Canada vs. America (Hockey the band and the end of the Olympics);

Assuming that each and every one of you, our lovely readers, has a pulse – it is not breaking news that Canada will be taking on America for the Olympic Gold in Men’s Hockey on Sunday, the 28th of February (what a wonderful way to spend the one day that we only experience every four years). We understand that this is not a sports blog but found this event to be an important one considering that The Wolf is in fact an American citizen and The Sheep is a native of Canada.

I have never experienced the Sheep so passionate, competitive and dedicated to her motherland and her herd of brethren (seriously, her grazing has gone from a gentle prance to a trot to a run to her hooves digging so aggressively into the ground that I’m convinced they’ve reached the Earth’s core more than once) and I think it is great. And rarely, have I ever found myself feeling as if it is a duty to feel defensive over the world thinking of my country as the big bad ‘wolf’ who doesn’t deserve to win. Our animal instincts have for sure shown their faces throughout the duration of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the competitive tension between us, mother nature’s most prized creatures, has at times gotten a bit out of control. But seriously, I wouldn’t have it any other way. What a blast it’s been!

So, in celebration of some hockey and friendly cut-throat competition, I bring you some Hockey. Hockey is a band from Portland, Oregon, that I stumbled upon while accidentally scouring the internet for something else and I’m glad I did because this song has made a nice little dent in my frail and depressingly empty (never do a ‘System Update’ on a Mac without having it plugged into the charger) iTunes library.

I’d like to let you know I’ll always be straight with you,
I stole my personality from an anonymous source,
And I’m gonna pay for it too, I dont feel bad about that,
Give me my chance back.

This is on the rise music, this is novelty music,
This is who can blame music, I dont get fooled by it
This is where’d you go music, this is come home music,
This is down to the wire I’m such a perfect angel music.
Who really tries?

Tomorrow’s just a song away, a song away, a song away

Song Away by Hockey

Whether or not you happen to be a fan of hockey sports in general, I think it’d be a great experience either way to tune into the game (especially if you’re from Canada or America), the intensity amongst the crowd itself will be enough entertainment to catch your attention before you even have a chance look over at the action on the ice. And if you’re into that kind of thing – loads of eye candy, too. Yummy.

Oh, and if you like what you hear from Hockey, be sure to check out the rest of their catalog. They are definitely a great band to help ease you back into the Spring mood and have a nice Strokes vibe to them and that is never a bad thing.


Now, only to figure out a way to keep this game from ending our friendship…

Hockey’s Myspace
The Strokes’ Myspace
A Canadian Hockey Fan


7 responses to “Canada vs. America (Hockey the band and the end of the Olympics);

  1. Love hockey, don’t mind Hockey. Kind of glad Luongo will be in net tomorrow so I won’t have to root against Brodeur, being a modestly huge Devils fan. I hope it’s a great game and turns as many Americans on to the sport as possible. And, selfishly, that the Sheep comes out of it feeling a little disappointed. Happy you decided to put up a post about it. Always appreciate reading what you choose to write about.

    • wow jamie thanks for the kind words!!

      but, what was that you were saying about hockey :O 😛

      – sheepy

      • What can I say, outcome aside on a personal level, the game had everything you could ask from it. Really thought the US was right where they wanted to be heading into overtime. But that’s the beauty of sports I guess, and especially sudden death hockey. Happy for you, and Canada. Extremely disappointed for a lot of the players on team USA. As well as for Brian Burke. But, life goes on. And there’s always not next year, or the year after, or the year after that…but that following year the chance will be there to see to it that the hopes of another host nation will be thwarted and Zach Parise will get to return home with a gold medal draped around his neck.

    • Jamie, the American Wolf here…just wanted to say that I share the same sentiments with you about feeling it the most for the players on the USA team because they really played their hearts out. Did you see the Miller interview right after? Choking back tears, just pure disappointment – can’t help but feel bad for them. Either way, it was a good game, a close scoring game and an entertaining game – can’t ask for a better game (but maybe a better outcome 😛 )

      Thanks for being a fan of the blog, taking time to comment and even time to respond! We TRULY appreciate it – even the Sheep, she’s just very passionate about her golden wool! 🙂

      Come around more often! 🙂

      -The Wolf

      • Yeah, he definitely looked distraught during the interview to say the least. But at the same time everything that came out of his mouth made me more and more a fan of his. So, really, the same goes for Miller as I said about Parise and wanting to see these guys come back four years from now and get the chance to make up for this year’s heartbreak as much as possible.

        I don’t know if you were able to catch any of the closing ceremonies but it was a great to see at one point Miller and a few other teammates were walking the floor of the arena and he had a big smile on his face and was recording it all with his iPhone. Showing that he really “gets it” and even in defeat, hours later, was open to trying to soak in and get an appreciation for what it meant to be there and be a part of the whole experience.

  2. ohhhhhhhhh caaaaanadaaaaaa!
    sorry wolfy, but i’m really hoping that during tomorrow’s game the canadians get revenge for last sunday’s game.


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