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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:39 pm

http://ottsun.canoe.ca/Sports/2006Games ... 4-sun.html



Fri, February 24, 2006

School's out for ... curling
By CP




ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Schools across Newfoundland and Labrador will be closed this afternoon to allow students to watch Newfoundland's Brad Gushue compete for Olympic gold in the men's curling final.

Gushue's team, which is based in St. John's, beat the U.S. 11-5 in Wednesday's semi-final and will face Finland's Markku Uusipaavalniemi.

If Gushue wins, it will be the first Winter Olympic medal won by a Newfoundlander since Dwayne Norris won a hockey silver in 1994 in Lillehammer.

Newfoundland Education Minister Joan Burke said buses will be sent to all schools after lunchtime to bring the students home.




Crazy Canadians :-D



btw - Brad Gushue is now a gold medalist ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:50 pm

hahahahhahahah awesome ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:20 pm

Canadians aren't the only ones who love curling... and being naked.

PINEROLO, Italy (AP) -- The men's bronze medal match Friday was interrupted by a streaker.

Midway through the United States' 8-6 win over Britain, a man wearing what appeared to be a strategically placed rubber chicken ran onto one of the covered sheets of ice not being used in that session. He danced around for a bit but never tried to approach any of the players.

Curlers probably feel a little safer than most athletes -- it's hard for intruders to run across ice, especially if they're naked. John Shuster said he never felt in danger.

"Olympic security's been amazing here," he said. "We weren't worried at all."

A couple of security officials from the venue hovered near the streaker for several seconds before finally covering him and leading him away.


My guess is the guy got so bored, he decided to take off his clothes.
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Postby DevilDriver » Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:22 pm

What is curling?
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:15 pm

DevilDriver wrote:What is curling?


you roll stones on ice
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Postby perlick29 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:36 pm

Congrats Mook. Although I gotta say I'm very proud of the US team for picking up their first medal ever in the sport. Petey Fenson and company should be proud of the job they did. And they get a big ;-D from me.
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Postby DevilDriver » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:36 pm

curious_george_43545 wrote:
DevilDriver wrote:What is curling?


you roll stones on ice


sounds like fun
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:33 pm

We won the curling medal in Bronze this morning. First time a US team has won a medal in this event.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:40 pm

perlick29 wrote:Congrats Mook. Although I gotta say I'm very proud of the US team for picking up their first medal ever in the sport. Petey Fenson and company should be proud of the job they did. And they get a big ;-D from me.
You ever get that fantasy curling started :-b .
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:12 pm

I watched the Canadians kick some butt and win the gold. Pretty cool. ;-D
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