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    What an absolutely brilliant game! No wonder it's been around for something like 600 years. What a fantastic combination of strength, finesse, and strategery. It's like bowling meets billiards (not pool) meets chess. ETA: and baseball; you have to choose the order of your stone-throwers carefully, just like a batting line-up.

    I really wish NBC didn't relegate this to only online live viewing and re-broadcast at 3 AM.
    Last edited by Adam; Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:29 AM.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

  • #2
    There's a Curling Club with a dedicated "lane" or whatever it's called here. Might have to check it out sometime. They had the news guys go down for a try and man did they look terrible at it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Adam View Post
      What an absolutely brilliant game! No wonder it's been around for something like 600 years. What a fantastic combination of strength, finesse, and strategery. It's like bowling meets billiards (not pool) meets chess. ETA: and baseball; you have to choose the order of your stone-throwers carefully, just like a batting line-up.

      I really wish NBC didn't relegate this to only online live viewing and re-broadcast at 3 AM.
      I watched it all afternoon yesterday on NBC Sports.
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      • #4
        But it's really just shuffleboard on ice with heavier pucks.
        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
        -John Locke

        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
        -Newman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scott View Post
          I watched it all afternoon yesterday on NBC Sports.
          Pfffftttt...

          Get a job, you lazy bum!
          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Adam View Post
            Pfffftttt...

            Get a job, you lazy bum!
            I had one of those last fall. It was quite an adjustment having a schedule set for me and a manager. UGH. I'm just way better at this when I'm running my own show.
            "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
            -John Locke

            "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
            -Newman

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            • #7
              I think it's stoopid .
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              And day's at the morn;
              Morning's at seven;
              The hill-side's dew-pearled;
              The lark's on the wing;
              The snail's on the thorn:
              God's in his heaven—
              All's right with the world!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
                I think it's stoopid .
                No more so than men's floor exercise...

                Most athletic or non athletic competitions are stoopid, except in the eyes of a limited number of advocates.

                Seriously, competitive bicycle riding?

                I like the luge competition cause it's one person on tiny fucking sled rocketing down an icy half tunnel with the opportunity of instant death...

                But that's just me.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gramps View Post
                  No more so than men's floor exercise...

                  Most athletic or non athletic competitions are stoopid, except in the eyes of a limited number of advocates.

                  Seriously, competitive bicycle riding?

                  I like the luge competition cause it's one person on tiny fucking sled rocketing down an icy half tunnel with the opportunity of instant death...

                  But that's just me.
                  I do love luge and I have a perverse desire to bobsled some day, just because it's insanely fucking fast.
                  It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                  In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                  Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                  Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                  • #10
                    For those with slick floors:


                    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                    • #11
                      Curling is the guilty pleasure of Olympic sports.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gusjay Gupta View Post
                        Curling is the guilty pleasure of Olympic sports.
                        Even more with the escalating hottie factor.

                        I still wonder why Curling is in but Bowling is out though.
                        "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                        -John Locke

                        "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                        -Newman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scott View Post
                          Even more with the escalating hottie factor.

                          I still wonder why Curling is in but Bowling is out though.
                          I didn't notice.

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