No words

February 22, 2010

There are no words to describe how that loss felt yesterday. I’m sure everyone at home felt the same way. The majority of the crowd at yesterday’s game was so dejected afterwards. The streets were nowhere near as fun as they have been the past few days.

A girl from Texas sitting behind me at the next game commented, “I was rooting for Canada to win. Americans don’t really care about hockey. I bet there are a lot more sad people today than there are happy people.” I’m sure she was right.

Hopefully this serves as a wake up call to our men in red. They play Germany on Tuesday. This should be an easy win. It should also be good practice for the next game where they’ll encounter the Russians much earlier than they had anticipated. Ovechkin and co. haven’t been living up to their hype yet though either. If Canada starts communicating better, we have a really good shot.

I’m crossing my fingers we can still take this home. And wouldn’t revenge be the sweetest if we met the US in the gold medal game?!

In other news, I caught a puck yesterday! This might seem slightly trivial, but only 4,000 official pucks were made for this tournament, so it is kind of exciting. Apparently they’re already selling on eBay for a couple hundred dollars. This one, that I acquired from the Swedes win over the Finnish, will be going to my hockey-obessed nephew Rylan.

I also got to meet Joe Sakic yesterday. He was sitting right behind me with his family during the Canada vs US game. The “in-game host” came over to do an interview with him during the first intermission. This interview appeared on the jumbo-tron for the entire arena to see. Needless to say, he was hounded for autographs at pretty much every whistle.

I felt so bad for the guy, but he was a great sport about it. I wanted to ask for a photo with him, but I felt he had already taken his fair share. I helped escort him and his family through our media centre so they could get out without a crowd full of people following them our of the building.

Today is the women’s semi-finals. Hopefully there won’t be any surprises in this game.

P.S. VANOC asked me to give the Vancouver Sun an interview about being a volunteer, so if you’re interested here’s the link to it: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Volunteer%20experience%20Long%20days%20totally%20worth/2596091/story.html

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3 Responses to “No words”

  1. Jane Says:

    awwwwe of course you would give that puck to Rylan…you’re the sweetest. also! so proud of you re: the article in the Sun! you’re a star.
    xox!


  2. Where will you be sitting tonight?

  3. Parker Says:

    First of all, you should totally just sell that puck and buy Rylan a Team Canada jersey with the money.

    Secondly, that interview with you is awesome! Your quotes were all on message, and I liked how they described you as bubbly and vivacious.


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