Recent Comments by dai

Russia threatens to pull out of the Olympics

Come on people. We all know that after Skategate, the Russians would try to find a way to get back, and what's a better stage than to lodge a formal protest in the women's singles? And indeed it was close. I sided with the Russians on the pairs, but this time, it was definitely Sarah's night. I personally think both sides should never have started any sort of protest, since I thought the judging in both competitions were reasonable. But, there is the need for sensationalism, and what's an Olympics without the scandals?

posted by dai at 11:22 AM on February 22, 2002

Canadian women defeat Americans in Ice Hockey

Proud to be Canadian tonight, really proud.

posted by dai at 10:16 PM on February 21, 2002

I literally fell out of my seat here in the office when the live page refreshed and Kopat scored. What in the world happened?

posted by dai at 02:40 PM on February 20, 2002

Wayne Gretzky, crybaby?

Wayne Gretzky is the Great One not just for making history on the ice, but also being a great sportsman/gentleman. It is not easy to lose it like he did during the interview; the pressure and the pain must've been backbreaking. I, being the proud Canadian that I am, applaud him for being emotional and passionate (albeit perhaps a little bit too much, especially on nationwide television). I think what he said came from the heart, and from what he sees on the ice and between players (look now no one seems to mention that point he made, even though it's one of the main focii of Gretzky's anger), not what we as fans see on TV/in the stands. Lots happen in locker rooms and hallways that gets sweeped under the carpet of sports cliches and "well you know we have great respect for the other team" bullshit. Most of us hate that crap, but now someone's got the guts to speak out, and we're putting him down? And we're embarassed? Disappointed at his actions? What crock indeed. All that aside, I will cheer for Canada tomorrow when we play the Finns. I have to admit, this team is not what we had hoped for, but I stand by it all the way, fingers crossed and all. Actually, I wouldn't mind much if we lose in this Olympics. When Vancouver gets 2010, then we will win on home soil, and that will make the half century wait fade away.

posted by dai at 12:43 AM on February 20, 2002

Canada gets smoked

I'd like to think that this is a warm up kind of game, but it still worries me to no ends. Canada looked like a team lost in the blue and yellows streaking across the ice as they please. They gotta light the fire within, because there was no fire today in the way the Canadians played. Possibly because they're tired, possibly because they lack practice. But 5-2 is too big a difference. I just hope we don't lose to Germany.

posted by dai at 03:23 AM on February 16, 2002

Canada gets smoked

It's the "Canadian Choke." It's Nagano all over again. They better get their act together, because this time, no one's giving us another gold medal.

posted by dai at 07:40 PM on February 15, 2002