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Old 02-23-2006, 03:42 PM   #41
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Martha....I'm with you on watching woman's curling. I've enjoyed watching it.
I'm still trying to figure out the rules and scoring..just by watching it. I think it's harder than it looks.
I first watched curling in 2002 and didn't really get too into it. This year, I made it a point to catch the US Women's team mostly due to the hottieness of certain players. Unfortunately they didn't medal, but at least they look better than the Canadian contingent!

I read an article that was bemoaning the Canadian team's lack of medals in curling. The story said that Canada has 1 million curlers, or 94% of the world's curlers!
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Re: Curling in the Olympics
Old 02-23-2006, 05:10 PM   #42
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The scoring is based on who has the most stones closest to the middle of the "target".* Complications come from guarding, bumping and when and if you can bump or take out another team's stones.
What do they do in the summer?* Shuffleboard?

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Hey, Dan, you forgot the rest of the story, and it's for a good cause too!

http://www.thecurlingnews.com/calendar.html (definitely not workplace safe)
http://www.badjocks.com/archive/2005/oct3005.htm (not much better)
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Wanderalot, the Canadian Women won the Bronze Medal, the men are playing for the Gold.

Canada has won 18 Medals, 14 have been won by the Women, Klassen , a Mennonite , has won 4.

I am not upset we did not win Gold in Hockey, i think t is great other countries have taken our game to Higher levels.

2010 the Games are in Vancouver, you Yanks should try to make it.

One story you did not get down South , a Jamaican , inspired by the John Candy Movie, Cool Running, about the Jamaican Bob Sled Team, took Canadian Citizenship, won Gold.

This kid makes Jimmy Browne look small, NFL should grab him, he could mow through any lineman.
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What do they do in the summer? Shuffleboard?
Hey, Dan, you forgot the rest of the story, and it's for a good cause too!

http://www.thecurlingnews.com/calendar.html (definitely not workplace safe)
http://www.badjocks.com/archive/2005/oct3005.htm (not much better)
Wow Nords. Curling sure looks like a sexy sport game to me... And then there's the Apre-curling cuddlying in the sauna...
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The rules of curling sound a lot like those of "bowls".. I didn't even know this sport existed until I saw my husband watching it on Sky Sport here in Europe. Same idea: 2 players have the same number of heavy ovoid balls that they roll to try to get closest to the target. There's a billiard-like strategy of trajectory (which is wierd due to the balls' not being perfectly round) and also bumping the opponent out OR trying to jam him up so his next shot is more difficult..

Maybe curling evolved from people wanting to play bowls in the winter?

Sky Sport also broadcasts snooker for hours on end. It's amusing to hear the Italian announcers try to prounouce "boooewwlls" and "snnooookerrr" and all the Anglo-Saxon names of the players.

Both of these are actually rather relaxing to watch. Way better than golf, though that may not be saying much... It's also nice to watch sports/games that are not heavily sponsored and hyped; it's like a window into an older, calmer world.

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Good Luck to the US, it looks like they will win Bronze, Canada plays for Gold.

Schools in Newfoundland will be closed for half day so that the kids can see their home Town Lads play.

How can you say anything bad about a place where Towns are called Conception Bay and Come By Chance
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Or in Minnesota, where Climax is near Embarrass.
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As long as we are going there: Intercourse, PA is right up the road from Blue Balls.

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Canada wins Gold.
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Canada wins Gold.
Congratulations! The Finns just gave up.
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That'l teach the Finns to win the Gold Medal for Hockey.

My S in L is a Finn, three nieces born there, really neat people, they know how to party, just don't go drinking with them.
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Are we talking about a sport or what constitutes an athelete?* Those aren't the same.* * I might call bowling a sport, but someone who bowls is no athelete.* * Some of the best bowlers were beer-gutted, pig looking dudes that probably couldnt run 100 yards before falling over.

Michael Jordan is an athelete.

If fishing is a sport, I am an athelete. Curling is our favorite olympic sport. We watch curling on tv when it isn't in the olympics too.
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Half the winter olympics events are arguably not "sports".* Snowboarding?*
If you think snowbaording isn't a sport, you clearly have never been on one.

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If you think snowbaording isn't a sport, you clearly have never been on one.
I was being facetious. Of course, all you do is strap yourself to a board and point it downhill. Gravity does the rest.

Snowboarding was the "coolest" sport I saw in the olympics. It was the only sport that caught my interest for longer than 2 minutes.



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I was being facetious.* Of course, all you do is strap yourself to a board and point it downhill.* Gravity does the rest.
Except for all the parts at the edges of the half-pipe where they're apparently violating its law.

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Snowboarding was the "coolest" sport I saw in the olympics. It was the only sport that caught my interest for longer than 2 minutes.
It's about the only thing that makes me want to participate in winter again. Someday. Not today, but someday.
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