Not surprisingly, ratings for Olympic men's hockey in Canada continue to be ridonkulous.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

An average of 10.5 million people saw Canada's game against Russia Wednesday, making it the second most-watched sports event in the nation's history, behind only the 10.6 million for the game against the U.S. Sunday. 

I have to go now to do work for the newspaper and to prepare mentally for sports media gridlock at 3 p.m.:

U.S. vs. Finland on NBC.

Steve Phillips vs. Mike Francesa on WFAN.

And a look back on ESPN at the St. John's-Georgetown "Sweater Game" 25 years ago and what has become of St. John's basketball since then.