I don’t know if sports build character or if they reveal those who lack it.
If it’s the former, Canadians should sleep soundly tonight. To win a gold medal game in overtime – with all the expectation and pressure of playing in front of your passionate countrymen – is no small accomplishment.
While there is no joy in Mudville, USA this evening, there is joy (judged by the sound of honking horns!) on the streets of Toronto.
And who can blame those happy motorists? A great Olympics, capped off with a thrilling overtime gold medal win in the most important event of the fortnight – it doesn’t get much better than that! (If Disney makes a movie about this, would they call it, “Miracle, Too, Eh?”)