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Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

Discussion in '2018 Winter Olympics' started by ConigliarosPotential, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. SoxFanInCali

    SoxFanInCali has the rich, deep voice of a god and the penis of Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    What an unreal run. 5 straight elimination matches, and they win gold. What a redemption story for Shuster.
     
    #351 SoxFanInCali, Feb 24, 2018
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  2. ernieshore

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    Wow!!! That’s awesome!!!
     
  3. Preacher

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  4. Preacher

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    Cool spin move by the Swedish skip just doing something fun for the crowd.
     
  5. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    Awesome match. Gold for Shuster!
     
  6. ernieshore

    ernieshore Member SoSH Member

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    We are all Schustering now!!!
     
  7. Infield Infidel

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    What a run for these guys.
     
  8. shawnrbu

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    Shuster is going to be on the cover of a Wheaties box.
     
  9. Couperin47

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    Grape Nuts would be more appropriate, they actually have stones in those boxes
     
  10. SoxFanInCali

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    That 5 in the 8th is going to be replayed during every Olympics until the end of time.
     
  11. Preacher

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    That was a ton of fun. New found appreciation of curling here.
     
  12. Buffalo Head

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    Trenni Kusnierek, the Neil Armstrong of interviewers with U.S. curling gold medal winners
     
  13. Preacher

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    Do we get to see the medal ceremony or is that later?
     
  14. shawnrbu

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    On now.
     
  15. Couperin47

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    Introduction of the corrupt wealthy douche bags of the IOC
     
  16. CoffeeNerdness

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  17. shawnrbu

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    Is the alternate a regular member of the team or the best of the available talent pool?
     
  18. SoxFanInCali

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    The classic medalist group shot. The gold and bronze team smiling, the silver team dejected.
     
  19. Preacher

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    Makes sense. The silver medal team is always the one of the three who lost their final match/game.
     
  20. SoFloSoxFan

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  21. edmunddantes

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    It was brought up in the telecast but worth mentioning again. After his two disastrous olympics, the US curling association started up a high performance program to improve US curling. Invited 10 men to partake in it.

    Shuster wasn’t one of them. He decided to get in shape. He went and found 3 other guys that also weren’t part of the program, and he played his way all the way back to the Gold Medal.

    Amazing redemption story.
     
  22. MB's Hidden Ball

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    Women’s Bronze medal match

    Japan defeats GB 5-3.
     
  23. cromulence

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    Just finished watching. Fucking incredible. I can't believe the last week just happened. That eighth end was insane.
     
  24. cromulence

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    It was already an incredible story, but then he went and continued to suck for the first six games and put their backs against the wall. He literally pushed his narrative all the way to the brink of tragedy, as far as it could go, and then spun it all the way back around into the ultimate redemption story.
     
  25. The Big Red Kahuna

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  26. Ed Hillel

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    Looks like half of SoSH was up at 4 AM watching curling. Awesome, wish I could do it. Damned kids.
     
  27. canderson

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    Just watched. That was awesome - and I know very little about curling.

    It looks like a great sport to do with buddies - wish there was a ice sheet here dedicated to it instead of all the kid hockey leagues and free skates. Would love to try it out.
     
  28. The Big Red Kahuna

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    Where are you located? There are a few in Boston and surrounding areas. One in Wayland I drive by all the time.
     
  29. EvilEmpire

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    I wonder when the Disney movie will come out. The whole story is amazing.
     
  30. canderson

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    I’m in Pennsylvania.
     
  31. Schnerres

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    So did Shuster rewrote the entry in the Urban Dictionary for to shuster?
     
  32. 4 6 3 DP

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    Time to turn on nbcsn.

    Best part of that 5 spot was the look on Shuster's face afterwards. Probably hard to put into words how surreal that moment was.
     
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  33. TFP

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    The celebration videos at all the curling clubs are awesome.

    What a story.
     
  34. Jed Zeppelin

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    Trying to figure out which Bellhorn homerun that 5 spot was most similar to. I think the answer is all of them.
     
  35. shawnrbu

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    4 of the 5 gold medals at the ceremony were the women's curling gold. Way to go, IOC!
     
  36. JimD

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    I will be shocked if they don't make a movie out of this - the whole redemption story is almost too cliche'd to be believed, complete with the powers that be not inviting Shuster to their special program and him recruiting 'The Rejects' and beating their superteam to earn the Olympic bid.
     
  37. SumnerH

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    He's a regular member of the Shuster rink.

    He, Shuster, and George are all alumni of the Pete Fenson rink (which won bronze at Turin).
     
  38. SocrManiac

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    Totally random interjection... My wife and I were falling asleep on the couch at some point yesterday when the Japanese and Korean women came on. The sound of those two teams in this event was the worst thing I’ve ever heard come out of a speaker.
     
  39. Ale Xander

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    I can't believe what I just saw. Incredible. What a 5 spot.

    Is the Bay/Shumacher team still working together to tell that story.
     
  40. Mr. Wednesday

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  41. canderson

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    I’m in Harrisburg, so about 1.5 hours from the closest. It’s a bummer. There was a club here but local kid hockey leagues paid more for ice time so they got shuttered.
     
  42. The Napkin

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  43. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Absolutely brilliant. (Particularly on hockey ice instead of properly pebbled curling ice...I wonder if they did any practicing to get a speed for the hockey ice before attempting that.)
     

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