He Won the Gold
(and Came Through for Team Canada with the GWG!!)
Yes, I know, I AM American and very proud of that fact, but the Olympics put me (and I'm sure alot of other American hockey fans) in quite an awkward position!!!
Who do I root for ... Crosby, Malkin, Team Canada, Team Russia, Brooksy and Team USA??? UGH, but I'm American and the Penguins are playing for different teams!!
Regardless, I am also a hockey fan and I think I can say that I appreciate what ALL our boys did which means that I can look beyond the fact that Crosby scored the GWG for Team Canada which ultimately led to Team USA's loss inching them out for the Gold and realize that what Crosby did was something special ... magical even ... it couldn't be a more fitting end to the Olympics for Crosby than that (I found myself saying after he scored, "that's our Sid!")!!
YES, blood is thicker than GOLD (which is something awesome I heard someone say today ... I think it was Gene Collier on KDKA's Nightly Sports Call), but that Crosby kid - he's something special and I can appreciate that no matter where my loyalties lie!!
This is the new cover for SI's March 8th issue that came out yesterday!!