a. Of or relating to the act of winning: drew the winning number in the lottery.
b. Successful; victorious: the winning entry; the winning team.
Its odd how the definition of winning, when it pertains to the men’s Canadian Olympic Hockey Team, seems to take on a whole new designation.
Sure, every Canadian wants them to win, and sure, the current roster is paid $150 million dollars US to play in the NHL this year, and sure, we won last time. Yet, the victories in this year’s Olympics don’t seem to be enough for most Canadians.
Canada 3 Norway 1
Canada 2 Finland 1
Canada 2 Latvia 1
Canada 1 USA 0
When I look at these scores I see Canada 4 the World 0, yet most of us see it as a slight disappointment.
So then maybe winning isn’t everything.
The woman who won this year’s TV show “The Biggest Loser” (Rachel Frederickson) won by simply following the rules of victory…the person with the highest percent of weight loss wins $250,000. The finale of the show was alarming to most when Rachel popped out from behind the curtain looking as though she had spent the last two weeks of the contest in Auschwitz.
She went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds in a few months shedding 60 percent of her body weight.
Rachel claimed she worked out for six hours a day — spinning, yoga, Pilates and weightlifting — and stuck to a 1,600-calorie-a-day diet. And, of course, there was the quarter-mil.
Yet nobody anywhere believed a word of it.
Oh by the way, February is Eating Disorder Month, Irony is a bitch.
Rachel Fredrickson WON the $250,000 because she lost highest percentage of weight, period. I can only assume as I write this Rachel is back up to a somewhat healthy weight, as $250,000 buys a lot of Big Macs. However, most readers and watchers of the TV show are disappointment with the results.
Nobody will be disappointment if Canada wins the Gold Medal Game 1-0. Right?
If the current status of what I read on the internet is true, most Canadians will feel a sense of satisfaction and pleasure if Canada wins the gold, yet they won’t be ecstatic if we don’t rout Sweden 15-0. What is all this about?
The gold in the bobsled was won by 1/10th of a second after the combination of four runs, and we revel in this conquest. Short track speed skating, so close you can’t even time the difference, yet ecstasy in triumph. But 1-0 in the gold medal hockey game….yeah that’s nice.
I am well aware 15 million of us will be up early, (4:30am here) to watch the gold medal game, and we will be dancing in the streets appropriately if victorious, nevertheless the expectation to win is so commonplace.
Have we become simply bored with victory?
Winning is still winning, even by the slightest of margins.
You don’t have to like it.
Go Canada Go.
I thought it would be a good movie, then half way through it I asked how old Morgan Freeman was…and it all fell apart from there…..
Morgan Freeman : 77 Michael Douglas : 70 Robert De Niro : 71 Kevin Kline : 67
When the hell did this happen?!?!
Don’t get me wrong, I could care less how old these millionaire actors are, I just all of the sudden realized how old I was. When the hell did this happen!??!?!?
I have gleefully lived my life as a 25 year old by subconsciously containing my real age totally within the vault of my mind . However, eventually your body and Hollywood movies will expose you.
These discoveries of my lack of immortality suck the fun out of acting immature 24/7….
As I hate to suffer alone, please join me in feeling elderly….there are so many more I could add…
Please send me your additions :
Atari 2400 (1977) Thriller 1982 (32) Pulp Fiction (1994) Cell Phones
37 Years Old 32 Years Old 20 Years Old Timeless..
Youth is wasted on the Young.