You know what's a dumb last-minute idea? Trying to go to the Winter Olympics. But that was my dumb idea. So we did it. The plan: fly to Vancouver, see an Event, and fly back the same day.
I didn't know who would be playing when I bought the tickets because it was a Qualifying Playoff game. Surprise, it's...
|Switzerland vs. Belarus|
|The arena was nearly packed, though not with Swiss or Belarusians — |
the crowd was mostly comprised of Canadians.
|This Canuck made a sign that expressed the sentiments of his compatriots: |
" We Couldn't Afford Canada Tickets."
|Though it wasn't USA vs. Canada, the Switzerland vs. Belarus game was actually really exciting; the teams were very evenly matched at 8th and 9th place after the first round of play.
|"Um... I think you're in my seat."
|The phrase "MAKE SOME NOISE!" loses its impact when it's in French. |
Also when it's coming out of the mouth of Quatchi, the most adorable Olympic mascot.
|Uh-oh — I did not factor Overtime into the schedule. |
That's OK... there's still a chance to make the flight back to LA.
|...except that the game was still tied over Overtime. Our beloved Belarus lost to Switzerland in a shootout.|
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