If that's the reason that the NHL went into Olympic competition, with the idea that the gold medal winner would have to be a North American team (Canada or the United States), then they've just had their hearts broken and ice crystals kicked in their face. As for a Finland/Russia game not being cared about in the United States, so what? Americans don't care about anything but gold medals anyway. Anything less, even silver, is regarded as a complete, utter failure. No one cares about pros in the Olympics right now, because Teams USA and Canada both fell on their collective faces. No one cares about losers.
[A nice post Ice Thief. I'll give you another reason why the Olympics aren't doing well anymore here. Because too many people would rather watch silly shows like Dancing with Skates or whatever the hell it's called and American Idol.]
The programming of choice in the US right now is Dancing With The Stars, Skating With The Stars, American Idol, and any other idiotic piece of programming that comes down the pike. Hell, even Swimming With The Mermaids would be a HUGE HIT.
Edited by IceThief, 02 March 2006 - 01:59 AM.