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Postby Sniper26 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Am I the only one that is addicted to watching this?
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Postby MDR_3000 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:58 pm

i'd rather watch bowling.
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Postby Sniper26 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:07 pm

When bowling makes the olympics, I will probably watch that too.
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Re: Olympic Curling

Postby Single L » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:53 pm

Sniper26 wrote:Am I the only one that is addicted to watching this?


It's one of my favorite winter Olympic Games. I love shuffle board at the bar and the skill/strategy involved; curling is not much different other than its much larger and played on ice. Seeing how I just compared it to a bar game I do struggle calling it a sport, but I really don’t care as I really enjoy watching it.
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Postby Sniper26 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:24 pm

It might just be the chicks yelling "Haaaaarrrddd" that draws me to it but I still like watching it. Go USA hockey!
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Postby grodney » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:20 am

LOVE it.
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Postby irban » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:18 am

I love it too.
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:22 am

it's pretty cool. It's kind of hilarious how INTENSE such a calm, serene sport can get once announcers get involved?!
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Postby z-man » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:28 pm

Been one of my favorites since college...I participated in the intramural curling competitions for a few years and all I can say is...if you enjoy watching this sport on TV...you don't even know the half of how awesome it truly is on the ice...

I was always bummed because we would lose in the second or third rounds and be eliminated after only one or two games...we'd then have to wait a whole year to do it again...Defiantly one of the cooler games in the winter Olympics imo...
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Postby GaW27166 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:05 pm

This is pretty much the only thing I will watch in the olympics.
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Postby Buzzznation » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:38 pm

Great to watch. As Chop mentioned shuffle board is one of my all time favorite bar games. It's a dream of mine to have one in my game room some day.
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Postby grodney » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:16 pm

The only downside for curling is that NBC commentator chick likes to hear herself talk.

And weren't the competitors hotter 4 years ago?

Regarding shuffleboard, my grandma-in-law has one in her basement near the Quad Cities. She has now moved into assisted living. If I still lived in DSM with my super-long basement, that thing would be MINE. Including the lampshade that hangs above it -- made from PBR cans and yarn.
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Postby dischawk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:29 pm

umm yea, i watched a little curling before but she has given a whole new reason to watch curling

this is the one chick i saw from the german team who face doesnt look like dogmeat

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Postby Budhyzer 17696 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:37 pm

grodney wrote:
Regarding shuffleboard, my grandma-in-law has one in her basement near the Quad Cities. She has now moved into assisted living. If I still lived in DSM with my super-long basement, that thing would be MINE. Including the lampshade that hangs above it -- made from PBR cans and yarn.


My uncle had an old shuffleboard in his basement too.
I remember playing on it when I was a kid in the 60's and 70's.
It was the highlight of going over there.
Yarn lampshades? What about the yarn bucket hats with the cut out pieces of aluminum beer cans around the circumference? :lol:
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Postby irban » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:34 pm

Yep, a buddy had full size shuffle board in his attic. Hangin' out with some miller high life bottles, spinning some vinyl and toking up. Didn't get much better I guess.

Another great game that sort of reminds me of this is Skittles...
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