Hey Olympics!: Sidney Crosby's Gear Missing

After scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the US hockey team, Sidney Crosby flung his stick and gloves into the air in celebration…and that was the last that anyone has seen of them. When the Hockey Hall of Fame came calling looking for some memorabilia, it found to its dismay that Crosby’s gear … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: Women Celebrating? Inconceivable!

After their 2-0 victory over the US, the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team celebrated on the ice of the arena with champaigne, beer, and cigars. And this has launched a media uproar with the unflappable Skip Bayless at the helm, for this form of celebration is most unbecoming for a group of ladies! Really? Get over … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: Lindsey Vonn and the SI Curse

The Sports Illustrated Cover Curse has struck again. It’s latest victim: Olympian Lindsey Vonn. Now you, dear reader, may want desperately to point out to me that Mrs. Vonn could not possibly be cursed. “She’s won two medals!” you say in outrage. “And one of them was gold!” Yes, well this is true, but let’s … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: or, One Last Obligatory Figure-Skating Post

The Women’s Figure-Skating Freeskate (or “Long Program” as it used to be called, which actually makes a lot more sense) was last night…and really it was a bunch of yawn. Kim Yu-Na skated beautifully and perfectly cementing herself as Ice Goddess of Olympus. Mao Asada, Kim’s only real competition, tripped and allowed Kim a less-contested … Continue reading

Sven Kramer Begins Hunt

After being disqualified from the speed-skating 10K event for following the poor advice of coach Gerard Kemkers, Sven Kramer has decided Kemkers must go. He delivered a note to him last night to the same effect, along with a pair of skates and a message that Kemkers has a night’s headstart in any direction. Witnesses … Continue reading

Hey, Olympics!: a Figure Skating Report from Vancouver (right?)

So I was watching the Women’s figure-skating last night, and as the girls glided across the ice in their glittering tutus, I noticed that only three of the many competitors chose songs I was actually “down with”. In a “sport” that’s at least half performance (as we found out in the Men’s competition), I think … Continue reading