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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Apparently curling is kind of big (well, comparatively) in Wisconsin, so some in our home state are a bit defensive about how the sport is perceived:


What do you think of curling? Real sport? Sweeping on ice? Just hilariously weird to watch? Comments?

message 2: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 4034 comments I don't get it. But I promised myself I'd check it out this Olympics because my mom said she got really interested in it last time.

message 3: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11720 comments I like to watch curling, but probably would never want to do it. I'm impressed at how the people with the brooms go backwards down the ice, helping to direct the shot, and never crashing into the stones already in play. How do they do that?

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm from WI, and I don't see it as a sport, anymore than bowling. I did not say that it doesn't take skill because they do. But like broom ball, it does keep people active during the winter.

message 5: by Her (new)

Her Majesty (hermajesty) | 122 comments naaah ..

message 6: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments i don't get it. it's like cricket to me, but with a different wardrobe.

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I like curling, it makes me smile, it's such a strange game, with the brooms and the scrubbing to get the stone to go in the direction they want.
It's quirky. :)

message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments my def of a sport is that there has to be a high prob or chance one may get a tooth chipped.

boxing = sport
rugby = sport
surfing = sport
curling = not so much

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm not sure I go along with your definition Kev, but curling seems more like an activity than a sport.

message 10: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) I love the hell out of curling, believe it or not. I love the fact that it's a sport (yes it is, stop arguing) that doesn't involve feats of strength or endurance; it's the kind of sport that schlubby-looking men can excel in.

Plus, it's all about strategy, and that makes it exciting in its' own way.

message 11: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments like checkers

message 12: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) I was thinking more like chess.

Checkers is too damned easy. Just refrain from moving your pieces in the back row, and sit back as your opponent hurtles forward to their death like Lord Raglan's cavalry. It's like clubbing baby seals.

message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Should Bocce Ball be an Olympic sport too?

message 14: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments no, but paddle ball def should

message 15: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) I think Bocce is an Olympic sport. Seriously.

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

If I can participate in the activity while holding a beer, there is no way it should be considered a sport.

message 17: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments so one could not ski while holding a beer? i used to do that water skiing. i would make the ski vest a few sizes too big and stuff a couple of beers down the front and then get one out while skiing and drink it while holding rope handle with one hand. of course i was not on the giant slalom going 90mph but..

message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Well technically you could run a marathon while holding a beer too, but you get my point.

message 19: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vanc...

this takes a bit of the edge off of the curling is a sport argument

message 20: by Cambridge (new)

Cambridge (hsquare) | 509 comments ::snicker::

message 21: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments [image error]

but curlers do look saucy in their curling uni's

message 22: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17360 comments Mod
Have we talked about the pregnant curler yet?

message 23: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments message 20 sally

message 24: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17360 comments Mod
Oh, sorry. You caught me, I rarely click on links unless I know where they go. Sorry.

But I resent the remark that just because a woman is pregnant and participating that sport is less of a sport because of it.

message 25: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments resentment noted.

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments It's a sport of skill and aim, like archery. Which you could do while pregnant, too.

message 27: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments i saw part of the britain vs sweden curling match yesterday. i think i'm starting to understand how it works, like jeu de boules but with brooms.

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments It's shuffleboard, basically, isn't it?

message 29: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17360 comments Mod
On ice?

message 30: by Kevin (last edited Feb 17, 2010 11:07AM) (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments

maybe i could get into curling

message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Nude curling - I'm liking it!

message 32: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11720 comments Jim wrote: "Nude curling - I'm liking it!"

As a guy, I can appreciate the idea of nude curling for females, but I've seen the positions they get into when delivering the stone & there's no way I'd want my own dangly bits stroking the ice during game play.

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments *hugs Kevin*

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