JUST WATCHED THE medal ceremony after the women's hockey final between the United States and Canada. It took a miracle comeback by the Canadians to win in overtime. The U.S. hit the post on an empty net clear with just over a minute left, and they lost a 2-0 lead in the last three minutes.
First of all, I was glad NBC came to their senses and showed the game on their regular outlets. I hope Oprah or Judge Judy or How The World Cringes or whatever got pre-empted will be back. But not tomorrow, when the men play in the semifinals.
The U.S. women have nothing to be ashamed of. I only caught bits and pieces of the game but it seemed to me they deserved to win. Hockey, however, is not a game of 57 minutes. If you can't close it out, you don't take home the gold.
The U.S. players were understandably glum and teary when getting their silver medals. They might feel like throwing them into Lake Ontario or the Black Sea right now, but time will prove how great a team they were, and the future of women's hockey in this country is bright.