Last night I and 1.3 million other Finns watched the winter Olympics opening ceremony. I had a hoot tweeting comments about the outfits nations wore as they entered the arena waving their flags.
I may have been little bit mean. For example, when the Cayman Island’s delegation came in, I tweeted: “Cayman Island is here to do a few bank deals.” Or truth hurts or whatever.
As I’m still stuck indoors, today I entertained myself by watching Olympic events. Slope. Some skiing. Figureskating (which by the way is now playing on the background) and ice hockey. All good old fashioned wintery goodness, which we are very fond of over here.
The ice hockey was women’s hockey and the game was
Canada-Finland USA-Finland. USA beat us 3 to 1 but our goalie Noora Räty blocked 40 shots. FORTY! That’s impressive
That’s a face of disappointment for sure. But what I spotted during the recaps, was very interesting and it has something to do with the jerseys. Have a look:
See the cross on the right one? When I was watching a recap that was shot from the USA end, I noticed that it was very easy to spot where Finnish players were all the time. The cross, which is nearly in the middle, gives something very clear for eyes to focus on. Which then translates to your brain calculating where this persons arms, legs and most importantly, where their hockey sticks are! I’m not saying Finland had any chance to win this game, but as someone who understands (or likes to think she understands) design and it’s effects, I’d say this is rather big design mistake.
What are your thoughts? Did I go totally wrong with my observation? Should Finland play only with the blue shirt?
Thrifty Finn- Closet sport fanatic