Fired up about hockey yet?
A confession: I don't know how I got in here. It's dark, it's dingy, you could be attacked by a rat the size of a Chihuahua on the way to the men's room. Yep, my kind of place.
All I know is, Connolly threw me the keys and about 30 unpaid bar tabs and said: "Keep the joint humming -- I'm outta here for a few weeks."
No one serves up drinks and scintillating conversation like Danno, but we'll give it a shot.
Today's question: how do you feel about hockey now? Does the stunning 5-3 U.S. win over Canada in the Winter Olympics Sunday change your mind about the sport?
If you didn't much care for the sport but tuned in just to see what the fuss was all about, did that thrilling win make you want to watch more?
And if you already love hockey, do you love it even more now? And why?
Me, I always found the game great to watch in person, hard to watch on TV. But Sunday's game even got me all tingly.
Hey, some people are calling this the biggest U.S. hockey win since the "Miracle on Ice" upset of the Soviet Union in 1980.
The last time the U.S. beat Canada in the Olympics was back in Squaw Valley, California in 1960. That's 50 years ago. Heck, Connolly's Corner Sports Bar wasn't even open back then. (Although the men's room looks like it's about 50 years old right now.)
So give us your impressions of hockey in the wake of the big win. Love it? Hate it? Still indifferent to it? Will you keep watching the U.S. team now as it advance past the quarterfinals?
I'll even have Connolly buy you a beer when he gets back -- although he's pretty tight when it comes to that stuff. Maybe it's all the unpaid bar tabs ...
Daily Think Special: Are you fired up about hockey?