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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!
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