Skip to comments.WATCH: Sochi answers: Why do curlers scream?
Posted on 02/17/2014 9:55:32 AM PST by Nachum
Is that a bar fight? A Nascar race? An unusually aggressive pep rally? No Its Olympic curling! And there is screaming. So much screaming. Why? Well, its simply how teammates communicate with each other as they guide the stones, sweep by sweep, to the bulls-eye.
But, for some, that's not immediately apparent:
How do people understand curling? Like actually... What is it? Why are they screaming? Are those swiffers? Aren't they cold in tshirts? Jennie McGowan (@jenniemac44) February 16, 2014
To understand the method behind the mayhem, one must first know the rules of curling. For starters, players aim to direct heavy, granite stones across a sheet of textured ice toward a target area called the house. (Consider curling a distant cousin of shuffleboard.) Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding the stones also called rocks toward the target. Each team has eight stones per end, which is curling's version of, say, a baseball inning. There are 10 ends in a tournament-style game.
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Yep. Now I understand curling. Not.
Well, if your rocks were sliding along on bare ice what would you do?
to wake up the audience?
It’s a great sport, that one rule of the last team that got scored on getting last shot adds a lot of great strategy to the game.
Get your rocks off?
Because they are wound too tight. Duh!
Curling is the devil’s work.
The Russian Women’s team got me hooked on Sunday.
Now, most of them involve balls of some sort.....big balls, little balls, round balls, oval balls, brown balls, white balls....
Need I say more??
What is the point of 1/2 these winter games, i will never understand...
The only reason I can find that curling is included in the winter olympics is that they are desperate to fill the time and look to winter shuffleboard. Why do they scream? Because they can.
Curling.... hmmm... I just don’t ... nah. Never mind...
To me, Curling will ALWAYS be the as shown in “Help!” with the Beatles... and that’s that.
“Ticket To Ride”... one of the most excellent songs ever written.
I owe you a “k.”
Her Face looks like Charles Krauthammer
no one knows?
Something better to do besides get cabin fever.
And we have a winner!
Is that “Flo” from the Progressive Insurance commercials?
Yeah, face it, we’re watching cause they have cute babes, not because we care how deep into a target anyone can slide a rock.
Curling is an affirmative action olympic sport allowing fat and or out of shape people a place in the Olympics.
...a form of body English....amusing.
Because they tried out for other sports and wound up on the curling team.
Ding ding ding ding ding!
Poor Flo. Likeable lady who got a job at an insurance company owned by an elitist socialist crony capitalist scum.
I dunno who the picture is of. Looks a bit like her.
Have a Canadian friend. He said THE best places to go are curling bars. he said it’s like a pool hall but with curling. he said when the beer flows awhile, the place goes absolutely berserk. He’s sent me a vid or two. It’s pretty dang funny.
better yet- why is curling an Olympic “sport”???
Why won't NBS broadcast men's or women's Biathalon? Even when it is on the schedule, they broadcast Curling or just about anything else they can besides a sport that uses a gun. Really? What the hell are they afraid of?
I have tried DVR'ing Biathalon 3 times...sometimes in the wee hours EST but all 3 times, they have gone off their schedule and broadcast something else. I know the men's 15k was pushed back due to fog but NBC never re-broadcast it.
It's p!$$!ing me off.
I have seen the Biathalon in cable listings. It was either USA Network or NBCSN, I think.
The over-the-air NBC appears to be all about ice dancing.
Do the girls in these Canadian curling bars look anything like the Russian Women’s Curling Team?
Cause if so I’m on the next flight to Saskatoon.
because people will watch it (see reasons above)
RE Progressive: Yeah, they’re not hiding it, for sure.
RE Flo: Funny character. Like the Geico caveman or the Budweiser lizard series form the 90s. Memorable advertisements.
I think that is a wonderful analogy
I'm waiting for four man bobsled/biathlon. Instead of just sitting there give the two guys in the middle a rifle and have them shoot at targets on the way down.
Its HAMMER time.
Sure looks like Flo, especially the eyes. Upturned at the corners.
LOL, that opens up a fun topic: What other hybrid sports would you like to see?
- Finnish Dwarf Curling
US women curlers are babes....
looks like your tagline sez that Obama is greater than or equal to fredo smart. wouldn’t that be less than or equal to
do you have that backwards or am I reading it wrong??
My favorite ball game is with M2 BALL and M193 Ball.
The usual NBC Fag Fare.
Now THAT is funny.
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