I'm only going to say this once.
Whoever decided that the Canadian Women's Hockey team should celebrate their gold medal victory with cigars, champagne, and beer on the ice should immediately be made team captain.
Seriously, are we so opposed to joy that we are going to ban gold medal winning athletes from celebrating their victories?
Maybe, yes, there is something somewhat less than tea parties and ascots about blue line boozing, but this is absurd.
We should change the name to the Immediately Opressive Committee.
If I ever win a gold medal, cigars and champagne are going to be the least of the worries.
If I can manage to be found conscious in the same country I'm going to request another medal.
Frankly, if I ever win a gold medal, I'm going to get a limousine, a bunch of friends, and a goat. We're going to dress up the goat in Chuck Taylors, sunglasses and a tuxedo and take it gambling. Once the goat is up a few Gs, we're going to all going to go back to the Olympic Village for photos with the fans. Cigars and champagne for everyone will be subsidized by the goat's winnings.
For real, people, it's the Olympics. Getting a little out of hand is the least we can allow those who are the very best in the world at what they do.
I sure hope Anette Norberg has packed some hooch for today's gold medal match.
Because nothing says party like Swedish curling.