If you're a hockey fan, you knew who T.J. Oshie was before today. he's a center for the St. Louis Blues, and therefore is very good at hockey. Good enough to get selected to the U.S. Olympic team.
If you're not a hockey fan, there's a good chance today is the first time you heard of T.J. Oshie, as he rode a bald eagle through a hailstorm of murderous Russians to victory. If you missed it, a) WUT b) he got his number called again and again and again in a penalty shootout, eventually netting four goals on six tries for a US win.
Now, he is an American Hero. You can tell this because it says it on the Wikipedia:
TJ Oshie's Wikipedia page is a glorious American lovefest right now pic.twitter.com/WmY5kYi9yw— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 15, 2014
After this, he became the internet's.
At this point its less of a question of "will TJ Oshie be elected president" and more "how many decades will he serve"— SB Nation (@sbnation) February 15, 2014
We remade the Sochi 2014 logo:
This name sounds like "Sochi," you see. Here's his goal announced by Jim Ross:
Here it is spliced with the AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN! scene from "Miracle," which, well, is intensely fitting:
Many crazy people across the nation were up drinking at bars at 7:30 a.m., and because of that, there are now many videos of the explosion when Oshie's game-winner happened.Puck Drunk Love rounded up all of them:
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.
It's not quite Landon Donovan vs. Algeria, but it's still awesome.
This dude chilling in his house decided to go outside and jump into a snowdrift.
Of course, heroes never acknowledge their heroism:
TJ Oshie (@OSH74) when called a hero after the game: "No. The real heroes wear camo. I'm not one of them."— Shawn Hutcheon (@ShawnHutcheon) February 15, 2014
You win, T.J. Oshie. You win.
Of course, technically, he does wear camo sometimes:
@sbnation so this TJ Oshie then? pic.twitter.com/W2AVhPNV6T— Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck) February 15, 2014
We'll let this image take you out:
HERE'S TJ OSHIE RIDING A BALD EAGLE INTO BATTLE #OSHIE #Sochi2014 #USAHockey pic.twitter.com/SuypRn4aHn— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) February 15, 2014