January 03, 2011

Bring it on Canada

So Canada was able to beat Switzerland 4-1 last night setting up and US-Canada semi-final. I was thinking about this last night and for those that don't know how big a deal World Juniors is to Canada this could be among the most intense atmospheres I've ever seen at a sporting event. That includes going to an AFC Championship game, Stanley Cup finals game, Sox/Yankees, and Sox playoff games. I'm not exactly sure what the crowd split is going to be tonight but my guess is 60/40 in favor of Canada. You can tell it's a huge game to them now that the cheapest ticket price from scalpers is now $125. Either way it should be a blast.

There was recently a bowling thread started on 2+2 and got me back to thinking about my high school bowling days. I only bowled my senior year and was fortunate enough to make the top 5 on our team which was actually pretty good. I actually finished with a 182 average after sucking the first few weeks. I remember going into my first match thinking I wasn't going to be nervous at all it was just bowling and my legs were shaking before my first shot. 

One time my buddies came for a match and they had never been to a bowling event of any kind. When the opposing team missed a spare attempt they started cheering and clapping, which is terrible etiquette. I had to go over there and tell them they can't do that. I've actually only bowled once or twice since high school but it was a ton of fun and really much more intense and competitive than I thought it was going to be. The alley where we had our matches used a pretty tough oil pattern that made things interesting.

Saw "True Grit" last week and really enjoyed it. I'm not a fan of Westerns at all but this was well done. It had a lot more subtle humor than I expected and all the actors did a great job. Maddie was particularly impressive and I'm sure she's going to be up for some awards. Only complaint is that the ending felt a bit rushed but it didn't take away from the movie and it easily held my interest the whole time.

The bad news about the regular season of football coming to an end is that there's no more Monday Night Football. The good news is its the start of Big Monday on ESPN. I have an unhealthy infatuation with Big Monday especially growing up in a Big East family and my father having Syracuse season tickets. Generally there are one, if not 2 awesome games each week and it's something I grew up watching.

Here's hoping we see less of this:

And more of this tonight:


Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Jyhani posted on January 04, 2011 at 00:07 AM


Best of luck to your team in the semi-finals..! As a Finn I'm pretty devastated about our match against Russia. I'll probably have nightmares of those last few minutes. :D

jaimestaples posted on January 04, 2011 at 12:36 PM


hope you still had fun at the game even though you dident fair to well against us :)

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