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February 26, 2010 11:14 AM

IOC on the case -- too bad it's not Molson

acanucks.jpgThere are only a few things we dislike around the Grill Room more than teetotalers and bad tippers, and two of them are political correctness and the International Olympic Committee.

We dislike 'em so much, in fact, that we are going to jump to Canada's defense with both feet first today. Yes, that's how much we dislike 'em.

Have you seen all the ruckus the Canadian women's on-ice celebration caused after they beat the U.S. for hockey gold Thursday night?

Look, anytime the Canadians can beat the Americans at anything, you can understand why our good buddies north of the border would celebrate, aye? Ya, fer-sure...you betcha ya do.
OK, sorry, this is supposed to be a defense of Canada. Not sure what that was all aboot.
OK, OK....I'm done, I'm done. Seriously. Really. Promise.
Anyway, about 30 minutes or so after whipping the Americans, 2-0, the Canadian gals came back out on the ice for pictures. In addition to a camera...stogies, beer, champagne and God knows what other party favors accompanied them for what turned out to be a very memorable photo shoot.

I'll tell you what, these girls proved that no matter the circumstance, they can really handle themselves out there on the ice.
They are also most definitely welcome in the Grill Room anytime. 

So who are these judgmental, narrow-minded minnow-brains, who didn't like all this fun the girls were having?!

Who else, the International Olympic Committee. The Associated Press is reporting that the IOC has launched an investigation because the celebration, "is not what we want to see."
That according to an IOC stiff named Gilbert Felli.  
 
Really, Gil? That's not what you want to see?
I mean, in addition to female ski-jumpers, right? After all, you and the other old, white guys on your committee denied them the right to compete in the Games this year.
But that's just the latest in a long line of ridiculous decisions you and your committee have made over the years, starting with those splendid Games in Hitler's Germany in 1936.Good choice there, eh, buddy? 
 
And lucky there are no other more pressing matters on your 14-karat plates these days like getting to the bottom of how an athlete died on your luge track two weeks ago, eh?
Nah, much more important that you and your committee get hot on this investigation as to how these damn women committed that abominable act of celebrating. And worse, celebrating like men, right?       

Here's the deal, Gil, and anybody else who was offended by this impromptu party: The Canadian gals trained for the better part of four years to become Olympic champions. They also had all the pressure on their shoulders coming into the Games as the two-time defending Olympic champs.
So when those four years were over, and they had reached their goal, and they had done so on home ice...go frickin' nuts, is what I say.
You've earned it.

The only thing I don't like from the Canadian side is the fact that they genuflected later, and put out what reads like a forced apology:

"The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone.
"In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn't have. The team regrets that its gold medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.
"Our players and team vow to uphold the values of the Olympics moving forward and view this situation as a learning experience."

I am glad they tucked that part in about after the fans had left the building, but they still don't need to be apologizing to anyone -- but mostly to the haughty IOC.

As for this hoser, well, I'll just say party on!

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