Monthly Archives: February 2010

Canadian Women Like Molson;Olympic Committee Unaware of That

You think they paid for the Molson?

After all the fans left Canada Hockey Place last night, the gold medal winning Canadian women took their celebration from the locker room onto the ice.  Many of the girls smoked cigars with cans of Molson Canadian, while some kept it classy with champagne. On the surface this seems like a harmless event that many major sports teams get to participate in when they reach the precipice of their sport. Well that point of view is not one that the International Olympic Committee shares.

Like you wouldn't want to do this...

Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director of the Olympic Games, said he wasn’t aware of the celebration until informed by an Associated Press reporter.

“If that’s the case, that is not good. It is not what we want to see,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that’s one thing, but not in public.”

Felli said the IOC will talk to the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Canadian Olympic Committee to collect more information for the purposes of its investigation.

“We will investigate what happened. … We will first find the facts and then act accordingly,” he said.

Both of those goalies are better than Marty Biron.

A possible big problem in the investigation is that the star of the game Marie-Phillip Poulin is 18 years old (Pictured above with Molson in hand) which is below the legal drinking age in British Columbia.

I'm diggin the glasses.

Just leave these women alone. First you don’t let them check each other which essentially turns their sport into a kiddie game . Then you tell them to not have a couple beers in an empty arena in possibly the greatest night of their lives.

Best Molson commercial ever...

This morning the team released a bullshit statement of apology.

“The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone,” the statement read.

“In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn’t have. The team regrets that its gold-medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.

“Our players and team vow to uphold the values of the Olympics moving forward and view this situation as a learning experience.”

You won a gold medal championship game in front of a sold out arena in your home country on National and International television and celebrated with your teammates when the public left the arena. Don’t apologize for anything…enjoy your medals you earned it. The IOC is one of the most corrupt organizations on earth don’t let their PC garbage affect your accomplishments.

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Phillies Take Media Snapshots

They pulled him out of a ditch 3 minutes before this was taken.

I don’t know what I could possibly write to add to the awesomeness that is Jayson Werth and his beard. You know, perhaps I stated that wrong. I wouldn’t doubt that a beard this epic may in fact be self-aware. Perhaps I should have said Epic Beard and his Jayson Werth. Well, no matter the semantics yesterday was media picture day for the Phillies after they took their first live batting practice sessions.

Roy Halladay took the mound for the first time at the Carpenter complex against live batters. After the session the clubhouse was abuzz with the players and writers marveling over Doc’s signature sinker. Catcher Carlos Ruiz told CSN’s Michale Barkann that the sinker had more movement on it than any sinker he has ever caught and that Roy told him he is only throwing around “40-50 %”.

Some people take better pictures than others...

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Team America Faces Off Against the Friendly Finnish

Today at 3pm EST the United States will take on Finland for a chance to play for the gold. I’m having one issue leading into this game, as a hockey fan tell me if you are dealing with the same thing. I find myself able to quickly hate on any opposing team or athlete in the Olympics with relative ease but some reason I just can’t get any negative feelings towards the Finns.

Maybe it’s because Kimmo Timonen might be my favorite Flyer.

Maybe it’s because Mikka Kiprusoff is a beast.

Maybe it’s because Finnish players always seem to be gritty warrior types who play with reckless abandon. (See Kukkonen, Lasse)

No matter the respect I have for the Finns, come 3 o’clock¬† I will be fully behind our Americans but it would have been a lot more enjoyable taking on some former Eastern Block nation or those cocky Canucks again. Maybe I’ll get my wish on Sunday.

Here’s some inspirational American music for you on this glorious day…

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