Hockey goes into Overtime
February 28, 2010 4:55pm CST
As I sit here typing this, the Olympic hockey gold medal game is preparing to go into overtime. Zach Parise scored the tying goal with 24.4 seconds remaining in standard play. Now, the game is on to 20 minutes of overtime. I like this system better than the one they have in the NFL where the first team to score win. This basically means you have a good chance of winning if you win the coin toss. I think this is more fair because you can get scored on, but it's not over. I'm listening to the game on my computer today, as I have no cable. After the game is closing ceremonies. I'm worried that the game might delay the ceremony. Are you watching? If so, who are you rooting for? If Canada was playing was any other team except the United States and the Slovaks whom I also like, I'd be rooting for them because it's their ice.
• United States
1 Mar 10
I got to watch the last 30 seconds of the regular game (and saw the Americans tie up the game) and the overtime. I (an American) was, of course, yelling for the Americans, but if we had to lose, I wouldn't want to lose to anybody but the Canadians. Congratulations, Canada.
1 Mar 10
As I write this, Canada has now won the gold medal. I suppose all Brits were cheering for Canada as we have close links with the country and they are in the Commonwealth. It's not that we don't like America - we love America - but we feel an obligation to support our fellow Commonwealth members. America wins so much in sport, let someone else have a chance for once! Anyway I'm a Brit so what do I know about Winter Olympics - it hardly ever snows here. We won only ONE medal, but at least it was a gold!