If you're a football fan, you've likely watched the Terry Tate: Office Linebacker spots -- the hilarious Reebok ads that feature a menacing man tackling business-types in a crackdown on employee etiquette. Tate's co-workers know precisely how the Calgary Flames were feeling when they rolled out of bed Super Bowl Sunday. Sore. Stunned. Probably not the least bit excited about eventually returning to the office in the aftermath of Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at the Saddledome. The biggest difference between the Flames and those run over by 'The Pain Train' in the Reebok ads -- if you haven't seen them, they are a must add to your YouTube to-do list as you check out all the latest and greatest Super Bowl commercials -- is they know they did everything right Saturday night. They deserved two points. They were just two seconds -- 2.1, actually -- away from depositing them. Instead, Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa silenced the Saddledome crowd as the final seconds ticked off the clock and the Flames failed to cash in on an overtime powerplay before being blanked in the skills competition and settling for a single point. They ran a near-perfect race and then fell two steps before the finish line. They pounded out an A+ paper and then erased it all as they crafted the final sentence. They figured out the recipe for success and then dropped the plate on the way to the table. "I think the whole game was a positive," insisted Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman. "Except that we didn't score on our chances. But if we play like that, we're going to win a lot more games than we lose."
Gilbertson: No time for Flames pity party
Calgary Sun | Feb 4