The Winter Olympics, with some actual events but a much-too-large complement of non-sports on both the rink and the slope, start today. There’s a good chance I won’t be able to see much if any of it, but there was one thing from Sochi I did witness live.
That’s a puck sailing toward an empty net and hitting the upright as the US women’s hockey team blew a 2-0 lead to Canada in the last 3½ minutes of regulation and lost in overtime (i.e. the most Iowa State way possible).
Knowing that, and knowing what the team has gone through in the years since, and with the NHL boycotting the Olympics* on the men’s side, there’s no reason not to stand up and say…
GO TEAM USA! DEFEAT THE MAPLE MENACE!