Saturday, February 18, 2006

mystery #42 or the agony of defeat.


where in the world was this pic taken?
switzerland 2, canada 0 in men's olympic hockey...


well that kind of sucked.

i was already to write about how swell it felt to watch the US women's hockey team lose yesterday. then the canadian men's all-stars really stunk up the joint this morning. notice i didn't use the word team to describe the canadians. they were just a bunch of all-stars today.

i have to give the swiss full credit. they were the only team on the ice today. they got the 2 goal lead and played the trap like there was no tomorrow. plus their goaltender, marty gerber played like a brick wall. oh, i know how good he is... he's on the ol' fantasy hockey team. hey marty, give me a shutout like that once in awhile, eh.

was this debacle a national disaster? yes, but the tourney's not over yet.

what's next for the canadians? finland. they better get their act together fast. jarome iginla, marty st. louis, joe thorton amongst others, wake up!!!!

other hockey tourney observations...

slovaks and finns have to be tourney favourites now. very strong teams.

on the bubble: switzerland and the russians...

flopping around like a cod outta water: canada, usa, and the czech republic.

annus horribilis...

montreal canadiens' goalie jose theodore's having a fine year. other than his grotesque performance on the ice this year, he was recently caught using an anti-baldness drug in a doping test... than yesterday he fell on an icy sidewalk and suffered an ankle fracture.

ron maclean unwittingly called it a "hairline" fracture. seriously...

canadian medal of the day...

props go out to figure skater jeff buttle for his bronze medal performance. congrats jeff, even though i don't recognize the legitimacy of your sport. however, you performed well above expectations.

DVD's on the go...

i'm in the middle of a scarlett johansson film fest.

ghost world... good movie, eh. post-teenage angst. cross between ferris bueller and napolean dynamite. scarlett's voice was driving me crazy. now if she could work in a russian accent...
the island... sci-fi thriller, with scarlett and ewan macgregor. fun movie if you're into post-apocalyptic scenarios mixed in with eugenics and brokeback mountain... scarlett is kind of hot....

next in the que: lost in translation, girl with a pearl earring, match point...

ongoing projects: star trek TNG and TOS.

4 comments:

Len said...

New Amsterdam... I mean New York.

I woke up early to watch the game and I was disappointed as well.

dean said...

See my blog for my photo answer. But Len's beat me to the punch, what's new?

bubba said...

yah, len's pretty good at the mystery photos. congrats len.

the hockey game was pretty embarassing. be interesting to see how they react tomorrow when they play the finns. they can't even practice beforehand...

dean, keep posting from NYC. my sis was just there and i borrowed the photo of times square. she had little time to see the sites. so, i'll have to live vicariously through you... make sure you go to the museum of modern art!!!

Kyle said...

Argh. HORRIBLE Men's hockey team. Did they EVER look flat in the 1st period (especially) of that game against the Fins.

They should really take some cues from the women. Now that's a team that knows how to play.

And, all I have to say is... MMMMMM... Scarlett Johansen-Fest.