USA-Canada Womens Hockey For the Gold

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Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Is anyone watching this game? These women play for keeps...hard-hitting, hard skating, and no one is afraid to mix it up. If you aren't watching you are missing one helluva hockey game...Canada leads in the second period 2-0. It's being broadcast on MSNBC.
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Post by RedFlag » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:28 pm

Parrotpaul wrote:Is anyone watching this game? These women play for keeps...hard-hitting, hard skating, and no one is afraid to mix it up. If you aren't watching you are missing one helluva hockey game...Canada leads in the second period 2-0. It's being broadcast on MSNBC.
Great game but not going well for the US ladies. Failure to score with the Canadians two down for a minute and a half was not a good omen.
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Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:44 pm

Canadian women were tough. USA got outplayed in all facets of the game, but they should be proud. They still get to wear a silver medal.
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Post by MDDad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:12 pm

Great game to watch for real hockey fans. Both goalies were outstanding. These two teams were so much better than the other teams in the Games it's ridiculous.

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Post by Notorious » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:57 pm

They should definitely get rid of this as an olympic sport.
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Post by SoMelo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Notorious wrote:They should definitely get rid of this as an olympic sport.
My vote is ice dancing... I know, you like male ice dancing. :roll:

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Post by MDDad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:44 pm

Notorious wrote:They should definitely get rid of this as an olympic sport.
Why?

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Post by Notorious » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:47 pm

MDDad wrote:
Why?
Noncompetitive besides US and Canada really, same reason they took softball out.
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Post by MDDad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:28 pm

Notorious wrote: Noncompetitive besides US and Canada really, same reason they took softball out.
Well, that would certainly demotivate the other nations from getting better, wouldn't it? Do you think the IOC should remove all sports that are dominated by two or three countries? Should the Summer Olympics exclude all men's races over 1,500 meters, since they are dominated by Kenya and Ethiopia? Or should they have removed boxing, when the Cubans were winning virtually every gold medal? If you think about it some more, I hope you'll agree your solution is not the right one, and that it would actually hurt competitive equity more than help it.

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Post by Notorious » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:58 pm

MDDad wrote:
Well, that would certainly demotivate the other nations from getting better, wouldn't it? Do you think the IOC should remove all sports that are dominated by two or three countries? Should the Summer Olympics exclude all men's races over 1,500 meters, since they are dominated by Kenya and Ethiopia? Or should they have removed boxing, when the Cubans were winning virtually every gold medal? If you think about it some more, I hope you'll agree your solution is not the right one, and that it would actually hurt competitive equity more than help it.
I don't care much about promoting competitive equity but if you're going to remove softball you have to remove women's hockey, that was my point.
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Post by Logic.in.LN » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:41 pm

All I can say to the IOC and the media is...

... Lighten up Francis.

Medals, yes, fun, no: Olympic thought police take aim at champagne-chugging Canadian women
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Post by Parrotpaul » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:46 pm

Logic.in.LN wrote:All I can say to the IOC and the media is...

... Lighten up Francis.

Medals, yes, fun, no: Olympic thought police take aim at champagne-chugging Canadian women
I'll light their cigars. Those women don't have mansions to go to or sportscars to drive or pro hockey teams to make tons of money like their male counterparts....this is the end for them...let them celebrate. They earned it.
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Post by Logic.in.LN » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:29 pm

Parrotpaul wrote: I'll light their cigars. Those women don't have mansions to go to or sportscars to drive or pro hockey teams to make tons of money like their male counterparts....this is the end for them...let them celebrate. They earned it.
... and they are hockey players. Who is going to tell them no. =D>
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Post by pshaw » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:44 pm

I think they got it right. If you want to guzzle booze and smoke cigars, fine, just do it somewhere else, not out on the ice. What's the problem?

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Post by Notorious » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:37 pm

pshaw wrote:I think they got it right. If you want to guzzle booze and smoke cigars, fine, just do it somewhere else, not out on the ice. What's the problem?
The problem is that no one was really there to see it. Had the IoC let it pass, no one would have been the wiser. The spectators had already cleared the building, it was basically a private party, who cares if they want to smoke cigars and drink beer after they worked their whole lives to win a gold medal for their country at their home games. If they don't deserve to celebrate then no one ever really does.
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Post by pshaw » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:58 pm

Notorious wrote: The problem is that no one was really there to see it. Had the IoC let it pass, no one would have been the wiser. The spectators had already cleared the building, it was basically a private party, who cares if they want to smoke cigars and drink beer after they worked their whole lives to win a gold medal for their country at their home games. If they don't deserve to celebrate then no one ever really does.
Not true - people were there to see it, and someone took pictures and posted them on the net. That forced the IOC's hand.

I don't think anyone's saying they shouldn't celebrate. But if you think that the IOC or COC can just do nothing when pictures of athletes (especially an underage one) boozing it up on the field of play are front page news, well I would imagine that various Olympic sponsors might disagree with you...

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Post by Notorious » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:14 pm

pshaw wrote: Not true - people were there to see it, and someone took pictures and posted them on the net. That forced the IOC's hand.

I don't think anyone's saying they shouldn't celebrate. But if you think that the IOC or COC can just do nothing when pictures of athletes (especially an underage one) boozing it up on the field of play are front page news, well I would imagine that various Olympic sponsors might disagree with you...
No, media was there to see it. Not spectators was my point, sorry for not being more clear but I thought that would be obvious. There was exactly one underage drinker on the ice, and she becomes of legal age in a friggin' month. Like I said it's being blown out of proportion, they should deserve to celebrate how they want after achieving something special.
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Post by pshaw » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:40 pm

Notorious wrote: No, media was there to see it. Not spectators was my point, sorry for not being more clear but I thought that would be obvious. There was exactly one underage drinker on the ice, and she becomes of legal age in a friggin' month. Like I said it's being blown out of proportion, they should deserve to celebrate how they want after achieving something special.
Spectators, media, what's the difference? And anyway, once the photos got out that became moot...I thought that would be obvious.

I don't know why you and some others are making this out to be some big conspiracy to stop the girls from celebrating their victory...

Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games: "If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing," he said, "but not in public."

Jayna Hefford, team member and four-time Olympian: "I guess we just got carried away with the celebration. We should have left it in the dressing room."

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At least you haven't lost your sense of humor JQ. :ROFL:
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