Curling

I can’t believe that I’m up at nearly midnight watching live Olympic curling.

I’ve learned enough of the rules to be dangerous and I know enough (I think; I probably don’t) to recognize a really good shot.

Strategy? Yeah, let’s not go crazy here.

When I was a kid I never imagined myself as a a rebel or a wild & crazy guy – I was never going to be Peter Fonda in “Easy Rider.” At the other extreme, I never saw myself watching guys slide forty-seven pound rocks a hundred and fifty feet down the ice to bump the other guys’ rocks off of the button and out of the house.

On the other hand, after the two weeks (or two months, or eight) that I’ve had, sitting on my ass for a couple of hours and doing nothing more mentally complex than watching guys slide forty-seven pound rocks a hundred and fifty feet down the ice to bump the other guys’ rocks off of the button and out of the house is wonderful.

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  1. UK (as opposed to a few weirdos in the Scotland) ‘got’ curling the winter (12 years ago?) when we stayed up all night to watch the magnificent Rhona Martin and her team win the gold. Now all the rounds get BBC coverage during the Olympics, not just a nod to the final (like ski-jumping, which I watch avidly on paid-for Eurosport all winter long).
    I want to know whether teams who understand their opponents language have an advantage – especially (as with USA-SWE) when the Swedes understand their opponents but the USA probably don’t speak Swedish. Then again – the results show otherwise.
    Congratulations!
    Now I must go – the women’s Bronze medal play-off is just starting….

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