The Noble Americans face the Cowardly Canadian Rutting Swine in the Many Nations Ice-Hockey-Puck-Smacking Contest Champion Competition later this afternoon.
I've bet Mr Scott Lemieux -- a known Canadian -- fifty bucks on the outcome of the game. If Evil wins, I give the dough to a Great White North cause of his choice; if Good wins, he gives to the Apple Pie cause of mine. I think we know who Jesus supports.
That said, the US & Canada are clearly the two most entertaining teams in the tournament, with the possible exception of Slovakia, who gave the Canadians a genuine scare last night at the end, out of nowhere.
I think it's a good game, but at the risk of sounding all sports-talky know-nothing, the Canadian team seems to get a lot more rattled than they should when pressed, given their pedigree. In a close game that goes to the wire I like the Amerks, for the goaltending & the moxie.
AND... so much for my predictions.