Dear Canada. Way to go, you hosers. Did yourself proud and put on one heck of an Olympics. Congratulations for providing an incredible seventeen days ...
Okay, I'm a native New Yorker. Yes, I think New York is the capital of the universe. No, I don't think we need to host the Super Bowl in 2014.
Why can't we be more like Canada? They host the Olympics like they mean it. They smile. They play hockey and penalty-kill. And they have the Canadian Mounties.
To me, the Olympics are just as much about the fans who travel across the world, sport the silly hats, and are wrapped head to toe in their home nation's flag for the mere experience of cheering on their countrymen.
The Vancouver Olympic flame has been extinguished. Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 in a thrilling overtime game to win the gold medal in hockey.
Openly touting its success is foreign to a Canadian culture that had always cloaked itself in the red and white cape of modesty. But for the Vancouver games, it was gold or bust for Canada.
Is something up with Ovechkin? For a guy who is a vibrant personality and a marketed face to a game, something seems to be crumbing just a bit.
Will NHL League Commissioner Gary Bettman try to pull the plug on Team USA in 2014 after their showing this year -- after the Olympic final game was watched in houses that usually could not care less about the sport?
It was the night of the full moon, which rose over North America like a celestial hockey puck after Canada won the hockey gold medal by defeating the United States, 3-2, on a goal in sudden-death overtime by Sidney Crosby.
It promises to be the most exciting contest of the Vancouver Olympics: Canada versus Team USA in hockey. I will be watching because I have a few emotional connections to the sport.
With half a period to play and their team leading by three goals over Slovakia in the Olympic semi-final Friday night, Canadian fans chanted "We Want U.S.A.!''
Early the semi-final hockey game, the camera caught Finland's goalie, Mikka Kiprusoff, looking up and watching a video replay on the scoreboard of the first goal against him by the United States.
The issue to me is not that Mike Milbury called the Russian game Eurotrash. The issue is that blatant attempt to manufacture some controversy and create that Don Cherry-like figure for the US television
Despite his unfortunate and inappropriate terminology, Mike Milbury was right to denounce the play of the Russian team in the Winter Olympic quarter-finals game against Canada.
The epitome of the Vancouver Games so far was Sunday's U.S.-Canada hockey match. However, while it was a good, maybe even great, hockey game, there were no miracles involved.
I watched the great Canadian letdown with two hundred crazed Canadian fans at a bar in Murray Hill that was recommended by the Canadian Association of New York.