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02-12-2014 01:54 AM

Ok, who’s from curling country. I love to watch it, but i hate to see the US do so poorly at it. I do understand that with teams like China the players have no other job but to curl all day, while our teams have full time jobs and are raising families. Maybe we need to improve our relations with Canada and learn more from them. Oh well, I’ll keep watching either way.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.


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#1 posted 02-12-2014 02:24 AM

That is the strangest sport I have ever seen!

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 02:38 AM

I’ve never played but I want to. I’m guessing they don’t have it in Oklahoma either.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 03:06 AM

+1 for curling. I would vote to delete the summer games altogether and have the winter games every two years.
All the winter sports are more exciting and actually interesting for me.

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 03:27 AM

Bill M, Hard to believe but they are having a curling demonstration in Tulsa this weekend!

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 05:41 PM

Professional curlers from China aka housekeepers/janitors/custodians.
Maybe the U.S. should look in that direction for talent.

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 07:35 PM

Whenever I watch curling, I have an uncontrollable urge to sweep up my shop..really fast and furiously..in a straight line…

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 07:57 PM

Bill, I would definitely like to see winter every two years and I do like the winter sports better, but there are some things that I like in the summer. By the way I’m a skier, hockey player and wanna be curler.

Andy, is that at the state fairground? I used to go there for flyball with my dogs.

Murch, maybe.

Brad, that’s funny. Though I rarely get the urge to sweep up my shop.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 08:08 PM

Bill M, Not sure where. My wife just told me they were doing a demo as we are always laughing about that “sport”.

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#9 posted 02-12-2014 09:05 PM

Curling is a lot easier to understand than Cricket and IMO more fun to watch.
I wonder if the curlers have pet stones or if they carry their own stones home in a bag like bowlers?

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#10 posted 02-12-2014 09:30 PM

From what I’ve read, curling stones are very expensive and not easy to come by. They are all cut from some quarry in Scotland. It’s the only granite strong enough to keep from breaking when hit by another one. When somewhere like Tulsa OK wants to have a demo, they are on loan from somewhere else. I’ve also read where people will make their own from concrete, but they don’t last very long.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#11 posted 02-13-2014 12:37 AM

There is an indoor curling club here in Wauwatosa, (a suburb of Milwaukee). I know there used to be a group that would curl on a pond just south of town. Outside ice would have to be shoveled and would also be rougher.

BJ

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#12 posted 02-13-2014 01:16 AM

Jeez… the wife watches ‘the Tournament of Champions, and the Manitoba team with local star Jennifer Jones just defeated all other Canadian women’s teams to represent Canada in the Olympics.. We have outdoor playing surfaces on the Red River where people will play even if it’s -30 outside!!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#13 posted 02-13-2014 01:20 AM

I wish my wife would let me wear the same pants that the Norwegians wear.

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#14 posted 02-13-2014 01:27 AM

Madts: When the Norwegians came to Canada to play, the airline lost their luggage. What they wore was simply men’s PJ bottoms that they bought at Wal-Mart, and it was an instant hit. It became their ‘uniform’ of choice!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#15 posted 02-13-2014 01:27 AM

Those are some great pants. Curling at -30, that sounds fun. I bet they don’t wear the tight stretchy pants for that.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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