OT Curling World Championship Finals today

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Binder Dunda » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:20:08


For those of you not familiar with Curling, it is a game best viewed
while drunk and possibly best played while drunk.  It is probably best
described as Shuffleboard on ice?  I think Curling is a big sport in
Sweden with Curlers being like movie stars.  In Canada curling is
still pure and clean, Curlers are amateurs or get paid very little, I
think?  though I was disturbed to hear that some major curling event
will be taking place in Las Vegas?  I was drunk last night while
watching it so i am not sure?

 What I am sure of though, is that I would have beaten The Scottish or
Canadian skip.  Skip is the term for the captain or the main curling
guy, I think their are 4 curlers in a team?  Maybe they need a
manager, or maybe they just were not as drunk as I was, but they kept
making the wrong choices?  Like trying to smash rocks out of the way,
instead of finessing shots?  Come on!  I was getting hammered and
could tell that they should not be hammering shots. Hammer is a term
used in curling, which may or may not have something to do with
drinking?  Just becasue I dont know the terms does not mean I am not
better then these so called Curling Pro's.

So anyhow Canada beat Scotland in the one Semi and Sweden beat Denmark
in the other, so we have a Canada vs Sweden final.  I was a bit
surprised to hear Sweden are good at Curling, then again they
apparently are also good at Bandy and the Moose toss.

I will be watching the final tonight, possibly sober, but still
yelling at the TV and telling these skips that they are calling their
shots all wrong.

 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Paul » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:58:01

The last Grand Match (Bonspiel): North v South, 1979
at the Lake of Menteith,
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5--ca8rX4ks/TQ-zu9LTzlI/AAAAAAAASh0/fMjSKtb...
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2291/2098471127_fd43bf971b_z.jpg?zz=1

The North of Scotland beat the South of Scotland by 3937 shots to 3144
in a match of 2000 competitors

It is said a little whisky was consumed during the event.

 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Paul » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:23:17


Quote:
> Quoting Binder Dundat in rec.sport.soccer:

> >For those of you not familiar with Curling, it is a game best viewed
> >while drunk and possibly best played while drunk. ?It is probably best
> >described as Shuffleboard on ice? ?I think Curling is a big sport in
> >Sweden with Curlers being like movie stars. ?In Canada curling is
> >still pure and clean, Curlers are amateurs or get paid very little, I
> >think? ?though I was disturbed to hear that some major curling event
> >will be taking place in Las Vegas? ?I was drunk last night while
> >watching it so i am not sure?

> > What I am sure of though, is that I would have beaten The Scottish or
> >Canadian skip. ?Skip is the term for the captain or the main curling
> >guy, I think their are 4 curlers in a team? ?Maybe they need a
> >manager, or maybe they just were not as drunk as I was, but they kept
> >making the wrong choices? ?Like trying to smash rocks out of the way,
> >instead of finessing shots? ?Come on! ?I was getting hammered and
> >could tell that they should not be hammering shots. Hammer is a term
> >used in curling, which may or may not have something to do with
> >drinking? ?Just becasue I dont know the terms does not mean I am not
> >better then these so called Curling Pro's.

> >So anyhow Canada beat Scotland in the one Semi and Sweden beat Denmark
> >in the other, so we have a Canada vs Sweden final. ?I was a bit
> >surprised to hear Sweden are good at Curling, then again they
> >apparently are also good at Bandy and the Moose toss.

> >I will be watching the final tonight, possibly sober, but still
> >yelling at the TV and telling these skips that they are calling their
> >shots all wrong.

> Sweden ROCKS. The result was set in STONE.

Our Eve sorted out Sweden in the women's World Championship though.

Go Eve!
http://db2.stb.s-msn.com/i/D5/A0C8FD83ADE82B909B727FB7348219.jpg

 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Werner Pichle » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:04:55


Quote:
> For those of you not familiar with Curling, it is a game best viewed
> while drunk and possibly best played while drunk. ?It is probably best
> described as Shuffleboard on ice? ?I think Curling is a big sport in
> Sweden with Curlers being like movie stars. ?In Canada curling is
> still pure and clean, Curlers are amateurs or get paid very little, I
> think? ?though I was disturbed to hear that some major curling event
> will be taking place in Las Vegas? ?I was drunk last night while
> watching it so i am not sure?

> ?What I am sure of though, is that I would have beaten The Scottish or
> Canadian skip. ?Skip is the term for the captain or the main curling
> guy, I think their are 4 curlers in a team? ?Maybe they need a
> manager, or maybe they just were not as drunk as I was, but they kept
> making the wrong choices? ?Like trying to smash rocks out of the way,
> instead of finessing shots? ?Come on! ?I was getting hammered and
> could tell that they should not be hammering shots. Hammer is a term
> used in curling, which may or may not have something to do with
> drinking? ?Just becasue I dont know the terms does not mean I am not
> better then these so called Curling Pro's.

> So anyhow Canada beat Scotland in the one Semi and Sweden beat Denmark
> in the other, so we have a Canada vs Sweden final. ?I was a bit
> surprised to hear Sweden are good at Curling, then again they
> apparently are also good at Bandy and the Moose toss.

> I will be watching the final tonight, possibly sober, but still
> yelling at the TV and telling these skips that they are calling their
> shots all wrong.

So in Austria (unlike in Switzerland, where they do both) we do
not do any curling, but do ice stock sport instead. Now this is
always regarded as curling's unsophisticated rustic cousin
(probably because we do not use any brooms), but I've always
thought that to be unfair.

OK the 'smack it as far as you can' competition does not exude
sophistication, granted, but in stock sport proper I've always
thought that having a moveable goal (the so-called 'Daubm')
instead of a fixed centre actually adds a tactical level compared
to the always-the-same shots in curling, which I find boring.

Ciao,
Werner

 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Binder Dunda » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:13:05

Things I have learned about curling in the past few days;

Outside of the 4 man team, you have a spare and a coach.  I can't
imagine too many incidents when you might need to make a substitution,
but then again, they are playing on ice!  Easy to slip and fall, not
to mention, those rocks must weigh a lot?

Unlike a football manager (or coach) you never see the coach in
curling?  I watched two games and I never once saw the coach come off
the bench to argue with officials or give advice and change tactics?
It seemed the Skip was the guy who did all that?  Never saw an
official either? I did see a master Ice technician though.

Curling is going commercial, if I understand correctly, the next WC
will be held in Las Vegas, which you just know will take away all the
purity of the sport.  Not to mention the players are younger, I know
this becasue they seemed to be pointing that out a lot.  You have the
Scottish heart throb chick now.  As well all the skips were all under
30, which is apparently quite rare?  So yeah, they are jazzing up the
sport to appeal to us.  No more old guys with beards, wearing kilts
and knit sweaters and toques, it is all young, jazzy jumpsuits now.

My GF wants to go to Vegas next year to watch the finals!!!!  See, it
is working!

Oh and Sweden won the final 8-6

 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Binder Dunda » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:15:19


Quote:
> The last Grand Match (Bonspiel): North v South, 1979
> at the Lake of Menteith,http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5--ca8rX4ks/TQ-zu9LTzlI/AAAAAAAASh0/fMjSKtb...

> The North of Scotland beat the South of Scotland by 3937 shots to 3144
> in a match of 2000 competitors

> It is said a little whisky was consumed during the event.

Sounds and looks a bit like an ice fishing derby?
 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Deepp » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:27:25


Quote:

> > For those of you not familiar with Curling, it is a game best viewed
> > while drunk and possibly best played while drunk. ?It is probably best
> > described as Shuffleboard on ice? ?I think Curling is a big sport in
> > Sweden with Curlers being like movie stars. ?In Canada curling is
> > still pure and clean, Curlers are amateurs or get paid very little, I
> > think? ?though I was disturbed to hear that some major curling event
> > will be taking place in Las Vegas? ?I was drunk last night while
> > watching it so i am not sure?

> > ?What I am sure of though, is that I would have beaten The Scottish or
> > Canadian skip. ?Skip is the term for the captain or the main curling
> > guy, I think their are 4 curlers in a team? ?Maybe they need a
> > manager, or maybe they just were not as drunk as I was, but they kept
> > making the wrong choices? ?Like trying to smash rocks out of the way,
> > instead of finessing shots? ?Come on! ?I was getting hammered and
> > could tell that they should not be hammering shots. Hammer is a term
> > used in curling, which may or may not have something to do with
> > drinking? ?Just becasue I dont know the terms does not mean I am not
> > better then these so called Curling Pro's.

> > So anyhow Canada beat Scotland in the one Semi and Sweden beat Denmark
> > in the other, so we have a Canada vs Sweden final. ?I was a bit
> > surprised to hear Sweden are good at Curling, then again they
> > apparently are also good at Bandy and the Moose toss.

> > I will be watching the final tonight, possibly sober, but still
> > yelling at the TV and telling these skips that they are calling their
> > shots all wrong.

> So in Austria (unlike in Switzerland, where they do both) we do
> not do any curling, but do ice stock sport instead. Now this is
> always regarded as curling's unsophisticated rustic cousin
> (probably because we do not use any brooms), but I've always
> thought that to be unfair.

The sooner you understand that everything and anything coming out of
Austria is *something's* rustic cousin, the better.

Other than cappuccino and opera of course. And sachertortes, them too.
<eg>

 
 
 

OT Curling World Championship Finals today

Post by Werner Pichle » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:56:26


Quote:


> > > For those of you not familiar with Curling, it is a game best viewed
> > > while drunk and possibly best played while drunk. ?It is probably best
> > > described as Shuffleboard on ice? ?I think Curling is a big sport in
> > > Sweden with Curlers being like movie stars. ?In Canada curling is
> > > still pure and clean, Curlers are amateurs or get paid very little, I
> > > think? ?though I was disturbed to hear that some major curling event
> > > will be taking place in Las Vegas? ?I was drunk last night while
> > > watching it so i am not sure?

> > > ?What I am sure of though, is that I would have beaten The Scottish or
> > > Canadian skip. ?Skip is the term for the captain or the main curling
> > > guy, I think their are 4 curlers in a team? ?Maybe they need a
> > > manager, or maybe they just were not as drunk as I was, but they kept
> > > making the wrong choices? ?Like trying to smash rocks out of the way,
> > > instead of finessing shots? ?Come on! ?I was getting hammered and
> > > could tell that they should not be hammering shots. Hammer is a term
> > > used in curling, which may or may not have something to do with
> > > drinking? ?Just becasue I dont know the terms does not mean I am not
> > > better then these so called Curling Pro's.

> > > So anyhow Canada beat Scotland in the one Semi and Sweden beat Denmark
> > > in the other, so we have a Canada vs Sweden final. ?I was a bit
> > > surprised to hear Sweden are good at Curling, then again they
> > > apparently are also good at Bandy and the Moose toss.

> > > I will be watching the final tonight, possibly sober, but still
> > > yelling at the TV and telling these skips that they are calling their
> > > shots all wrong.

> > So in Austria (unlike in Switzerland, where they do both) we do
> > not do any curling, but do ice stock sport instead. Now this is
> > always regarded as curling's unsophisticated rustic cousin
> > (probably because we do not use any brooms), but I've always
> > thought that to be unfair.

> The sooner you understand that everything and anything coming out of
> Austria is *something's* rustic cousin, the better.

> Other than cappuccino and opera of course. And sachertortes, them too.
> <eg>

Red Bull is Coca Cola's rustic cousin?

Ciao,
Werner