Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Michael A. Kna » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 09:59:43


Or hockey, or soccer for that matter.

Let's be honest here, it's always the same old story: women's version of
sport is slower, more  boring, less exciting, and more politically
charged.

I mean, big whoopee about the gold metal game.  If they were so good
then how come the score was only 4-3?

If it were a men's game the scores would be at least over 10 for both
sides.

mak

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"And St. Louis played Detroit who is like an NFL version of
1AA."--RSFC's gibson60, pondering the ramifcations of strength of
schedule calculations were the NFL to use college football's BCS formula

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Reagen Sulewsk » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 10:32:10



Quote:

> Or hockey, or soccer for that matter.

> Let's be honest here, it's always the same old story: women's version of
> sport is slower, more  boring, less exciting, and more politically
> charged.

> I mean, big whoopee about the gold metal game.  If they were so good
> then how come the score was only 4-3?

> If it were a men's game the scores would be at least over 10 for both
> sides.

Curling scores over 10 are rare in either men's or women's curling and it
would certainly be extremely rare to see both sides over 10. You obviously
don't know curling.

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Tony Ric » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 10:40:12



Quote:
> You obviously don't know curling.

BURN!

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Paul Hanlin Jr » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 11:25:29

Now it's your turn.

Sincerely,

Canada's First Hockey Olympic Champeenship Team in 50 Years

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Paul Hanlin Jr » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 11:34:32


Quote:

>Or hockey, or soccer for that matter.

>Let's be honest here, it's always the same old story: women's version of
>sport is slower, more  boring, less exciting, and more politically
>charged.

>I mean, big whoopee about the gold metal game.  If they were so good
>then how come the score was only 4-3?

>If it were a men's game the scores would be at least over 10 for both
>sides.

Michael A. Knapp:  Kurling affiseeanado.

You read it here first.

Paul

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Tony Ric » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 12:00:53



Quote:
> Now it's your turn.

> Sincerely,

> Canada's First Hockey Olympic Championship Team in 50 Years

The great one certainly didn't look very enthused up there did he?  He had

Also, what's up with the 15 year old goalie on the Swedish team?

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Jason Cormie » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 12:08:10

On 2/21/02 19:59, in article

Quote:

> Or hockey, or soccer for that matter.

> Let's be honest here, it's always the same old story: women's version of
> sport is slower, more  boring, less exciting, and more politically
> charged.

> I mean, big whoopee about the gold metal game.  If they were so good
> then how come the score was only 4-3?

> If it were a men's game the scores would be at least over 10 for both
> sides.

Tee hee. Only if they were playing very poorly.
 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Rune Eresber » Sat, 23 Feb 2002 23:30:15



Quote:

> >Also, what's up with the 15 year old goalie on the Swedish team?

> You better believe how much we wish that she were in the crease against
> Belarus instead of Salo...

LOL.

--
Rune Eresberg
--------------------------------------
- Jag vill knarka
http://home.no.net/runeeres/

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Michael A. Kna » Sun, 24 Feb 2002 13:25:17

Quote:

> > Or hockey, or soccer for that matter.

(Pardon me while I critique myself for a moment...)

Quote:

> > Let's be honest here, it's always the
> > same old story: women's version of
> > sport is slower, more boring, less
> > exciting, and more politically charged.

Kind of a bland opener; I could have done more to be more specific and
more blatantly offensive, and less clicheed.

Quote:

> > I mean, big whoopee about the gold
> > metal game. If they were so good then > > how come the score was

only 4-3?

Now this was a pretty decent troll angle, and I should have pursued the
logic quite a bit more extensively, in order to give the (false)
impression that I'm truly "clueless" about curling, even after extensive
viewing of and pondering about the sport.

As it turned out, the impression that I gave was of somebody who watched
about fif*** seconds of curling and decided that it was lame.
Sometimes this happens when you're in a hurry to go somewhere and don't
take the time to fully conceive a good piece of bait.

Quote:

> > If it were a men's game the scores
> > would be at least over 10 for both
> > sides.

Again, not bad bait--it did draw a few bites, but a lot of -little-
nibbles, and not a single "big fish" response (some of you in rsfc
remember the big fish I caught with the "Michael Stipe Questionnaire"
thread I started a few years back--I even got two hate emails in that
exchange.  That was pretty awesome.)

Quote:
> Curling scores over 10 are rare in either > men's or women's curling
and it would
> certainly be extremely rare to see both
> sides over 10. You obviously don't know > curling.

Or doing a mediocre job of acting as such.

In any case....I'm really hooked.  Both gold medal games come down to
the last shot.  In the women's final, the Scots pull it off; in the
men's final, the Canadian skip just leaves it an inch too long.

And you have to love NBC's picking up Don Chevrier and Don Dugaid to
call the curling action--must be a pretty intense time warp for any
transplanted Canadians south of the border to see those two calling
curling on American television instead of on CBC on Saturday afternoons.
Interesting, the two Dons managed to work in a Howard Cosell reference
(Chevrier having called boxing matches on ABC with Howard Cosell back in
the 80's) and a Curling Classic mention in the gold medal men's
match--very clever.

mak

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"And St. Louis played Detroit who is like an NFL version of
1AA."--RSFC's gibson60, pondering the ramifcations of strength of
schedule calculations were the NFL to use college football's BCS formula

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Jefferson N. Glapsk » Sun, 24 Feb 2002 13:52:19



Quote:
> And you have to love NBC's picking up Don Chevrier and Don Dugaid to
> call the curling action--must be a pretty intense time warp for any
> transplanted Canadians south of the border to see those two calling
> curling on American television instead of on CBC on Saturday afternoons.
> Interesting, the two Dons managed to work in a Howard Cosell reference
> (Chevrier having called boxing matches on ABC with Howard Cosell back in
> the 80's) and a Curling Classic mention in the gold medal men's
> match--very clever.

Yep, that was weird...

--
Jefferson N. Glapski
http://pwp.ibl.bm/~jng
WE ARE . . . PENN STATE!

 
 
 

Just like basketball, women's curling can't compare to men's curling.

Post by Reagen Sulews » Mon, 25 Feb 2002 01:31:57



Quote:

>> > Or hockey, or soccer for that matter.

>(Pardon me while I critique myself for a moment...)

>> > Let's be honest here, it's always the
>> > same old story: women's version of
>> > sport is slower, more boring, less
>> > exciting, and more politically charged.

>Kind of a bland opener; I could have done more to be more specific and
>more blatantly offensive, and less clicheed.

>> > I mean, big whoopee about the gold
>> > metal game. If they were so good then > > how come the score was
>only 4-3?

>Now this was a pretty decent troll angle, and I should have pursued the
>logic quite a bit more extensively, in order to give the (false)
>impression that I'm truly "clueless" about curling, even after extensive
>viewing of and pondering about the sport.

>As it turned out, the impression that I gave was of somebody who watched
>about fif*** seconds of curling and decided that it was lame.
>Sometimes this happens when you're in a hurry to go somewhere and don't
>take the time to fully conceive a good piece of bait.

>> > If it were a men's game the scores
>> > would be at least over 10 for both
>> > sides.

>Again, not bad bait--it did draw a few bites, but a lot of -little-
>nibbles, and not a single "big fish" response (some of you in rsfc
>remember the big fish I caught with the "Michael Stipe Questionnaire"
>thread I started a few years back--I even got two hate emails in that
>exchange.  That was pretty awesome.)

>> Curling scores over 10 are rare in either > men's or women's curling
>and it would
>> certainly be extremely rare to see both
>> sides over 10. You obviously don't know > curling.

>Or doing a mediocre job of acting as such.

>In any case....I'm really hooked.  Both gold medal games come down to
>the last shot.  In the women's final, the Scots pull it off; in the
>men's final, the Canadian skip just leaves it an inch too long.

>And you have to love NBC's picking up Don Chevrier and Don Dugaid to
>call the curling action--must be a pretty intense time warp for any
>transplanted Canadians south of the border to see those two calling
>curling on American television instead of on CBC on Saturday afternoons.
>Interesting, the two Dons managed to work in a Howard Cosell reference
>(Chevrier having called boxing matches on ABC with Howard Cosell back in
>the 80's) and a Curling Classic mention in the gold medal men's
>match--very clever.

Americans have my sympathies, however, for dealing with Don Duguid. I would
have been interested to see how the Americans actually delat with curling
coverage.. I never saw any on the main network and CNBC is blacked out for
the Olympics. Only thing I saw on NBC was a little puff piece last night --
fairly well done although they couldn't resist mocking the sport just a
little. Made mention of Schmirler, which was a fantastic touch, really.