-I don't care who wins tomorrow's gold medal game.
Don't get me wrong- I'm looking forward to it. But it doesn't matter.
I'm sure there are a bunch of Canadians who will get their poutines in a bunch if Canada doesn't get the gold on home soil, but the fact is, after flirting with the disaster that could have been, silver ain't bad. Worst case scenario, they lose to a US team and start a new rivalry, something that international hockey has needed since the end of the cold war. As for the US, they already beat Canada, so if they lose, well- they're batting .500, which in terms of our national passtime is an epic win.
Ultimately, what I don't want for either side is a blowout.
What I really want is a well played game, and I'm really excited about seeing the best hockey players in the world giving it their all.
What I'm excited about seeing, really- is an All Star Game.
An actual All Star Game. Not some bullshit, no-hitting corporate show, but a real game. With awesome fucking hockey players. I've said it before and not really meant it, but now I really mean it:
May the best team win.