Canadians loooove them some hockey!


When Canada won in overtime, it was pure, deafening joy running through that bar. It was made somewhat bittersweet by the fact everyone was very, very far from home. All the Canadian ex-pats and traveling businessmen jumped up and down and hugged each other and, I’m sure, wished they were on home soil to see the celebration.

A Canadian Dad in Paris

Funny enough this is exactly how I felt while living in England during the 1998 Nagano games when we lost teh bronze to Finland and also during the 2002 Salt Lake City games when Gretzky burried the Lucky Loonie under center ice and we beat the crap out the Yanks on their stupid Olympic size rink!

This list was posted in English and in French on Team Canada’s dressing room wall.

Link: This list was posted in English and in French on Team Canada’s dressing room wall.

  • That this is our game.
  • That this is our time.
  • That 14 days in February will be 2 weeks for the ages.
  • That every day counts.
  • That every meeting matters.
  • That every practice makes a difference.
  • That each one of us will rise to every occasion.
  • That this isn’t about us, it’s…

We might call’em Orcas now, but they will always be KILLER Whales to me. And you’ll never catch me paddling out to stroke one’s nose or have a little swim with it.

Somethings hit you harder that you expect them too.

I especially like the way this commercial is so moving and has a genuine impact without being graphically violent.

Obviously they cleaned up the audio a bit, but the tune is simply infectious! Enjoy.

Now let’s send the Slovaks packing like we did the Ruskies!

Go Canada Go!

If like me you are a fan on the current Coke Hockey “Make sure they know who’s game they’re playing” ad that is airing during Team Canada’s run for the gold, then you’ve probably been wondering where the awesome fiddle music is from. Well, it’s actually a song from Quincy, MA’s Dropkick Murphy’s: I’m shipping up to Boston.

Am I annoyed that Coke couldn’t be bothered to ask Cape Breton’s own Ashley McIsaac? Hell Yeah!

Am I surprised they didn’t ask him? Hell No!

After hear Morgan Freeman voice the Visa commercial and insult nation after nation, no commercial form the 2010 Vancouver games will surprise me.