Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What I wanted to say was this...

For some reason this text didn't post with the picture of Roberto Luongo and the Canadian flag.
Let's try this again;

I guess there really isn't too much that can be put into words about Sunday's Team Canada Olympic gold medal hockey victory over the United States.
That was one of the craziest roller coaster rides of a game that we had ever seen in our lives. Games like that certainly don't come along very often but when they do it's a classic in the making.
I have even heard today that Sunday's game rivals the 1972 Canadian victory over Russia.
Not quite. Close mind you but not quite.
Nothing will ever match that series as long as I live.
However, having the United States tie up the game with only 24 seconds left in the game was insanity.
I can imagine the feelings in the pit of every Canadian's stomach to see our dream game so close to being won and shattered by Parise's goal.
I know we felt it in our house.
There are many who really don't like games to get that close, and I am one of them.
At that point it can go either way and heavens knows we've been on the wrong side of that equation too many times.
But, our maritime Canadian boy Sidney Crosby took care of business and wrapped it up handily.
Pretty darn proud to be Canadians aren't we?
(Except for the closing ceremonies to the games. Those were a tad embarassing.)
First off do not make the artists lip synch! It's not a good decision, trust me.
Secondly, include Canadian legends such as RUSH, Tragically Hip, Our Lady Peace, Stomping Tom and Gordon Lightfoot and everyone goes away happy.

Oh I almost forgot! I found out last Friday that I  still employed by the Province of New Brunswick for another 3 years. Yay for me!

Stay Well,

Tim Scammell, PTech


Cer said...

Hey...Michael Buble performed! That was the best part of the closing ceremonies.

Train Geek said...

I've never been very excited about the 1972 series... I mean, c'mon, that was 38 years and two generations ago. I was 4.

It was a great game and I'm glad Sid the Kid pulled it off. I had the benefit of having the game recorded on my Tivo, so when I watched it I knew we had already won. It took the pressure off, but I still enjoyed the game.

Congratulations on your extension!