The Hockey Superbowl Game in Vancouver is Rather Ironic
If you saw it, you know just how much of an nail biting the final USA- Canada hockey game was for the gold medal. OMG, I usually find hockey a bit alien and not interesting, I mean, it IS a sport from the north. This game really was like the superbowl for hockey or the World Cup in soccer. I really thought the USA had bit the dust when they scored with 24 seconds left. WTF, I was shocked in happiness just as the Canadians were shocked numb.
Of course, it was only minutes later our roles totally reversed. But, the ironic and funny thing about this game per se is that the Canadian players are really Canadians temporarily in this specific case. How so?
Well, many of the players on the Canadian team actually live in the US and play on American hockey teams and now that the olympics are over, are doing just that. They are playing on teams with members of the USA hockey team that dueled each other just on Sunday. It was like national pride and competing with buddies in the showdown game. Many of the American players play on Canadian hockey teams and live there.
That is the funny ironic thing. This showdown game really was NOT a face-off between fierce enemies, like, China-USA, Russia-USA or even Mexico-USA (had any of those happened). It was a face-off between good friends and allies or between brothers. Yeah, many of you out there will disagree, probably mostly Canadians who think they own hockey as a game, yet work for American hockey teams!
It was really a big family event.