"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
As for tonight's showdown with Le Club Habitante, I like the suggestion I heard on the radio this morning of having everyone throw frogs on the ice during the Canuckian national anthem. But do it silently, please. I still want to hear the anthem; it's much better than ours.
Ragtime Perfessor Bill Edwards offers a playlist of American patriotic numbers on piano that include "We'll Stand by the Flag" and the "America Forever! March." Les Quebecois may boo through their tears.
Here's a hockey Walter Mitty story about a guy who was paged out of the stands at Boston Garden one night in 1958 to take the place of an injured Jacques Plante in the Montreal net. In his thirty-three-minute, forty-five-second NHL career, John Aiken made twelve saves and permitted six goals.