As the morning show predicted, the stupidity of the IOC actually gave more attention to Ryan Miller recognizing his cousin Matt's fight against cancer. Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post writes about it, and the wacky history of the IOC.
Look for this story to be retold numerous times, especially if the U.S. makes it to the finals. By the way, I think I'll be watching as many games as possible on CBC. Mike Emrick has gone from a GREAT PBP man to an annoying-space-filling-story-teller over the past few years. Mike...stick with PBP and let the analysts fill in the storyline. Too often Emrick is behind a great play because he is trying to work in a players bio while the action is underway. If there was ever a time he needs to zero-base back to "He shoots...he scores!" it is now.