“We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on, we’re going to survive.’ Today we celebrate our independence day!”
President Whitmore’s entire speech in ID4 is one of the most important moments in cinematic history, but his closing remarks should’ve put Bill Pullman into Oscar contention.
Let’s all take today to enjoy all we have and appreciate everyone in our lives.
As of 12 noon today, Friday February 21st 2014, your work day has concluded. Its over. You have one duty today and that is to represent your country and do your family proud by focusing all your will and attention to the nearest TV as it focuses on the crescendo of 4 years worth of build up. Today We fight back. We will not vanish without a FIGHT. Today we hit them where it hurts. Today we take what’s ours. Today we shut them down BECAUSE WE CAN. Our boys may be over in a foreign land fighting the good fight but that does not mean we are not there with them. Get up, look your boss in the eye and dare him to look at you straight in the face and dictate what’s important today. This is our country. This is our game. This is our time. Should we win the day, it won’t be a miracle, no sir. We are meant to be here, and we are built to play for gold. We skate the ponds, we brave the pre-dawn ice times, we embrace the bitter chill and long for it to reach into our souls and pull out the best in us, just the same as our northern neighbors do. A moment of perfection on the ice ignites the same feeling of freedom and eternal youthfulness in the land of the free as it does anywhere else on this planet. Hockey is a club that holds its members tightly, the bond forged by shared hardship and mutual passion, by every trip to the pond where your feet hurt and your face is cold and you might get a stick in the ribs or a puck in the mouth, and you still can’t wait to get back out there because you are smitten with the sound of blades scraping against the ice and pucks clacking off sticks, and with the game’s speed and ever-changing geometry. It has a way of becoming the center of your life even when you’re not on the ice.
This is every bit our game. Today is our time. USA Hockey is do or die.
What else can be said bout Osh mcGosh that hasn’t already? Just CRUSHING the Olympics through and through. Sick mitts.
Absolute border war tomorrow at noon. I’ll likely be drinking/hopefully celebrating hard at Saloon NYC or the Puck. If you consider yourself an American and have any pride in yourself you’ll find a way to watch the game. Must exact revenge for 2010 and earn the right to play for gold. Its our density….i mean, our DESTINY.
Honestly its a fuckin Friday and its likely the most important day in our nation’s history so for there to be work at all anywhere tomorrow is a crime. Even the criminals will set their illegal goals aside to take on the cold hat from the north.
Do the right thing.
PS Hilary Knights relationship with me is on the line currently, get that gold woman or ill kick you to the curb
Me, Doud, Syle Kala, MIT, Sean, Scar, Sike Mudol, Reid Saratoga, Chuckpat are all members of the Champions League. TJ Oshie proved how American he was by goin 4-6 against Bobrovsky in the shootout the other yad. The pic above of him straight up asleep in the bar just catipults him into another league of Americans.
The next level would be Champions League. Oshie you gotta come chill wit is bro.
OSHIE THE GOLD MEDAL’S YOURS, SIDNEY’S GONNA CHOKE!
My GOD what a game. It’s only a preliminary round win but guess what? USA 2-0, Apollo Creed is happy as hell looking down on our great nation, and Putin can go fuck himself. Overwhelming odds he’s already ordered the execution of not only the refs for disallowing the go ahead goal by Tyutin (right call) but also that dickhead Alex Radulov for taking two awful penalties that yielded the American tallys. How he was allowed to see the ice by his coach after even the first infraction is absurd, but Uncle Sam/Ryan Callahan will take it and shove it back in your commie face:
Oh yea and TJ Oshie is a fuckin stud. Just stay out there bro, it was legit him against the iron curtain and freedom prevailed. NOW CUE THE FUCKIN MUSIC:
P.S. if you didnt catch it, Doc Emerick’s final words on the broadcast were brilliant: “So many paid their rubles to see the home team win…not this game, not tonight.” An ode to herb Brooks’ famous pre game speech.