So... this falls in the "Firing of Random Synapses" category. I give you the Firesign Theatre...
Bear Whiz Beer is no longer brewed as near as I can tell. But there was a time in the way-way-back when it was a favorite. Well check that. Firesign Theatre was the favorite; I owned every album they ever made at one point in time. It was part of that left-wing Sensitive Seventies Kinda Guy gestalt, yanno?
So. BIG hockey day today. We'll be glued to our teevee beginning at 1300 hrs for the USA - Switzerland game, but the marquee match comes on at 1700 hrs. I'm speaking of the Canada - Russia game, of course. I'm VERY sure our Canadian friends don't want to see a replay of this... from our back pages:
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
So Россия wins. 2-0. (Россия is MUCH better than “CCCP,” donchya think?) Wow. What a game! Great skating, very physical, excellent goal tending. Nabokov, of the Sharks, played brilliantly in getting the shut-out and the win. Brodeur was simply excellent and it’s a shame he has to lose this game. Brodeur had NO chance on Ovechkin’s goal, and the set-up pass from Kozlov to Ovechkin will be a feature of any Olympic highlight reel yet to be produced. Speaking of Ovechkin, there’s absolutely NO justice in this world if Alexander Ovechkin doesn’t win the Calder Trophy. I know we didn’t get to see
Crosbyin the Olympics, and that’s too bad. Given the way Team played (dismal power-play, general lack of offense), perhaps Canada Crosbyshould have been on the team. Oh well, it is what it is, on that count. But Ovechkin has played superbly, and he got the game-winner today.
The last minute theatrics in this game were excellent.
pulled its goalie with about a minute left and then Malkin ( Canada ) gets a game misconduct in front of the Russian net while Russia was swarming in front. It looks like Canada can tie it up at this point, what with a man advantage for the rest of the game, but then Chris Pronger takes a stupid, stupid penalty and Canada’s man advantage is gone. Brodeur returns to the net as the face-off is in the Canadian zone after the penalty. Ten seconds later Kovalev puts it in the net to clinch the game…with 23 seconds left. And the clock runs out. Canada gets Russia next… Finland
Note that the players on the Russian side are nearly all the same. But Team Canada has God's Gift To Hockey playing in these Olympics, so things might could be different this time around. One never knows, though, and the smart money is probably on Russia. One thing I DO know... it's gonna be one helluva game.Oh my, the Canadian women’s Gold ain’t gonna come near enough to smoothing down the ruffled feathers when
goes out in the quarter finals. Ignominy! Canada