Saturday, February 27, 2010

NBC = Nothing But Curling

CNBC (a cable network) has shown a ton of hockey and curling. As mentioned, I'm just blown away.

Especially tonight, to see Skip Kevin Martin win gold for Canada! Curling is one heckuva game. I always knew that but, having been starved of it for awhile, I've come to rediscover it.

Quote of the night, from Don Duguid: there is a difference between a rock-thrower and a curler.

Factoid of the night: there are only 8 sheets of ice for curling in Norway. 30 people attended their national championships. And yet they have a world-class team! Whaaaaa? Why don't they support the sport?

CC

ps. Canada has really put the burn on in terms of medals. The "Own the Podium" was a bit of a joke at first, but not now. The USA will get the most medals (and hats off to them), but we have done very well.

pps. Now there is just one game left on Sunday afternoon: hockey. As someone from Vancouver put on Twitter, "Canada will be closed from noon to 3 pm PST".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have won the most gold medals which is how the IOC has always tracked medals in the past (if not tv networks). So we have won the games. As well, we have set the record for the most gold medals won by a host country. As well, we are currently tied for the most gold medals EVER WON BY ANY COUNTRY in the winter games. If we win the hockey gold, we will be the most successful team ever with regards to gold medals in the HISTORY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS! DAMN RIGHT WE OWN THE PODIUM!!

13 GOLD MEDALS AND COUNTING...
Colleen

Vic said...

I would like to apologize internationally on behalf of all Canadians for Hockey Canada’s apology. “Hockey Canada apologized Thursday for an impromptu party the Olympic women's hockey team threw for itself on the Canada Hockey Place ice after winning the gold medal.” Their views do not represent the opinion of REAL CANADIANS….they must be from Ontario…
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Olympics/9015396.html