Friday, February 26, 2010

Congrats...Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey team...(and don't listen to the IOC)

Players came back onto the ice more than half an hour after the 2-0 victory over the United States. Still in their uniforms and with gold medals draped around their necks, they swigged from bottles of champagne and cans of beer and smoked cigars.
Excellent! You won...enjoy it. You set your lives on hold for years and worked your butts off to win the Olympic gold medal. You had a delicious rivalry with the US Olympic Women's team (even to the point of blows in the lead up to the the big dance)...and you perservered.

Then there is the droning idiocy coming out of the International Olympic Committee suggesting we all be "eunuchs" without cause:

Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, said he was unaware of the incidents until informed by an Associated Press reporter.

"If that's the case, that is not good," Felli said. "It is not what we want to see. I don't think it's a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing, but not in public. We will investigate what happened."
Blow it out your politically correct nostrils, you jackass. These ladies weren't competing for certificates of participation. They played to win...and pulled it off on their home turf in front of their screaming fans. I back it...and I'd like to see the US flaunt a bit more in their victories as well.

"The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone," the statement said. "In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn't have. The team regrets that its gold medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.
I hate the patronizing apology approach. What they should have released was this:

"We're sorry that the IOC is a bunch of whiny, politically correct morons who think that celebration of a monumental goal is offensive to anyone. In the real world, we toast achievements with suds, bubbles and stogies. And, we plan on doing so continuously for the next few least."

PS: I was rooting for the US team...and I appreciate the Canadian's actions full throttle.