The headlines about the Canadian women's hockey team celebration after they won the gold are silly (and sexist?) – if it were the men's hockey team, we probably wouldn't have heard a peep from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). So the Canadian women's hockey team drank some champagne and had a few beers. Big deal. It's not like they were shooting up heroin on the ice.
Check out the photos of the Canadian women's hockey team celebration on the left. Looks like some good old-fashioned fun to me. Hey, if you've just won a freakin' Olympic gold medal, you deserve to have a victory cigar. Am I right?
I love the tone in the Canadian women's hockey team's "apology statement."
"The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone."
Basically, the Canadian women's hockey team is saying "shove it" to the IOC. Why are they on their high horse, anyways? Since when does "Olympic" mean "old-fashioned morals," anyways? Remember the story that each and every Olympic competitor was
issued 14 condoms
The only shameful thing that happened during the Canadian women's hockey team celebration is their consumption of crappy beer: Molson's is forgivable, because, well, they're Canadian, but Coors Light? Really? That's what they chose to celebrate an Olympic gold medal win over the Americans? I'm slightly disappointed, Canadian women's hockey team. But we still love you!