Murray's Minute -- Feb. 11
WTOP's own Tim Murray is covering hockey at the Winter Games. Here's his daily update from PyeongChang.
There’s no cheering in the press box.
That’s a rule in EVERY press box. Well, I broke the rules on Sunday night at Kwandong Hockey Centre. While I wasn’t very loud (so I guess I didn’t really break the rule), I found myself extremely invested in the United States women’s hockey game. I was upset when Finland owned a 1-0 lead after the first period but the U.S. scored two goals in the span of two-and-a-half minutes in the second period. Once that happened, there was some definite fist pumping going on.
That’s what is so great about the Olympics. Passion about sports & teams we may not know much or anything about. After the U.S.-Finland game, I stayed for the Canada-OAR (No, not the band from Rockville, the Olympic Athletes from Russia) women’s hockey game. During the game, I was streaming men’s luge on my computer and I watched Chris Mazdzer win silver, becoming the first American man to ever medal in single’s luge. Guess what? I cheered again. Another fist pump.
Here’s to more fist pumps and more cheering in press boxes in PyeongChang.