Decision Canada 2006

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Attacking the US - maybe not such a bad move to win votes

While I think attacking the US will have a very negative impact long term, the fact remains it will win votes. While watching the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships held in Vancouver B.C. it was very interesting to see the reaction of the fans to Team USA being on the ice. With the exception of goaltender Cory Schneider who is a Vancouver Canucks draft pick, Team USA was booed almost constantly. In Jersey sales, only 4 US Jerseys were sold. Out of 19,000 fans in the building, it's pretty slim, every other team had more sold stuff.

Is it Canadian fans just don't like the US team or is this because Canadians are not happy about the softwood lumber policies, about Iraq, about the lack of response to global warming that we have seen out of Bush's White House. If the latter is the case, attacking the US will win votes, but it wont' win Bush's love - would you want a leader who is hated by Bush or someone who can at least tolerate Bush?


  • I watched the game too and noticed the distinct anti-american crowd.

    The Russians were being complete assholes too, very unsportsmanlike, but what do you expect from russian hockey.

    I was disappointed with the crowd's response, but to be fair, a lot of the reaction was due to Jack Johnson's 'flying elbow', and not to some deep-seeded anti-americanism. Although maybe us canadians were all too eager to boo and jeer the american loss.

    What got me most was the Russian utter lack of humility in their victory. Noone doubts that the canadian team will hold complete respect for their opponents, in victory or defeat, what we saw last night was utter disrespect by the Russians. I hope we can beat the snot out of the Russians so we can teach them something about sportsmanship.

    By Blogger James, at 9:22 AM  

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