The Czechs eventually made a decent show of themselves against one of the big favorites Sweden on the first day of men's ice hockey at the Olympics. Halfway through the game, they already trailed 4-0 and things were looking grim. While they only brought it back to 4-2, their second and third period performance is certainly something to build from. Meanwhile, today, the big game is USA vs. Slovakia. Having lived in both countries, I'm like a house divided. Not even, mind - it's like 90% for Slovakia. COME ON HAPPY HOSSA DAY!
In other news...
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Almost. Until he wasn't. For a variety of reasons, probably. Or perhaps just one main one. Fascinating read.
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Ugh. But in case you do like him, here's an article that calls him the G.O.A.T. of Yankees shortstops.
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Or, a better question, why isn't everyone bonkers about curling?
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Amazing story, really. And once Everton got wind of it via Twitter, they did the right thing. Class.
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Nothing interesting at all. Noooooooooo...
Guess we'll just have to watch more Olympics. Yeyyyyyyyy...
Also. Here's Jose's new ride. Jealous.