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(Sportsline)   No. 1 unbeaten Swedish hockey team blown out of the olympics by the worst team in the games   (sportsline.com) divider line 87
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2002-02-20 04:21:09 PM  
That's great. Chances look good for the U.S., and maybe even Canada.
 
2002-02-20 04:21:12 PM  
Ya know, hat tastes pretty good with some seasoning.
 
2002-02-20 04:21:32 PM  
Best team? Worst team? I don't think so.
 
2002-02-20 04:22:10 PM  
Holy Smoke!
Definately didn't see that happnin'
 
2002-02-20 04:22:17 PM  
Go Belarus! LOL
 
2002-02-20 04:22:28 PM  
maybe with that skater gone, the belarussians got her remaining supply of steroids, and juiced up for this game :)
 
2002-02-20 04:23:03 PM  
FARK!
 
2002-02-20 04:23:14 PM  
I couldn't get that page to show up for some reason, this one works tho

http://www.faceoff.com/olympics/news/story.html?f=/news/20020220/020220News315 822.html
 
2002-02-20 04:23:48 PM  
god, I love hockey... you can never count a team out. somebody has a good day, someone else has a bad day, someone else gets lucky... upset city. beautiful.
 
2002-02-20 04:23:50 PM  
All I can say is....
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
 
2002-02-20 04:23:55 PM  
That's pretty damn cool.
 
2002-02-20 04:26:12 PM  
shiat, Farking shiat!
 
2002-02-20 04:26:12 PM  
shiat, Farking shiat!
 
2002-02-20 04:26:18 PM  
10 million to 1? What kind of odds are that? What bookie would accept that? Someone would just have to bet a buck and get a huge chunk of cash if for some reason Belarus wins it all. Of course, they'd be "taken out" first, but still.
 
2002-02-20 04:26:41 PM  
the U.S. plays the second worst tonight at 6 - drinks a lot of beer so they can here us cheer!!
 
2002-02-20 04:27:03 PM  
Man, that was a fun game to watch. This Olympics seems to have more than the usual number of unlikely heroes.
 
2002-02-20 04:27:19 PM  
From yesterday's Gretzky thread:

02-19-02 09:03:12 PM ApeShaft
As a swede, I sure hope that Canda kicks Finlands ass in the quarter final! I really hate the finns! And to be honest.... I belive that Canada will be easier to beat in the semi´s than Finland! :)

Guess Apeshaft just choked on his meatball! GO CANADA GO!
 
2002-02-20 04:28:37 PM  
I mentioned this yesterday but I'll say it again.
Since 1932, every time the U.S.A. has the Winter Olympics on their home ice, they always win the gold medal.
The U.S.A. hockey has never lost on U.S.A. ice.
Put your money on the U.S.A. to win the gold.
 
2002-02-20 04:28:56 PM  
Ah, who gives a fark? Lets see some Swedish boobies!
 
2002-02-20 04:29:46 PM  
This seriously sux. The swedish players are just such tragic losers. They just can't handle being favorites.
 
2002-02-20 04:30:31 PM  
Weren't these the same guys biatching about eating our wonderful McDonald's food last week?

And HELL YES LET'S GET SOME SWEDISH BOOBIES!!! or any nationality boobies for that matter.
 
2002-02-20 04:31:28 PM  
bleah. This was NOT a blowout - Belarus won 4-3 on a late goal. Hardly a blowout. Plus, Belarus is NOT the worst team in the tournament. France was.
 
2002-02-20 04:34:13 PM  
Thats to bad. The Sweds will probebly get gold anyways.
 
2002-02-20 04:35:03 PM  
Ahhhh - Clarkins, I didn't get your comment about this in the Robbery thread but I was afraid to ask.

Seriously? Belarussians were complaining about McDonalds?
 
2002-02-20 04:35:06 PM  
Sweden loses to the worst team ? Should stick to making Swedish meatballs, as only Sweden can make them....

Now all the Swedes need to do is blame it on French judges, and the GOld is theirs !
 
2002-02-20 04:35:55 PM  
Yep, we suck nowadays. My father’s explanation: “It must be the videogames kids play today. How come Japan is better at winter sports than us?” I can’t deny that he has a point.
 
2002-02-20 04:35:56 PM  
I am all for underdogs. Go Belarus! And Uzbekistan, whatever they're participating in!
 
2002-02-20 04:36:26 PM  
I think its great for the game to have an upset like this, regardless who is playing.

Belarus for Gold! Now that would be a fantastic result.
 
2002-02-20 04:38:51 PM  
Is it too late to put down $5 on Belarus to get the gold?
 
2002-02-20 04:39:13 PM  
Sad, but true. We really do suck.

Nice pics:
http://www.trollhattan.nu/grabberz/filer/he-salo.jpg
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2002/ice_hockey/news/2002/02/20/swed en_belarus_ap/lg_salo_ap-01.jpg
 
MrB
2002-02-20 04:40:20 PM  
Hehe, the swedish team was so confident before the game. They said that if they where beaten by the russians it would be a catastrophy. Well too bad for us Swedes, good for me since i hate sports and the more sweden loses the less they show the olympics on tv(curling os kinda cool though).
 
2002-02-20 04:40:37 PM  

Apparently the president of Belarus is a huge hockey fan, he even plays hockey twice a week. He's been pouring money into their national hockey team as well. That little country must be going nuts right now.

Go Canada Go!

 
2002-02-20 04:41:42 PM  
this was my thread - i did NOT say it was a "blow out" - i said they were "blown out" - as in eliminated - as in RICOLLA
 
2002-02-20 04:43:10 PM  
Swedish babes
[image from wildfantasyland.com too old to be available]
[image from hem.spray.se too old to be available]
 
2002-02-20 04:43:10 PM  
CHOKE
 
2002-02-20 04:44:04 PM  
This excites the hell outta me. As much as I like Mats Sundin I was pissed when he scored 2 goals on us in the first game. Anyway, I have my fingers X'd for a Canada vs US gold medal game....now that will be cool.

Teach those damn Euro pussies a lesson!
 
2002-02-20 04:44:21 PM  
Hell yeah! Stick it to the man!
 
2002-02-20 04:44:47 PM  
It's Clinton's Fault!
 
2002-02-20 04:45:24 PM  
stick it to Gretzky
 
2002-02-20 04:46:51 PM  
HollywoodNorth, we asked for babes, not trannies! ACCKK!
 
2002-02-20 04:48:30 PM  
Peter Forsberg would have saved the day. Too bad he was injured. Lets fire the rest of the team and let Peter play alone the next time. It couldn't get any worse.
 
2002-02-20 04:50:22 PM  
Belarus had odds of 10,000,000 to 1 to win gold.

Amazing. Unreal.

Mats Sundin - all Swede and no Finnish.

SALO! HEH!
 
2002-02-20 04:50:46 PM  
yes it could - yashin could play - win the gold and demand more money
 
2002-02-20 04:51:08 PM  
Armstrong: Screw Forsberg, Sundin was the one carrying that team.

Anyway, that last goal by Belarus was the funniest and greatest thing I ever saw. Hit Salo right square in the face, bounced over his head, lands behind him, starts rolling into the net, goes in, Swedish player slams into the net to knock it off in order to prevent the goal, but it was too late.
 
2002-02-20 04:51:46 PM  
that was a GREAT winning goal.
Salo looked like Felix Potvin on that one.

Go Canada Go!
 
2002-02-20 04:53:54 PM  
I wonder if Belarus will make a stamp out of this one just like Sweden did with Forsbergs winning goal against Canada from 94:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2002/ice_hockey/news/2002/02/20/swed en_belarus_ap/lg_salo_ap-01.jpg
 
2002-02-20 04:55:40 PM  
[image from news.bbc.co.uk too old to be available]

I guess the coin was right after all.
 
2002-02-20 04:56:21 PM  
Glad to see Salo get humiliated, jackass.

The only goalie I hate more is Ed Balfour.
 
2002-02-20 04:56:29 PM  
shiat, there's one lost bet for me.
 
2002-02-20 04:57:30 PM  
Is it too early to make predictions?

Gold - U.S.A. (great team play)
Silver - Canada (best players in the world)
Bronze - Russia (Mogilny, Zubov, and Yashin should be shot)

On the outside looking in...(Czechs, Finns, Swedes)
 
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