Olympic Bet of the Day – That was just a bad, bad day all-round. That’s all I’m going to say about that. Tomorrow is the quietest day of the games, and absolutely nothing of interest pops out, so the bet of the day is going to be to not make a bet. Tuesday’s a much more interesting day.
The Other Stuff
10 Sunday Thoughts
1. That was quite likely the best single day of hockey ever played in one building. The six best teams in the world all played, and they all played major rivals. If you were to make a list of the 100 best players in the world, the majority of them – the large majority – would have been on the ice in Vancouver today.
2. The whole country of Canada should be on suicide watch. More than half the country was watching the game against the Americans today. We take out hockey seriously, and we don’t like losing to anyone – especially them. It’s not going to be a happy couple of days between now and the next game.
3. NASCAR needs to force Jimmie Johnson into mandatory retirement. That’s the only way to make the sport interesting again. The guy is just too good.
4. Ian Poulter moved up to fifth in the world golf rankings after winning the match Play. It was his first career win in North America, so the guy has obviously done a lot of damage in Europe. So much for that tired argument that the rankings are too American-centric.
5. Bode Miller is one of those guys you either like or hate. I like him, so I was happy to see his win this morning in the Super Combined. It was an impressive showing, and the guy clearly deserves a gold medal after the career he has had.
6. Villanova lost their game at Pitt today, and it never really looked like they were going to win it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I really, really don’t like this team as a tournament squad.
7. Have I mentioned how bitter losing to the Americans in hockey today has made me?
8. I hate hockey.
9. Cleveland has now dropped three straight, and they lost at Orlando thanks to Dwight Howard’s dominating performance over Shaq. I still think that Cavs are the class of the East, but they have certainly given us pause for concern at times in the last few weeks.
10. Stephen Curry had 32 points in a win against Atlanta on Sunday. It was the second time in five games that he went over 30, and the fifth time in the last seven that he has scored 23 or more. He’s also had a triple double in that stretch. That’s all to say that Curry is quickly becoming the player that we knew that he was. Fun to watch.