Curling? Who knew?

I’ve become a fan of this sport, and not just because Canada won the gold and I’m married to a Canadian. I love the combination of grace, finesse, and strategy. And I’m all for a sport where a working knowledge of geometry and a middle-aged bald man can lead a team to victory.

I do think the Norwegians should have been disqualified for the pants. They looked like jester pants, or pajamas, or the backs of a deck of cards.

And what was up with the bouquets? Kale? Leaf lettuce? I mean, I know the Olympics are being held in Canada, in February, but couldn’t they have at least trucked in some carnations or something?

In a not-wholly-unrelated story; when did arm-flailing supplant artistic expression in (men’s) figure skating?

2 Responses to “Curling? Who knew?”

  1. 1 guardo
    March 2, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Very good. And the pants are just unbelievable. It’s remarkable that they could get up and put them on seventeen days in a row without suffering some sort of damage–to their psyches, to their eyes!

  2. 2 guardo
    March 2, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Kevin Martin may be middle-aged and bald, but note what great shape that team is in–particularly John Morris. He looks like he could medal in wrestling as well as curling.

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