Friday, February 24, 2006

Bronze, Baby!

Congratulations to the U.S. Men's Olympic Curling Team (aka Team Fenson) for winning the first ever U.S. Olympic medal in curling!

As I noted in a previous post, I've become addicted to this little known and little understood sport (at least down here in Dixieland), thanks to the Olympics. Curling ran early morning on MSNBC, for the most part, and I was able to watch a good bit of it (especially the days I was out sick from work with the crud). Once I got the gist of how the game works, and what the strategies are, I found it utterly fascinating. It's a finesse game, full of thinking and strategy, easy to learn and difficult to master.

I'm not sure I'll ever go curling myself---the whole ice-o-phobia I have would make it problematic---but I'm definitely a fan of the sport now.

(And look! An online curling game!)


Jill Monroe said...

I'm so proud of them, they were awesome. And I'm so glad to see someone liked the curling as much as I did!!!

Paula said...

It was really addictive. Once I got the gist of how the game worked, and what they were trying to do with each shot, it appealed to my love for strategy games.

And the fact that Shawn Rojeski's kinda hot doesn't hurt, either. ;)

MaryF said...

You. Are. Evil.

Paula said...

It's addictive, isn't it?

There's also a really cool billiards game I found that I'll have to link some day, just to forever establish myself as the Evil Timewaster Overlord. (Overlady???)

No wonder I don't get enough writing done.