In this last episode of 2018 (Episode 12, Season 4) the 2 Girls and A Game podcast gets recognized in a recent article on The Athletic. The girls discuss everything that happened at the Boost National Slam which took place in Conception Bay NFLD including the ever popular 60 sec recap of the finals. Congratulations to Team Homan and Team Paterson for winning the titles. The girls answer an "Ask the Girls" question which tackles the topic of: Are there too many events for the elite players? Curling Canada issues a statement recently that says there was an officiating error at the recent Canada Cup in the mens final. Warning: sensitive material with another segment of Dirty Curling Talk so listener discretion is advised! Have a safe and Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to you all! Many thanks to the following sponsors: Asham, JetIce, HardLine and CurlingZone. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode!!
In the 11th Episode (Season 4) Lori and Mary tackle all the drama and controversy from the Canada Cup. This is the first Season of Champions event and it did not disappoint. Curling Canada introduced the 5 rock rule to the Canada Cup in addition to a new end by end timing system. The girls chat with Darren Moulding, 3rd for Team Bottcher, to discuss his experience with the time clocks and how it impacted their team. There was also some discussion on social media regarding ponytails and the girls weigh in with their thoughts. Congratulations to Team Jones and Team Jacobs who emerged as the Canada Cup Champions. Thank you to the sponsors: JetIce, Asham, CurlingZone and HardLine. Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode!
In Episode 10 (Season 4), the girls leave the controversy of Red Deer behind and have some fun this week. They discuss Christmas, love languages and pet peeves. Since the Canada Cup begins on Wednesday, the girls make their picks for which teams will win the event. Lori interviews Casey Scheidigger in a "Things That Make Us Go Hmmmm" segment about modelling in the Women of Curling calendar, what it took to become a top ranked team, how she balances work, curling and family and a game of rapid fire to get to know Casey a little better. In a "Behind The Glass" segment, we interview Colin Hodgson, owner of Dynasty Apparel, a clothing company that recently was named Official Uniform Partner of Curling Canada. We asked how he started the company, about the new contract to supply clothing at the Scotties, Brier and Continental Cup, what he loved about the past curling fashion and play a game of "yay or nay" to hear Colin's thoughts on current fashion trends. Thank you to the sponsors: JetIce, Asham, CurlingZone and HardLine. Please enjoy the episode and thank you for listening!
In Episode 9 (Season 4) the girls invite back Gerry Geurts, president of CurlingZone, to help determine a midterm report card in the following categories: Teams, Slams, World Curling Cup, Tier 2 Teams, 5 Rock Rule and increased curling being streamed online. Then Gerry and the girls discuss the aftermath of the Red Deer event: How the story became a global sensation, Ryan Fry announcing he is taking some time off, who will be replacing him and the backlash over Frank McCourt's cartoon. Another topic that is discussed is an article in which Mark Kennedy feels Canada is exporting too much curling knowledge to the other countries these days. Thanks for listening and please enjoy the episode. Also a thank you to the following sponsors: HardLine, Asham, JetIce and CurlingZone.
In this mini pod episode the girls discuss the latest controversy involving Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby who were kicked out of a tour event in Red Deer for drunk and disorderly behaviour.
In the 8th episode (season 4) Lori and Mary discuss why the Tour Challenge was the best slam event so far! The girls reminisce with some of their own memories from Thunder Bay. Congratulations to the Tier 2 champions: Team Stern and Team Muyers. Mary added to her list of calendar picks and came up with a new segment called, "Have you noticed...". The girls face off once again in the popular 60 second recap of the finals. Then they break down the finals in more detail. Congratulations to Team Homan and Team Jacobs who won the Tier 1 event. Results are discussed from the Canadian Mixed Championships and the Pacific Asia Curling Championships. Thank you to the sponsors: HardLine, JetIce, CurlingZone and Asham. Please enjoy the episode!
In the 7th episode (Season 4) Mary and Lori discuss how they feel about having their true identities out into the curling world for the first time. Lori has written an article for The Curling News publication about how the podcast began and Frank McCourt has designed a 2 Girls And A Game cartoon which came as a big surprise. Then the girls chat about the current fashion scene in curling and whether the teams look too similar these days and lack some individuality. Then the segment everyone has been waiting for...the girls "unbox" the Women of Curling calendar and give their live reactions to all the photos. Lots of moments of surprise and a lot of laughs! The girls announce the 3 winners who will receive a copy of Brian Chick's new book, Written in Stone: A Modern History of Curling. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! Thanks to the sponsors: Asham, Hardline, JetIce and CurlingZone. Please enjoy the episode!
In the 6th Episode (Season 4) the girls recap the Masters Grand Slam of Curling that took place in Truro, NS. Congratulations to the winners, Team Hasselborg and Team Epping! Some topics from the slam include the early ice conditions and low stats, Jill Officer now broadcasting for CBC Curling, the residency poll discussion on CBC, surprises and disappointments and a new favourite segment: the 60 second recap of the finals. The girls chat with curler and author Brian Chick about his new book entitled Written in Stone: A Modern History of Curling complete with a giveaway of 3 copies! The contest will run for a week so get your entry in today! Lastly, Laura Walker joins the podcast to discuss posing in the Women of Curling Calendar, how her current team joined forces, how she felt holding the broom for three such accomplished veterans and what their goals are for this season. Things get a little personal when the discussion turns to marriage and curling with a spouse. The interview ends with a fun game where Laura gives a word or phrase to describe some of the legendary players she has curled with. Thank you to the following sponsors: Hardline, JetIce, Curlingzone and Asham. Please enjoy this episode!
In this 5th Episode, Season 4 the girls share some stories and observations from the Stu Sells Tankard in Toronto. A new segment is introduced called "Things That Make Us Go Hmmmm?" which will be shorter interviews with the curlers answering questions the girls are curious about. In this weeks segment the girls hit up Greg Smith, Jamie Sinclair and Kirk Muyers and ask them some pressing questions. The girls weigh in on the HOT TOPIC about Team Homan not getting a direct berth into the Scotties but rather a second chance at making the Wildcard game if they are not successful in winning Ontario Provincials. There will be an "Ask The Girls" question and the girls will also announce the winners of the Women of Curling Calendar contest! Thank you to the following sponsors: JetIce, CurlingZone, Asham and Hardline! Thank you for listening and please enjoy the episode!
In this episode the girls discuss stories from the road trip to the Elite 10 Slam, recap the event and challenge one other to summarize the women's and men's final in 60 seconds. Then the girls introduce a new segment to the podcast called "Behind the Glass". These interviews will feature someone who is involved in and influences the sport of curling. This episode features George Karrys, Olympian and owner of The Curling News publication who announced the launch of the Women of Curling Calendar. The girls made their picks and have a fun competition to see who guessed the most correctly. The girls also catch up with George about his time as a competitive curler and what else he is involved in these days. In order to win the GIVEAWAY prize (3 Calendars) please go to the @2GirlsAndAGame social media (twitter, Facebook and instagram) and choose who would be on your curling calendar?! Thank you to the sponsors: Hardline, JetIce, CurlingZone and Asham. Hope you enjoy the episode!
In Episode 3 (Season 4) the girls do a quick recap of the Curling World Cup where all three of the Canadian teams stood on the podium. The girls get up close and personal with former coach of Team Homan, Adam Kingsbury. Adam discusses his background and education and how he became involved with Team Homan. Adam gives a sneak peak into the personalities and character traits of each of the ladies, the highs and lows of winning the trials and not medaling at the Olympics and what changes he would like to see for the next Olympic Trials. The girls tackle a couple hot topic issues with Adam including changing the 5th player after the Olympic Trials, the on ice coaching change and the infamous burned rock incident. Thank you to the sponsors for this episode: Hardline, Jet Ice, Asham and CurlingZone. Thanks for listening and please enjoy this extra long episode!
This episode was a happy accident of sorts. The plan for this week was to interview Adam Kingsbury (former coach of Team Homan) but due to a scheduling conflict, that episode will be released next week. The girls were both in Oakville at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard, one of the stops on the World Curling Tour. The plan was to have a brief discussion about their collected experiences. However, when you put the two girls together to chat about curling what was meant to be a brief discussion ended up as a full episode. The girls talked about what they were doing in Oakville, who they met, their observations with the 5 rock rule, what team they are both excited to watch this season, a celebrity sighting, drink etiquette questions and the all skip Team Einarson pulling out the victory over Team Tirinzoni in the final. Hope you enjoy listening to this episode!
Welcome to Season 4! Not sure how it's already the start of the season but the girls are ready to delve into all topics curling! The 2 girls are excited to announce new sponsors for the season: Hardline, Jet Ice and CurlingZone. Having these sponsors on board will increase the ability to attend more events and bring increased curling content to the podcast. Some of today's topics include: what have your favourite curlers been up to during the off season, results from the tour events so far and what do they mean, Ben Hebert's interview on the Player's Own Voice podcast and some fun new segment ideas for this season. There may be the odd laugh or two as well. Hope you all had a safe and happy summer and please enjoy!
With the 2018/2019 curling season just around the corner, the girls decided to do one more BONUS summer episode to get everyone excited about what is happening this year! Kerry Galusha is a special guest and weighs in on the HOT TOPIC - Residency Rules. The girls discuss the Canadian teams that have been picked for the Curling World Cup and the format that has been chosen. Curling Canada announced which teams will receive funding for the next season. Which teams faired well with lineup changes and which teams did not? And finally, which curler is now officially off the market! Hope you enjoy!
Is anyone missing Curling yet? In this bonus jumbo episode the girls get together for some summer fun poolside discussing the latest breaking news from Team Homan. They catch up on the off season curling news, their summer highlights so far and tackle a few current event topics. There may have been a cocktail involved and the girls have some fun discussing their similarities and differences, talk about some pet peeves and play a game of "Pick or Pan" curling edition. It may be hot outside, but there was a lot of curling discussed in this special off season episode! Hope you enjoy!
This is the final episode of this long Olympic season and who better to recap the year with the girls than Devin Heroux! Devin is a CBC News and Sports Reporter and in the last 2 seasons has become a cross platform curling correspondent and has brought along the curling community to the biggest events through his social media platform! The girls along with Devin recap the World Mixed Doubles Championships and the Champions Cup. Then the biggest topics of the season get discussed: the Canadian Teams not making the podium in team play, who is profiting from curling, the future of the Brier and Scotties, Super teams forming and curling going Hollywood! At the end the girls hit Devin with some fun rapid fire questions! This is an extra long and extra fun episode to close out the season - Enjoy and thanks for listening! Special congratulations to Dave McDermott who is our New Scotland Clothing Co giveaway winner!
In this episode the girls are nearing the end of the finish line for this season. They answer a question about curling etiquette and cheering for misses in the "ask the girls" segment. Team Jamie Sinclair and Team Kevin Koe won the recent Players' Championships with Sinclair breaking Jones' winning streak, what happened to Homan who went 0-5 in the tournament and Team Gushue and Jones win the Bonus Cup for the slam circuit. There is a discussion about the curlers expenses and who is profiting from curling? The girls roll out Part 2 of Dirty Curling Talk with even more laughable lingo that happens out on the curling ice and in the broadcast booth! Hot topic issue of 8 ends vs 10 ends and whether the girls think this change will be implemented. Enjoy and thanks for listening!
The girls would like to express sincere sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of the Humboldt Broncos and thank all the first responders and hospital staff for their bravery and dedication. There are no words.
In this latest episode the girls discuss their respective weekends meeting super fans and participating in the Kurl for Kids. Tyler George, Olympic Gold Medalist, joins the podcast to discuss his Olympic experience. With the Men's World Championships ending, the girls chat about Sweden's victory over Canada in the Gold Medal game, how Team Canada dealt with challenging life events and difficult ice conditions. Some other topics include the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships and the April Fools Tweet that fooled way too many people. Thanks for listening!
In this episode, the girls return to talk about the Women's World Championships and Canada's victory over Sweden to claim the gold medal. Discussions about Jill's retirement and leaving the game at the top of the world, Jennifer's ability to be on her game for all the biggest moments, and how even the best teams make strategy errors (there's hope for us all!). The girls chat about some of the men's switch ups and how differently they handled the break ups from the women. With all the "power teams" forming there is a discussion on the lack of top quality skips and the impact that will create here in Canada. Lastly, there is an interview with the co-founders of Klutch Curling and their new system to help curlers improve their skills. Enjoy the laughs!
In this episode the girls have a great conversation with the very entertaining Darren Moulding (aka Wildman) from Team Alberta fresh off a silver medal finish at the Brier. Darren fills the girls in on joining Team Bottcher last year mid season and the quick success they experienced. Darren discusses his off season training, weight loss and tanning regime. The girls ask Darren his opinion on the Olympic Trial process and the new system at the Brier. Darren talks about his experience at this years Brier and what was the turning point in their week. Darren and the girls discuss whether Team Bottcher has had "the talk" and speculate on the off season switch ups with the mens teams. Lastly, the Brier awards are given for all the favourite categories! Lots of laughs in this episode! Please enjoy!
In this special mini pod episode the girls dish about all the Women's Team Changes! So grab your bowl of popcorn and hear all their thoughts about the new teams!
In this episode the girls discuss their Brier predictions, the division of the pools and the Wildcard game results. After they are joined by 3 time Canadian and World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jan Betker. Jan discusses the opening weekend at the Brier and how her team along with Sandra Schmirler's daughter threw the ceremonial first rock and tells the girls her Brier predictions. Then Jan explains some of Team Schmirler's more iconic moments during the Scotties, the Olympic Trials and the Olympics. Jan shares some very difficult stories about Sandra and how she dealt with the death of her friend and longtime teammate. This interview is full of insight and perspective - please enjoy!
In this latest episode the girls discuss the results of the Men's and Women's Team play at the Olympics and what happened to Team Canada!? And will these results cause possible system changes in the future of the Canadian Trial system. They also discuss is it worth it to chase the Olympic dream these days with all the pressure that is put on the athletes. Congratulations to all the podium finishers, Sweden, Korea and Japan for the women and USA, Sweden and Switzerland for the men. How important are these Olympic curling medals to the other countries and what impact will it make to the growth of the game and the future of curling. Of course, the feel good stories are always a favourite but there's also the news of the OAR Team getting stripped of their bronze medals in Mixed Doubles. Finally, are the commentators too harsh when it comes to commentating and questioning the curlers? Enjoy!
In this special mini pod episode, the girls weigh in on Team Canada's "burned rock controversy". Is it a controversy?
Four years of preparation and it is finally here! The Olympics!! The girls discuss the Mixed Doubles and the global sensation it has become. The huge success of Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris winning the first ever Gold Medal in this new Olympic Discipline! Steve Simmons article in the National Post becomes this episode's hot topic and is curling as respected as the other sports in the Olympics. The girls answer an "Ask The Girls" question and then discuss the recent break up announcements of some high profile ladies teams! With all these teams ending, the girls compare notes on the etiquette of dissolving a team. They end the podcast with a funny spoof of a team's break up announcement!