Cleverpork Olympic Coverage: CURLING

In honor of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, where “live” means 3 hours delayed, Cleverpork Central is covering the Olympics in a timely manner. We can’t promise daily coverage, but we’ll try to keep you informed on the important events at least!

That’s right folks. Curling. In the USA it is only broadcast one time every four years. That time is now. I could cover other sports that occurred today, but my mind is a little blown because CURLING!

Yesterday I started by watching team USA play Germany. Germany dominated. It made me sad for myself. However, soon after I switched to Canada and I fell in love. Not with a person, but with a set of stylish pants.

Most curling associations only allow black pants. It is the tradition to wear black pants. To tell the truth, it was probably a pretty gutsy and arrogant move for Norway to decide to make these awesome argyle pants their official uniform. But I’m glad they did. Already curling is getting more coverage than just “look at this bizarre sport that no one in America understands.” While that coverage may be nothing more than “woah check out these pants!” it is a conversation starter.

While Canada won, it was a close match between two of the favorites to win the whole competition. I thoroughly enjoyed te match and am excited to be able to watch curling for the rest of these olympics. Nearly every day. I promise I wont spend all of those days blabbing on and on about it like today, but I will be talking about it. I may even live-blog the gold medal match. Keep your eyes open!

Tomorrow we got day 2 of short track, Men’s halfpipe in snowboarding, and pairs luge (another odd sport). Until then I’m going to watch more curling!

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2 Comments

  1. Tamela
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 19:11 | Permalink

    Whoa indeed! Those pants are the most awesome things I’ve seen in a while.

  2. Tamela
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 19:11 | Permalink

    Whoa indeed! Those pants are the most awesome things I’ve seen in a while.