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What is the DEAL with curling??!! In Canada it is somehow:

a) considered a sport
b) socially encouraged

There is some pretty awful waste of time activities around but Curling has to be near the top of the list. How is this stupid garbage so popular??

The TV ratings in Canada are huge, the sponsorship is big, and people do this crap ALL THE TIME!

Seriously - what the fuck is wrong with people??!! Can anyone explain to me how it is that Curling is so popular??

Don’t start with Canada bashing either (its big in other countries as well) - I am serious - how the fuck is this crap so popular??

NO…NO…NO…HURRY…HURRY…HURRY HARRRRRRD!!!

When I used to live in northern NY I was too cheap to pay for cable and I watched a lot of curling on CBC.

It is strangely fascinating.

[quote]dentallica wrote:
What is the DEAL with curling??!! In Canada it is somehow:

a) considered a sport
b) socially encouraged

There is some pretty awful waste of time activities around but Curling has to be near the top of the list. How is this stupid garbage so popular??

The TV ratings in Canada are huge, the sponsorship is big, and people do this crap ALL THE TIME!

Seriously - what the fuck is wrong with people??!! Can anyone explain to me how it is that Curling is so popular??

Don’t start with Canada bashing either (its big in other countries as well) - I am serious - how the fuck is this crap so popular??[/quote]

When Curlers become old and retire, they can naturally transcend to Shuffle Board! What other sport can say the same? Truly amazing.

what I never understood is why the winners buy the drinks…isn’t that losers jobs???

[quote]MaloVerde wrote:

When Curlers become old and retire, they can naturally transcend to Shuffle Board! What other sport can say the same? Truly amazing.

[/quote]

This made me wonder, what causes someone to retire from curling? Do the brushing skills erode over time? Is it somehow harder to push a rock across ice? Is it incontinence? What is it that makes a curler retire?

DB

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:

It is strangely fascinating.[/quote]

I have to agree. I watched a lot of curling during the last winter olympics. It is strangely fascinating. I don’t get it.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
When I used to live in northern NY I was too cheap to pay for cable and I watched a lot of curling on CBC.

It is strangely fascinating.[/quote]

Dude… I think that speaks more to the acres of weed you were smoking at that time.

[quote]dollarbill44 wrote:
This made me wonder, what causes someone to retire from curling? Do the brushing skills erode over time? Is it somehow harder to push a rock across ice? Is it incontinence? What is it that makes a curler retire?
DB[/quote]

I think they finally realize they have been wasting valuable time for way too long.

As long as they don’t do it in the squat rack it’s OK by me!

Done right, it builds the biceps. :wink:

j/k

You’re probably just pissed that no-one will let you play! :slight_smile:

[quote]dentallica wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
When I used to live in northern NY I was too cheap to pay for cable and I watched a lot of curling on CBC.

It is strangely fascinating.

Dude… I think that speaks more to the acres of weed you were smoking at that time.
[/quote]

More like acres of hops and barley I was drinking the night before!

[quote]dennis3k wrote:
what I never understood is why the winners buy the drinks…isn’t that losers jobs???[/quote]

Competitive chivalry.

Now if they could only add two guys to the team. They’d be in charge of sliding the squat rack along the ice, gently guiding the sweeper/broom guys.

I am always against going to war, but I think a reasonable case could me made for a first strike against Canada to rid the world of such a stupid “sport”.

What about croquet? That’s another “sport” which should be eradicated.

[quote]dentallica wrote:
What is the DEAL with curling??!! In Canada it is somehow:

a) considered a sport
b) socially encouraged

There is some pretty awful waste of time activities around but Curling has to be near the top of the list. How is this stupid garbage so popular??

The TV ratings in Canada are huge, the sponsorship is big, and people do this crap ALL THE TIME!

Seriously - what the fuck is wrong with people??!! Can anyone explain to me how it is that Curling is so popular??

Don’t start with Canada bashing either (its big in other countries as well) - I am serious - how the fuck is this crap so popular??[/quote]

Do you work here?

[quote]dollarbill44 wrote:

This made me wonder, what causes someone to retire from curling? Do the brushing skills erode over time? Is it somehow harder to push a rock across ice? Is it incontinence? What is it that makes a curler retire?

DB[/quote]

When a curler absolutely masters this sport and there’s nothing left to prove. Basically, when a person has curled all there is to curl.

:wink:

[quote]entheogens wrote:
I am always against going to war, but I think a reasonable case could me made for a first strike against Canada to rid the world of such a stupid “sport”.

What about croquet? That’s another “sport” which should be eradicated.[/quote]

I think a reasonable case for destroying america would be to rid the world of the ultimate left-turn race, NASCAR! now come on, curling is fine, not that awesome, but by and large its not socially encouraged in the sense that your pushed into it. im from canada, born and raised, and curling is nowhere near as popular here as people seem to think.

Now about calling curling a dumb sport, we could get into a very long and pointless argument about what constitutes a sport, but im sorry, if your going to call bowling, darts, nascar, or hunting sports, then curling is definately one. now the U.S. is great, lots of good people, but americans should be the last people to be bashing another first world country, so lets cut the insults before you get hit by dale earnhardt jr. while eatting your double big mac and attempting to point out china on a map.