But on Sunday, there might still be some debate about who owned the podium during the Vancouver Olympics.
How appropriate, then, that the US and Canada will hold a friendly hockey game at noon Sunday to decide the matter.
If America wins, Canadians will have to send all their firstborn sons to Texas and stop using the letter “u” in color. If Canada wins, America has to replace the stars on Old Glory with maple leafs and Don Cherry gets to kick Stephen Colbert in the shins repeatedly without being assessed a two-minute minor for roughing.
Rumor has it that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had planned on coming to Vancouver to attend closing ceremonies as well as Russia’s expected gold-medal hockey match. When Russia lost to Canada in the quarterfinals, 713-3 (it felt like that, at least), he backed out.
What about the closing ceremonies? The Olympic spirit?
Be serious. This is hockey.