Any minute now the first game of the first day of menís Olympic hockey will start. US plays Switzerland, I donít quite understand how people hate on the US hockey team here in Canada so much. My grandfather was born in Switzerland, Iíve been there twice, nice place I have a connection. However when it comes to picking a team to cheer for and itís not Canada playing, Iíd rather cheer for my neighbouring country. US a place I like to travel to and always meet enjoyable people. I donít get the anti-US feeling how Canadians want them to lose.
I saw this happen four years ago at the junior world hockey, Russia versus US in semi-finals. Iíve never been to Russia, I've got no family connection. Iíd imagine more people in Vancouver have an association to the US versus Russia, but everyone in GM Place was cheering for Russia. They kicked USís ass but when the US scored their one goal I felt like the only person that cheered.
Why hate your neighbour?