Friday, February 26, 2010

The Canadian Women's Hockey Team Celebration

Everyone is all fired up about the fact that the Canadian Women's Hockey Team celebrated by drinking and smoking on the ice after the game.  In fact, I just saw a headline that the IOC is going to investigate.


These women just went up against the best hockey teams in the world and beat them all.  They just won the gold medal in hockey -- the most important sport in their country -- on their home soil in the Olympics.  What are they supposed to do, go back to the Olympic Village and eat some crackers?  C'mon.  These women have worked their entire lives for this moment.  Let them party.  And let them party as a team.  They worked together; they should get to enjoy it together.

Good for them.  Enjoy your hard-earned gold medal with your teammates.  The fact that they did makes me like them more than if they had done the "appropriate" thing and ate crackers.

The IOC -- no stranger to corruption -- has better things to worry about than some young women enjoying their victory.  This isn't the NFL.  Let them celebrate.

1 comment:

  1. Wondering if this would have been half as controversial had it been a mens hockey team?

    1) Refs regularly allow full-on fist to face fighting during games (mens).
    2) Hockey hair transcends gender.
    3) Eh, oh - it's nice to see people having a reason to celebrate these days.