boy Sidney Crosby for getting the Gold medal winning goal, but I'm glad this is over.

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Post by Jebus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:30 pm

I'm so proud right now, to be Canadian, Whooaaah! That hockey game was epic!

I'm curious as to what American's are feeling right now, They got silver! I'm sure some of them feel so $h1t but I don't see anything wrong with second place.

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Post by stuward » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:37 pm

Jebus wrote:I'm so proud right now, to be Canadian, Whooaaah! That hockey game was epic!

I'm curious as to what American's are feeling right now, They got silver! I'm sure some of them feel so $h1t but I don't see anything wrong with second place.
I imagine it's like our women's curling. In both cases it could have gone either way.

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Post by jml » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:03 pm

My two favorite sports were curling and figure skating, and I'm a young American male. Huh.

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Post by jml » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:05 pm

Jebus wrote: I'm curious as to what American's are feeling right now, They got silver! I'm sure some of them feel so $h1t but I don't see anything wrong with second place.
I was actually rooting for Canada :red:

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Post by hoosegow » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:51 am

Hockey is a novelty sport. Most people don't really care. Sure we would like to be first but that is because we like to be first in everything. There is a reason why the NHL isn't on any network or major cable network in the US.

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Post by pdellorto » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:23 am

Jebus wrote:I'm curious as to what American's are feeling right now, They got silver! I'm sure some of them feel so $h1t but I don't see anything wrong with second place.
Did any of them look happy? At all?

Getting silver is like getting second place in the Stanley Cup finals. They'll be proud of it eventually, but it's going to hurt for a long time before then. You have to lose to get silver.

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Post by frigginwizard » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:14 pm

hoosegow wrote:Hockey is a novelty sport. Most people don't really care.
that is actually pretty region dependent. The detroit michigan area is more into hockey than football. I would imagine that there are other areas that are similar.

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Post by stuward » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:39 pm

Hockey's pretty important in Canada, sort of like Football in Texas.

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Post by jtw » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:22 pm

frigginwizard wrote:
hoosegow wrote:Hockey is a novelty sport. Most people don't really care.
that is actually pretty region dependent. The detroit michigan area is more into hockey than football. I would imagine that there are other areas that are similar.
debatably, yes - although football (NFL and NCAA) here has had a tough stretch these last few years... Hockey is huge here; all day on sports talk radio it was about how much we all hate Sidney Crosby (Cindy).

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Post by Jebus » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:39 pm

jtw wrote: debatably, yes - although football (NFL and NCAA) here has had a tough stretch these last few years... Hockey is huge here; all day on sports talk radio it was about how much we all hate Sidney Crosby (Cindy).
lol so many people hate him, Same with Shawn White.

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Post by stuward » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:51 pm

Here's a Canadian that won a Bronze medal for the US:
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/ ... cle/968943

He grew up in my home town of Riverview, NB.

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Post by Jungledoc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:09 pm

My (Canadian) wife (for about the 17th time): "Did you know that Canada won gold in hokey?"
Me: "Yeah. I know."
Wife: "Did you know that they got more gold medals than the US?"
Me: "Yeah, I noticed."
Wife: "More gold than anyone."
Me: "Yeah.
Wife: "Did I mention this before?"
Me: "Yeah, I think so. I heard it somewhere."
Wife: "I think it's pretty nice that Canada did well."
Me (trying to force some excitement into my voice): "Yeah. Nice. Real nice."

Peace reigns.

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Post by stuward » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:21 pm

Between the Canadians and Americans, we won 63 medals. That 25% of all the medals. Next time it's in Russia. Maybe the Europeans will do better.

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Post by Marnix » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:10 am

stuward wrote:Between the Canadians and Americans, we won 63 medals. That 25% of all the medals. Next time it's in Russia. Maybe the Europeans will do better.
Dunno, i think Europe did pretty good... 143 medals. 119 if you include only 'old europe'. Especially Germany and Norway did good. Ofcourse, medals are divided up over more countries, rather than just two. I thought Russia was disappointing, and so was china! Korea on the other hand did great, very surprising.

Personally, i was most happy with the Dutch snowboarding gold... Given that we have neither mountains or snow here.

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