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Obama owes Canadian Prime Minister Harper some beer…….The Canadian’s win over the USA in Ice Hockey …in overtime…3-2….

Sidney Crosby

[ It doesn’t feel real; it feels like a dream, it just feels like dream ]

While the world watched in awe…..Canada’s Ice Hockey team tied…then won… on hard-fought goal to win the Gold Medal in Olympic Ice Hockey in the country that invented the sport……

Sidney Crosby’s extra-time goal secured Canada the final gold medal of the Games, sealing a dramatic 3-2 win over the United States in men’s ice hockey.

The gold medal was Canada’s 14th of the Games, a record, and fittingly the milestone medal was the one many Canadians coveted above all others.

For Canada, who last won this event in 2002, the win avenged the 5-3 defeat by the US in their round robin match.

The win was an ice hockey double after the women’s team beat the US 2-0.

The men’s final could have been more straightforward but a series of missed opportunities allowed the US to set up the tense extra period.

The host nation went ahead when Jonathan Toews squeezed in his close-range effort from a tight angle before Corey Perry doubled the lead.

The US hit back through Ryan Kesler and with 24 seconds remaining Zach Parise’s slotted finish forced extra time.

Crosby, Canada’s most high-profile player, had earlier spurned a glorious opportunity to put Canada clear when clean through.

But finally the moment came to prove why he is the top scorer in North America’s National Hockey League and a Canadian superstar.

With a near 18,000 capacity crowd at the Canada Hockey Place watching on nervously the 22-year-old seized his opportunity.

Crosby swiped a wrist shot past US net minder Ryan Miller to hand Canada the fairytale ending to the Games.

“It doesn’t feel real; it feels like a dream, it just feels like dream,” said Crosby.

“Our team worked so unbelievably hard. This was really tough, especially when they got the goal late in regulation. But we came out in overtime and this is just an unbelievable feeling.”

Canadian coach Mike Babcock added: “To do it at home with these guys is special.

More……

Oh, yea…..the beer part…..

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper placed a friendly bet on Sunday’s Olympic gold medal hockey game between their two nations.

And now, after a 3-2 overtime win for Canada, Obama must pay up.

Since the Canadians won, Obama must send Harper a case of Yuengling, a popular beer on the East Coast that is brewed in Pennsylvania and is made at what is known as America’s oldest brewery.

But if the Americans won, Harper would have had to send a case of Molson Canadian to Obama.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs already lost a bet on the women’s hockey final.

Gibbs and Harper’s spokesman, Demitri Soudas,bet that if Team USA won, Soudas would brief reporters in a USA jersey on March 3. If Team Canada won, Gibbs would have to sport a Canadian jersey at his next off-camera meeting with reporters.

The Canadian women beat Team USA 2-0 on Thursday in Vancouver to take the gold medal.

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March 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Food, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

Obama owes Canadian Prime Minister Harper some beer…….The Canadian's win over the USA in Ice Hockey …in overtime…3-2….

Sidney Crosby

[ It doesn’t feel real; it feels like a dream, it just feels like dream ]

While the world watched in awe…..Canada’s Ice Hockey team tied…then won… on hard-fought goal to win the Gold Medal in Olympic Ice Hockey in the country that invented the sport……

Sidney Crosby’s extra-time goal secured Canada the final gold medal of the Games, sealing a dramatic 3-2 win over the United States in men’s ice hockey.

The gold medal was Canada’s 14th of the Games, a record, and fittingly the milestone medal was the one many Canadians coveted above all others.

For Canada, who last won this event in 2002, the win avenged the 5-3 defeat by the US in their round robin match.

The win was an ice hockey double after the women’s team beat the US 2-0.

The men’s final could have been more straightforward but a series of missed opportunities allowed the US to set up the tense extra period.

The host nation went ahead when Jonathan Toews squeezed in his close-range effort from a tight angle before Corey Perry doubled the lead.

The US hit back through Ryan Kesler and with 24 seconds remaining Zach Parise’s slotted finish forced extra time.

Crosby, Canada’s most high-profile player, had earlier spurned a glorious opportunity to put Canada clear when clean through.

But finally the moment came to prove why he is the top scorer in North America’s National Hockey League and a Canadian superstar.

With a near 18,000 capacity crowd at the Canada Hockey Place watching on nervously the 22-year-old seized his opportunity.

Crosby swiped a wrist shot past US net minder Ryan Miller to hand Canada the fairytale ending to the Games.

“It doesn’t feel real; it feels like a dream, it just feels like dream,” said Crosby.

“Our team worked so unbelievably hard. This was really tough, especially when they got the goal late in regulation. But we came out in overtime and this is just an unbelievable feeling.”

Canadian coach Mike Babcock added: “To do it at home with these guys is special.

More……

Oh, yea…..the beer part…..

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper placed a friendly bet on Sunday’s Olympic gold medal hockey game between their two nations.

And now, after a 3-2 overtime win for Canada, Obama must pay up.

Since the Canadians won, Obama must send Harper a case of Yuengling, a popular beer on the East Coast that is brewed in Pennsylvania and is made at what is known as America’s oldest brewery.

But if the Americans won, Harper would have had to send a case of Molson Canadian to Obama.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs already lost a bet on the women’s hockey final.

Gibbs and Harper’s spokesman, Demitri Soudas,bet that if Team USA won, Soudas would brief reporters in a USA jersey on March 3. If Team Canada won, Gibbs would have to sport a Canadian jersey at his next off-camera meeting with reporters.

The Canadian women beat Team USA 2-0 on Thursday in Vancouver to take the gold medal.

March 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Food, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

Olympic Medal count Update……

NATION MEDALISTS GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
CAN United States See Names 9 14 13 36
CAN Germany See Names 10 12 7 29
CAN Canada See Names 13 7 5 25
CAN Norway See Names 8 8 6 22
CAN Austria See Names 4 6 6 16
CAN Russia See Names 3 5 7 15
CAN South Korea See Names 6 6 2 14
CAN China See Names 5 2 4 11
CAN France See Names 2 3 6 11
CAN Sweden See Names 5 2 3 10
CAN Switzerland See Names 6 0 3 9
CAN Netherlands See Names 4 1 3 8
CAN Czech Republic See Names 2 0 4 6
CAN Poland See Names 1 3 2 6
CAN Italy See Names 1 1 3 5
CAN Japan See Names 0 3 2 5
CAN Finland See Names 0 1 4 5
CAN Australia See Names 2 1 0 3
CAN Slovakia See Names 1 1 1 3
CAN Belarus See Names 1 1 1 3
CAN Slovenia See Names 0 2 1 3
CAN Croatia See Names 0 2 1 3
CAN Latvia See Names 0 2 0 2
CAN Great Britain See Names 1 0 0 1
CAN Kazakhstan See Names 0 1 0 1
CAN Estonia See Names 0 1 0 1
Total 84 85 84 253

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , | Leave a comment

Olympics Medal count……..

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 UNITED STATESUNITED STATES 8 10 12 30
2 GERMANYGERMANY 8 11 7 26
3 NORWAYNORWAY 7 6 6 19
4 CANADACANADA 7 6 2 15
5 RUSSIAN FEDERATIONRUSSIAN FEDERATION 3 4 6 13
6 AUSTRIAAUSTRIA 4 3 5 12
7 KOREAKOREA 5 4 1 10
7 FRANCEFRANCE 2 3 5 10
9 SWITZERLANDSWITZERLAND 6 0 2 8
9 CHINACHINA 4 2 2 8
9 SWEDENSWEDEN 4 2 2 8
12 NETHERLANDSNETHERLANDS 3 1 2 6
13 CZECH REPUBLICCZECH REPUBLIC 2 0 3 5
14 POLANDPOLAND 0 3 1 4
14 ITALYITALY 0 1 3 4
16 AUSTRALIAAUSTRALIA 2 1 0 3
16 SLOVAKIASLOVAKIA 1 1 1 3
16 SLOVENIASLOVENIA 0 2 1 3
16 FINLANDFINLAND 0 1 2 3
16 JAPANJAPAN 0 1 2 3
21 LATVIALATVIA 0 2 0 2
21 BELARUSBELARUS 0 1 1 2
21 CROATIACROATIA 0 1 1 2
24 GREAT BRITAINGREAT BRITAIN 1 0 0 1
24 ESTONIAESTONIA 0 1 0 1
24 KAZAKHSTANKAZAKHSTAN 0 1 0 1

February 25, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , | 2 Comments

Winter Olympic Medal Count Update 2.21.10……

At this time this is what the USA count is……


Gold Medals Awarded To:
Lindsey Vonn – Alpine Skiing Downhill (Women)
Shaun White – Snowboarding Halfpipe (Men)
Hannah Kearney – Freestyle Skiing Moguls (Women)
Seth Wescott – Snowboarding Boardercross (Men)
Shani Davis – Speed Skating 1000m (Men)
Evan Lysacek – Figure Skating Free (Men)

Silver Medals Awarded To:
Julie Mancuso – Alpine Skiing Downhill (Women)
Julie Mancuso – Alpine Skiing Super G (Women)
Johnny Spillane – Nordic Combined Normal Hill (Men)
Apolo Ohno – Short Track Speed Skating 1500m (Men)
Bode Miller – Alpine Skiing Super G (Men)
Hannah Teter – Snowboarding Halfpipe (Women)
Shani Davis – Speed Skate 1500 (Men)

Bronze Medals Awarded To:
Bode Miller – Alpine Skiing Downhill (men)
Scott Lago – Snowboarding Halfpipe (Men)
Byron Wilson – Freestyle Skiing Moguls (Men)
Shannon Bahrke – Freestyle Skiing Moguls (Women)
J. R. Celski – Short Track Speed Skating 1500m (Men)
Chad Hendrick – Speed Skating 1000m (Men)
Andrew Weibrecht – Alpine Skiing Super G (Men)
Kelly Clark – Snowboarding Halfpipe (Women)
Lindsey Vonn – Super G (Women)
Apolo Ohno – Short Track Speed Skate 1000m (Men)

This is the Total Count.……….

NATION MEDALISTS GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
USA United States See Names 7 7 10 24
USA Germany See Names 6 7 5 18
USA Norway See Names 5 3 4 12
USA South Korea See Names 4 4 1 9
USA Canada See Names 4 4 1 9
USA Russia See Names 2 3 3 8
USA Austria See Names 2 3 3 8
USA France See Names 2 2 4 8
USA Switzerland See Names 5 0 2 7
USA Sweden See Names 3 1 2 6
USA Netherlands See Names 3 1 1 5
USA China See Names 3 1 1 5
USA Poland See Names 0 3 1 4
USA Italy See Names 0 1 3 4
USA Slovakia See Names 1 1 1 3
USA Czech Republic See Names 1 0 2 3
USA Japan See Names 0 1 2 3
USA Australia See Names 1 1 0 2
USA Latvia See Names 0 2 0 2
USA Slovenia See Names 0 1 1 2
USA Croatia See Names 0 1 1 2
USA Belarus See Names 0 1 1 2
USA Great Britain See Names 1 0 0 1
USA Kazakhstan See Names 0 1 0 1
USA Finland See Names 0 1 0 1
USA Estonia See Names 0 1 0 1
Total 50 51 49 150

February 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates, Women | , | 2 Comments

The 2010 Winter Olympics open in Vancouver, Canada……

The delegation from Georgia entered with black scarves and a black band around their right bicep to honor their luge athlete, Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died earlier in the day.

The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics is scheduled to begin tonight at 9 p.m. ET at the downtown Vancouver arena B.C. Place, which is otherwise the home of a Canadian Football League team. It will be the first indoor opening ceremony in Olympic history.

Update | 10:06 p.m. As San Marino’s four team members enter, the oversized Canadian flag that was raised at the start of the opening ceremonies by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police color guard is in trouble. There is a fan that is supposed to make it unfurl as if in a heavy breeze. But the flag has become entangled in a rope. — Ian Austen

Update | 10:02 p.m. While Vancouver’s mild temperatures and lack of snow make the host city less than wintry, it also avoids one potential problem. In 2007, the Teflon-coasted roof of B.C. Place collapsed following a snow storm. A tear developed in the fabric, releasing the air from 16 fans which support it. — Ian Austen

Update | 9:52 p.m. I continue to be amazed at the energy of the people involved in the opening ceremony. The people of the First Nations who are dancing in the middle of the stage haven’t stopped moving for at least 30 minutes. And we’re only on the 42nd of 82 countries to enter the stadium. They appear to have incredible endurance and enthusiasm. Bravo!

On another note, the woman who is announcing the countries as they enter the stadium may lose her voice by the end of the night. She is yelling at the top of her lungs.

I also noticed that the delegations are all clad in cold-weather gear. Nice-looking, but not climate appropriate. Inside this indoor stadium with 60,600 people, it is starting to get a little steamy. — Juliet Macur

More……..……

Dancers perform around four totems during the Opening Ceremony.

Man….. it’s cold enough where I am now……..and we have to have more snow…..for real!

February 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Updates, Weather, Women | , | 18 Comments