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CYanchycki
02-28-2010, 03:33 PM
of the CIVILIZED World is happening at this moment.

Team Canada versus the USA in the Olympic Gold Medal Game.....

Calvin

Roger T
02-28-2010, 04:07 PM
The USA won the FIRST matchup guess it's only fair if LET CANADA win 1 too :D:D:D:p:D:D:D GO MILLER

alinwa
02-28-2010, 04:34 PM
So Calvin.... a Canuck perspective, is Luongo the right man for the job?? I think you'se fired the wrong goalie!!

al


Jeepers.... Miller's gettin' a little cocky! Maybe should get back in the goal....

alinwa
02-28-2010, 04:44 PM
OOOOHHH Boy!!!!


I think we've got ourselves A GAME!!!!!

:):):):):):):)


al

Dennis Sorensen
02-28-2010, 04:50 PM
The $6000 seats in the area are getting their money's worth.... :D

It doesn't really matter who 'wins' the game... there are no losers in this. They can be proud of their performance.

Butch Lambert
02-28-2010, 04:57 PM
Do you believe the last goal!
Butch

Roger T
02-28-2010, 05:07 PM
2-2 it's overtime !!!!!!!!! Awesome game

alinwa
02-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Well there it is!!!!

(Calvin won't be able to type for a while yet :D)

LOL

al

CYanchycki
02-28-2010, 05:28 PM
So Calvin.... a Canuck perspective, is Luongo the right man for the job?? I think you'se fired the wrong goalie!!

al


Jeepers.... Miller's gettin' a little cocky! Maybe should get back in the goal....

Yes LUONGO is the man for the job. Hometown crowd it is only fitting...... Brodeur is a great goalie and I would have to say he is like Tim Thomas. A great one but can be inconsistent. I love Tim's personality, he is a all around great down to earth man. I wish he was our's but you can all be proud of him. He is a great spokesperson for hockey.

Calvin

CYanchycki
02-28-2010, 05:30 PM
The USA won the FIRST matchup guess it's only fair if LET CANADA win 1 too :D:D:D:p:D:D:D GO MILLER

Ryan is ONE HECK OF A GOALIE. In this tournament he in my mind was undoubtedley the best goalie there.

CYanchycki
02-28-2010, 05:35 PM
the way the Olympics 2010 should have ended. Out with a BANG.....

Not Canada winning but the 2 BEST countries in the world settling it out on the ice.

It is not the type of goal one likes to see a win but we will take it. It should have a been a breakaway by Crosby against the best goalie of the tournament.

We struggled.

The US was the better team all tournament.

Until we meet again.....

And thanks for allowing Canada to set a new Olympic record of the first host country to win 14 GOLD......

Remember we feel BAD that we won gold.

Calvin

Dennis Sorensen
02-28-2010, 05:40 PM
Cole Harbour residents are going to have the biggest hangover tomorrow...

alinwa
02-28-2010, 05:42 PM
Absolutely awesome outcome...... couldn't have been scripted better. :)

Good On Ya Canada

al

MarkR
02-28-2010, 06:04 PM
I heard that the greatest rivalry between US and Canada was in the 1850's when the Canucks invented the world largest slingshot and bundled up din o mite and shot it accross the border at the US. We then sent a spy to Canada to get the plans for the slingshot...he did, we copied it then lit the bundles and shot them back at Canada...

CYanchycki
02-28-2010, 06:12 PM
it was tough trying to watch the game and talk shooting on the phone at the same time.

The hardest part, even harder than the game was being told over and over again, McMillan Edge stock and Max HV taper is the only way to go.

Sorry McMillan but if I wanted a 1x4 stock I will make my own out of real wood......:eek::eek:

Calvin

vicvanb
02-28-2010, 06:12 PM
What was the score?? I was watching women's figure skating. That Kim Yu Na is really something!!!

CYanchycki
02-28-2010, 06:17 PM
in overtime..........

and yes she is quite the skater. If I may add, and coached by a Canadian.:D:D

Bill Gammon
03-01-2010, 06:40 AM
Oh hum!!!!:d:d:d:d

Roger T
03-01-2010, 07:44 AM
GREAT game by all, The way I see it the series is tied 1-1 whens the tie breaker ;):D. Or do we have to wait til the next Olympics:eek:

jackie schmidt
03-01-2010, 09:02 AM
Were not both teams, (and the Russians, for that matter), made up of NHL Stars who play against one another all the time. Sort of like an international "shirts against skins" game.

I am more impressed with the 4-man Bobsled Team. Some enterprising Americans, (how about some ex NASCAR Drivers), said, "why can't we do this as god as the Germans". So, they got out the rule book, figured out what it would take to win, and did it. High tech engineering, and thousands of hours of work paid off.

Did you get a look at those guys. They packed about as much "poundage" into that sled as the room would allow. In short, the Americans beat the more traditional powers at their own game.........jackie

Roger T
03-01-2010, 09:24 AM
The wife n I spent the most time watching Curling,never paid much notice of it till this Olympics. A strangley addictive sport to watch:eek: The USA teams had quite afew Minnesotans on them:D:p:D

CYanchycki
03-01-2010, 09:59 AM
Were not both teams, (and the Russians, for that matter), made up of NHL Stars who play against one another all the time. Sort of like an international "shirts against skins" game.

I am more impressed with the 4-man Bobsled Team. Some enterprising Americans, (how about some ex NASCAR Drivers), said, "why can't we do this as god as the Germans". So, they got out the rule book, figured out what it would take to win, and did it. High tech engineering, and thousands of hours of work paid off.

Did you get a look at those guys. They packed about as much "poundage" into that sled as the room would allow. In short, the Americans beat the more traditional powers at their own game.........jackie

as your Lindsey Vonn has been doing in Downhill. What a great down to earth girl. I loved the interview CTV did with her and ?????? I cannot remember the other name, her US rival??????

Roger I took a week of vacation to watch the first week on CTV, Rogers Sports Net and TSN up here in Canada. I will tell you the coverage we got up here was UNBELIEVABLE. The interviews with the athletes and being able to watch a bit of every winter sport.
Yes the curling as well. I would like to say I think it is Canada's game as well.
The shot making was phenominal. Yes it may be dry at times to watch but the precision that these men and woman can throw a 40 lb stone approx 120 feet and put it on the button, or play angles to make doubles or triples is amazing. I used to curl but have not for about 8 years and I will tell you it is not that easy to pull that off. Brushing, what a heart attackwaiting to happen....:eek:

Calvin

Dennis Sorensen
03-01-2010, 10:16 AM
I felt a little sad when the US Hockey team members were awarded their medals. Not a smile in the lot.

I think what was sad was that winning a silver medal and placing second in the world did not bring joy to them... it seemed all they were thinking was they lost.

They were not losers, they played their hearts out and won a silver. That game could have gone either way in a second. They deserve respect for that and I hope they become proud of their effort and accomplishment.

Roger T
03-01-2010, 10:59 AM
Ya know 1 of the TV announcers had an interview with a sports psycologist made a comment about silver medal winners. the jest of it was that silver medal winners thought/felt that they deserverd the Gold and were dissapointed that the recieved Silver,BUT the Bronze medal winners were as/more happy than the Gold medal winners (because they RECIEVED a medal). This was across sports not just hockey. To compete at that level is an AWESOME acheivement in itself IMHO.

Roger T
03-01-2010, 11:07 AM
My wifes Aunt lives in Vancouver (sp):o .We are waiting to hear/see some of her pictures/stories (she's a writer). As for the brushers all the HARD work and little of the glory it seems. I admit I was waiting for a brusher to do a FACEPLANT they were pushing so hard:o

alinwa
03-01-2010, 08:46 PM
I felt a little sad when the US Hockey team members were awarded their medals. Not a smile in the lot.

I think what was sad was that winning a silver medal and placing second in the world did not bring joy to them... it seemed all they were thinking was they lost.

They were not losers, they played their hearts out and won a silver. That game could have gone either way in a second. They deserve respect for that and I hope they become proud of their effort and accomplishment.


Ok......


Here's what I saw :)

These guys had just played their guts out, two GREAT teams in the biggest game of their lives...... and the losers were expected to wind down and take medals ten minutes later?? On the steenking ice?? and SMILE??? Still on the adrenaline shakes? I actually thought Miller was possibly the most articulate hockey player I've ever seen! Let alone he'd just let the biggest puck in his life go by...... And he was perty gentlemanly about it in his interview. I'da' prolly spit on the news guy's foot. These players don't even get to go to the lockers and beat each other up before the smooth guy stuffs a mic in their faces.

I guess I understand what they were feeling..... at that moment.

And I'm furthermore forevermore convinced that not one person in that game will ever feel bummed in the long term.

al

mechmike
03-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Not a smile in the lot.


Yeah the men's team didn't smile much but that's kind of expected.

Now, when the woman's team didn't get gold it was a down right pout, big lip and everything.


I'd like to think our (Canadian) teams would be different but realistically .... :o

However I was surprised how well our woman's curling skip did in front of the cameras after she lost it for us.

Dennis Sorensen
03-02-2010, 12:32 AM
Yeah the men's team didn't smile much but that's kind of expected.

Now, when the woman's team didn't get gold it was a down right pout, big lip and everything.


I'd like to think our (Canadian) teams would be different but realistically .... :o

However I was surprised how well our woman's curling skip did in front of the cameras after she lost it for us.

When she apologized to her team mates they said she had saved them so many times they would not have the silver if it had not been for her... that brought tears from her...

It is amazing how things in life as simple as sports games affect so many people in so many ways.. I have never understood why a game can be so important to so many. (Soccer in particular)

CYanchycki
03-02-2010, 08:22 AM
also amazing how these athletes seem to care and apologize to there country for letting them down.

Damn Media.........

They compete for the love of the sport for themselves first and not there country. Melissa Hollingsworth a prime example. She bawled her eyes out for letting Canada down and not placing on the podium. She is the Queen in the world cup skeleton this year.

She could have turned that around when Sid the Kid hit her with a ping pong ball. She said in an interview she got tongue tied when she realized it was him and ran............ Poor girl might have missed the moment.....

The COUGAR Cheryl Bernard did WELL for her teammates. Imagine what could have been if she finished on top..............:rolleyes: