A Swede Embarassment

My first hockey post of the year which I am certain is sure to please Rusty (I probably didn’t have a first hockey post last year until probably March – who knows).

Just a great line from Yahoo! Sports Greg Wyshynski who wrote the following after Sweden’s loss to Canada in the World Junior Championship.

The last Swede to win Olympic gold in men’s platform diving was Erik Adlerz back in 1912. Based on his performance in the world junior championship loss last night against Canada, Swedish goalie Jacob Markstrom may be his nation’s next great diving hope.

If you wanna see the clips from the game with regular commentary here it is:

Also, make sure to check out a hilarious remix of Markstrom’s dives from last night’s game by including clips from the Mighty Ducks:

Company of Heroes 2

So you might have heard that I went to Sweden for a day while I was in Norway and one of the places I saw is that (see picture below) and immediately it reminded me of a map or scene from the game Company of Heroes. I can’t exactly pin point whether this was in online mode or campaign but I knew right away that I had seen it before.

Let me describe the scene a little bit. I am standing on the other side of a small bridge and on the far side there are plenty of buildings like the one you see in the background. I remember from the game that this is where one would place some machine gun to fire upon enemies coming from the other side. If you go further in (or up the street in between the buildings) the buildings start to disappear and there is more open space – usually where the tanks roll up in the game. I think this might be from the campaign mode because i remember on the other side of the bridge to the left, there might have been a mortar team that is firing on you as you progress.

If anyone has any idea of where this is from the game, comment here or contact me. This has been bothering me for about two weeks now.