February 26, 2010, - 5:03 pm

Proud of Team USA? Two Reasons Not to be

By Debbie Schlussel

I’m glad the 2010 Winter Olympics is finally ending, this weekend.  You know how I feel about the Olympics (see here, also). I didn’t watch a minute of it.

Some readers told me I should root for Team USA because it’s patriotic to do so and they stand for our country.  But, as I’ve noted, they don’t.  Many are a bunch of overpaid, spoiled professionals who have no allegiance to America, other than what their phony patriotism can earn them in endorsements or chicks or what have you.



Two examples of Team USA that should not make anyone proud–in fact, they are embarrassments–are Scotty Lago and the USA Women’s Hockey Team. Their behavior reminds me of the USA Hockey Team, back in 1998, when Chris Chelios and Brett Hull smashed furniture and trashed their rooms at the Nagano Winter Olympics. Plus they whined about accommodations because they did not have giant suites and First Class plane tix.  Lago and the women hockey players weren’t as bad.  But close enough.

Lago, who won a Bronze Medal in the halfpipe snowboarding event, was asked by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to leave the Olympic village and go home because of photos like this which he posed for while partying over his third place finish.  Disgusting.  And he, of course, is wearing his official Team USA T-shirt just for the occasion.  That ho posing for the pic needs to fumigate her mouth.  And he needs to fumigate that medal.  I can see a new endorsement deal in the works . . . for Lysol.

Then there’s the chick (at least they say they’re women, but only their doctor knows for sure) hockey team.  No-one wants to watch women play hockey . . . except Janet Napolitano, if ya know what I mean.  It’s long, it’s boring, and, well . . .  no-one wants to watch women play hockey.  Just like no-one wants to watch women play fake pro basketball.

But that’s not what bothers me.  What bothers me is the sore loser whine-fest of these women when they lost to Canada, for the second Winter Olympics in a row.  Boo-hoo.  They lost and bawled on the awards stand like classless two-year-olds whose blankie was just stolen.  Embarrassing.  Grow up.  A buncha crybabies. It’s not like you lost in a sport anyone cared about anyway.  Or that anyone was watching.

Memo to the USA Gyno-Hockey Squad:  If you’re gonna act like men, act like men.

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48 Responses

Disagree with you completely about the women’s hockey issue.

John on February 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Agree 100% about gyno hockey. And gyno basketball. nobody wants to see a bunch of manly-girls running around acting like there’s something dangling between their legs. it’s just not right. and besides the fact that it isn’t right, it’s a HUGE loser financially. but we have feminazis and title ix to thank.

    nikki on February 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      “gyno hockey” ROFLMAO!

      dm60462 on February 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Absolutely spot ON! When I see athletes crying after a game, there’d better be a death involved. Can’t stand the whole womens equal time, equal funding in sports. Women aren’t the best athletes that’s why they organize themselves into their own leagues, which suck. I can’t remember the last women’s HEAVY weight champion. Or any damn weight class.
Unfortunately in todays cultures most athletes act badly, not a small per centage of them, but the majority. Charles Barkley was a shining example of idiocy with his “We ain’t role models”, stance.
People should take notice of the real heros in this world and those are in our armed forces and first responders.

Joe on February 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm


Disagree totally. Charles Barkley was 100% right. “Parents should be role models. Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” That was a VERY conservative and 100% true message from a former Republican who dedicated a lot of time to telling blacks that the welfare state didn’t care about them, that the welfare lifestyle was a trap to keep government in power. You totally forget the context. This was back when media liberals were trying to use black male sports figures and entertainers as surrogate fathers as a way of papering over the black illegitimacy crisis. Why? Because the liberal feminists, civil rights leaders and their fellow travelers didn’t want to admit that illegitimacy was a problem. Illegitimacy was just fine, a legitimate alternative lifestyle choice, so long as “society” steps in and fills in the gap: public schools, social workers, the media, etc. It takes a village, remember? Or so Hillary Clinton said. Never mind that the African culture that this proverb was taken from despises, shuns and punishes illegitimacy, and the “village” was composed of cooperation between families led by MEN.

Charles Barkley called those people out for what they were, and he also exposed the phony role models who got advertisements for putting on the dog and pony minstrel show in public but behind closed doors were doing the same thing as everyone else.

As for female athletes … look. Title IX and female athletics are two completely different issues. If a woman likes sports and has ability, let her play. Who is it hurting? Are conservatives pro-freedom or aren’t they? Don’t use the existence of man-hating homosexuality-promoting gender feminists as an excuse to trash people for participating in legitimate, PRODUCTIVE activities that harm no one.

Look, women are more emotional than men, ok? So when they lose, they are going to cry. I LIKE seeing the difference between the sexes. And besides, guys cry too. Tim Tebow blubbered all over the place every time he lost a game, which thankfully wasn’t that many times. Tebow would even cry when his team WON. Look, I ran track in high school, and many of the girls on our track team (it was a small high school, so we had the same coach and shared transportation to meets) could outrun 90% of the male population during practice or at the meet, hit the showers, go put on their evening gowns and makeup do their hair and be drop dead gorgeous. As a matter of fact, I married a girl who ran track before she gave it up to concentrate on books and music (went to college on a music scholarship, is now a nurse). Even now after having put on a few pounds (she had kids, ok!) and years she could put on her jogging suit and outrun most of the guys who comment on here, and then change into her ballroom gown and be more feminine than the Fox News bimbettes, The View harpies or Katie Couric by a mile.

It is ridiculous … Schlussel puts up one post viciously mocking an overweight woman who got shot just yesterday, and now today she is mocking female athletes whose exercise and self-discipline habits that overweight crime victim could certainly benefit from. Which is it?

Gerald on February 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My husband was wrestler in college, he told me the guys used to line up for the squat rack when any of the sprinters on the women’s track team were using it ;). I was a sprinter in H.S. & college…good thing I was wearing my team’s T&F sweatshirt the day I met him!

    LifeInaShoe on February 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    The Charles Barkley quote doesn’t hold true no matter what he or you claim. When a kid is watching anyone on t.v. they tend to gravitate toward that person. Mine was Pete Rose and the Charley Hustle. I slid face first into third and had to scramble to the bag because I smashed my face and chest first, falling short. I actually tried to bunt like Rod Carew. Hey, dad was a role model for having a job and treating his family well. Role models just happen. Billy Jack was cool because he tried to avoid trouble but flattened bad guys.
    Women should participate in athletics but to force schools to fund them as much as tey do the far more lucrative football program is just liberal retard stuff. Thanks for the extended time wasted post. You should’ve been learning about some history or taking a walk.

    Joe on February 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      High Schools DON’T fund all sports equally.

      LifeInaShoe on February 26, 2010 at 11:56 pm

        Colleges are pressured to fund equally. Which primes these brats to run to a lawyer every time they get their feelings stepped on. No way the mens football program at the U OF M brings in the same money as the womens volley ball.

        Joe on February 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

At least in 1980 the USA hockey team was made up of non-pros. These pros that make millions can cry all they want, yeah all the way to the bank. Of course Canada can be “proud” of their hockey teams, I doubt the USA can beat Canada again, they’ll get the silver. I know in the old days the old East Germany and USSR were ALL pros, but it was just a lot more fun seeing college kids go up against them…

Marc on February 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

here is a double standard. ladies… it isn’t sporting like to cry when you lose. the audience took these ladies seriously as competitors for their intrigue and they were repaid poorly by their behavior. it’s competition, not a sorority house. where is Tanya Harding’s boyfriend when you need him? someone wack these ladies on the leg.

Noah David Simon on February 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Was Scott treated differently because he’s a white male? Just asking.

KingSlav on February 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

We should think of these things the next time that the issue of Olympic boycotts comes up. When they were in China we heard all these sob stories about these wonderful athletes who were being denied an opportunity to benefit from all their years of hard work, blah, blah blah. These athletes, movie stars, etc. are remarkably self-centered. If they really have anything on the ball, an Olympic boycott won’t stop them from being successful.

I think we should boycott all the Olympics. It is a corrupt, anti-semitic, anti U.S. outfit.

Little Al on February 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Hey, Deb …

On the flip side, was it cool for the Canadian women to put on a bling actr after the GM victory (e.g. booze and cigars), or was that in poor taste, too?

Just Wondering on February 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Debbie I will agree with you on the douche that bronzed on the snowboarding. Yeah I think the felacio pose was enough to send your arse home. Have some respect for the Olympics.

However I am not buying your take it on women’s hockey loss. I think they have every right to show join or pain. They didn’t disrespect the Olympics like the other kid. Regardless of what you think of their endeavors, anyone who dedicates a part of their life doing what their heart desires shouldn’t be roundly dismissed. These women dedicated their blood, sweat and tears just like the women who compete in figure skating and gymnastics. I may not care for their lifestyle or persuasion, but I do respect the dedication they commit to the endeavor they take on.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 27, 2010 at 12:58 am

should read “joy or pain”

CaliforniaScreaming on February 27, 2010 at 1:00 am

Actually, I don’t mind watching the women play ice hockey. They don’t look totally clueless as they do when they play basketball. They skate and surprisingly shoot pretty well. All in all, I could do without it though!

NJBeachbum on February 27, 2010 at 5:48 am


BEC on February 27, 2010 at 6:47 am

“Hey, Deb …

On the flip side, was it cool for the Canadian women to put on a bling actr after the GM victory (e.g. booze and cigars), or was that in poor taste, too?

Just Wondering on February 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm”

Was going to ask that myself.

Bob Porrazzo on February 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

I agree completely Debbie. But I prefer to make fun of the mindless dopes who worship athletes.

The Terrorist's Advocate on February 27, 2010 at 8:25 am

What is the source that Hull and Chelios were the culprits who trashed the rooms at Nagano? Is this a guess presented as fact, or has this great mystery been solved? I have never heard from any source that anyone on that team has admitted to the deed, or that it was solved from any other means. It was always my understanding that everyone on that team is/was aware of who did the deed, but no one would rat.

Ace on February 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

Just wondering…
Does anyone believe that’s the worst thing ever done with an Olympic medal?

Pete Bone on February 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

There are so many stupid sports in both the winter and summer Olypics that I suggest they have an event for tailgaters. Now there’s a team sport that’s much better and more entertaining than events like curling or bowling.

Jarhead on February 27, 2010 at 2:07 pm

That ho and the ugly olympian are a DISGRACE!

Skunky on February 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm

According to Ace, anyone who reports a crime is a “rat.”

The Terrorist's Advocate on February 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

That woman aka ho … good candidate for Clinton’s next intern, lol. Some women would just do anything for blind worship of their idols. Guess that’s women nature, feeling or thrill seekers, not often happened to men except to Christ Matthews’ “thrill going up my legs”. He could be, while listening to Obama, woman in man clothing.

And the Gyno squads haven’t been fully transformed into men. But it might not be their conscious choice to be male-like. Could be karma, the sowing and reaping through incarnations. Same thing happen to those born gays. Previous life of sowing to unbriddled sex will reap present incarnation of alienated desire to rein in sex. But these gays, not knowing their past lifes sowing, even sow more harm by pushing for same sex marriage. All that may possibly be truth if transmigration of soul aka reincarnation is not too new agey for thy ears.

SpicaChang on February 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Debbie, get your act together. Did you see the number of people at the gold medal game between the US and Canada. Looked pretty packed to me. I think you have some self hatred or something deep you have to deal with because I’ve seen or heard very few people with you level of negativity. I’ve seen some pretty good looking female athletes at the Olympics so I think there’s some jealousy issue’s you need to settle. As to the Brett Hull and Chris Chelios controversy, post some proof that those two guys were responsible for what you allege or stick a cork in it.

Jedi3129 on February 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

The Olympics are an international fraud, sham, charade and a pointless waste of time. I have not watched a single moment of a single event. I have better things do to with my time: like watch paint dry or grass grow. Like Bert from ‘Soap’ I’ll snap my fingers and say “I’m outta here”.

chuck poindexter on February 27, 2010 at 10:05 pm

to argue that women’s sports don’t pay their way, and therefore should not exist at the college level, I guess it would be fair to discontinue men’s baseball, hockey, lacross, swimming etc. face it, only D-1 football pays it’s own way, so the whole arguement is without merit. if you don’t like women’s basketball, volleyball etc, don’t watch it.

tomas r on February 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Yep they are all lesbians gyno women because they play sports. You do not stereotype much do you? If somebody used a stereotype about somebody who was Jewish, you would rightly be all over them and calling them out; however, you use stereotypes almost non stop. Also, for somebody who claims they never watch sports, you sure like to blog about sports a lot.

timewave on February 28, 2010 at 1:18 am

The Olympics are really no longer worth watching, and that has been the case for many years now. Also, Lago did not seem to have much respect for his award. It should have been withdrawn after the aforementioned incident.

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heidi on February 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Did you see the Gold Medal Game in Hockey? That was worth it. What a game. Who said these guys don’t put it all out there? Those athletes are to be commended. Though we lost 3-2 in Overtime, it lived up to its billing. Debbie too bad you missed it.

CaliforniaScreaming on February 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm



Hey! Debbie, you crying?

My Grand Daughter play hockey and she is HOT!!!

Hotspur666 on February 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I wonder if Debbie realizes that no one gives a **** about her except when she annoys them. She should have lived during the 50’s, she would have enjoyed the all white Christian communities where everything was familiar.

Mike on February 28, 2010 at 10:45 pm

The only way I’ll watch dames play hockey on TV is when Anna Kournikova suits up.

Why is it supposed to make you seem “cool” to say you watch the Winter Olympics and World Cup Soccer?

For some reason liberals and nerds love to loudly proclaim “WOW! Weren’t the Olympics so exciiiting last night?” all the time.

Jeff_W on March 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I think the Olympics are like Valentines day. Some people are really into it and others think its a shallow, inconsequential phony marketing event.

I’m not a big fan of Valentines day but it doesn’t hurt me when other people get some pleasure out of it. I call it names like “Hallmark holiday” but it doesn’t change the fact that some people really have fun with it. I would simply say, “it’s not my thing” versus attempting to claim that it’s a sham and that the athletes are prima donnas and that there’s no purpose to being patriotic about the games. Sounds like sour grapes.

So as long as such an enormous number of viewers and participants get pleasure out of it, I see nothing wrong with it.

And Debbie’s claim that nobody wants to watch a “chick” hockey game…is just wrong. According to THIS TV RATINGS REPORT , the mens game on Wed had a peak of 13.3 million viewers, the women’s hockey game the follow day peaked at 10.5 million viewers. Yes its a smaller audience but it still brought in over 10 million!!! That’s not “nobody.”

Joe Schmo on March 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

You’re a giant bitch. I fully enjoyed the Woman’s hockey games, and not just USA and Canada, I watched many many games. There is nothing wrong with being upset that you lost the Gold medal. Get a life. I’d be upset too.

Delio Rossi on March 1, 2010 at 1:45 pm

It’s fairly obvious you just don’t understand the sport or the emotions that go into it.

Delio Rossi on March 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

To all the America, Jr. residers, aka Canadians, we couldn’t care less down here about losing a gold medal in hockey to you and your mullet headed sissy boys, eh?

Hockey is a niche sport here in most of the U.S. I remember the Stanley Cup finals got record low TV ratings a couple years ago…no, not for a sporting event, but all time record lows, ever.

Crow all you want. We don’t care, eh?

And, please take back Celine Dion, Michael J. Fox, Pam Skank Anderson, Bryan Adams, and Avril Lavigne while you are at it, eh?

Jeff_W on March 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

There are some winter Olympic sports I like. There are others I don’t.

Some athletes are jerks; others are not. I’d rather not broad-brush them lest someone do that to Jews because of Bernie Madoff.

I don’t know if the gold medalists in cross-country skiing, biathlon or 4-man bobsled are going to be a household name and a “spoiled athlete”.

But the bottom line is simply this: I enjoy watching the Winter Olympics. I like it far more than watching the NBA.

I think it basically comes down to personal preference.

There is NO Santa Claus on March 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Wow, Debbie, your hatred seems to have no bounds now. Like the islamic pigs, you are also against women playing sports. I am removing your link from may favourites and will never, ever look at your hate fest again.

john on March 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I agree that this was over the top, even for Debbie (and not much seems to make her happy, does it?). The Lago thing is neither here nor there to me, but to disparage a group of athletes for, basically, being female? And to insinuate that they are gay for playing a “man’s” sport? Another poster mentioned that Debbie is all over anyone who stereotypes Jews…why is it okay to stereotype female hockey players?

I watched the medal ceremony and I noted that about half the girls were proud and half were pissed about coming in second. I can respect both emotions…truth be told, if I were standing there getting the silver, I’d probably be in the latter category.

Amy on March 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

What proof does Ms Schlussel have that Chris Chelios broke any furniture in Nagano? I have been trying to pin this on Chelios for years and have had no success. Does Ms Schlussel have an inside source or a better Internet search engine than every other reporter and investigator trying to get to the bottom of this incident?

J.D. Allen on April 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm

That woman is just doing what young women think they should be doing these days. From some things I’ve heard, it’s now a rite of passage before the girls get out of high school, even at parties where you are expected and expect to service any comers without discrimination.

My age group, you pretty much had to marry ’em, and then maybe, if you’re lucky…..

BethesdaDog on July 18, 2010 at 4:24 am

Just because Chelios and Hull trashed their rooms does not give you the right to bash the entire 98′ USA hockey team. There were more than just two guys on the team what about the other 21 guys. I don’t even care how late this comment is.

Bigglestheman on January 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Very ignorant statements regarding the women’s hockey. These are very beautiful women that can not only out play you on the ice but outsmart you in a classroom. None of them are even ‘manly’ and oh well if they were. Youre one of the reasons our country is fucked.

Kt on April 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

If you are not going to watch the Olympics, then you should not comment what so ever about them. No matter what. These are emotions and to have you hide behind your computer and trash them is probably worse then their initial actions. And to say no one watches hockey shows your woman-ness. No wonder Canada always wins, the sports to fast for American’s anyways, it truly is THEIR game!

Mike Perrier NY on July 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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