Monday, February 22, 2010

Dope or Nope

The Winter Olympics are here and have enthralled this nation (and me) more than I thought it would. I've watched snowboarding, ski jumping, the biathalon, the slalom, luge, and hockey. But, it seems that curling has taken the Olympics by storm this year. It's been featured on NBC on a regular basis, and has been the subject of many sports highlight shows.

And you know what? I'm loving it. I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's because it looks like an easy sport ... you know, the one you can play whilst drinking a beer. Maybe it's because it reminds me of that game "shuffleboard" that's played at the bar.

Whatever the reason, it seems that I become a curling expert every 4 years ... right around this time of year. Sure, I ignore it for the remainder of the time (much like most people in the U.S. ignore soccer in non World-Cup years).

I do have some questions, though ... for instance, when does one realize he or she wants to be a curler? Or, how does one train to become a curler? How is a future curler "discovered?" Do curlers receive rock-star status? I'm just askin'.

Anyway ... dope or nope ... Olympic Curling?

10 comments:

El Pad said...

dope

Four Dinners said...

Not you as well!!! Has the entire world gone insane???

Curling is like watching the grass grow...except there isn't any...

Ink and Stone said...

Curling is about as interesting as golf, which isn't saying much.

The Olympics need to add party games to their line-up. Olympic beer pong!

Heff said...

Nope.

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sirgeb said...

it's the best. Not to actively watch like football, but to passively watch, like baseball.

Sandi said...

Curling--Nope

Lisa said...

if you have your own curling stick, is it called a curling iron? i dunno, but i'd try it.

-B- said...

I'd have to say Nope, but I realized that while working on the computer one night, I left it on for over an hour - and was kind of interested in seeing Canada knock all the other teams rocks out again and again - didn't know what was happening, but those guys were good!

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