March 07, 2010

Four seconds: Sidney Crosby's goal like you've never seen it: How a few minor mistakes, barely noticeable acts of brilliance and decades of preparation handed Sidney Crosby -- and Canada -- a golden moment

posted by tommytrump to olympics at 10:33 AM - 7 comments

That strength may be complemented by a DNA edge, with extra proteins coursing through neural pathways and giving top athletes a sixth-sense during competition, said Dennis.

what.

(good article otherwise -- thanks!)

posted by rumple at 01:10 PM on March 07

That frame-by-frame explanation is really nice. And cruel. Savagely cruel.

posted by rcade at 05:47 PM on March 07

That frame-by-frame explanation is really nice. And cruel beautiful. Savagely cruel beautiful.

Fixed that for ya

posted by tommytrump at 07:44 PM on March 07

With this breakdown of the golden moment, we are already at the "Zapruder film" level of analysis, and there may be more to follow as time goes on. We may never get to the end of the scrutinizing. People are probably going to write doctoral theses on this game.

posted by beaverboard at 08:12 PM on March 07

Well that was a gut punch.

posted by igottheblues at 01:09 AM on March 08

Good read. Thanks.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:47 AM on March 08

That was really interesting. Sounds like it boils down to two major things:

1. Crosby didn't do what everyone (especially Rafalski) would expect someone to do once the puck hit the ref.

2. Crosby didn't do what everyone expected him to do when he found himself 1-on-1 with Miller.

I liked that Burke said Crosby was just being nice in his post-game interview, and that he knew exactly what he was doing.

posted by fabulon7 at 01:54 PM on March 08

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