The Slovak Olympic Bandwagon is Now Boarding (via The Loop / Golf Digest)


The Loop / Golf Digest — I am flush with homeland pride because last night, or possibly tomorrow morning, I don’t really understand time zones, the Slovak Olympic hockey team upended the much-favored squad from the proud nation of Olympic Athletes of Russia, which has many citizens, four million conservative Twitter bots and is known to be pretty good at hockey. This is a very big win, akin to … OK well no other major Olympic Russian-related hockey upsets come to mind, but it’s a big deal. (As it happens, the non-NHL U.S. team lost to Slovenia, so basically Olympic hockey just got its bracket busted, or, as we say in Slovakia, bjysykd.)

The bandwagon is boarding, choo choo. 




About Jeff Vrabel

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2 responses to “The Slovak Olympic Bandwagon is Now Boarding (via The Loop / Golf Digest)

  • J. Robert (Bob) Graban

    How I can relate to your article and heritage support for the team.

    Given my age and being around direct decedents form Slovakia at church, weddings, picnics and other family gatherings established my co-allegiance thus support for all Slovak athletes.

    I guess somewhere down the line we are related. My great grandmother was Mary Vrabel and his daughter Marie was my Godmother.

    My family relatives came to Campbell, Ohio at the end of 1800’s. Both sides of the family were from Porac Slovakia and the village today has a Vrabel official.

    Looking forward to reading more of your writings.



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