I am very pleased that the young Slovaks have won a game in the medal round. They haven’t won a medal since 1999, when they took home the bronze in Winnipeg, I think it was. Apparently the team was so new and so unprepared, they arrived in Winnipeg without proper equipment or even places to stay.
This whole cheering for the ‘underdog’ thing will probably be the end of me.
Incidentally, when we, as my friend’s husband would say, “have weather” in Canada, the national weather agency often releases “weather warnings” for the areas of the country that will be affected. You know, maritime storm warnings, tornado watches, etc., etc., etc.. The yellow areas mean Something Bad Might Happen. The red areas mean Something Bad Is Happening. This is what it’s like in Canada in the winter:
Talk about your ‘red threat’.