We really do love hockey that much. I watched the Canada-US game downtown with friends on Sunday, and then we wandered down Granville St. There was much cheering and high-fiving. I even high-fived a policeman.
Ah, the Olympics. The good: gold medalist freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau, inspired by his brother Frederic, who has cerebral palsy. Bronze medalist Joannie Rochette, whose mother died the Sunday before her figure skating performance. Dancing in the street. Taking transit to all venues. Two golds in hockey. Curling becomes sexy. The beautiful opening ceremony.
The bad: the tragic death of an athlete. The brilliant official who put the Olympic flame behind chicken wire. Trucking snow up to Cypress Mountain.
The ugly: the closing ceremony. Giant dancing Mounties. Shudder.