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by Paul on 01/06/11 at 12:56 PM ET
from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
When we win, as in the Vancouver Winter Games (both men and women), we swagger. When we lose, we wallow.
It’s just part of the weird national character that is Canadian.
What happened last night? Well, on the scoresheet sitting before me, Canada takes a 3-0 lead into the third period and somehow loses 5-3. I would say by any imaginable definition that is a “collapse.” It might not be a “national tragedy,” as some have been saying. It might or might not be a “choke,” as all the media was whispering last night but few, if any, dared to say out loud or print. But it as sure as hell a monumental collapse.
So be it. How many times do we have to write “stuff happens” in hockey - it is, truly, as much an essence of the game as pucks and skates and sticks. Stuff happens, though I am tempted here to use the proper hockey word for “stuff.”
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