Curling continues

The women of Canada are dueling the women of Switzerland.

Oh the drama!

Great hats are available.

And the Swiss deserve to lose for this, if nothing else.


The tension is building.

CANADA WINS!  I am sure you are now exhausted from the tension.


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  1. patrick_f says:

    I am assuming you are referring to the tongue piercing?

    That HAS to be painful…

    I am assuming the dude is a coach. I didnt know curling had coaches…I thought it was more like..bowling or something like that. Obviously there are experts to every game..just didnt know they were proactively involved

  2. medievalist says:

    The Swiss coach is from Edmonton, Canada. Seems like Canadians are coaching half the teams playing (the other half being coached by Scots).

  3. Coaches will help the teams prepare, but it is my understanding that the Skips call the shots in-game. Correct me if i am wrong.

    The Chinese women’s team also trained not far from Edmonton in a small town called Leduc, Alberta.

  4. Mike says:

    The coaches can come down to the ice for one minute in each of a team’s two timeouts.

  5. Eric says:

    timeouts?!? This game is timed?

    what happens if he stays longer than one minute?

    BTW, the crowd looks thrilled.

  6. Mike says:

    Yes, timed, Eric. Each side has 73 minutes to play all of their stones over the course of the normal game’s ten ends. Failure to do this results in a loss for the offending team (in the Olympic rules anyways).

    After one minute of a coach’s advice, the behind-the-scenes curling people (bright green jackets and circa 1994 headsets) passive-agressively get the coach to return to their seat.

  7. Father J says:

    I caught a good deal of this match this afternoon when I was taken out to a local Mexican restaurant for lunch. They had it playing on the large-screen over the servers’ area.

    The clientele actually got quite into it, one man even shouting “Oh! Good shot!” when a very good stone was bowled.

    We pitied the fool who wasn’t down with curling.

  8. Father L: That poor poor soul. But I’m sure he is a “nice person”.

  9. wanda says:

    The great hats would work for me if the man and lady switched colors!

  10. Maltese says:

    Second picture down is an attractive woman with a determined look; kinda looks like my wife, at times–scary (if you live in my shoes)!

    I think curling is great, but it’s not very bloodthirsty. I, like the ancient Romans, like sports that can kill!

  11. pauljk says:

    Sports that can kill, eh? Maybe icehockey comes close. USA have no chance against Finland today. ;-)


  12. No chance against Finland?

    We shall see.

  13. Pauljk, as a Canadian, it is my duty to agree with you.

  14. pauljk says:


    We shall see.;-) In good spirit, I do hope it is a good game, whatever the result.:-)


    Finland v Canada final sounds good.

  15. Rob Cartusciello says:

    Tongue piercings are a constant source of revenue for dentists.

    Those metal studs are hell on teeth enamel.

  16. Desertfalcon says:

    I would like one of those hats, but I find it so hard to find a curling stone in my size.

  17. Nan says:

    Suomolainer fail.

  18. pauljk: Sooo… how did that Finland/USA thing work out for you?

  19. robtbrown says:

    Cheryl Bernard made curling a lot more interesting.

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