I agree. We aren't the best in total medals. Don't even come close in the summer. So when we accomplish something why do guys have to come in here and belittle that achievement?
As I stated in an earlier post,
As an American that has lived within an hour of the border much of my life (equidistant from Windsor and Sarnia, and now closer to Vancouver than Seattle), and crossed it often for both work and recreation, I have a lot of 2nd hand pride in many things Canadian. I like to belt out Oh Canada at the games, prefer Maelle Rickert to Hollywood Lindsay Vonn, Nellie Furtado over Brittney Spears, would rather watch Rick Mercer than Steven Colbert; have a much bigger emotional attatchment to Stevie Y and Mike Babcock than Brian Burke and Ron Wilson; listen to Vancouver's Team 1040 instead of L.A.'s Jim Rome, prefer the feal of a sweet one timer slapshot than the sweet spot of a good golf drive , and I am planted in my seat in front of the big screen to see the handoff succession of The Stanley Cup, but am usually out riding or paddling instead of watching the Super Bowl at all.
Of course I realize it's not easy being America's next door neighbor, especially when you are outnumberred 300 million people to 35 million. We, of course, can be quite overbearing and self centerred . I think this helps breed the comradary I see amongst so many of my Canadian friends, much more so than with Americans.
So here's to the largest unfortified border in the world, and while my patriot pride wanted the US and the Michigan boys to Gold Medal (don't misunderstand me, I am indeed a very Proud American) , a lot of me wanted Stevie Y to lead Team Canada to it's first Gold on Canadian soil, Pronger and all.That being said, the answer to your question is because the OP was being a dick about it, refering to our silver and bronze medalists as losers.
If the OP would have stopped before that statement, most Americans on LGW would have jumped and with major props for Canada.
My friend's made a bet on the Gold Medal Game: The Canadian friend said that if Canda wins, we have to admit that Canada is simply better at hockey than the US, and always will be. My American friend said,"OK, and if the US wins, you have to admit that Canada is nothing more than America's 51st state, and always will be."
Edited by T.Low, 01 March 2010 - 01:59 PM.