EP's guide for who to cheer for at the Olympics

Friday, February 12, 2010

What the title said!

Group A


Canada
Reason to cheer for: Uh, it's Canada. Even if they have next to no likable players on their team, if you're Canadian, you're probably going to have to cheer for them.
Reason not to cheer for: It's Canada. This is the country that brought you Crysob. And Heatley. And Twerpy Perry. And Richards. And Chubby Marty. And, and and..... I could go on here..... I guess if you're not Canadian, you're probably pretty sick of us getting a little obnoxious about our hockey....

USA
Reason to cheer for: ................. I guess if you're a Leafs fan there's always Kessel.................?
Reason not to cheer for: Burke made this team. Ron Wilson's coaching it. A lot of Americans don't even like their team.

Switzerland
Reason to cheer for: How can you not like the Swiss? And they have Weber too!
Reason not to cheer for: Just dont' root for them when they play Canada :D

Norway
Reason to cheer for: nobody knows anyone on the team and it feels good to cheer for teams that nobody knows about.
Reason not to cheer for: Who cheers for Norway anyway?

Group B


Russia
Reason to cheer for: OVIE. And Markov!!!
Reason not cheer for: Um it's Russia. They already have two world championship titles in the last two, they don't need a gold medal too, do they? Nope.

Czech Republic
Reason to cheer for: TURTLE-PLEKY!
Reason not to cheer for: The jerks left Hammer and Spacek off the team :D Also, you just KNOW they're going to ruin Pleky's name.... nobody ever gets it right....

Slovakia
Reason to cheer for: Jaro "I love chocolate milk" Halak.
Reason not to cheer for: It's tempting to say Chara is a good reason not to, but we love Jaro so much around here that we'll forgive Chara for being a Booin for the Olympics.

Latvia
Reason to cheer for: They're in a group with Russia, Czech Republic and Slovakia. That is a good reason to cheer for them.
Reason not to cheer for: Because you'll get a headache listening to the play by play guys botching up their names.

Group C


Sweden
Reason to cheer for: Pie. Pie. Pie. Pie. Pie.
Reason not to cheer for: Those Creepy Twins. Enough said.

Finland
Reason to cheer for: Koivu! And Younger Koivu!
Reason not to cheer for: Let's see... Pitkanen, the Ruutus, still don't like Hagman, Jokinen is freaky, Timonen is a Flyer, Niittymaki and Kukkonen are ex-Flyers....

Belarus
Reason to cheer for: Um they'll have Sergei?
Reason not to cheer for: Grabovsky isn't healthy enough to play, is he?

Germany
Reason to cheer for: Because they have more NHLers on their team than I thought so someone somewhere has to know some of them.
Reason not to cheer for: Wait.... Marco Sturm the Booin is German?!

5 comments:

Shan said...

I can easily cheer for the Slovaks (ZIGGY PALFFY) and Finns. Russians have a great number of individual stars to like, but I don't know if I want Ovie to have that kind of supremacy yet. But... I like Fedorov a lot, so if they won, it wouldn't be the worst thing.

But I think Canada needs to win. If they don't win with the whole home ice business (and NHL size to boot) it would be too deflating.

Dave said...

Bobbi LOVES Fedorov - she's rooting Russia all the way. As for Canada, well they DID leave Mike Green off the team...

HUGE reason not to cheer for Czech Republic: Jaromir Jagr.

The bum sulked and loafed through most of the 2-1/2 seasons he was a Cap, then decided he cared again when he went to NY and scored 50+ goals/120+ points in his first year there... while the Caps had to pay for a big portion of his salary.

Yeah, shame on us for making the deal to get him (seemed like a good idea at the time) but he just dialed it in while he was in Washington.

Not that I'm bitter or anything. I DO hope Flash does well for the Czechs.

Eternal Pessimist said...

Shan - Ziggy Palffy = BEST. Name. Ever.

I'm so torn. I'd love Ovie to own Puffy at the Olympics but then again, there's that whole "But he's CANADIAN" thing.... dhaidhkjdhaskjdh...... Go Canada *waves flag*

Dave - I only remember Jagr as a Ranger (that's how late I got to the hockey party). I'd like to see Flash do well at the Olympics. Hopefully he won't be on the ice for a pile of the Sens goals against...

Number31 said...

Team Latvia and their door slamming parties! I bet that's why Patrick Chan left the Athlete's Village. Poor baby couldn't get his beauty sleep dawwwwwww.

Um.

No Gabovski.

So.... GO BELARUS! WOO!

Eternal Pessimist said...

HAHAHAHA. I forgot about those Latvian door slamming parties :D

No Grabs? Good. Go Belarus!

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