Anywho...we all know about just how awesome last night's USA/Canada hockey game was...forget the technical analysis of just how awesome USA's goalie was, this is all about how riveting and exciting Olympic hockey really is. See, I like hockey. I'm an aficionado of the Mighty Ducks movies, and would have played hockey in high school if it weren't for the $1000 pay-to-play fee that didn't apply for football. (That, and the 5 AM practice times. Sorry, it was hard enough to wake up for those 6:15 AM football running work outs twice a week, let alone over an hour earlier every day of the week.) But, I can never seem to get into the NHL.
There's some reasons behind that: There is no Cleveland team, and I'd rather saw my arm off than be a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins (which makes you question those Pittsburgh faithful who cheer for our Cleveland Cavaliers in basketball...see, Steeler fan, my loyalties run deeper than yours), but I can't even seem to get into the Columbus Blue Jackets either...and I've tried.
Olympic Hockey just seemed more exciting to watch...why is that? Is it because it was my country beating the snot out of the favorites in their home country? I don't know. All I know is I wish I could be this into hockey every year.
So, would the Blue Jackets like to move to Cleveland and re-christen themselves the Barons or a new, better name? (Let's be honest...Blue Jackets is a horrendous name and yes, I realize it will never happen because of the Monsters and the Cavs)
P.S. It's ok Canada, you still have Tim Hortons, clean streets and free healthcare.