Oshie Rules at Sochi. (I couldn’t resist!) An overnight sensation!

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TJ Oshie has become a household name within 24 hours! Don’t get me wrong, it is WELL deserved! This guy epitomizes the Olympic spirit with his talent, his attitude, and his character. No matter what happens from here, TJ Oshie will be darling of the Sochi 2014 Olympics. He is rightly credited with winning today’s hockey game: USA vs. Russia. A tied up match went into overtime then to a shoot out. Anyone who watched it will never forget it! (Thank GOD my blood pressure finally lowered to where Oshie’s seemed to be.)

This guy, incredibly stays cool, almost jovial, under MAJOR pressure. While both countries were collectively freaking out, he hit shot after shot with a SMILE on his face…just amazing. He is one of those instantly likable people. Someone you want to know more about and hear more from. Oshie, while being interviewed was referred to as a “hero”. He was quick to respond, “Heroes wear camouflage. I’m not a hero.” And in our minds, we cannot help but go, “Awwwwe”!

As soon as Oshie scored the winning goal, he turned to his teammate, goalie, Jonathan Quick, giving him the congratulatory nod before celebrating (yes, another “awwwwe” move).

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Oshie has much to smile about. That said, it must be shockingly overwhelming for him. He gained 50,000 new followers on twitter today and yes, I am proudly one of those 50,000! I am in good company. Check out who else is in that number:

obama note

A message from the big guy (and no, I do not follow him). Still, how must Oshie feel? His life has literally changed in a snap. There is not much time for him to absorb it all though because the USA team plays again tomorrow:

Feb 16 7:30 AM EST. – SLO vs. USA
It’s an early game, but I, and I am sure many others, will rise early, American Flag in hand to cheer on Team USA to another victory! Please add a comment if you are watching with me! xoxo
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