Sunday, February 21, 2010

"How's that 'own the podium' initiative working out, Canada?"

The answer is "Go fuck yourself America"! (And Brian - though I have yet to get to that.)

Perhaps you haven't noticed that your population is 309 million, while ours is 34?  Do the fucking math.

And... the Own the Podium initiative was intended to focus on getting a higher medal count than ever before.  We aren't there yet, but the games aren't over yet either.  And even if we don't... the majority of the ire against the initiative comes from the country that brought us "Mission Accomplished" - to say nothing of the manufactured fracas that built up to that piece of bullshit propaganda.

We may not get a record high medal count - it may even be the writing on the wall already - but the issue for me is that some ass-wipes from the USA think that that failure is really relevant and more importantly; significant.

Canada is taking shit right now for - god forbid - trying to be competitive. 

It's the fucking Olympics!

We've already done better than we ever have on home soil.  So guess what?  We fucking win!  "Mission Accomplished."  Game over asshole!  Oh, the asshole in question is a minor-league-famous podcaster named Brian who posted the title of this post as his Facebook profile tonight.

BBC has also vilified Canada for (oh shame!) the Own the Podium initiative.  Gee, we must really be dickheads for trying to out do... who?... OURSELVES!  How un-Canadian!  This IS a competition.  Why should we sit back and simply let other people win?  The entire premise is ridiculous.  Yes, you are right, we are such jerks, trying to set our sights higher and putting more effort into advancing our position - no real country would ever try and do that.

Seriously you guys (And Brian), go fuck yourselves.  Yeah, I'm saying 'fuck' a lot.  But that simply a reflection of how childish your dispertions are.

I had a totally civil and awesome dinner with an American couple (total strangers) two nights ago who felt no need to dispense contempt.  We were watching curling and we could have cast our lack of respect for how poorly the US team is doing in curling... (the worst.... period) but that was totally un-necessary.  We had an awesome night with them.

So...

I really hope that Canada still manages to have our highest medal count ever - we only fell off the pace yesterday and a turn around is TOTALLY within sight.  But even if it doesn't, we had already - by day three - out performed our previous medal aspirations by getting a gold... FOUR by now.  That would be the equivalent of 40 for the US population.  We are doing fine, thank you, how are you faring against the count of 40?  (Answer = 7 = gofuckyourselfbrian.)

...or is this a US v. Canada hockey thing?

Yeah, you beat us today.  Whatever.  When did you last win the olympics?  Oh... that was when I was ten.  If you do better than us on the podium for hockey then 'fucking-yay for you.'  But until then the answer is still: gofuckyourselfbrian.  This IS still the preliminary round... and that means SFA.  It is by name and definition, preliminary.

8 comments:

Ian said...

Great post. CTV and the media seem to also really like trashing Own The Podium as though it's just a waste of money. Our athletes are crying on national television and apologizing if they don't get a medal - that's a bit too much pressure if you ask me. But clearly we're getting results.

Where would we be without OTP?

Anonymous said...

I've never in my life seen a bigger bunch of arrogant fags than you Canucks during these olympics. You think by showing up the rest of the world is going to bow down and hand you a gold medal for hockey. Your whole "own the podium" thing was pathetic and makes you out to be an even bigger joke of a country. The exuses your use for your failures are laughable, like the whole population thing. Why the hell doesn't china have like 200 medals then? Why are you still getting your asses kicked on the podium by Norway, which has like 4 million people? Americans actually walk the walk, while Canadians talk a lot of shit, then make excuses when they fail. But, why am I surprised to see this coming from a nation of people with zero culture that defines itself on being the opposite of America. We're winners, so you have to be losers. Fags.

Lisa Cee said...

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Jedi School Drop Out said...

"You think by showing up the rest of the world is going to bow down and hand you a gold medal for hockey?"

Don't confuse hockey-mad desire with entitlement. If they handed us the gold medal would we really want it? Gold is the goal, 'cause it's a damn good fight.

"Why the hell doesn't china have like 200 medals then? Why are you still getting your asses kicked on the podium by Norway, which has like 4 million people?"

Well for starters, they haven't handed out 200 medals, and there is something to be said for pedigree. Canada and the US have comparable histories in winter sports. China, not so - though watch their (first) women's curling team (who have been playing for just a few years and are really amazing... China is on it's way.
Norway - again it comes to pedigree. In sport Norway is know for what? Skiing. At this point EVERY medal Norway has is in Skiing.

So yeah, population isn't the only factor, but it can't be discounted. Does anyone really anticipate Erjon Tola who is the entire Albanian Olympic team to bring home a medal?

And finally...

"Why am I surprised to see this coming from a nation of people with zero culture that defines itself on being the opposite of America?"

Two words.

Shane Koyczan.

dondo said...

Ya gotta love the anonymous dickhead from down south .. if you had some balls buddy you'd actually put even a fake name in there... go back to your basement living with your Mommy and grow a pair.

I have loved that the loud mouthed Ams (like Holland)have been shut out and the US athletes that have some class have done well. Kudos to guys like Shani Davis and skier Lindsey Vonn.. even Bode Miller shut his flapping trap for a minute and actually won Gold..

A huge dollop of humility would suit you and your country well and then maybe your broadcaster wouldn't focus ONLY on your athletes and snub the rest of world with their incredibly BIASED coverage... or is it too much to ask to have Americans actually think of someone else other than themselves.. I guess it is.. a shame..

Ian said...

My money is on anonymous being Brian Dunning ;-)

Jedi School Drop Out said...

Naw. I don't think Dunning is a coward.

Jedi School Drop Out said...

I wish I were above this, now that the games are over, but I'm not...

Dear Anonymous;

Nyah-nyah. Nyah-nyah-nyah!!!

"You think by showing up the rest of the world is going to bow down and hand you a gold medal for hockey."

No. Not at all.

It is WAY sweeter when we earn it.