Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.
U didn't get to watch the Canada games? I saw them both (surprising that there were 9 Canadians in the Italian team) and also a bit of the Czechs thumping Sweden (wow) and the US women beating Finland. The Canadian team has an Indian cheering at the top of his voice (actually it is quiteb feeble, I am just recovering from a cold, cough & fever). The Can vs Germany match got over at almost 2:45 am this morning and I had to get up at 7 am to get ready to go for work. They do seem a bit jet-lagged and tired.
With the games starting at 7 am and 2 pm, it's tough to watch them while holding down a 9-5 gig. I'll be watching tomorrow, though.
It's tough to gage how ready we are based on games against Italy and Germany. In 2002 I remember getting creamed by Sweden in the opening game and still cruising to gold. I'm not certain the Russian and Czech losses mean a thing at this point.