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Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-19-2010, 3:02 PM Reply   
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.

But Shuster was awful. Three games were lost on his final rock. Too much pressure I guess.

And as I write this, looks like they replaced him with the alternate.

Wow.
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-19-2010, 5:35 PM Reply   
^Agreed.
Old    E Double U (three6ty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       02-20-2010, 3:57 PM Reply   
Its like watching paint dry
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-21-2010, 3:43 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Barry Waste (barry)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-21-2010, 4:01 PM Reply   
"through" the rock?
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-21-2010, 8:46 PM Reply   
Got a newborn. Lack of sleep. You got me Barry.
Old    Barry Waste (barry)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-21-2010, 9:01 PM Reply   
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.
Congrats on the newborn.
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-21-2010, 10:08 PM Reply   
AP.. if this is your olympic sport... you got issues sir.. its interesting but thats about all.. no need to get all worked up
Old    Barry Waste (barry)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-22-2010, 12:23 AM Reply   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9sjo_3Itzc
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-22-2010, 6:37 AM Reply   
Curling's awesome. We watched all weekend. Sure beats the hell out of any figure skating event that involves men !
Old    Barry Waste (barry)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-22-2010, 7:15 AM Reply   
There is no such thing as a figure skating man.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-22-2010, 9:20 AM Reply   
While I cannot stand to watch figure skating I do have enormous respect for what those guys do...
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-22-2010, 9:42 AM Reply   
How is curling better than Alpine Downhill, Super G, Freestyle, Luge, Skeleton, or Short Track Speedskating?

I tried to watch but I don't get it.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       02-22-2010, 10:12 AM Reply   
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?
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-22-2010, 10:28 AM Reply   
^^ Agreed
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-22-2010, 12:51 PM Reply   
Agreed. And it should be named Slurling.
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       02-22-2010, 9:17 PM Reply   
Everyone has to drink a beer per end, and the losing team of that end has to have each person drink another beer.

At least 10 beers a game, a few games and youre pretty darn good.
Old    A. P. (bigdad)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-23-2010, 8:48 AM Reply   
There were two venues completely sold out. Hockey and Curling. When you first watch it... boring as heck.

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?"

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.

A little online game for the curling enthusiast.

http://www.playcurling.com/
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-23-2010, 9:04 AM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by zo1 on February 23, 2010)

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