The Stars Of The Vancouver Olympics So Far

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics have surprised me in more ways than one. The action has been entertaining despite NBC's tedious coverage (do we really need commercial breaks after every two ski runs?), the fact that I don't understand the scoring systems for half the sports and the interminable alpine delays ...

Canadian Pie

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

In the movie "Being John Malkovich," ordinary people enter a portal that brings them inside John Malkovich's brain. The other night, I entered a similar portal that brought me inside the brain of a Canadian after USA's 5-3 hockey victory. The following song is a result of that journey. (Remember, if ...

Hey Canada, How Does That Feel?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

While the United States continues to dominate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, everyone paused yesterday so the host nation could play a little hockey against its neighbor to the south. It was lovely of the Canadians to allow the Americans on the ice and show us how to play ...

The Face Of Our Curling Woes

Friday, February 19th, 2010

As you were alerted to yesterday, the United States has gotten off to an alarmingly terrible start in the 2010 Olympics in the only sport that matters: curling. Things only got worse on Thursday, as both the men's and women's teams were defeated once again by identical 7-6 scores against the ...

America’s Curling Crisis

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

From the Aleutians to Key West, there's one question on every American's mind: has the U.S. Curling program hit rock bottom? (Also, did you catch the pun there?) The Americans are currently a combined 0-5 in the Olympics, with the men posting an 0-3 mark and the women going 0 for ...

Jamaican Bobsled Team Won’t Be In Vancouver

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Sadly, one of the best stories in Olympic history won't have another chapter written this winter. The Jamaican bobsled team has failed to qualify for this month's Olympics. For the last few weeks, the Jamaicans had been hoping that a spot would open in the field. But the list of nations ...