My Revenge Fantasy Will Come True

hockeyJanuary 5, 2010 left a bad taste in my mouth. I wrote about it here. It was the first time in six years the Canadian junior team didn't win the gold medal. That day, we fell to the United States 6-5.

Fast forward to last Sunday. In a non-elimination game at these 2010 Olympics, Canada met the United States and this entire nation watched. I watched my team lose again to the Americans, and then came the gloating. It came in tweets, on blogs, in person, fast and furious. Americans came into our house and beat us at our game. This, too, left a bad taste in my mouth.

That's when I started having a revenge fantasy. I wanted the women's hockey gold medal game to be Canada vs. USA with Canada prevailing, and I wanted the exact same scenario to unfold on the men's side. Tomorrow afternoon, I get my wish.

Our women have done their part. They disposed of the Americans 2-0 to secure gold. Tomorrow at 3pm ET, my revenge fantasy comes true. Canada faces the Americans and Canada will prevail.

I'm confident, but I've been pretty cocky this whole tournament. After we narrowly squeaked by Switzerland, I planned a gold medal game party at my house. Tomorrow night I'll get to have my cake, and eat it too.

It's deja vu all over again.


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I don't count my chickens before they are hatched. I am glad we are facing them but can't taste that gold yet. Maybe at end of second period!

February 27, 2010 @ 4:56 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Mom, as I told you after the loss to the United States last Sunday, it's going to be fine.

February 27, 2010 @ 4:59 PM

Hobo Joe

Dude, when you predict a win (pummeling was your word actually), and it does not happen, how can you not expect some ribbing? If you're going to dish it out, be prepared to eat it. Now you're doing it again for tomorrow and I have to say, USA came out and made short work of the Finns in the first 13 minutes or so of the game. It was GAME OVER early. Then your crew comes out and you'd think they'd show the same sort of effort as if to say, "Don't worry, we're ready too." Not the case. While they didn't struggle, that game was one shot away from going into OT with about 7 minutes left. Not exactly light outs hockey. We shall see tomorrow though and one way or another, win or lose, I'll be back.

February 27, 2010 @ 11:28 PM


yeah. i prayed for four years for the juniors and i will stand by my thoughts again and again. those boys are good boys but they were cocky. they were cocky from the day they went into training camp till that last game and the last couple of minutes when it finally hit some of them about how important that game is to them and to us. maybe they cracked under pressure, but for sure the better team won. no one should have been surprised the americans won. they wanted it more. simply out muscled the entire canadian team.

March 1, 2010 @ 6:13 AM

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