Monday, February 22, 2010

"U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!"

If nothing else, yesterday's USA-Canada game gave me some reason to watch any Olympic competition held on ice.

Now, I'm not getting overly excited about our country's 5-3 win — let's see that outcome in the medal round, and I'll be more than happy to cheer! — but it's nice to see our guys take Round 1 of the North American rivalry. While I've never been a big hockey fan, I can appreciate a win like the US's 1980 "Miracle on Ice" win over Russia 30 years ago today. Even before that, former Army head coach Jack Riley went on to lead the American hockey team to a gold medal in the 1960 Winter Olympics. And ... thanks to our success at the recent "Man Show" in Poughkeepsie, I added this Jack Riley bobblehead to my collection. (You can't see it, but behind that WPDH insignia, Riley is actually on skates. How cool is that?!)

For more on Riley, and this awesome bobblehead, click here.

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