Day Twelve — The Tension Builds
The menu includes the knockout round in men’s hockey, including (at 1930 ET) Canada v Germany. A win for Canada sets up a likely quarterfinal against Russia. And thus it will come to pass that either the Canadians (Sid the Kid and 22 other rock stars of the sport) or the Russkies (the jaw-dropping Ovechkin, Malkin et al) will go home with a big fat nothing out of this. If you had that before the tourney started, you should get into a $500 per entry March Madness pool or something. (Noted: to the surprise of absolutely nobody… yes, yes — USA v Canada for the womens’ gold on Thursday. Mark it down.)
U.S. Americans have a shot at a nordic combined medal. Bode Miller (greedy little bastard that he is) is looking for Medal No. 4. Bobsled, along with ski cross, for the wimmin. And speaking of wimmin — oh dear, ladies’ short program tomorrow. Only two days left for figure skating to interfere with actual Sport. Works for me.