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jrj
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:17 PM
How the hell is this in the Olympics? Do the Sqweegy guys get a medal too?

Barrie_Dude
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:19 PM
Huh? Did You Say Something? I Fell Asleep Watching Curling.

jrj
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:22 PM
the pathetic thing is it gets better tv coverage than tennis.

Evey
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:24 PM
I have watch some bits of the curling and thought what the hell is this all about :confused:

Oh btw C'Mon the british team, they are scottish :):D

veryborednow
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:25 PM
DARTS

What the fuck is with that?!! It's not a sport, no physical excurtion takes place.

At least calories are used scrubbing :)

*Izzy*
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:25 PM
Curling....well ok it is pretty crap.

But the shouting is kind of impressive, and it's Britain's only chance of a gold, so I'm going with it.

(says she with the curling avatar...)

JonBcn
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:25 PM
Marbles on ice. Rivetting. If they just moved the other ball a bit closer, we could do without that sweeping brush palaver...it reminds me of being at my Gran´s.

irma
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:28 PM
It my favourite sport, I am gonna make the olympics in 2006, I can sweep with a bezem very well already, so I don`t have to train, here comes my goldmedail;)

Imelda
Feb 21st, 2002, 08:57 PM
No not really. I think it ranks higher than perming and body waving in popularity. :Putting her in a bun:

angele87
Feb 21st, 2002, 09:04 PM
Personally I really like curling but I can understand how some people might not like it though.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Feb 21st, 2002, 09:07 PM
I really like curling! but sometimes it gets boring;)

MartianJoeyWinson
Feb 21st, 2002, 09:46 PM
If it involves competition, the abilkity to enjoy yourself, rules and regulations, then it's a sport.

People knock Darts all the time, but that's a sport that requires a lot of practice and honing your ability to consistently hit what you aim to hit, and in my opinion Darts players may not require a high level of fitness (although your arm does kill after a 7 hr practice session), but I think they have the best temperaments out of any sportsmen/women in any sport, because it is so essential. I think Curling has a lot of skill involved with it too! Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's not a sport UNLESS it is American "football" ;)

Barrie_Dude
Feb 21st, 2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by JonBcn
Marbles on ice. Rivetting. If they just moved the other ball a bit closer, we could do without that sweeping brush palaver...it reminds me of being at my Gran´s.

Actually, I've always considered it shuffleboard on ice! Really Exciting! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

JonBcn
Feb 21st, 2002, 10:42 PM
I wonder if theres a curling message board somewhere, and they´re all tapping away at their keyboards in amazement that people like tennis..?

Jessica02
Feb 21st, 2002, 10:53 PM
Curling - Ok what a freaky sport how crap and boring it is soo hard to understand watching people sweeping like maniacs and shouting like teletubbies dosent really appeal to me.

Vanity
Feb 21st, 2002, 11:47 PM
Excuse me but I played curling in high school and I think it's a wonderful sport. :) You have to know it to appreciate it. :)

TS
Feb 22nd, 2002, 03:45 AM
I think it is dead boring to watch! Like lawn bowls on ice! And I cant stop laughing at the broom people! Like someone else said it reminds me of watching my granny at an Olympics! And that thing they roll looks like a kettle.
What next? Ice-dishwashing? ;) Throwing an ironing board down the rink and chasing after it with the iron? ;)

OK, enough kidding around...I can see how it gets knocked and ridiculed (especially in countries like Australia where it is not played) but I reckon it'd be quite fun to play! Anything thats competitive like that would be great fun!

Crazy Canuck
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:32 AM
In all fairness - most people who hate it and find it boring - neither play it , nor understand the rules.

Same goes here - I don't understand the rules, so its boring to watch.

But that doesn't mean it should be in the Olympics.

At least they can't lose the gold cause they didn't throw with enough artistic flare :D

Greenout
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:34 AM
Curling really is a dumb sport. I get
weekend highlights on Channel News Asia
and they showed....Curling!! LOL.
Oh..it wasn't the "weeks highlights",but
the day's highlights on weekend in S'pore.

Anyway- it was just stupid. It looked like
a bunch of people mopping the floor than
doing the waxing of the floor. ROTF.

You know what else is dumb. SKELETON
Why would anybody want to go face forward
down a frozen drainage pipe?? This is a
sport? What skill does it take to ride on
a dinner tray and go face forward down a
icy drainage ditch??


Bring back Ice Dancing already.

Vanity
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:37 AM
*sigh*
I hate having to defend one of my favorite sports all the time. It's definately my second favorite to play... right after Tennis. Unfortunately the ones bashing it seem to know little about it.

Greenout
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:41 AM
I have alot of respect for you Vanity.
Are you joking? You like Curling?

Who invented this sport? Was it something
that a bunch of bored floor cleaners invented
in the winter months?? or was it invented
by a bunch of failed ice hockey players??

Vanity
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:43 AM
Greenout, I like the fact you have a lot of respect for me :)
during my junior year and then my senior year last year in high school, I played on the curling team. It's a really fun sport. Perhaps not the most interesting for most people to watch when you haven't played it but it really is a lot of fun to play.

From what I know, it was invented in Scotland in the 1500's. Can't remember exactly who by though! :o

Viva
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:46 AM
When I first saw it I thought they were cleaning the ice and I thought? Why the hell are they cleaning ice???

Reminds me of bowls..........which has to be THE most boring sport! AT least with this sport you can laugh at the guess scrubbing the ice madly. lol! Awww man it's a funny sport! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif

Crazy Canuck
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:47 AM
Curiosity - how many of you (except vanity of course) are actually any good at curling?

Its so easy to condesend others and talk down their sport - when you aren't competing in it yourself - now isn't it?

I'd love to see you all make asses of yourself in a curling arena.

As for the skeleton being easy? Your going head first at breakneck speeds - you do that and not kill yourself, then let me know how it went.

Greenout
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:55 AM
Vanity; it's like softball. Boring to watch, but
entertaining if your playing it during the
company picnic. :)


Becca- I'm just JOKING and having fun here.

Vanity
Feb 22nd, 2002, 05:57 AM
Greenout, you are right about that. When you play the sport, it definately makes it more fun to watch. It's also very difficult, believe it or not!!

Adrian
Feb 22nd, 2002, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by jrj
How the hell is this in the Olympics? Do the Sqweegy guys get a medal too?

Not as Dumb as the sport Americans call Football :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

TS
Feb 22nd, 2002, 06:09 AM
Becca, Id love to see me making an ass of myself trying to play curling too ;) hehe.

As I said, yes its boring for me to watch, but I'd love to actually play it! I reckon it'd be real fun and competitive! Its just like golf...boring as batshit to watch (well for me anyway), but real fun to play!

Crazy Canuck
Feb 22nd, 2002, 06:48 AM
Iva- I would certaintly look like a big ass too :D

Adrian -
"Not as Dumb as the sport Americans call Football "
LMAO! :D :D :D :D :D
Its sooo true!

Halardfan
Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:11 AM
The womens final was a genuine thriller last night....team GB wins gold! :)

Monica_Rules
Feb 22nd, 2002, 09:55 AM
Of course its a sport!:( DO you no how hard it is to sweep that stones!:eek: Everyone has a go at it but don't knock it if you ain't tried it!


If you don't think curling should be in the olympics then why should shooting be in the olympics!:rolleyes:

RayRob
Feb 22nd, 2002, 11:09 AM
I don't play curling, I've never played curling and I don't follow it as a rule - but I do watch it when it is on!

I don't watch sport because I like watching sweaty people running about all the time, but I woulld like to think I watch all kinds of sports because I appreciate the skill involved in each respective sport.

Tennis has a lot of critics - they say whats the fun in watching a ball being hit over the net to one another - but I enjoy watching tennis because I appreciate the skill that is involved in it - slices, topspin, drop shots etc require emence skill to successfully execute.

The same is so for a sport like curling. If the person who starts the stone moving (sorry, I don't know the techniqual terms) goes off too fast or turns the handle of the stone too much, it could prove disasterous - over shooting the target which I believe is called a house or accidently knocking out your own stones.

See, I don't need to have played a sport to really appriciate it.

I'd love to have a go at playing but there are no Ice rinks in my area - the nearest one it about 70miles away.

-Rachel :wavey:

sartrista7
Feb 22nd, 2002, 11:59 AM
Hmm, I thought curling was dull for ages but because we've had virtually blanket coverage of it in the UK (only hope of medal, etc.) it's become inexplicably and oddly compelling... maybe because I understand it better now (it's *very* scary when you find yourself thinking things like 'that wasn't a very good stone'), maybe because of the insane, petrifying shouting. QUIIIIICCCCKKKK!!! HUUURRRRRRRYYYYYY!!!! The curling team could double as cheerleaders in the skiing. :rolleyes: Anyway, it's grown on me. It's not tennis or ice hockey, but it's bloody better than cricket.

Viva
Feb 22nd, 2002, 12:03 PM
ANYTHINGS better than bloody cricket mate! I have played it, I know the rules and I still hate it! Unfortunately it's played all year round now. *sigh*

Horrible thing is my dad and brother love it so it is always on the tv and I have to practically yell and scream so I can watch my tennis (like it is ever on tv anyway). :rolleyes:

sartrista7
Feb 22nd, 2002, 12:15 PM
yeah, my dad and sister love cricket and it's ALWAYS on TV here, and tennis is completely ignored. I get my revenge at Wimbledon time.

gmt
Feb 22nd, 2002, 04:33 PM
No, I don't play curling, and yes, I enjoy watching it.
I would not spend my nights watching it (as if I could afford it anyway :rolleyes: ) but it did happen a few times that I watched it for an hour or so, and it was quite interesting actually. But I can understand that someone who yawns while watching golf could find this just unspeakable :)

Ryan
Feb 22nd, 2002, 07:45 PM
I love curling. When you actually understand the rulse, it makes complete sense. I played it for while and our team won a Bon Spiel, but its much better to watch proffessionally. Actually, my younger brothers friends mom is the third for Colleen Jones' team.

(directed towards Vanity seeing how shes really the only one who understands)

I was so dissapointed the womens team won bronze:(

Monica_Rules
Feb 22nd, 2002, 07:50 PM
What i find most shoking it that 75% of the worlds curlers come from Canada and they still didn't win!:eek:

thefreedesigner
Feb 22nd, 2002, 07:54 PM
Monica_Rules: I heard that it was 94%.... but that was in the Telegraph! ;)

griffin
Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:14 PM
How can you not love a sport invented (so I'm told) by a bunch of drunken Scotsmen? :D

I don't get it, but I don't get watching golf either, and I'll take watching either over listening to Bob Costas ANY day.

veryborednow
Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:16 PM
1. I love curling :p

2. Don't you dare knock cricket mate

Vanity
Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:26 PM
One thing I love about curling is that it's really competitive here. Most national events here are blow outs but with curling, there are so many good teams, it's really hard to tell. It's a bit disappointing that we didn't get the gold, but upsets happen, and the Great Britain team pulled off two big upsets to earn the gold medal. :) Nobody choked or fluked out, it was just great curling by the British team.

Ryan14 - glad to see another curler in here! ;)

*Izzy*
Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:30 PM
Curling...Wow! My new favourite sport.

I was gripped by the final last night, and Rhona and the girls deserved their well-earned gold.

The only problem is there's nowhere to curl in England!:sad:

(Well, I think there's one place, but I don't live near Chester!)

matthias
Feb 22nd, 2002, 08:54 PM
sorry but i like CURLING


the canadian skip is my favorit, she and her team won the bronze medal
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