Geez. The USA and Canada should think about doing this head-to-head hockey thing every year, for bragging rights. Get a fancy trophy or something. I’m serious.
This plea doesn’t come from a sense of sour grapes or anything, with the U.S. Americans losing. Two great teams — with the star of the show, Sidney Crosby, writing the storybook ending yesterday — played a hell of a game. And I know that nothing will ever have the same juice as CAN 3:2 USA (OT). But, regardless: I WANT MORE OF THAT.
But, of course, we shall get no more of that — at least for a while. Jacques Rogge pulled the plug last night during what was, to be honest, a disjointed closing ceremony. Between a bewildering presentation by Sochi, the VANOC clown-in-chief’s speech (including some horrendous French pronounciation), the comedy bits (“sorry!”), and the Busby Beaver sequence, it was a vice-royal mess. Neil Young wasn’t bad, though.
(It may be that the ceremonies actually ended on a better note, but the Mothership cut away to The Marriage Ref. Welcome back to fourth-place, NBC!)
A brief attempt at closing analysis — admittedly, without Bob Costas’s back-up orchestra with appropriate montage sequence — after the jump.
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