The Olympics are over, and it looks like I didn't get ice sports rated.
Guess that will have to wait for the next winter Olympics (2006 in Turin,
Italy). But I did a speed rating of this just ended Olympics back on the
16th (up to that point, anyway), and since
that only covered the first half of the Games, here's a second part.
Canada wins Men's Hockey gold: Yes, I know, it's
one of the last things that happened at the Olympics, but it seemed as
a place to start very, very Good.
Canada wins Women's Hockey gold: Considering Canada
was 0-8 against the US team going into the final, winning that was really
The Canadian Flag on the floor in US Women's Hockey dressing
room: Hey Americans, just think how upset you'd be if we had the stars
and stripes on our dressing room floor. Bad.
Jim Shea wins gold in Skeleton: The first third generation
American Olympian winning a gold was a great moment. Good, of course.
Australia wins a medal: Two, actually, both gold.
Good for the Aussies. But winning a gold in short track because everyone
up front fell down is kinda Bad.
Sarah Hughes wins Figure Skating gold: To go from
fourth after the short program to winning the gold is most impressive.
This 16 year old has a Good skating career ahead of her.
Russia wants a duplicate gold for Irina Slutskaya:
Oh, those Russians. But the idiocy of their arguments aside, it's fortunate
Irina didn't go to high school in North America, because the jokes that
could be made about her last name are Ugly.
Russia threatens to pull out of the Olympics entirely:
Russia is behaving like a guy out on a ledge threatening to jump. I think
I speak for all of us when I say "Do a flip!" How Ugly.
Marc Gagnon wins three short-track medals: Now that's
an impressive performance, notably since two were gold. Good.
Muehlegg, Lazutina stripped of gold medals: Darbepoetin
is a new hemoglobin boosting drug that isn't even specifically banned
yet, but three athletes tested positive for it. At least the fact that
two Russians came up dirty shut Moscow up for a while. Doping is Bad.
25 metre high dinosaurs at the closing ceremonies:
The notion of huge dinosaurs voiced by Donny and Marie Osmond of all people
is just plain Bad.
Kiss performs at the closing ceremonies:
Perhaps not the most traditional of performances, but Kiss always puts
on a Good show.