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    Curling: Not just during the Olympics

    For those still interested in curling even though the Olympics are over, the round robin portion of men’s and women”s US National Championships begin today at 4:30. The entire ever is schedule to be streamed on usacurl.org, although NBCSN may take over coverage of the playoffs. The schedule of...
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Now it's just open hits,
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Interesting strategy by the Swedes throwing up corner guards rather than center guards.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Shuster is fine giving up two here - he'd be happy to be coming home up 3 with hammer.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Peel, peel, peel.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Hamilton and his sister gave up a 6 in the last end of a Mixed Doubles match against Switzerland.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    If someone doesn't release the stone before the hog line, the stone immediately gets removed from play. If a sweeper touches the thrown stone (with his/her broom, etc.) before the stone reaches the far hog line, it is considered "burned" and is immediately removed from play. If the stone is...
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Yes, those are the sensors to make sure each stone is released before the hog line.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Just a touch heavy by George.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Okay. I was just talking from memory from when the US had more open playdowns to the National Championship and the single stone throw was what we did.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    That sort of is the point. Having hammer is the biggest advantage a team has. You don't want to give it up by only scoring one point unless you have to. That's why teams will intentionally blank an end instead of taking an easy one point.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    That makes sense. That's how hammer is determined in the playoffs for our league nights as well.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    In most league games, yes, Hammer is determined by a flip of a coin. But in high level competitions, befor ethe game starts, each skip throws a single rock, with sweeping, and whoever gets closer to the pin gets hammer in the 1st end.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Gutsy call. I would’ve straight hit, let them try to blank, and forced them to try to get two in the 10th.
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    Olympic Curling: Now With 150% of the Fun!

    Horrible hog there.