Let's face it - hockey has pretty much lost the interest of many people in the United States since the lockout in the National Hockey League. But last night's thriller with the US versus Canada was an incredible game that was both exciting and compelling. My family never watches hockey - we are huge Patriots and Red Sox fans, and love the Celtics as well. But we don't really watch hockey too much. USA Hockey changed that last night.
Bringing a media aspect into this - what a horrible decision by NBC to air the game in standard definition on MSNBC instead of in HD on the mother ship. Let's just say I think MSNBC got it's highest ever ratings last night -- the news and commentary (see: Keith Olbermann) is a joke on the channel, and everyone I know was watching the hockey game.
Ever since the Hartford Whalers left, I've been irrelevent to hockey. I'll be watching again.
And by the way, curling is my favorite olympic sport.