You've seen funny first pitches, and you've seen celebrites show off their decent arms. You've seen long national anthems and short renditions. You've even seen presidents show up for pregame ceremonies. This was more impressive than any of those.
The USA men's curling team showe-
Wait, I'm sorry. Let's try that again.
The odds-defying, pressure-ignoring, history-making, GOLD MEDAL WINNING USA men's curling squad showed up to the Capitals game tonight in Annapolis.
As part of the opening ceremonies, John Shuster and his team slid the puck (attached to a curling stone) from one end of the arena to center ice. And, wouldn't you know it, the GOLD MEDAL WINNING curling team (it never gets old saying that) put the puck right where they wanted. You won't see this topped at any other sporting event this year.
I guess we shouldn't be surprised, given their success last month.
America was LIT (literally) when @usacurl captured gold for @teamusa overnight. 🎇— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 24, 2018
This is a visualization of social activity nationwide around the game, which peaked near 4 a.m. ET when the team clinched its victory. #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS pic.twitter.com/3MfSfzW8qX
The Miracurl On Ice was amazing. Legendary. Objectively, a terrific moment in American sports. Was tonight's ceremonial puck drop more impressive? It's a question worth asking.