> > 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
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
"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