|Selanne after the game.|
|This is not Finland LOL|
I was talking to one non-hockey fan and they called Finland, a "Cinderella team." Finland is not a Cinderella team, they are a great hockey program that has a bunch of NHL stars (Selanne, Niemi, Rask, Timonen, just to name a few). Their only loss was to the Canadians in OT. Yet, you would have no idea about this if you do not follow hockey. They played very well throughout the tournament. I think the mass media failed to respect the skill of the Finnish team. You can say that I am wrong, but this is what I believe to be true.
I feel like other teams in sports have been given a free pass when they lose a heart breaking game to their rival, then proceed to get blown out the next week. This seems to happen in College Football and the NFL more than other sports. USA Hockey for whatever reason gets no free pass. If you do not want to cover hockey, don't, especially if you are going to blow things way out of proportion. The national media would be well served to complain less, and respect more; I think more people would have a real idea of what is actually being reported about hockey.