I am as thrilled as any Canadian over the Gold Medal for Men's Hockey. I thought it was an exciting game — an exciting series — and that Sydney Crosby redeemed the team from the three (or so) minutes of "Let's just dog it, boys" that nearly gave it up to the Americans. I very much want Zach Parise to defect to Canada.
A gratifying and memorable series, to be sure. Various Facebook friends (Canadians all, natch) are speculating that this is the new 1972, but I'm not so sure. Will my daughters (ages 11 and 13) really remember 2010 the way I (aged seven, when I'm not 44) remember 1972?