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Growing blog traffic by riding the Olympic wave


A blogging lesson from the Winter Olympics, and how a few throwaway sentences in a Sunday morning post turned into a major traffic generator.

Missed It By That Much!


Throughout Bulldog Nation, the name Ryan Miller is being spoken with disdain the way the name Bill Buckner is spoken by Boston Red Sox fans. Yeah, he was sure-handed and reliable, but we will never forget the image of his giving up the shot that cost his team the title. I'll be honest with you: I couldn't care less about the Olympics generally, and hockey isn't my sport. When I first heard about this afternoon's outcome, I could have sworn they said Cindy Crawford had scored the winning goal, which would have been something to see. However, there is no question that the loss of the Olympic gold medal was felt more deeply in the Peach State than anywhere else in the United States. We remember the "Miracle on Ice" of 30 years ago, and we who are superstitious sports fans understand what a win today would have meant not only for the Red, White, and Blue, but also for the Red and Black. The United States won an Olympic hockey gold medal in 1980. The Georgia Bulldogs won the national championship in college football the following fall. If Miller had stopped that shot, the crystal football would have been Athens-bound. When the game went to overtime, Manic Kyle briefly began preparing to book a hotel room for next year's national championship game. When the Canadians won, the Georgians lost and Depressive Kyle went back on duty. Sigh. Go 'Dawgs!

Move over Oscar de la Hoya, Sidney Crosby is the new Golden Boy


Sidney Crosby scores the game winning Olympic gold medal goal and shows once again why he is the #1 player in the world.

Sidney Crosby saves Canada, USA takes home silver


Coming from a Team America supporter, I guess if anyone had to place the final nail in the coffin it might as well be Sidney Crosby. For once I, and any other USA supporter, gets to feel the wrath...

Canadian Gold in Men's Ice Hockey: Canada Beats United States in OT, 3-2, at 2010 Winter Olympics


Canada has won the gold medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in men's ice hockey with a dramatic 3-2 overtime win over the United States. I offer my own thoughts on the game and what hockey...

USA vs. Canada Gold Medal Open Thread


Team USA vs. Canada for the gold medal. Stop in and chat it up with hockey fans.

USA vs. Canada features battle of Nashville's star defensemen, Ryan Suter & Shea Weber


The Olympic mens hockey tournament could not have come down to a better conclusion for North American hockey fans. Team USA has shown surprising consistency and ridden the phenomenal goaltending of...

Game Thread: USA vs. Canada


Game thread for the Gold Medal game between the United States and Canada.

USA Canada rematch for the Gold


The United States cruises past Finland while Canada gets a bit of a scare from Slovakia late in the game. Canada and US to face each other for the gold medal game.

Ryan Suter & Shea Weber to battle for gold as Team USA, Canada advance


Sunday afternoon we'll see the Nashville Predators brightest young stars, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber, battle for the Olympic gold medal as the USA and Canada advanced to final game of the 2010...

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