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Old 02-13-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Interesting as usual this year. Really enjoyed watching the gals play hockey. Also like the extra large rink size of international hockey. It really seems to open up the game.
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I wish I could grasp the idea of Curling?
It is certainly silly looking from every angle!
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I wish I could grasp the idea of Curling?
It is certainly silly looking from every angle!
Great sport. It's kinda shuffle board with rocks (and I suspect Labatts when they're home). We got hooked back in 2006. Back then we could pick up CBC out of Montreal. Great Olympic coverage. Unfortunately DTV ended that as the stations moved up to UHF. We don't have cable/dish so we're stuck with NBC OTA. Raz
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I am enjoying the Olympics too. Despite the North American media wanting to play up silly minor issues beforehand, it really has been a treat to watch. I think the Russians have done a great job.

Curling is one of my favourite sports to watch. Sure, it does not have the fast paced action that many do, but it is great watching the strategy and execution of the play.
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It's kinda shuffle board with rocks (and I suspect Labatts when they're home).
I always understood the shuffle board anology. After your post, I looked it up on Wikipedia Curling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . The beverages are part of the description, yet there are a lot more complexities that make me appreciate the sport even more.

I wonder how they get a pebbled surface on the ice?
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I wish I could grasp the idea of Curling?

Me Too,but still love to watch it......one of my favorite games

I am enjoying the Olympics too. Despite the North American media wanting to play up silly minor issues beforehand, it really has been a treat to watch. I think the Russians have done a great job.

Media always seems to get carried away with something

Curling is one of my favourite sports to watch. Sure, it does not have the fast paced action that many do, but it is great watching the strategy and execution of the play.

I think I like it because it is kind of slow paced and I can what they are doing. Notice I didn't say I understand the game a lot.It does kind of put me in a mind of bowling and I use to love to bowl.


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Not something you see real often! Hope they hold onto that knowledge ( how to use a broom) around home.

Olympics are fun to watch to fill in time before we can all be out ......

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I've been watching curling. It happens at a pace that I can grasp some of what's happening, but there is a lot that I still have to learn, when it comes to strategy.
I have no time for the judged events. Slope style skiing? What ski event doesn't involve a slope?
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China vs. Sweden. Game isn't over. 5 - 5 in the eleventh end. If you want to learn anything about curling, this is the game to watch.
Game over. Sweden pulled it off. 6 -5.
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I wonder how they get a pebbled surface on the ice?
They use a special Zamboni. It's made in Scotland
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I wonder how they get a pebbled surface on the ice?
I know in smaller venues, they use a tank sprayer, and skillfully have the spray float onto the ice surface. A good ice maker for curling rinks is a skillful thing.

This Sunday my side of the family is getting together for its annual curling bonspiel. Lots of fun, usually near 100 people show up. Lots of eats, and a few beers to add to the fun.
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I needed that.
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