Last night, the USA beat Canada for the gold medal in the World Junior Hockey Championships. It has been a rite of passage for the New Year for me to trumpet the Canadian victories (5 straight gold medals), and so now, I heartily congratulate the Americans on winning a 6-5 OT thriller.
The defeat is painful for me but so too is the lack of coverage in the States. This is a big deal. There should be a parade. There should be coverage on par with the silly college football Bowl games. And yet nothing but passing references in the media down here. You guys won! It kills me, my friends, but you won!