Phatferd wrote:I hear that Curling is actually a bigger sport in Canada than Hockey.
You're not serious, are you?
People all across Canada were devastated when the national team lost to the Russians on Wednesday, and many (including myself) cut their days short to watch the game.
In the case of curling, well most people I know think the sport is a joke. I like it, though. A lot of strategy goes into every shot, and you have to be very skilled to be a good player at it.
For all the talk of how dominant Canada is at curling, I think this was Canada's first men's gold medal win since curling officially became a sport at the Olympics in Nagano. That certanly explains why this would have been a huge deal in Newfoundland, in addition to the fact that Gushue and 3 of his team members are from there.
After reading all this though, I wish I had a day off today.