Good to see that it only took sports media two weeks to get what was obvious about a week and a half ago. The USOC is going to have to fire a lot of people.
It's depressing, and again, 3rd/4th makes no difference to me, but the media has been stirring up false bravado against the team every since their loss. It's at the point where I legit think that the Blues should not recognize the medal winners at a home game. I'm sorry for the four that won, but it would look ridiculous without mentioning the three Americans, and if they did they might get booed by their home crowd. There's no reason to risk it.
If there is any group out there that's completely used to cheering for losers, it's the St. Louis Blues fans... I don't think they have anything to worry about.
Oshie isn't going to be the next Mary Lou Retton or anything, but his fame within the hockey community just shot up 100 times. Now when they are on NBC it will be billed as "TJ Oshie and the Blues" because they will finally have a guy to latch onto. And you can bet that every non-local announcer (and our guys) will be talking about it for years when trying to find things to talk about during broadcasts.