The View From Wisconsin

Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Two Minds

I am of two minds over Team USA's shootout loss to the Czechs in the IIHF World Championships.

On the one hand, I am upset over the failure of Team USA to take advantage of the NHLers at their disposal and get to the Gold Medal game against our Northern rivals in Canada.

On the other hand, that is Tomas Vokoun in net for the Czechs. And I have this vague recollection of him playing for this certain team long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

I guess it really doesn't matter, because of two primary reasons that go hand-in-hand with both thoughts:

First, the Worlds weren't televised in the US on ESPN or any other cable outlet. And second, that team that Tomas used to play for hasn't played a game in over a year. So it was basically, "out of sight, out of mind."

Sigh. He should be wearing mustard doing that.