As Week 2 of the Olympics begins, the marquee event for many happens tonight. Team Canada meets Team USA in mens hockey. Its a game that hockey fans have had circled on their calendar since the schedule came out. The winner gets a bye to the quarter-finals. There is a chance it could be just the first of two meetings between these two---the other would of course be the gold medal game which is something many want to see.
Canada has immense pressure on its shoulders as you know---pressure that has grown somewhat after the shootout victory over Switzerland. The Americans are a young, fast team that is also cocky and is primed to hand the Canadians a defeat and add to the already tremendous rivalry these two countries have. Its going to be a dandy. Enjoy it.
If you were at the Pats game last night or if you watched it on Access with Kelly Remple and I, you had to like what you saw. Regina jumped out into an early lead and then after Chilliwack started to make a comeback, the Pats got two more to ice it and win 5-3. Jordan Eberle had a couple of highlight reel plays (as he usually does), but on this night it was Jordan Weal. His first goal of the night was a thing of beauty and his second was also a highlight reel goal thanks to the pass he was given by Eberle. Scouts tell me Weal is going to be an early 2nd round pick, but if he can have a strong finish and perhaps a good playoffs, maybe he can be a late first rounder like what teammate Carter Ashton was last year. Wait a minute, I said playoffs when referring to the Pats. You know what, what seems impossible is now close to perhaps happening. The Warriors lost in Medicine Hat last night meaning Regina is 5 out of that last playoff spot. The two teams meet in the Jaw on Tuesday. A win there and you are three points out and then anything can happen. If Regina doesn't make it, you can look at their record against the Warriors as to why as Moose Jaw have owned them this season, but if Regina can win the season finale between the two, you never know.
I didn't see it live and just saw the replay this morning, but I think we might have seen the start of something in Vancouver last night. That is the impromptu singing of "O Canada". It happened in the 10th end of the Canada-Great Britain curling game. With all of the games going on, the crowd just got up and started singing the national anthem. Dare I say it, but I think that will happen at the hockey game today and I wouldn't be surprised to see it happen at venues across Vancouver in this last week of the games. I'm all for it! I would rather have that happen than that ridiculous corporate Pepsi chant. By the way, has anyone heard of Eh Oh Canada Go" in recent weeks. Did the campaign get scrapped?
Cain Velasquez has put his name into the mix when it comes to the UFC heavyweight title. Is it safe to say he upset Antonio Nogueira at UFC 110 last night? Velasquez winning with a first round knockout to get himself into the heavyweight title picture. Is he good enough to beat Brock Lesnar or will he even get the chance as both Shane Carwin and Frank Mir want a shot at the former WWE star.
I'm guessing my good natured neanderthal friends that gather in the basement of the self proclaimed "Saskatchewan's sexiest blogger" were in a good mood after Michael Bisping got beat by Wanderlei Silva. Who's kidding who, I would have bet the kids' college fund on that battle and doubled my $7.75 after winning.
The WWE elimination chamber goes tonight. I don't think Shaemus survives this one, but I will say that Shawn Michaels somehow gets his way into the Smackdown chamber challenge and beats the Undertaker thus giving him a rematch at WM26 ---which is something that as you know he wants very badly.
Has anyone been pulled over for texting or talking on their cellphone while driving? I saw three people doing it yesterday when going to the Pats game.
Have a great Sunday and remember this...
Visa is everywhere you want to be, except out of debt.