Sure it's aggravating, until you realize that any American coming across this story won't remember it 30 seconds later. I'm not making fun of the average American attention span, but rather the painful truth: They don't care about us. Of course, as a nation they don't care about anyone but themselves. Nevertheless Canadian news, views and culture rank about #11,764,457,343 on the American ratings list. That's below the "Datsun Tire Pressure Network," the "Alabama Bollweevil Channel," and even the "24 Hour Texas Tumbleweed Cam".
Yet fear not fellow Moose lover! In a few days the NCAA tournament will be over and that should bump us up to #11,764,457,342 ... after all the post-tournament analysis of course!
You would be surprised how many news stories are about Canada here - all of them negative. If Canadians are not trying to inflict everyone with a case of mad cow, then they are shipping scores of terrorists over the border, or trashing Michigan.
I will refrain from commenting further lest my in-laws stumble across this comment and read it. I must remain diplomatic, but something tells me that my father-in-law is an avid viewer of the "24 Hour Texas Tumbleweed Cam". ;o)
You know, I thought that Monday's game would be the end of the NCAA fury, but I was wrong. Turns out that when the local team makes it to the final two only to lose, there is a lot of water cooler talk in the days and weeks to follow.