There has been some tension here in the last few days between the USA MGoBros and our Canadian counterparts. I just wanted to throw out into the MGoSphere some props to our Canadian friends.
Did anyone else see the Tom Brokaw piece on NBC Saturday evening regarding the good people of Gander, Newfoundland? They welcomed and cared for so many thousands of strangers, mostly Americans, on 9/11 and in the days that followed. The planes coming from Europe to the U.S. were diverted to land at Gander, nearly doubling and overwhelming the population of the community. The selflessness and generosity of those Canadians and how they took their American cousins into their homes, well it was pretty damn moving. Maybe it's just my increasing age, or maybe it was seeing the shock of 9/11 again on people's faces, but I got choked up watching it yesterday.
So, while I hope we pull out the hockey gold today, here's props to our northern neighbors. Overall I think they've been great Olympic hosts, and bottom line, they're good people.
And double bottom line here: we're all MGoBros in this place, and I like having the Canadian presence.