Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Canadian Golden Olympic Hottie of the Day

I don't think I need to introduce you to Maëlle Ricker, Canada's Golden Girl (sorry Mrs. Nussbaum) this morning after she won the women's snowboard cross yesterday. And DOMINATED. I said I loved yesterday's OHD, but today I mean it. What a personality! Did you see her post-race interview? What a smile. And giggling! Lots of giggling! She seems so nice and cool. Could totally picture her with me chilling with a fattie and watching a South Park marathon. Anyway, congrats Maëlle, you've got a whole country trying to figure out how to type an ë this morning.

In other Olympic news, the hockey team hit the ice and scared the hell out of me by not scoring for a period. They made up for it in the 2nd and 3rd though, and cruised to an 8-0 win over Norway. Iginla with a hat trick. Elsewhere, our curlers opened with wins, including two wins for Kevin Martin and the men. Martin looks on his game. I saw him easily draw to the button when he needed to and make a spectacular angle raise takeout for three. I can't believe I just wrote "angle raise takeout for three" and actually knew what it meant.

In Canadian Olympic chokage yesterday, Patrich Chen stepped out of a triple axel and ended up 7th after the short program. In Olympic stupidity news, biathlon officials can't tell time.

Finally, in non-Olympic sort of Habs news, guess who's been asked to coach the Canadian men under-18 team this year? Really, go ahead and guess. The answer is pretty fucking funny.

56 comments:

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

She is SO the golden girl and I am SO Mrs. Nussbaum. You make a beautiful couple.

Number31 said...

Snowboard Cross OWNS. And I love how awesome Canada is at these new sports.

Olympic chokage is right. None worse than that French dude. But wow, I didn't know Lady Gaga figure skated...

VTHABSFAN said...

So, The spot where I watch TV is unheated. So I'm pretty much unwilling to put on the one-piece and furry boots to watch anything but hockey, but I get the impression that Vancouver is taking a bit of a beating on these Olympic Games, what the hell has gone so wrong? International schadenfreude??

bea.habs.fan said...

I loved how the IOC had to go in front of the media and explain they had no control of the weather.
My favorite part had tobe how the guy said that if it the Olympics had been last year there would not have been any problems. and how is that relevant exactly?

Boob Gainey said...

Most of the beating has come at the hands of British journalists, who seldom have a kind word for Americans or ex-colonials. Schadenfreude is the national pastime.

Pierre Foglia says forget the glitches, the games have more atmosphere than any in recent years.

lawyergirl77 said...

My friends who are there (rat fink bastards) are having the time of their lives... Even the Vancouverites (who were bitching non stop before the opening) are grudgingly admitting that it's kind of cool to have the Olympics in their city.

And, for all my bitching about the "artistic" decisions made at the Opening ceremonies, the games are making it pretty cool to be a canuck.

Bottom line: yeah, Mother Nature is being a little bitch, but they're doing their best and trying to make it fun for everyone. It's Vancouver. It rains 360 days of the year. (Funny but true - out of the 30 total days I have spent in Vancouver in my lifetime, 29 of them have been rainy. I shit you not.)

Chester said...

It's great to see a Canadian cutie totally rule and then be ever so humble. I feel a tear welling up.

moeman said...

It's great to see a Canadian cutie totally rule and then be ever so humble. I feel my Pants! welling up.

Chester said...

Well ... that too.

Anonymous said...

Uh, morons? It's raze, not raise.

HabsFan29 said...

nice try anonymous moron

http://www.worldcurling.org/a-z-of-curling-terminology

dwgs said...

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"
And I believe in your case it's spelled 'morans'.
wv - abilyt as in we need to attract some trolls with the abily-t to come up with a witty insult.

Le Douze said...

During every Olympic games the problems are the worst ever, and afterwards we usually forget them.

Remember Lake Placid in '80? Athletes couldn't make it to their venues on time because the buses were stuck in traffic, right? Now what do the Yanks talk about? Something about a miracle? (Miracle that no one went on a shooting rampage, I think.)

So far this time we've got a drooping boner (next Olymptics they'll remember to have Viagra on hand), a bit too much warmth (next time it will be in the Russian winter, probably not a problem), a balky zamboni or three (major nuisance but hardly the end of the world), a couple of European officials who can't tell time (KGB will handle that next time), and a belatedly tamed lethal luge track (well, I guess that one wasn't so good).

On the whole, I'll take that over Lake Placid's experience, any year.

But fuck, I am tired of NBC biopics about athletes.

[GG11 - just curious, why are you pitching a Swiss Miss?]

Boob Gainey said...

The Canadian Women's curling skip is a bit hot, in a MILFish kind of way. You have to like the yelling.

HabsFan29 said...

@Boob - i swear i already planned a "Canadian Olympic MILF Hottie of the Day" just for her

Lukestar said...

Living in Vancouver I have to admit I am one of the many who have warmed up to the Games as I came to grips with the fact that they're happening in my backyard whether I like it or not.

In all reality, traffic/transit hasn't been anywhere near the nightmare everyone has expected it to be and the city does have a very fun vibe about it these days.

Ya the weather sucks but it is out of our hands and we've managed the best we could I reckon. Now I can only dream of the crazy party that will ensue should we win "the medal" (is it a jinx if I speak about it?). I say pooh on all the haters...except Colbert, he's kinda funny. GO HABS...ER, CANADA GO!!!

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

@Le12
not pitching the Swiss miss I just love the name. Sounds like she should be making verenekes for the grandkids not suiting up to play hockey. I have my kids calling me Mrs. Nussbaum. Doesn't take much to make me laugh.

Le Douze said...

@bubbeNussbaum - A sheynem dank, yes, it is a good name.

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

@Le12
BubbeNussbaum might even be better than Lukey. Nicey done.

Howard said...

Makes you kinda pine for Jean Drapeau and his delusions of grandeur. Wouldn't it be nice to have another world's fair or an olympics? not!

Howard said...

Maelle Ricker sounds like a beer. Bartender, gimme a pint of Maelle Ricker please! (can't get the oomlaut :P)

L Dude said...

Bernard (the curler) is in fine shape for a woman at the fine age of 43. She has a nice ass.
I was shocked to just find out I can stream the Olympics at work. Fuck. She just made a clutch shot against 3 Japanese rocks to tie it in the 8th. BTW, the Japanese team look good.

Howard said...

Wow...gives a whole new meaning to the word "house"work!

L Dude said...

I'm not sure Howard, but you may want to duck.

ezzeloharr said...

I second L Dude: the girls on that Japanese team are pretty cute.

Chester said...

Cute ... woa woa tabernak ... check out the Brit downhiller Chemmy Alcott. There is just something about a hot blond skiier babe in stretchy suit.

Habsfan10 said...

Why doesn't anyone let the IOC know the weather is entirely their fault because they keep picking cities with inappropriate weather patterns? Everyone knows Vancouver is rainy an awful lot. Everyone knows Athens and Beijing are smog-filled blast furnaces. Everyone knows Atlanta is like the rest of the Deep South, a humid, soaked to the bone in three seconds outside deep-fryer. How about picking some cities that don't belong on an Al Gore pamphlet?

Oh, and Carbo as Junior Nats coach? Lucky tie better have it's game face on vs the Kazakhs.

Boob Gainey said...

Everyone knows Atlanta is like the rest of the Deep South, a humid, soaked to the bone in three seconds outside deep-fryer, where the long tradition of marrying your cousin makes a well-run Olympics almost impossible.

Moey said...

L'il tits just scored against Finland. C'mon Saku, kick his boney little arse!

Chester said...

Didn't Atlanta run out of water last/two years ago ?
I think to get the Olympics there has to be some fundamental twist to the host city. Something fucked up at the grass roots level.

ezzeloharr said...

Open question: what's still fun to do on the Internet?

HabsFan29 said...

besides porn?

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

@Howard
I don't know about all of those other housewives out there but that's certainly how I keep my 44 year old ass in shape. Sweeping also gives me the extra energy I need for grocery shopping and those long PTA meetings.

ezzeloharr said...

@HF29: Yes, excluding that. XD

gillis said...

GO NORWEGIAN PANTS!!!

ezzeloharr said...

@gillis:

Seriously,where can I get me some of those?!

moeman said...

Congrats to the über-hottie Mme. Vonn on her gold.

Just yesterday she facebooked "Just sitting in my condo up here in Whistler baking some banana bread and watching the rain continue to come down. I had a full day off from skiing today did alot of therapy and worked out. ...

ThisGuy said...

HF29, if you're keeping a list of potential Olympic hotties to feature, may I submit the lovely Kalyna Roberge for your consideration? Short-track speedskater with a lovely smile.

She skates tonight!

Howard said...

@LukeyNussbaum11 I don't know what it is about womens' curling but it's a sight to behold! Good thing I'm obsessed with hockey!

moeman said...

@Howard, most guys love to hear women well HARD! HARDER!!

Bonus, in curling its fun to hit the button.

@: )

moeman said...

well = yell

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

@Howard and Moe
and watching men sweep. Oooooooh.

moeman said...

Good one LN11 but I'm not wearing those checkered Norge outfits. I'd rather sweep Pants!less.

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

@Moe
even better

moeman said...

@LN11, I figured you'd enjoy that response. Sweeping au naturel can be fun but whilst vacuuming one must be extra careful.

RiRi said...

Khabibulin busted for DUI!

moeman said...

Maëlle's Gold medal ceremony at 7h15 ...

She could make millions selling her giggle as a ringtone.

Senators Lost Cojones said...

May I just say that the new banner is fucking hilarious (if a bit more penile than I imagined) and that I will thoroughly enjoy seeing it right up until the moment the IOC's Implacable Copyright Killbots hunt you down for using the rings (and HORRORS! the word "Olympics") without express written consent from the IOC, Jacques Rogues, the Pope, God and Jean-Claude Kily and have you flayed alive before hanging your bloodied corpses from the rafters of B.C. Place as a warning to others?

Still though. Fucking awesome.

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

@Moe (re vacuuming in the nude)
now ya tell me

@SLC
Let them try and go after Lukey Nussbaum.

gillis said...

Those Hamelin bros are fucking good.

gillis said...

Great job by St-Gelais. I thought that the other canadian in that race that got fourth was fucking pushed by that italian. But what do I know right?

HabsFan29 said...

gillis she was totally shoved, i saw it

St-Gelais was outstanding. is outstanding.she will make the hottie roster

LukeyNussbaum11 said...

Men's halfpipe is killing me as an Olympic sport. I can't wait to hear Shaun White introduce the crowd to his two coaches "um, ya, uh, my man Dirk is my bro's best friend from like forever and I, uh, had a thing with his cousin Candy when we were 12... hehehe... and my other coach is some dude we picked up hitchhiking on the way to Vancouver. He had some excellent weed that we shared. It was spiritual. I think his name is Jim... or Tim. Excellent."

Number31 said...

Pleky! Jaro! The other Hossa! Zednik!

And Pleky still loses those key defensive zone faceoffs =p

Anonymous said...

I`m going to be very confused if Pleks scores on Halak...just saying.

Number31 said...

He did! And got hugged by Jagr! lol