When the USA / Russia game started, no one could have imagined Americans gathered in their houses, and in their favorite bars holding their breath as T.J. Oshie skated in on the Russian net in the eight round of a shootout. As Oshie ticketed a puck past Sergei Bobrovsky, strangers high fived. Texts of " what a game," and key smashes of " jndkjkkmkme" were tweeted.
And thanks to YouTube, reactions were recorded. And they are glorious.
When you're done watching these videos and wiping the patriotic tears from your eyes, scroll down for TJ Oshie's reaction to being called an American hero. Trust us, it's worth your time.
What is amazing is that all of these places, all around the country the script almost goes the same way.
1. Chants of OSHIE-OSHIE-OSHIE!
2. Eruption of applause
3. USA chants.
YOUTUBE SEARCH TERM: T.J. Oshie shootout goal:
And that's just the start.
Location: Dorchester, Mass.
Location: Bar in NYC
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa. Pipers pub.
Location: Washington D.C.
Location: Some dude on his couch
Location: Marquette University.
Location: Some guys house.
If you didn't watch the video you missed the guy doing this:
And of all the reactions, this one means everything:
Now, as promised, here is today's shootout star on him being considered an American hero after going 4-for-6 in the shootout to propel the United States to victory:
Just had good talk with America's newest hero. Only don't call T.J. Oshie that. "The American heroes are wearing camo. That's not me." #USA— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) February 15, 2014
Anything this guy can do wrong?
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Not bad - doesn't quite match Canada's reaction to Crosby's Golden Goal in 2010.
@brianpatrick10 I missed it I was sleeping. Hope to dvr it later
@CanadianMike101 that's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
That is what I truly love about the Olympics. Every 4 years, there are no assholes in Philly, no fuck wads in Boston, no shit heads in Washington. All are just fellow fans, it's pretty cool. Of course Montreal is still filled with a bunch of douchebags, but we can't love everyone now can we?
@BadChoiceMilk Drew is a nice name and all, but I think you should consider Oshie Smith. Or Shabazz Smith. Just sayin.
@DanBrechlinRJ Drew "Oshie" Smith
@BadChoiceMilk I dig it