Sorry for my absence around here -- I am trying my best to relax as much as possible and avoid giving myself carpal tunnel syndrome from all the writing I've done recently. Last weekend I was really exhausted and had to rest up, and that's continued over the past week.
The main problem is that if you make some sort of statement declaring yourself to be the best, you gotta be able to back it up. Don't make such a declaration unless (a) you know for sure you are going to win or (b) you don't know for sure but you win anyway. It's like that Joe Namath guarantee of a Jets victory in the Super Bowl in '69 -- you've got to back it up.
Anyway, don't blame the athletes, they aren't the ones who declared they were going to Own the Podium. So far, it sure looks like the podium's up for sale, because Canada ain't dominating it one bit.
Oh, and Canada takes on the Americans in hockey tonight. If the Canadians lose, expect all kinds of consternation from people and calls for investigations.