Sunday, February 28, 2010

Addendum to "Final Score"

Some of my American readers may not be fully aware of just what a big deal this is. Never mind that revelers are taking to the streets in every Canadian city: this win has saved me countless hours of parsing over — with former jocks, thirsty cafe patrons, moms and their strollers — what we did wrong. Now, when I'm greeted with, "Did you see that game?!" I can say, "Killer, eh?" follow that up with a satisfied grin, and be done with it.

4 comments:

dan horwedel said...

My wife and I thought it turned out perfectly. Even being from the USA we understood a loss for the Canadians would have been much more devastating to you than a loss for us. We just hoped we could keep it interesting. Win/win. The planets are all in their places.

DarkoV said...

I'm happy, happy, happy that Luongo was allowed to play the final game. If ex-McGill Redman Mike Babcock had elected to put in Marc-André Fleury, the Americanos may not have been able to come back in the dimming light of the 3rd period to tie the game.

So, leaving Luongo in made for a most exciting game....
..now if he'd elected to go with Bradeur (even though he'w with the NJ Devils)...the way he was playing, there woudl have been a convoy of tractor trailer trucks at the US-Canada border this morning loaded to the gills with Kleenex boxes.

Su said...

I'm an American who was cheering for Canada. I think the bigger picture says Canada wanted it more, fought for it, loved it, owned it, and got it. Like they said, this was the one gold medal that meant so much to Canadians.... don't know if that's true for everyone, but I thought Canada just was breathing and eating and sleeping right, and should've gotten it. YIPPEEEEEE!

Whisky Prajer said...

Ah, but you are all indeed the true ambassadors for your fine nation. Thank you so much!