Monday, February 27, 2006

Just a few comments about sport
It is amazing to me how attached to my countries performance I always am. Its probably pathetic but hey I know people who are worse than me. So in the spirit of comparative justification...
Alright...
Mennonites in the olympics...
genetically speaking the ethnic tendencies toward large hipp-edness seems to pay off on the ice track. something caught my attention as I watched CBC interview Cindy and her family. The announcer said...
"If asked, and only if asked, they (the Klassens) will tell you that their faith makes all the difference."
Thank you Cindy for not turning your faith into some kind of secret-superhero-like- power that helped you win all these medals for Jesus.
Her brother commented that it ws her faith that helped Cindy to realize that winning a medal wasn't nearly the most important thing in life. That helped to relieve the pressure.
That is so smart is smacks me in the rear. How much focus do i still carry about my own glory and acheivement?
I know finding spiritual truth on the CBC - that's messed - I guess.

The Swedish Hockey Gold Medal
where are the big teams? USA, Czech Rep., Russia, Canada. In the sewer - that where! I watched the gold medal game and yeah it was really pitiful hockey. In fact I would say that all the olympic hockey that I watched really wasn't that good. This kinda surprized me. Last winter olympics I really liked the game on the big ice with a focus on skill...
This time I would say that the past year's NHL has been far more entertaining - far better hockey than what i watched this past week. So congrats Sweden!
out

6 comments:

Paul Morgun said...

by the way i agree with your analysis...but never mention USA as a great hockey team...they had a good squad back in 96 and since then and before that they have never had any talent...modano is ok...but leopold or blake are hardly a force in the hockey world

Freezer said...

Yeah, I love how they (CBC) found it odd enough to show Klassen's mom taking out coffee and snacks to the satelite truck operator. Obviously don't know Mennos enough if that is a big deal.

Yet how refreshing has Klassen's portrayal of her faith been for everyone including the media.

Paul Morgun said...

Klassen is way cool ...

Incoming... said...

yeah i write to her and tell her to wait for Jared (my oldest son 12.8 years old) but alas he already has his eyes set on dutch girls...
and besides did you see how big her hips are?
There would be some nasty genetic combinations with the Friesen family gut and the Klassen hips yikes!

Incoming... said...

yeah okay good point about the US
but that is kind of my point too. The US of A hosts the majority of hockey teams and please don't tell me that it SHOULD be a marginal team it really should be a contender even if its not - But i certainly hear you Paul old buddy...

Incoming... said...

The US of A hosts the majority of hockey teams -I MEANT IN THE NHL