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Old 02-26-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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This is about the Canadian women's hockey team. I just saw the slide show photos of them celebrating their victory by drinking beer and smoking cigars on the ice even long after the place had emptied. Even had photos of two of the players laying down on the ice together passing the cigar back and forth to each other.

My question,...how do Canadians feel about this behavior? Happy for their winning the gold and understand the desire to celebrate. But to break out the cigars and beer "ON THE ICE AND IN UNIFORM"?
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Oh, Canada! If this is how their women behave, what can we expect from their men?

(just kidding, no big deal)
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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As a Canadian citizen living in the US I do not understand what the big deal is.

The Women's team won fair and square and have the right to celebrate on home ice. I know the majority of the criticism is coming from the IOC though, haven't heard any negative comments from the US players themselves.

This PC BS about how you are supposed to act after a win is just lame, I love to see Usain Bolt celebrate after a sprint win for Jamaica or Maurice Jones talk trash to his fellow sprinters for the US...if you win you deserve the right to celebrate within reason.

Now if you ask me what I think about the whole "Own the Podium" campaign and not backing it up in real life, that is a whole other story...but the Canadian women did their job, they earned it.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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What's wrong with having some beer and cigs to celebrate?? They deserve it!
I don't know what the fuss is about. What's the difference between doing it on the playground after the match and in a bar that night? People are overly critical and hypocritical nowadays, like women have to put on a Miss Universe smile all acting sweet and delicate the time.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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This is about the Canadian women's hockey team. I just saw the slide show photos of them celebrating their victory by drinking beer and smoking cigars on the ice even long after the place had emptied. Even had photos of two of the players laying down on the ice together passing the cigar back and forth to each other.

My question,...how do Canadians feel about this behavior? Happy for their winning the gold and understand the desire to celebrate. But to break out the cigars and beer "ON THE ICE AND IN UNIFORM"?
LOL - actually this behaviour sounds very Canadian - and I don't think it's a big deal at all - winning gold on home ice? The beer is completely cool - the cigars? Well . . . as long as they didn't inhale!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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And yet the IOC sent home a snowboarder for having a photo taken at a party in which he held out his medal for a woman to put in her mouth. That was bad but this is perfectly fine thing to happen at the Olympic hockey area.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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And yet the IOC sent home a snowboarder for having a photo taken at a party in which he held out his medal for a woman to put in her mouth. That was bad but this is perfectly fine thing to happen at the Olympic hockey area.
Hadn't heard about that - so in other words they didn't like the sexual innuendo with the medal?
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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And yet the IOC sent home a snowboarder for having a photo taken at a party in which he held out his medal for a woman to put in her mouth. That was bad but this is perfectly fine thing to happen at the Olympic hockey area.
The IOC didn't send him home, US Olympic Committee asked him to go.

As far as the girls go...Good for them. The arena was empty, they won the medal, savor the moment. I would.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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This is about the Canadian women's hockey team. I just saw the slide show photos of them celebrating their victory by drinking beer and smoking cigars on the ice even long after the place had emptied. Even had photos of two of the players laying down on the ice together passing the cigar back and forth to each other.

My question,...how do Canadians feel about this behavior? Happy for their winning the gold and understand the desire to celebrate. But to break out the cigars and beer "ON THE ICE AND IN UNIFORM"?
Oooh how have they dared??!!
strip'em of the medal and get'em a 10 years sentence at least...
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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My only hope is that they had decent champagne and not that Brights President's crap -- and good Cubans rather than Dominican pretenders.
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