Open Thread: CANADA GOES FOR GOLD!!!

Submitted by Canadian on February 23rd, 2014 at 7:10 AM
Lets do this boys!!!

Comments

Maison Bleue

February 23rd, 2014 at 10:04 AM ^

Wow, that's a lot of snow. You guys must be much better at the Winter Olympics than the US with your entire country being covered in snow for six months.

*Looks at medal standings*

Nope. 

I'm so tired of the population argument when it comes to Hockey. A larger percentage of Canada's much smaller population plays hockey. A large enough difference in percentage that Canada has a larger pool of Hockey talent to pull from than the US(From Wiki):

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What's more amazing than Canada's ability to stay ahead of the US in hockey despite that crazy population gap? That Finland and Sweden win Bronze and Silver despite having roughly one tenth the size of a talent pool to pull from.

 

Crazy Canuck

February 23rd, 2014 at 6:56 PM ^

my comment was aimed towards the lad who said you'd kill us in the summer Olympics. Places like California, Texas, Florida and the like can practice outdoors year round. Kind of hard to practice for marathons, cycling, beach volleyball or rowing events when there is a few feet of snow covering the land. Also since you have nearly 10 times our population you have a greater talent pool to pull from. We should obviously be better in hockey because we have more people playing that sport and fund it accordingly. You can also play hockey year round.

 

Edit    Weird I responded to Maison Bleue's comment not yours.

PizzaHaus

February 23rd, 2014 at 7:56 AM ^

It's the Winter Olympics, friend. The home of sports they seriously just pull out out their asses (parallel snowboard slalom?!?). For shit's sake, the Netherlands have like 25 medals just from speed skating. Good on Canada for dominating useless sports (curling, seriously?), because everyone needs a little national pride: even America's hat.

Avant's Hands

February 23rd, 2014 at 9:08 AM ^

Ok this annoys me. People on this site make sure no one uses childish nicknames for our rivals all the time (and rightfully so IMO) yet a bunch of Wings fans throw around Cindy Crosby all the time. Just stop. He is an amazing hockey player just like LeBron is an amazing basketball player. If the media prevents you from enjoying getting the chance to watch them then fine. I even understand to a point. But stop with the nickname.

And I don't mean this to you personally, just the example I see today.

Doc Brown

February 23rd, 2014 at 9:22 AM ^

Nope, Cindy is a cy baby who whines to the refs for the smallest of checks. Yes, he is talented. However, it doesn't change that he does a bunch of crying and whining during games. If Cindy wants to stop the nickname then actually show some toughness out on the ice. 

Lebron is a bitch who will sit out a game for a hang nail. Do not ever compare Lebron to the greatest in basketball. The distance between great forwards like Barkley and Magic and Lebron is like the grand canyon. Lebron is the reason I refuse to support the NBA and consider the league to be completely fixed.