Monday, February 22, 2010

You need stones to play this game.

If the USA can't win the women's curling gold (and I suspect they cannot) then I'd find myself rooting for the host Canadians to do it. In fact, there's a pretty good chance that Canada's men's and women's teams will win gold this year.
Most of the reason that the Canadian women's team could win rests on Cheryl Bernard, their skip. She's hot in more ways than one, and yes, I'm writing about curling again.
Bernard's profession is listed as "curler/author." She co-wrote Between the Sheets: Creating Curling Champions, a curling book with Guy Scholz, currently ranked 14,486 on, seriously behind where the Canadian women's curling team is ranked.
I know, it's strange that I'm spending my evenings watching curling matches on TV. What is odd is that there are a lot of sports being shown over these two Olympic weeks, and none of them has captivated me as much as the curling. I'm not a skier, I can't skate and I have no interest in hockey or snowboardcross or those other X-games imports that have infested the games. There is something thoughtful and interesting about curling that I find intriguing, and the fact that women can play it on a par with men makes it even more appealing. Call me strange. Oh, you already do?
Ice dancing? Feh. It's Dancing with the Stars without the stars. The games that wind up on prime time TV are the ones that appeal to our short attention span or some judged event that the participants can whine about later. Judging is for sissies. Play a game and keep score.


Kcoz said...

I found myself watching this sport a few times night I looked up the rules on the Internet, I had to know what the heck they were doing. Those are real stones they slide down the Ice and not just any stone...a special Granite!
It appears the Scotti's have been doing it the longest.

Proves how competitive the human species really is...what would cause two guys (probably cavemen) to make a game out of sliding rocks on the Ice???


Anthony said...

I'm torn over how involved to get in this curling thing. After this week it pretty much goes away for 4 more years. I don't know of a lot of TV coverage.

One of the commentators was saying last night that they are running out of the granite they use for the stones. I'd guess they'll have some synthetic to use by the time they run out. The guy thought it might be only about 20 or 30 years.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Yes, she is hot.