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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:15 PM
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Is anyone else looking forward to seeing Curling in the Winter Olympics?
It is strangely addicting. :D

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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:18 PM
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1. my husband loves to watch it and is always upset when they show only 5
minutes worth. So this should be good!


I love the Winter Olympics- my favorite!
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:29 PM
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4. Hopefully they will show more.
I think it was wildly popular in 06, so hopefully the popularity will lead to more broadcast time.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 12:25 AM
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12. it wound be a crime since the Os are in Canada, not to show it...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:53 PM
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8. If you can get one of the Canadian channels, you can watch
a lot of it.

I also find it addicting, and would often watch the Canadian channel to see more than the 5 minutes worth they show on US TV.

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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 10:11 PM
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26. NBC owns so many cable channels that on should be devoted to curling
probably MSNBC most likely. Or the weather channel.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:22 PM
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2. Me! It's become my favorite sport of the Winter games.
Luge is a thrill to watch but curling is unlike anything else.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:28 PM
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3. Yep, Luge and bobsledding are fun to watch!
But curling will leave you curling on the edge of your seat!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 12:55 AM
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16. At my house, Luge is called "The Buttslide For Life." (n/t)
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 07:40 PM
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20. LOL!
Good expression for it.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:46 PM
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5. I gotta cousin up Vermont way that curls in Canada.
Who knows? Maybe he made the team!
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:50 PM
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6. I think if there was one Olympic sport I would like to give a try it would be curling.
It looks like it would be a ton of fun.
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phasma ex machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:51 PM
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7. The IOC really ought to give fans what they want by streaming of every venue to the 'net 24X7. nt
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:53 PM
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9. Yes, and I don't know why ...

I will *always* watch curling if I happen to run across it. The problem is of course finding it.

I accidentally happened across what eventually figured out was a very intense match several Olympics ago, and I've been addicted to it ever since. When they publish schedules, it's one of the first things I look for, after which I start trying to find some method of seeing it.

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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:55 PM
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10. Wow! I didn't even realize he was an Olympic athlete!



Or that pie-throwing was a winter sport.

Learn something new every day.











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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-15-09 11:57 PM
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11. Weirdly enough, yes...
I got hooked on watching it the first time i went to Toronto (1997, while playing in a hockey tourney), and am looking forward to getting to watch it again without having to get a satellite dish that picks up Canadian sports channels.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 12:32 AM
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13. I'm an Expat turned Canuck who has become obsessed w/ Curling
Seriously, it's probably my favorite time of the year right now; we just had the Olympic Trials up here in Edmonton (won by Kevin Martin), and the playdowns across the province to become the team that represents Alberta in The Brier is a couple weeks away.

http://www.curlingzone.com

is an excellent resource for Curling info (mostly in Canada, but everywhere else) and some great columns. The CCA has some awesome old Brier Films here, too:

http://www.curling.ca/content/Multimedia/HistoricalBrie...

It's a great game, and overtaken my love of the Big 4 sports in North America.

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 12:40 AM
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14. Watching it is a great cure for insomnia, I hear.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 12:54 AM
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15. Always! I love love LOVE that sport!
Kicks the fuck out of golf any day of the week.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 01:02 AM
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17. I love curling!
I have always preferred the winter Olympics to their summer counterpart, and curling is one of the main attractions, lol.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 02:46 AM
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18. It's not very exciting.
Maybe if they set the stones on fire, or if the players could slam each other up against a wall like in hockey. I don't know why the sweepers don't use some modern convenience like a leaf blower.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 03:19 PM
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19. those are some REAL physical specimens, all right!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 07:54 PM
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21. We have excellent curling facilities where I live, and it was hard to choose between playing hockey
and curling. I'll play hockey until my back can't take it, I guess, then will try curling. I've got a lot of friends who play.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 09:00 PM
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22. I thought it was already an Olympic event.
It gets mocked more than it deserves, but it's really pretty interesting as a game of technique and strategy.

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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 09:04 PM
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23. Hell yeah
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 09:08 PM
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24. And in the summer, they'll make floor waxing a sport
and slide cats
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 09:09 PM
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25. The hell with Curling! I want barrel jumping introduced as a winter Olympic event
Edited on Wed Dec-16-09 09:22 PM by Brother Buzz
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 10:14 PM
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27. Coming from a warm climate I don't understand the how the sport is played.
Explain please.

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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-16-09 10:33 PM
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28. curling is great fun to watch!
I'm definitely looking forward to it :woohoo:
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