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This was the most fascinating thing to watch....for about 10 seconds, but once done making fun of the people so serioulsy scratching ice in front of a giant puck, it lost its fun.

 
Really, what does this proove, which countries have the most free time on their hands?
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I'm sure it would be fun to play....if you could drink.  But, it's not much to watch. 

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I couldn't agree with you more... until I played it.  It's a riot to play and the finesse is much harder than it looks.  I used to think the same about golf until I played that... Then it becomes more interesting to watch.
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Just change the words around and Golf is more fun.
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I also caught about 10 sec. of it today.  It appears to be a training plat form for shuffle board.
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This is a sport designed so janitors can say "see... we're athletes too!"

I don't get it either.  Not that it's a sport, but that it was deemed worthy of an Olympic sport.  What next... Olympic checkers?!!!
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And to think, NBC thinks curling is more exciting to watch than the biathalon. Or is it because rifles are involved with skiing in the biathalon, and rifles are BAD?
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It's bowls on ice.
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New sport, chug a beer before it gets to the other end, makes it more exciting.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

New sport, chug a beer before it gets to the other end, makes it more exciting.

they dont show that part on tv, its a sport that shows you dont have to be a world class athlete and be in kick ass shape to win gold.
nothing like drinking beer and throwing scottish rocks across a frozen pond.Cheers
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

New sport, chug a beer before it gets to the other end, makes it more exciting.

they dont show that part on tv, its a sport that shows you dont have to be a world class athlete and be in kick ass shape to win gold.
nothing like drinking beer and throwing scottish rocks across a frozen pond.Cheers
 
Yah, know.. thats exactly how it started out.  The first documented curling rocks brought to the united states are sitting at the bottom of a lake about 20 mins from my house.  Ice got a little thin one winter.
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They should have one called the "Outhouse Dash" A field of twenty fueled up on Mexican cuisine and three outhouses.......Smoking Bandit
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...containing pickle buckets.
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Of course.... What else would it be? Down the Toilet
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I don't think you should be knocking a sport you don't know anything about.  Just because it's not as popular in the U.S. as other countries and both American teams finished dead last in their pools and had no shot at a medal.  It was an olympic sport as far back as the 1920's.  Alot of the seriously dedicated teams are in the gym 6 days a week without a million dollar paycheck waiting for them at home.  But I understand people's ignorance, with the popularity of african handball(basketball) in the U.S. but in many other countries they couldn't give a rats ass about it.
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Why not? Others knock our sports. The Hell with them and their feelings on the subject. We are getting damned tired of having to walk a thin line, when no one else seems to feel the need.
Besides, how long was it before the Canadian Hockey fans were cussing the American team? We will talk all we want, we earned that right by taking the crap from others, when we should just open a case of whoop ass.
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Haha, I'm sure not cussing the American team, I have 3 U.S. players in my olympic draft.  Its amazing how a goalie can make such a difference though.
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One good goalie is a huge advantage, even better when you have good wings as well.
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Originally posted by Teddy Bear Teddy Bear wrote:

I don't think you should be knocking a sport you don't know anything about.  Just because it's not as popular in the U.S. as other countries and both American teams finished dead last in their pools and had no shot at a medal.  It was an olympic sport as far back as the 1920's.  Alot of the seriously dedicated teams are in the gym 6 days a week without a million dollar paycheck waiting for them at home.  But I understand people's ignorance, with the popularity of african handball(basketball) in the U.S. but in many other countries they couldn't give a rats ass about it.
 
I could give a rats ass if we won the gold or not, Fact is it still boring as hell,  What really does all that yelling at the rock acomplish its on ice, bastards gonna slide where you aim it, duh!  Sorry but its not that i dont' understand it, its that I do and its still like, WTF,   But to each his own if you like it more power to you, I don't, good thing about this is we can disagree and both go home happy.
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We could add hooters girls as the curlers!  Now what do you think of the sport?
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Originally posted by scooter65 scooter65 wrote:

We could add hooters girls as the curlers!  Now what do you think of the sport?
 
Still the sport would be boring, the cheerleaders, not so much maybe.
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Originally posted by Average Joe Average Joe wrote:

Now darts is an exciting  sport
Wht the Cencored, Darts, Head Banger....
 
LOL I just kidding I enjoy darts but again only when I am drinking cause I suck at it and drinking makes me not care i just put more holes in the wall from missing the entire dart board.
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I think curling is quite interesting.
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Originally posted by Teddy Bear Teddy Bear wrote:

I don't think you should be knocking a sport you don't know anything about.  Just because it's not as popular in the U.S. as other countries and both American teams finished dead last in their pools and had no shot at a medal.  It was an olympic sport as far back as the 1920's.  Alot of the seriously dedicated teams are in the gym 6 days a week without a million dollar paycheck waiting for them at home.  But I understand people's ignorance, with the popularity of african handball(basketball) in the U.S. but in many other countries they couldn't give a rats ass about it.


Hey, Teddy, I've been sitting at home recovering from surgery, unable to go anywhere, with very little on TV to watch but the Olympics.  I DO understand how the game of curling works, it's a lot like shuffleboard on ice... and I still think it's boring.  I'm entitled to that opinion, just as I'm entitled to like or dislike any sport I wish the same as you.  That's why there's more than 1 flavor of ice cream.  And it has nothing to do with ignorance; it has to do with personal preference and tradition.  I have no interest in soccer either, but in some countries, they live and die (literally) by the sport.  Where I live, hockey isn't a traditional sport either, mainly because I live in a warm climate where kids don't grow up ice skating much.  But at least I can understand the appeal of the game.  Speaking of which, that US vs. Canada hockey game sure was exciting, eh?
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