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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Could somebody please explain Curling to me?

We got home a little while ago from a shopping excursion trying to find sleds for the kids. We did not buy the pieces of foam that sold for $30, nor did we buy the luge sleds that cost $40. I believe my kids will be going down our hill on cardboard boxes this winter.

Anyhew.. when we got back the kids were tired and sat down to watch a bit of TV. They chose to watch curling. Curling! What the hell is that sport about? There seemed to be teams of 4 people, both men and women. There are 3 broom guys, one behind the huge puck/ball thing, and 2 in front of it. And a 4th guy who pushes the huge puck/ball thing down the ice with the broom folks brushing the ice in front of it, trying to get it into a target. That's pretty much all we gleaned from this sport.

We did get totally into that new lugy-type sport called the skeleton. I'd love to do that. It looks like so much fun to go belly down on this tiny sled around a luge track at around 80 mph. Scary but fun.

So, who knows anything about curling?
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Blogger utenzi said...

Michele sent me to see you, Margalit.

I read up on curling a while back when they added it to the Olympics but I've forgotten it all since then. I do recall deciding that I wasn't interested in watching it--so it must not have had much appeal to me. I guess it appealed to your kids tho.

I grew up near Lake Placid so I knew a number of people that did winter sports like bobsled, luge and skeleton. Those are soooo scary!

10/12/05 6:50 PM  
Anonymous surcie said...

Hey, Margalit! I'm visiting via Michele tonight. As for knowing something about the sport of curling, I sure as heck don't! It looks really strange to me.

10/12/05 6:59 PM  
Anonymous maggie said...

Hi, Michele sent me too! The only thing I know about curling, is that it is the event during the olympics that my husband and I won't be watching ... so I kinda like it ;) (less tv is a good thing!)

No idea.

Sleds are fun!!

10/12/05 10:28 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sorry, can't say I know much of anything about curling - other than the tidbits you were able to glean already. I'm not sure, however, I'd be quite brave enough to attempt the 'skeleton.' holy cow.

Here via Michele tonight.

10/12/05 10:43 PM  
Blogger Prego said...

Men and brooms are just not natural!

I used to watch it as a kid, just because they had hot girls who wore skirts as they swept.

Here from Michele's -

10/12/05 10:49 PM  
Blogger yellojkt said...

curling is the go-to punchline for any winter olympics joke. That's all i know.

Thanks for the kind words at michele's.

10/12/05 10:53 PM  
Blogger kontan said...

not a clue on curling! we did used to enjoy cardboard boxes down the hill though!

here via michele!

10/12/05 10:56 PM  
Blogger OBDR said...

Men and brooms? Very natural. Watch Paul Gross in "Men with Brooms". Curling is all about the social - which you won't see on TV. And I don't think the good rules made it into the Olympics - like the winners buying the losers a drink. I hope they do it anyways.

10/12/05 11:17 PM  
Blogger Aginoth said...

Curling that's scottish for "Cold Bowls" isn't it?

11/12/05 10:42 AM  

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