Surprise, Surprise - Or Maybe Not
Guess people didn't forget Turin.
Either that or there's more speedskating fans in this country than I thought.
Or there's more Cindy Klassen fans.
The Olympic star, based on responses to The Spin yesterday, might be considered the early favorite to win the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete-of-the-year, at least when it comes to the public. Some of the comments from readers are posted, and there seems to be a strong sentiment that Klassen's performance defined Canada's year in sport.
Of course, the public doesn't get to vote on the Lou Marsh. A collection of former athletes, sports editors, writers and broadcasters does that sometime next month.
But many of them - including myself - will go in to the meeting unsure whether Klassen, Hart Trophy winner Joe Thornton, American League MVP Justin Morneau or Steve Nash, the NBA's MVP, should be the winner.
So here's your chance for input.
What's interesting is that Klassen's dazzling performance at the oval in Turin came first, followed by Nash, then Thornton, then Morneau.
Yet it is Klassen's performance that seems indelibly etched in the minds of Canadian sports fans.
So far, the results suggest Klassen is ahead in the public's mind, followed by Nash, then by Morneau. Poor Joe Thornton is still waiting for some love.
And who said hockey always rules in this country?