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WATCH: Sochi answers: Why do curlers scream?
Yahoo ^ | 2/17/14 | Danielle Paquette

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 — It’s Olympic curling! And there is screaming. So much screaming. Why? Well, it’s 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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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: curlers; curling; scream; sochi
Vid at link.

Yep. Now I understand curling. Not.

1 posted on 02/17/2014 9:55:32 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Well, if your rocks were sliding along on bare ice what would you do?


2 posted on 02/17/2014 9:57:12 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Nachum

to wake up the audience?


3 posted on 02/17/2014 9:57:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

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.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 9:57:41 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: N. Theknow

Get your rocks off?


5 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:13 AM PST by DManA
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To: Nachum
Why do curlers scream?

Because they are wound too tight. Duh!

6 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:30 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Nachum

Curling is the devil’s work.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 9:58:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

The Russian Women’s team got me hooked on Sunday.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 9:59:30 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Nachum
This is all you need to now about Curling -


9 posted on 02/17/2014 9:59:47 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Nachum
Men come up with the silliest games.

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??

10 posted on 02/17/2014 10:01:21 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

What is the point of 1/2 these winter games, i will never understand...


11 posted on 02/17/2014 10:02:54 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 10:03:08 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Nachum

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.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 10:03:22 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Nachum

Soorry.

I owe you a “k.”


14 posted on 02/17/2014 10:05:14 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Her Face looks like Charles Krauthammer


15 posted on 02/17/2014 10:06:24 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Nachum
Why do curlers scream?

no one knows?

17 posted on 02/17/2014 10:06:53 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GraceG
What is the point of 1/2 these winter games, i will never understand...

Something better to do besides get cabin fever.

18 posted on 02/17/2014 10:08:10 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Nachum
I prefer the Olympic hybrid sports:

 photo dwarf_curling.jpg

19 posted on 02/17/2014 10:09:24 AM PST by mikrofon (Curling == Canajun Ice Shuffleboard)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And we have a winner!


20 posted on 02/17/2014 10:10:25 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Vaquero

Is that “Flo” from the Progressive Insurance commercials?


21 posted on 02/17/2014 10:10:59 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ilgipper
The Russian Women’s team got me hooked on Sunday.

Yes, an extremely attractive quartet of young ladies. Sadly they were eliminated this morning by Britain (which had a couple of cute Scottish girls on the roster).

South Korea also had a very attractive team. I had heard good things about the Swedes, but never tuned in while they were on.


22 posted on 02/17/2014 10:11:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ealgeone

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.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 10:12:24 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

Curling is an affirmative action olympic sport allowing fat and or out of shape people a place in the Olympics.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 10:15:36 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Nachum

...a form of body English....amusing.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 10:17:16 AM PST by yoe
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To: Nachum
Why do curlers scream?

Because they tried out for other sports and wound up on the curling team.

26 posted on 02/17/2014 10:23:27 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Ding ding ding ding ding!


27 posted on 02/17/2014 10:25:18 AM PST by polymuser
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To: NFHale

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.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 10:27:25 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Nachum

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.


29 posted on 02/17/2014 10:28:18 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Nachum

better yet- why is curling an Olympic “sport”???


30 posted on 02/17/2014 10:28:49 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Nachum
My Sochi Olympics question is about another 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.

31 posted on 02/17/2014 10:32:45 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 10:34:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RIghtwardHo

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.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 10:36:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: God luvs America

because people will watch it (see reasons above)


34 posted on 02/17/2014 10:36:30 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Vaquero

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.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 10:40:06 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
we care how deep into a target anyone can slide a rock.

I think that is a wonderful analogy

36 posted on 02/17/2014 10:44:00 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: mikrofon
I prefer the Olympic hybrid sports

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.

37 posted on 02/17/2014 11:00:39 AM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: discostu

Its HAMMER time.


38 posted on 02/17/2014 11:06:42 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Vaquero

Sure looks like Flo, especially the eyes. Upturned at the corners.


39 posted on 02/17/2014 11:09:49 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: MAexile

LOL, that opens up a fun topic: What other hybrid sports would you like to see?

- Finnish Dwarf Curling
- Bobiathlon
- ???


40 posted on 02/17/2014 11:22:03 AM PST by mikrofon (Olympic BUMP)
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To: Nachum

US women curlers are babes....


41 posted on 02/17/2014 11:43:28 AM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

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??


42 posted on 02/17/2014 1:05:30 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sacajaweau

My favorite ball game is with M2 BALL and M193 Ball.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 1:25:19 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The over-the-air NBC appears to be all about ice dancing.

The usual NBC Fag Fare.

44 posted on 02/17/2014 1:32:21 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: stylin19a
They've totally bastardized the sport. Here is how it is supposed to be played. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evNi4_2qHPY&feature=player_embedded
45 posted on 02/17/2014 1:35:52 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: N. Theknow

Now THAT is funny.


46 posted on 02/17/2014 1:47:35 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Vaquero
it's suppose to be a pointer.
47 posted on 02/17/2014 4:47:23 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

Gotcha


48 posted on 02/17/2014 5:25:35 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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