By the way the term 'Golden Goal" is usually reserved as a soccer reference, but Wikipedia has within hours of Sydney Crosby's goal already updated and redefined the the reference to include his goal against the Americans. Cool!
For me and my family we shared the explosive moment together in our den, three generations holding our collective breath, just like your family or friends!
French/ English, did you really care who of scored the the winning goal for us?
I hope you enjoyed the moment, it was glorious! It doesn't happen often in a lifetime and I hope you remember to cherish the moment. The last time I felt this way was when Paul Henderson scored that amazing goal over the Soviets to seal Canada's victory in the 1972 series. I think Crosby's goal will go down in Canadian sports history as one that is just as important.
In thirty years from now, most every Canadian will easily remember where he or she was when the goal was scored. Trust me, I remember Henderson's goal like it was yesterday.
One of the most interesting signs was out out of Kandahar in Afghanistan where Canada's military hoisted a sign that said;
"CANADA/USA, BROTHERS IN ARMS- NOT ON THE ICE.
For Anglophone and Francophones who love this country, we probably lived the proudest moments of our lives these past two weeks.
For those Quebeckers who hate Canada, I am truly sorry for your pain.
I am sorry you can't feel the elation we feel as a country.
I am sorry you can't feel the pride of accomplishment as a nation.
I am sorry that the Canadian flag hoisted to the top of the podium causes you such distress.
I am sorry that when you see Francophones bursting with pride and hauling around the Canadian flag, it makes you feel that they are traitors.
I'm sorry that you will never live this dream. For you and those who share your fantasy of a Quebec team at the Olympics, it's just never going to happen....
For those of us who were elated, I'd like you to share your moment of triumph when we scored our golden goal with our readers;
Where were you and with whom?
What was it like?
Please comment, it will contribute to our joy!!!
By the way here's an inspiring video aired on CTV just before signing off on the Olympics. I can't think of a more perfect homage to our bilingual Canadian Olympic success story. Enjoy!