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Glen Longino
02-17-2010, 07:37 PM
I tuned in to watch some Olympics on TV. Curling was on.
Five minutes of that high-tension excitement sent me rushing for an extra blood pressure pill.:rolleyes:

Tom Montgomery
02-17-2010, 07:43 PM
I've enjoyed watching the US women's curling team. Or, more accurately, I have enjoyed watching Nicole Joraanstad of the US women's curling team. What a babe!

Glen Longino
02-17-2010, 07:46 PM
Hmmmm!
Maybe I'll take another look!:)

Mrleft8
02-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Unlike turning left at high speed in a pack of SKOL spitting hodads, curling takes some finesse.... It's like bocce and broom hockey got married and had a child...... :D ( I love curling! If I could figure out a way to do it on a beach in the Caribbean I would!)

B_B
02-17-2010, 08:03 PM
( I love curling! If I could figure out a way to do it on a beach in the Caribbean I would!)
ins't that called 'shuffleboard' - it's played by old decrepit guys, so you'd fit right in:D

Tom Montgomery
02-17-2010, 08:05 PM
http://www.usacurl.org/curlingrocks/images/2010olympics/nicole%20joraanstad.jpg. http://assetHs.usoc.org/assets/images/athlete/image/2845/full/nicole_Jooor.jpg

http://www.teammccormick.net/images/Nic-02.gif

Nicole is easy on the eyes.
The team skip, Debbie McCormick, is on the right.

Mrleft8
02-17-2010, 08:05 PM
I think shuffleboard is played on cruiseships......Someplace I hope to never be found.....Even old and decrepit.

BrianW
02-17-2010, 08:12 PM
http://www.teammccormick.net/images/Nic-02.gif

Nicole is easy on the eyes.
The team skip, Debbie McCormick, is on the right.

Either Nicole is tiny, or Debbie has a huge noggin!

purri
02-17-2010, 09:42 PM
I can curl my mo and upper lip pretty well, but not talented enough to do both simultaneously. :D

Captain Intrepid
02-18-2010, 12:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhwjBKaZRAo

Cuyahoga Chuck
02-18-2010, 01:30 AM
Like watchin' paint dry.
Games that originate in the British Isles seem to all have a bizzare cast to them. Well, I do like Hurley because of the occasional violence.

mmd
02-18-2010, 07:50 AM
Just think of curling as golf's cousin from the icy north...

John of Phoenix
02-18-2010, 10:39 AM
My relatives in Manitoba were BIG into curling but I always figured it was just for the beer and bs, not there's anything at all wrong with that, but it's kind of an interesting sport. Lots of strategy and finesse.

I don’t quite understand the scoring. I thought it was the stone closest to the center got the point. How can there multiple points?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-18-2010, 10:42 AM
My relatives in Manitoba were BIG into curling but I always figured it was just for the beer and bs, not there's anything at all wrong with that, but it's kind of an interesting sport. Lots of strategy and finesse.

I don’t quite understand the scoring. I thought it was the stone closest to the center got the point. How can there multiple points?

It's scored the same as bowls - green, crown or carpet - excepting that only stones "in the house" count.

If the team who own the stone nearest the centre of the house also own the next nearest then - two points - and mutatis mutandis onwards to a theoretical maximum of eight!


N.B. in Bowls there is no house and the jack is used to define "centre".

John of Phoenix
02-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Up to eight! Thanks. Now I get it.

JimD
02-18-2010, 12:12 PM
I like curling.

John of Phoenix
02-18-2010, 05:50 PM
Check this out. http://www.curlingbasics.com/

Glen, better take another pill; it's downright titillating.

Glen Longino
02-18-2010, 06:40 PM
Check this out. http://www.curlingbasics.com/

Glen, better take another pill; it's downright titillating.

Thanks, John, that was very informative.
But you're right, half way through those videos I was getting short of breath and could feel my arm going numb. :)

Bob Triggs
02-18-2010, 09:07 PM
Kerlin yah say?!... I got yer Kurlin fer yah right here!:

www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb3579044.htm (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/02/prweb3579044.htm)

LeeG
02-18-2010, 09:19 PM
Kodak and Hurry Hard condoms are sponsors

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/curling/news/newsid=21475.html

USA Curling and longtime sponsor Kodiak Technology Group have teamed up to sell Hurry Hard condoms, hoping the increased interest in Olympic sports before the Vancouver Games will help raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Proceeds will be split between USA Curling and Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services.

"Hurry hard'' is a curling term, and the logo features a cartoon of a smiling curling stone on a house.

Three Cedars
02-18-2010, 09:38 PM
Curling is/was a cultural tradition across much of Canada especially the prairie provinces . In the days before tv , it was a way for people to get together and help the long winter pass. My grandfather used to make ice for the local curling rink, it was indoors but unheated so inside temperature was similar to outside.

I can see how it is a mystifying game to people that have never played it but then some people watch baseball or bowling ;)

Captain Intrepid
02-19-2010, 12:02 AM
Some people say Curling is a sport of inches. Curlers reply "Inches? If only we had inches." Canada is playing France in mens curling right now, and the Canadian skip missed a shot by less than a centimetre, taking out his own stone as opposed to the French one.

Also, I watched a bunch of the Scotties (the premier woman's curling comp in Canada) and if you want a bunch of real pretty women (real meaning both authentic and extremely) you can't go wrong with curlers.