Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
What a hockey game. And about the call on NBC, let me say this: If most people were as good at what they do for a living as Mike "Doc" Emrick is at his job, we'd have a better country.
And how 'bout them Canadians? It was as if the Canadian organizers were waiting for the flame to be extinguished, for the official Games to be over. At that point in the Closing Ceremonies—it was time for a "here's who we really are" look at Canada and Canadians. It was fun, self-deprecating, at times borderline bizarre (one critic compared it to having a psychedelic reaction to maple syrup) but it was (in its own way) a modest and light-hearted way to wrap up a spectacular showing. Where else are you going to see Mounties, human hockey pucks, giant beavers and inflatable moose on network television these days?
We're back in New York after our 16-day odyssey, and we hope you can join us tonight as we begin a new week.