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The opposite day, a submit popped up on my Fb feed from an individual who allegedly is a good friend – nicely, a Fb good friend, no matter meaning – saying that the individual in query simply did not like curling. 

Unfriend. 

That’s the new litmus check for Fb associates. You possibly can spout nonsense and submit hyperlinks to tales that originated within the fevered thoughts of Vladimir Putin and troll for feedback by simply being dense. However you possibly can’t disrespect curling – which, if not the game of kings, is a reasonably good sport nonetheless. You disrespect one of many biggest sports activities ever invented, and also you’re out of right here. No debate.  

How are you going to not like a sport that mixes the technique and talent of shuffleboard with sweeping? How are you going to not like a sport that requires the talent of bocce and the power to clear your thoughts of any ideas that should do with whether or not you remembered to show the oven off or let the canine out or no matter it’s Donald Trump did right now? (I am guessing he picked a struggle with the Eagles’ mascot Swoop for causes that stay unclear.) How are you going to not like a sport in which each motion begins with a participant saying, “Hey, maintain my beer”? 

The attraction of curling is greatest summed up by a tweet I noticed the opposite day. It stated, merely, “Cannot cease watching … no matter that is.” 

I had been conscious of curling earlier than the 1998 Winter Olympics, the primary time within the trendy period it had certified to share the large stage with snowboarding, skating and no matter that sport is the place individuals ski after which shoot. I’d have seen it on the previous Vast World of Sports activities present, which was a fantastic present that, significantly, used to function energy lifting and determine-eight auto racing and another off-model sports activities.  

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Nevertheless it was through the ‘ninety eight video games that I obtained hooked on curling. I simply type of stumbled upon it, and after the preliminary “what is that this?” second, I discovered it mesmerizing, despite the fact that I had no concept what it was all about.  

That is one of the best factor about curling. You’ll be able to watch it for hours and nonetheless do not know the way it works, precisely, however you might have some concept, and it is sort of enjoyable, the rhythm and pacing placing you right into a type of Zen-like trance. 

And it appears…