By Andy Weddington
Sunday, 25 February 2018
The dullest Olympic sport is curling, whatever 'curling' means. Andy Rooney
The U. S. Men's Curling Team won Olympic Gold.
Their improbable path to victory I followed with more interest than any of the other glamorous and dangerous and exciting sports.
Why so much interest came to me since their win over heavily favored Sweden.
The game is a lot like life ...
1. Stones required;
2. A good, firm grip rocks;
3. Competency with a broom essential;
4. Yelling directions is sometimes necessary;
5. Inevitably, others' stones block your path;
6. Obstructions must be swept or knocked aside;
7. Scoring is the objective, the hog line is in play;
8. Safety in the house, even guarded and buttoned up, is not guaranteed;
9. Strategy is important but others moves force flexibility;
10. In the end, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose; so be a good sport.
Andy Rooney, bless your heart and God rest your soul, for the life of me I cannot understand your thinking.
Curling is anything but dull. It sharpens the brain.
Think about it.
As the sport, though but a game, requires strategy and tactics and skills and since it's played exactly the same by men and women (Sweden won Gold), I think the U. S. Marine Corps should petition the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to field a mixed doubles team (first played this year) to compete in the 2022 Winter Games.
China (Beijing) will host. For American Marines, there's history of freezing cold with victory on ice.