Terrific game, 3-2 over the U.S. on Sidney Crosby’s overtime winner, and now the men are parading around the rink. No cigars or under-age drinking yet and speaking of that kerfuffle, which arose after the women’s team likewise beat the U.S. to win gold, wasn’t that a whole lot about nothing?
Some people think that on the same day IOC president Jacques Rogge put women’s hockey on life support, perhaps they shouldn’t have been doing anything to draw unwanted attention to themselves.
But others would suggest the IOC, given its history, is the last body in the world that should be examining the alleged moral failings of other groups. And besides, when that Canadian skeleton gold-man, Jon Montgomery, paraded through the streets of Whistler drinking from a pitcher of beer, it was considered a moment of pure irrepressible Canadiana. Plus, he was escorted four four Mounties who clearly considered the circumstances and decided to look the other way on the open-container stuff.
But enough of all that. They’re dancing in the streets out here, justifiably overjoyed at this sweetest of all endings, and let’s hope that’s as robust as the activity gets as the evening wears on.