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    Quote Originally Posted by ISalzman View Post
    Really, New Orleans, huh? I'd not heard of their food reputation before. Is it the Cajun cuisine in particular? Have you caught any episodes of the show "Bizarre Foods" on the Travel Channel? Great show. He travels all over the globe and highlights a lot of the weird - weird, as we would perceive it - foods and dishes that people eat in different places around the world.
    Nope, never caught the show.

    I don't know what accounts for the New Orlean's magic, but it's just there, not only in the well-known establishments, but particularly in the hole-in-the-wall joints as well. I lived there for about a year back in 79-80, and so I got to eat at a lot of local spots in addition to all the famous places.

    As I said, nothing quite like it anywhere in the world in my experience.

    By the way, the men's Snowboard Cross is on right now, and it is spectacular. I must say, I'd like to try that myself sometime.

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    Hey Irv,

    The USA better step it up a bit. They didn't look real sharp against Sweden, even though they won. Let's hope they're pacing themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
    Hey Irv,

    The USA better step it up a bit. They didn't look real sharp against Sweden, even though they won. Let's hope they're pacing themselves.
    Hey Scott, I think they will step it up. This is the kind of tourney that the good teams get better as they go along. We need to remember that most of these guys don't play together most of the time; they play on different teams, for the most part. When they get thrown together like this for a major tournament, it generally takes a little time for the guys to find cohesion and chemistry. I think they'll get better. I just watched the Sweden - Germany game (Sweden 2 Germany 0). One could well say that Sweden looked a little sluggish. But just their first game too. Likewise Canada had a slow start against Norway yesterday, but amped it up in the second period.

    By the way, the USA played Switzerland yesterday, not Sweden. They play Norway tomorrow.

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    Yeah, I mistated Switzerland/Sweden. I watched the Sweden-Germany too.

    I also watched Lindsay Vonn and Julie Mancuso take gold and silver for the US in the downhill, the first Americal woman to ever win that event in the Olympics. There's a lot of good events tonight, including inline, half pipe, and the cross country today was nail biting.

    I just heard the commentators say that the USA hockey guys know what they're donig, and that they will turn it on as needed.

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    Well, even though the USA beat the Norwegians 6-1, they made a TON of shots without scoring. They only got their last three in the last portion of the 3rd period. They did stay on offense the vast majority of the time though.

    However, as I type this, Canada is tied with the Swiss 2-2 with only about 3 minutes left in the 3rd period, so they might be a little stale themselves.

    EDIT: Canada wins it in a shootout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
    Well, even though the USA beat the Norwegians 6-1, they made a TON of shots without scoring. They only got their last three in the last portion of the 3rd period. They did stay on offense the vast majority of the time though.

    However, as I type this, Canada is tied with the Swiss 2-2 with only about 3 minutes left in the 3rd period, so they might be a little stale themselves.

    EDIT: Canada wins it in a shootout.
    Believe it or not, the USA actually sits atop the standings in their pool. They have a one-point lead over Canada. The reason is that you get 3 points for a win in regulation, 2 points for a win in overtime or the shootout. This sets up Sunday's match between the two of them (USA, Canada) very nicely. They'll play for first place in the pool. If you win your pool, you get an automatic bye into the medal round.

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    If Canada plays the way they did yesterday it looks like I'll be treating you to a corned beef or pastrami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
    If Canada plays the way they did yesterday it looks like I'll be treating you to a corned beef or pastrami.
    I just need a little refresher. How are we doing this? If the USA wins the Gold Medal, I'm treating you to a corned beef or pastrami, and if Canada wins the Gold Medal, you treat me to a corned beef or pastrami?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISalzman View Post
    I just need a little refresher. How are we doing this? If the USA wins the Gold Medal, I'm treating you to a corned beef or pastrami, and if Canada wins the Gold Medal, you treat me to a corned beef or pastrami?
    Correct.

    Sunday's game is just a tune-up to see who's playing well and who's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
    Correct.

    Sunday's game is just a tune-up to see who's playing well and who's not.
    Should be a good game. Last night Slovakia knocked off Russia in a shootout.

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