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  • Vanity: Dear CNBC, you suck and CURLING just pawned you!!!

    02/19/2014 5:13:15 PM PST · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Kolath | 02/19/2014 | Kolath
    FaceBook (USA Curling) ‪#‎curling‬ on CNBC between 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday had 2.6 million viewers. Highest ratings ever for a show on CNBC. ‪#‎rockinit‬ Go suck it CNBC!!! And while you're at it tell your homies at MSNBC they suck too. They can "lean forward" over the rock and do a face plant (ala Russian Team Captain)
  • WATCH: Sochi answers: Why do curlers scream?

    02/17/2014 9:55:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/17/14 | Danielle Paquette
    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...
  • Vote now & make ESPN liberals SQUAWK! Vote for Erika Brown to hold the US flag at Sochi (vanity)

    01/29/2014 5:46:33 PM PST · by Kolath · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/29/2014 | ak267
    NBC is running a poll on who should carry the US flag at the Sochi Winter Games. Lets make the liberals at ESPN squawk and elect a CURLER to bear the US flag!!!! Vote here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/vote-who-should-be-flag-bearer-united-states
  • US Women's Curling Team (Sochi Olympics) "What does a skip say?"

    01/01/2014 2:43:42 PM PST · by Kolath · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/1/14 | Terry Kolsar
    USA's women's 2014 Olympic team members Erika Brown, Debbie McCormick, Jessica Schultz, Ann Swisshelm, & Allison Pottinger made a spoof video of the YouTube viral hit, "What does the fox say" by changing it to "What the skip say." The skip in curling is the captain and often is known for intense yelling to his/her sweepers. Words most often used include hurry, hard, whoa, right off, yes, yep. The video was shot in Scotland and created by Matt Gamboa for USA Curling.
  • NBC Sports set to air four games live from 2013 National Curling Championships (Feb 15-16)

    01/12/2013 8:12:08 PM PST · by Kolath · 16 replies
    USA Curling ^ | 01/12/2012 | Terry Kolesar
    STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Twelve hours of live playoff action from the 2013 USA Curling National Championships presented by Brooms Up Curling Supplies will be broadcast on Universal Sports and NBC Sports Network. On Friday, Feb. 15, Universal Sports will air both the women's semifinal and the men's semifinal games live. The women's game is set for 3 p.m. ET with the men's game following at 9 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Feb. 16, the championship finals take center stage. NBC Sports Network will air the women's gold-medal match at 10 a.m. ET followed by the men's gold-medal final at 4...
  • Vanity: Battle of the babes!!! Scotland vs Russia (2012 European Curling Championships)

    12/13/2012 5:30:21 PM PST · by Kolath · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/13/2012 | Kolath
    Last draw of the round robin at the 2012 European Curling Championships. Some of the hottest curling (and curlers) you'll ever see. ....oh yeah, great curling too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r7i-lIBpfM
  • 2012 US Curling Championships (live streamed via the internet) Feb 11-18

    02/09/2012 7:03:52 PM PST · by ak267 · 11 replies
    USA Curling ^ | 2-9-2010 | Terry Kolsar
    Curling Nationals sweep into Philly The 2012 USA Curling National Championships kick off Saturday afternoon at IceWorks Skating Complex. Twenty-one of the top men's and women's curling teams in the U.S. will take the ice beginning Saturday morning with pre-competition practice. The opening ceremonies are slated for 2:30 p.m. Saturday. This is the first time that the Nationals have been hosted in the Philadelphia area and first time since 2007 that the event is being hosted on the east coast. The 10 women's and 11 men's teams will compete in a round robin with the top four teams advancing to...
  • Hey Keith, how does it feel to be curling's [expletive deleted by Mod]

    02/28/2010 8:54:12 PM PST · by ak267 · 11 replies · 965+ views
    jedeckert.com ^ | 2/28/2010 | ak267
    (((Chaos at MSNBC))) While the Olympics continue in Vancouver, were hearing that things continue to fall apart at The Place for Politics. Despite having Olympic lead-ins to their prime-time line-up, ratings continue to be abysmal. Keith the Stalker has not been able to get out of his ratings slump for almost a year, and his bizarre personal behavior has begun to worry some NBC execs. Nobody knows when or if he will actually even show up to host his own show for one thing.
  • Curling Bigwig throws Olympic Teams Under The Bus

    02/23/2010 7:39:31 PM PST · by ak267 · 14 replies · 628+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/23/2010 | ak267
    Canada beat the U.S. in curling Monday, officially killing the American team's hopes of making the medal podium in a second straight Games. The news came as little surprise to many peopleleast of all the U.S. Curling team. "We never really got on one path," says Rick Patzke, the chief operating officer for USA Curling, who said there was never any cohesive plan in place to win and that the training ahead of these Games was essentially a write-off. "There wasn't total buy-in," he says. By the time the Olympics came around, Mr. Patzke adds, USA Curling was resigned to...
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • SCIENTIST VANISHES WITHOUT TRACE [Chalk River Nuclear Facility, Canada]

    02/21/2010 3:14:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 58 replies · 2,396+ views
    NOTE: Photo included. SNIPPET: "On Jan. 18, Lachlan Cranswick left the Chalk River nuclear facility, where he worked, and took a bus to Deep River, the small town on the Ottawa River where he lived. The 41-year-old physicist, whose job entailed running experiments for the National Research Council, had just finished some work for a researcher overseas and left his findings on his desk, to be mailed later. Sometime that night or the next morning, he took his garbage bins outside for pickup. Then, he vanished without a trace. When he didn't show up for work for several days and...
  • Canada Curling Team Member Just Third Pregnant Athlete in Olympics History

    02/18/2010 9:02:06 AM PST · by julieee · 10 replies · 866+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 18, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Canada Curling Team Member Just Third Pregnant Athlete in Olympics History Vancouver, Canada -- The Winter Olympics isn't typically a place where pregnant women are involved in competitions, but the 2010 games in Vancouver is an exception. Kristie Moore, an alternate on the Team Canada curing team, is just the third pregnant athlete to compete in the modern-era Olympics. http://www.LifeNews.com/int1466.html
  • Curling Condoms (Hurry Hard!!!)

    12/08/2009 2:18:06 PM PST · by ak267 · 9 replies · 754+ views
    Canada Views ^ | 12-08-2009 | ak267
    Members of the curling community are excited about a joint fundraising program between United States Curling Association and Central Coast HIV/AIDS. With the help of the curling teams sponsor, Kodiak Technology Group, they will sell Hurry Hard condoms. Hurry Hard! is part of the curling vocabulary. The condoms logo will feature a smiling curling stone on a house. The condoms will be sold leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games in British Columbia, Canada.
  • CBC sweeps up Men with Brooms pilot (curling vanity)

    09/03/2009 9:40:03 PM PDT · by ak267 · 2 replies · 305+ views
    CBC ^ | 09-03-2009 | ak267
    The popular 2002 movie Men With Brooms is coming to the CBC as a sitcom pilot. The pubcaster has given the production order to E1 Television and Serendipity Point Films for a pilot episode to loosely follow Paul Gross' curling comedy and directorial debut. The film racked up $4.2 million on theatrical release, portraying a reunited curling team overcoming personal struggles to capture a national trophy for their late coach. The offbeat comedy starred Gross, Leslie Nielsen, Kari Matchett, Molly Parker and Polly Shannon. "Men with Brooms is a known entity, and it's nice to build on that. It did...
  • The stone heard around the world...China wins curling gold

    03/29/2009 7:39:21 AM PDT · by ak267 · 16 replies · 753+ views
    China makes history, claims world curling gold Source: WCF Press Release (Mar 29, 2009) -- New era of curling confirmed as Vancouver 2010 looms GANGNEUNG, Korea -- Ten years ago, Bingyu Wang of China didn't know what a curling stone was. Sunday afternoon in Gangneung, Korea she and her teammates defeated the two-time world and 2006 Olympic champions from Sweden to capture the Mount Titlis World Women's Curling Championship 2009. Winners of 11 straight games coming in to the final, the squad from Harbin exchanged misses with Anette Norberg's Swedish foursome over the first few ends, swapping single points as...
  • Any "curlers" out there?

    09/14/2008 9:07:10 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies · 235+ views
    Any curlers out there?
  • Streaker Runs Across Ice in Curling Match

    02/24/2006 8:32:44 PM PST · by redheadtoo · 36 replies · 1,032+ views
    Streaker Runs Across Ice in Curling Match Feb 24 7:07 PM US/Eastern PINEROLO, Italy The men's bronze medal match Friday was interrupted by a streaker. Midway through the United States' 8-6 win over Britain, a man wearing what appeared to be a strategically placed rubber chicken ran onto one of the covered sheets of ice not being used in that session. He danced around for a bit but never tried to approach any of the players. Curlers probably feel a little safer than most athletes _ it's hard for intruders to run across ice, especially if they're naked. John Shuster...
  • Curling: Nude Curling Calendar Creating Stir

    02/18/2006 2:27:51 PM PST · by llevrok · 49 replies · 16,037+ views
    CBC Network ^ | 2/16/06 | CBC Network
    Last Updated: Tue Nov 22 17:09:33 EST 2005 CBC Sports Women's curling will be getting more attention in the coming weeks, but not in a way that many expect. A new international calendar features nude and scantily clad female curlers. The idea came from Ana Arce, a photographer who skipped three seasons for the Andorran women but has since moved to Spain. "I think it's going to change the image of the sport which is not so nice," Arce, who also poses in the calendar, told The Canadian Press. "I've been playing for eight years and there are so many...
  • USA Vs. Canada Curling Live Thread - Now on NBC!

    12/10/2005 1:39:39 PM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 21 replies · 335+ views
    Check out NBC for curling.
  • ESPN To Cut Back Baseball/Hockey (More Original Programming,Less Sports)

    06/22/2005 9:55:22 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 64 replies · 1,518+ views
    Variety ^ | 6-22-05 | John Dempsey
    ESPN gets less sports-centered Cabler to broaden its field with more series, telepix By JOHN DEMPSEY Less hockey and baseball. More original movies and series. That's one big equation on the mind of Mark Shapiro, executive VP of programming and production for ESPN, who's gung ho about broadening the audience for ESPN by reaching beyond the stereotypical potbellied sports nut, stretched out in his undershirt on a Barcalounger with a can of beer in one hand and a remote in the other. ESPN and ESPN2 aimed the National Hockey League games it carried from 1999 through 2004 squarely at this...
  • Canada's Jones opens World Women's Curling Championship with two victories

    03/20/2005 2:44:47 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 5 replies · 1,687+ views
    Saskatoon Star Phoenix ^ | March 20, 2005 | Donna Spencer
    Team Canada skip Jennifer Jones directs the sweep at the World Women's Curling Championship in Paisley, Scotland on Saturday. (CP/Andrew Vaughan) PAISLEY, Scotland (CP) - Canada's Jennifer Jones played two games as different as night and day to open the World Women's Curling Championship on Saturday - and won them both. Her Winnipeg team cruised to 9-2 win over Finland's Kirsi Nykanen on near-perfect ice conditions at night after grinding out a 6-5 extra-end victory over Switzerland's Mirjam Ott on ice so frosty that sweepers Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer and Cathy Gauthier joked about needing shovels to get the...
  • No exceptions to anti-doping rules, even in curling

    01/30/2005 6:25:15 AM PST · by xp38 · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Canoe Sports ^ | January 28 2005 | Nancy Armour
    (AP) - Curling has officially hit the big time in Olympic sports. The curlers don't have a fat TV contract yet, and Nike isn't trotting out ads featuring them and their brooms. But seven years after making its debut as a medal sport at the Nagano Olympics, curling has what's become a rite of passage these days: its first doping violation. Now put the stones and brooms down, it's not quite what it sounds. Mitchell Marks, a promising young curler, was suspended for two years because he refused to take an out-of-competition drug test in October, an automatic violation. But...
  • Easter curling broadcast in U.S. sweeps away the competition [not from the Onion]

    04/25/2003 7:20:44 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 6 replies · 405+ views
    A question: Which sports broadcast drew the largest American television audience on Easter Sunday? A PGA Tour special on CBS or an Arena Football League game on NBC?The answer: Neither. A one-hour NBC telecast, tape delayed by a week, of the world curling championships earned a 1.2 rating (about 1.2 million U.S. households). That was higher than arena football (.9) and the PGA special (1). "Easter Sunday is always a tough day to get an audience," said Jon Miller, vice-president of programming for NBC Sports. "But curling did well. I was impressed."The curling show, which featured three Canadian broadcasters,...