Don’t worry, there is plenty of time to rip our President (or praise him on the off chance that he does something right), poke fun at our do nothing Congress, or lament the general lack of civility in our nation’s general discourse. No, this post is about the Olympics opaquely and those hated Canadians specifically.

Don’t get me wrong, Canada is my second favorite country, although what we did to deserve Justin Bieber or Nickelback, vindictive bastards.  Great country filled with great people, but come Olympics time, we Americans get slapped in the face by the reality that Canadians are absolute beasts on the ice. To be fair, in cold weather the only 2 things you want to do are fornicate or play hockey.  So, come every winter Olympics, they (both men and women) make their phony acceptance speeches ahead of time, knowing full well that is just a formality. Well, Buckoos, not this time. On Thursday the USA women’s team will send those moose buggering (they are females? Oops!) maple syrup chugging tree hugging Canadians home crying back to momma (yeah, my trash talk needs work).

Re: the other events, a few points;

I know all the media is wringing their hands over the shockingly low medal count the Americans have garnered of late. After the last Summer Olympics where we absolutely smashed the record for cumulative medal count, we have become spoiled. Anybody that has competed in anything sports related understands the capricious nature of sports. No one wins them all, it’s the effort that is praised. Aside from those new X-game sports events, the American’s have had their share of bad luck. I feel bad for anybody that trains for 4 years only to come up short, where ever they are from. And some in the media have criticized the US Olympic committee and how they train their athletes, looking to Norway as an example. This is really dumb.

Norway has dominated the Winter Olympics for as long as I can remember. It is their culture. Back in 1992 my wife and I did a 3 week Scandinavian trip, visiting Lillehammer. I’ll never forget, the stores there offered maps of Scandinavia, and where Sweden should have been on the map, there was a black hole. It was an obvious slam to their neighbors, so funny. The wife didn’t appreciate it, she is Swedish, the main point  of our trip was to visit the little town where her grandfather was born.

Is it unpatriotic to root against an American athlete? I don’t think so, even though I generally do support any American. I bring it up because before the games Lindsey Vonn joined “The Resistance” in saying she was not skiing for the President and would not visit the WH afterwards. Then, when she failed to medal, social media gave it to her. The progressive websites rallied, bemoaning those nasty twitter remarks but the ones I read seemed fairly tame. Nobody called her a slut , a tramp or even a traitor, some reminded her that a WH visit was for winners and she did not qualify,  and that it was fortuitous for her  because now she has more time to practice. I like Lindsey and was hoping she would win, but that’s sports.

Shaun White is also worthy of comment if you want. The #metoo movement refuses to allow him to bask in his victory, as they want their pound of flesh.

The Russian skater wardrobe-malfunction was a bit tragic, but nobody has died from seeing an exposed nipple.

Those sneaky ex Russians are at it again. Which begs the question, are curlers really athletes? The only curling competition worth a damn, they don’t do anymore;

Curling midgets? hummmm.

Any other Olympic event caught your eye? And feel free to rip those Canadians, they can take it.

14 comments

  1. Gee, welcome back rich. I’m choosing to move my Letters to the Editor question here. Where do I click for my safe space?

    Well, Buckoos, not this time. On Thursday the USA women’s team will send those moose buggering (they are females? Oops!) maple syrup chugging tree hugging Canadians home crying back to momma (yeah, my trash talk needs work).

    Canada was certainly outplayed by the Americans in the round robin, so it’s hard to argue with you. I liked the scrum at the end of the game. I’m looking forward to some bad blood to spill over. Should be a great game. But need I remind you to never count out the Canadian women? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sabsEbK8Kn0

    If it makes you feel any better our women curlers have been an utter disappointment. Especially so since I stayed up until 3:00 AM to watch them lose to the Chinese this morning. Doesn’t even look like they’ll make the medal round.

  2. Gee, welcome back rich. I’m choosing to move my Letters to the Editor question here. Where do I click for my safe space?

    Dear Triggered in Toronto,

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  3. But need I remind you to never count out the Canadian women?

    Nope, you guys are like the Patriots, a last minute comeback is expected. Looking forward to Team USA men playing the Czeck Republic later today.

  4. Sheesh, another overtime game! Fantastic game so far. I swear one of these days I’m going to get a full night’s sleep.

  5. Two bronze medals makes this the greatest day in NZ’s 66-year Winter Olympics history. Yeah, a low bar….

  6. Whoohoo!!! We’re number one, yyyyeeesssss. Monique Lamoureux-Davidson with a juke and a fake even Curry would be proud of, to seal the deal. Magnificent. This is right up there with 1980 ,”Do you believe in miracles?” win. It was clear immediately what the Canadians game plan would be, punch the Americans in the mouth and take the penalties. After that bullshit Decker hit with no consequences, my hackles were up. Then that brilliant shoot out, amazing. TBH, those Canadians were sore losers, whining about the shoot out, then taking their medals off on the medal stand, makes me want to root against them anytime they play.

    The Americans had a good day yesterday, making the so far medal count somewhat respectable.

  7. I don’t think ANY championship should be decided by penalty shots. That being said, the US definitely deserved the win. Kudos to them and congrats on a great win. On another sour note, the US men also beat Canada in the curling semi-final this morning. Damn you America!!

    Two bronze medals makes this the greatest day in NZ’s 66-year Winter Olympics history. Yeah, a low bar….

    Do you even have any snow in NZ? I think that’s a pretty fine achievement.

  8. I don’t think ANY championship should be decided by penalty shots.

    I’m fine with it, and not just because of this outcome. Much like soccer, you play an overtime period and if it’s still tied, shootouts. This is my biggest complaint about grand slam tennis. All other sports there is some finality, to keep playing until the last man is standing is unsafe for the athletes.

    You guys are still smoking us in the medal count, but in Winter Olympics that is usually the case.

  9. No, condolences on the hockey loss, BTW. I know in Canada, it all comes down to the Hockey. Russia looks real good this time but I will root for Germany. I’m not really a big hockey fan but am enjoying it this time around.

  10. I know in Canada, it all comes down to the Hockey.

    Less so this year since it’s essentially our B team (if that). I’m more disappointed that we didn’t medal in curling.

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