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bigdad 02-19-2010 3:02 PM

U.S. Olympic curling. My favorite winter olympic sport. I was fired up to watch these games after Team Fenson got the bronze in Torino. <BR> <BR>But Shuster was awful. Three games were lost on his final rock. Too much pressure I guess. <BR> <BR>And as I write this, looks like they replaced him with the alternate. <BR> <BR>Wow.

sinkoumn 02-19-2010 5:35 PM

^Agreed.

three6ty 02-20-2010 3:57 PM

Its like watching paint dry

bigdad 02-21-2010 3:43 PM

There is a ton of strategy to this game and is dictated by the skill to through the rock. Hey, Vernon Davis is the honorary captain. And as I watch Great Britain vs. US, Shuster is screwing up again.

barry 02-21-2010 4:01 PM

"through" the rock?

bigdad 02-21-2010 8:46 PM

Got a newborn. Lack of sleep. You got me Barry. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

barry 02-21-2010 9:01 PM

I didn't mean it as a 'gotcha', really. I don't understand Curling and thought that maybe it was a term used specific to the sport. I questioned it out of curiosity. <BR>Congrats on the newborn.

wakeboardlasvegas 02-21-2010 10:08 PM

AP.. if this is your olympic sport... you got issues sir.. its interesting but thats about all.. no need to get all worked up

barry 02-22-2010 12:23 AM

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9sjo_3Itzc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9sjo_3Itzc</a>

colorider 02-22-2010 6:37 AM

Curling's awesome. We watched all weekend. Sure beats the hell out of any figure skating event that involves men !

barry 02-22-2010 7:15 AM

There is no such thing as a figure skating man.

zo1 02-22-2010 9:20 AM

While I cannot stand to watch figure skating I do have enormous respect for what those guys do...

steezyshots 02-22-2010 9:42 AM

How is curling better than Alpine Downhill, Super G, Freestyle, Luge, Skeleton, or Short Track Speedskating? <BR> <BR>I tried to watch but I don't get it.

stephan 02-22-2010 10:12 AM

I think that curling should be in the Olympics but it should also be a drinking game. I mean come on, full size shuffleboard, how can you do it without being plastered?

zo1 02-22-2010 10:28 AM

^^ Agreed

denverd1 02-22-2010 12:51 PM

Agreed. And it should be named Slurling.

hco 02-22-2010 9:17 PM

Everyone has to drink a beer per end, and the losing team of that end has to have each person drink another beer. <BR> <BR>At least 10 beers a game, a few games and youre pretty darn good.

bigdad 02-23-2010 8:48 AM

There were two venues completely sold out. Hockey and Curling. When you first watch it... boring as heck. <BR> <BR>But when you start to understand it, it becomes really intriguing. It is a sort of "geek" sport because of the physics and geometry involved. As for physical fitness... not much but try to get in that position. quite difficult. There is a lot of terms used that are hard to follow. Sometimes we are watching it and my wife would look at it and ask, "What did he just say?" <BR> <BR>As for "not getting worked up". Pulling the national pride card here. You should always pull for the US to win in any event. In Torino, the US men pulled off the unthinkable and came in third. Not unreasonable to think they could have done it again. <BR> <BR>A little online game for the curling enthusiast. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.playcurling.com/" target="_blank">http://www.playcurling.com/</a>

zo1 02-23-2010 9:04 AM

I actually kinda like watching the curling at times (maybe it is because we have a shuffleboard table at the house), though the announcer always trashing the players decisions is damn annoying. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by zo1 on February 23, 2010)


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