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2 Girls and a Game - Curling Podcast

Our show about Curling reflects our insights and observations about our favourite game, the athletes and their stories during the biggest competitions.
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Our show about Curling reflects our insights and observations about our favourite game, the athletes and their stories during the biggest competitions. 

Apr 17, 2018

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!

3 Comments
  • two and a half months ago
    Janice Vettorettiyou've
    You've gotta pull out
  • two and a half months ago
    sue cassidy
    I love your podcast, by the way! I'm Canadian (from PEI), living & curling in California and have an opinion on how crowds here react to the game and why change matters and why change is good. Curling is exploding here in the USA, but people don't often KNOW what the traditions may have been and so they just react like they would at any sporting event. That's how cheering missed shots happen, it wouldn't occur to some people to NOT do that. They don't know any better, so it's a matter of educating people. That aspect of the game should be maintained, you don't boo a good shot nor celebrate a bad one. Secondly, off-ice culture is important in a different way than the on-ice culture. It HAS TO BE exciting and fun to be in the crowd cheering. Getting energetic fans in the seats, lots of eyeballs on the game is what will get sponsors on board. Sponsors on board, TV audiences watching, that is what will get these players paid more $$. Higher pay will get elite athletes interested in taking up this sport instead of another. Everything builds on everything else. So we NEED the fans to be cheering loudly, the cowbells to be ringing, the energy, energy, energy! Athletes can learn to focus & ignore it when they have to or ride the energy created when they want to. I'm NOT advocating a bullhorn exploding in the middle of a delivery, of course, but you don't need golf quiet all the time. I curl in a variety of bonspiels around the USA and am seeing how different it is than in Canada. They are much more FUN, but not at the expense of good, serious competition. It appears that many recreational curlers play every game like it's a brier final. (Which is probably why Canadian curlers, as a general group, are the best in the world. It's also perhaps why curling clubs are closing and not attracting younger curlers.) As curling continues to grow in the USA, I think it's important to take on and continue the best traditions of curling and abandon some of the others. Change is good. Anyhoo, just a few observations from where I sit. sue.
  • two and a half months ago
    Brenda Pellerin Smith
    Give it a couple licks!
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