Oh and apparently Milan Lucic and his (girlfriend? wife? I can't keep up) are having a baby this winter. Somewhere, Terry Pegula is waking up Darcy Regier and telling him to SIGN MORE FERTILE PLAYERS. But that's not what I'm going to talk about today because I think I can only get that one joke out of it.
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I'm also going to talk about an absolutely fantastic soccer game that happened yesterday afternoon. As many watched, the United States Women's National Soccer Team took on Canada in the Olympic Semifinal for the right to play Japan in the Gold Medal Game. It was a heck of a game, with Canada taking the lead three different times and the US tying it up 3 times and finally winning it at the very end of overtime. As usually happens with USA v. Canada, many hockey tweeters were out in force for both the winning American side and those losers from Canada.
Of course there was the usual American boasting:
very kind of the US to spot canada this adorable little lead— ryan lambert (@twolinepass) August 6, 2012
Most of it was Canadians going on and on about refereeing, though:
The real villain in this loss? General Cornwallis for not nipping this USA thing in the bud when he had a chance— Pension Plan Puppets (@mlse) August 6, 2012
I don't want to say this soccer game's officials have been abysmal, but even Mick McGeough and Stephane Auger are giving them the gears.— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) August 6, 2012
Me explaining to my daughter that referees make mistakes and it's not something to cry about is pretty much the most ironic thing ever.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) August 6, 2012
What Melissa Tancredi said to Norwegian ref: "Put on your American jersey. That's who you played for tonight."— cathalkelly (@cathalkelly) August 6, 2012
Actually,that last one is from the author of this well-written piece on the game.
Samuel L Jackson brings that all into focus:
Don't know enuf about Soccer refs to know, but TV dude says he's never SEEN that call made! Wow....we ll... TUFF SHIT!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 6, 2012