Gut check time for the Canadian hockey team. After a shoot-out win against talent starved Switzerland and a thrilling loss to the young American team yesterday Team Canada is looking in the mirror. Don’t be surprised to see Martin Brodeur replaced by Roberto Luongo in net.
And talking of the American team, they are the youngest team in the Olympics and don’t have the fire power of Canada or Russia, but 30 years after the Miracle on Ice they just might be out to prove something.
How about Bode Miller? First a bronze, then a silver and now his first gold. The guy is flat out talented and only a combined 0.34 in two races has prevented him from wearing three gold medals and running away with American hearts. It seems like once he decided to just ski and not worry about projecting a certain persona (as in Torino in 2006) the chips started falling his way.
Congrats to Apolo Anton Ohno on becoming the most decorated winter U.S. Olympic athlete. Don’t know about you, but I’m going to really miss watching him skate if he retires.
The Freestyle Women’s aerial competition was just sick. These athletes and their tricks make the half-pipe look like a bunny hill. I needed a few Advil after just watching these crashes. Men’s aerials begin today.
Finally, I’m warming up to ice dancing. If you have ever laced up a pair of skates at your local rink you understand what it must take to do the routines the dancers do…and in unison no less. I also enjoy the creativity and musicality (NBC told me it was okay to use the new buzzword) of the routines.