i don’t know about you but i’m getting pretty sick and tired of hearing about this canadian-hockey-team-loss fiasco. i know hockey is canada’s unofficial national sport (poor lacrosse) but c’mon. give the other countries and teams some credit. canada went, they lost, big whoop. it’s not the end of the world. people talk like canada was guaranteed the gold medal. like it was absolutely unfeasible for them to lose or anyone else to win. nothing in this life is guaranteed. why don’t people stop and think for two seconds. isn’t it quite possible that russia or any of the other teams that beat canada could have actually played better? whoops, i’m sorry. that’s impossible. hmmmm.
how about all the other athletes that did well? is that not worth talking about? hockey wasn’t the only sport at the olympics and hockey isn’t the only sport in canada. it’s over kids. not only is the mens hockey teams loss over-shoadowing all the medals won by canadians at the olympics, but they are even over-shadowing the womens team who breezed through the tournament and WON gold with a for-and-against of 46-2 not to mention a gold-repeat AND cindy klassen, who won 5 MEDALS. whoops, sorry again….. hockey is more important. so back to that….
news flash canadians: there are other hockey teams on this earth that can contend in an international tournament. there is talent in other countries, believe it or not. don’t you think it’s a tremendous slap in the face to think that there is not another team that can match the skills of canada? gimme a break. it’s fine to think you’re team is great. i’m not saying not to do that. but don’t trash them if they lose and make it seem like someone just found a 10 legged shark walking in a grocery store shopping for vegetables because it was vegetarian.
i think its pretty disgusting how society treats athletes by the way. and it happens all the time, not only with this past olympics, with everything…. except curling. it’s the bandwagon. and the bandwagon sucks. jump on and support your team when they are winning. abandon them and talk shit when they’re losing. what kind of fans are those? i think it’s disgusting and personally, i would not want fans like that. fans that hop on your back and are there with you to celebrate when you’re on top of the world. jump off, leave you to die and spit on you when you lose. i think it would be amazing to be able to go to the olympics and represent yourself, not a country. yes, i know the olympics are there to bring nations together and blah blah blah but you know what i mean.
"my grandmother plays better hockey!" i’d like to see that critical 110 pound chap in the business suit on the street tell that to todd bertuzzi, face to face, in a room, with no witnesses.