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Monday, April 24, 2006

The Playoff Effect (updated)

It's difficult for you to understand what Montreal is like when the Canadians are in the playoffs.

First you have to understand that Montreal, to the extent it ever was, is no longer the mono or two solitudes culture it was years ago.

We're now a multicultural lot, a vibrant, wonderful mess of people from everywhere.

All of this to say that for many of the people who live here, Hockey is as foreign as much of the culture they find themselves living in.

Which is why it always amazes me what I would be able to do safely at this very moment.

At this very moment I could go to just about any major street in Montreal, and with a high degree of safety, fire a cannon down the middle of it without much fear of hitting anyone.

Oh, and the Canadians are up 3-0 in game two.

I. Love. Hockey.

Apparently I love overtime playoff hockey even more. Especially when my team take 2 games on the road.


At 4:52 p.m., Blogger Mike McHargue said...

Down here, college football has the same effect on the public. Jenny and I, being unimpressed by sporting events in general, always rush to all the usually crowded restaurants and theaters during football games knowing we'll have them all to ourselves.


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