2018 Pyeongchang Olympics | CURLING | Feb 8th - 25th

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  1. mymerlincat

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    First real event tonight with the mixed doubles curling. Not sure how many of you watch curling, but the new mixed doubles event is kinda fun(relative to a normal curling event which I find entertaining anyway), watched the mixed doubles trials. Literally anything can happen. Quite high scoring at times.
     
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    This is the only real event of the day right, everything else is training?
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    Curling YAY!
    apparently in mixed doubles Canada is not a favourite. so bizarre to say that.
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    scored 3, way to go, Lawes.
     
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    Looking at the schedule for Thursday(keeping in mind it's already Thursday in South Korea) looks like there's some Ski Jumping Qualification late tonight(so early tomorrow morning/overnight for North America). Not sure how many people qualify for the final round. But IIRC from the last olympics some people are eliminated I think. Everything else listed is training
     
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    I would say they're more likely to medal than not, it's so new, even for other countries(but especially for us) that it's hard to tell. For example they keep saying the Swiss are the favorites, really only because they beat Canada in the final at the mixed doubles WC last year, but the Swisswith a different team didn't even make the playoffs(18 teams) at the WC 2 years ago so it's all up in the air really. Canada was 2nd in qualification points behind China who finished 2nd and 3rd respecitively in the 2 WC's that qualifed teams. Canada was 5th, and 2nd.
     
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    Who is?
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    Swiss I'd imagine, but Canada 4Gold just gave some background so maybe we can be
     
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    id like to learn to curl
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    it's so much fun. try to find a rink
    and ya another two points. (I would have asked for a measure on the last back rock,but meh).
     
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    I don't know if I'd have the patience.

    Probably would throw the rocks as hard as I could and send them flying off the sheet :laugh:

    I always loved watching Kevin Martin (and his team of Morris, Kennedy) curl though. He, and they, were incredible.
     
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    basically whoever has hammer wins the round?
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    masterful, he was. I was ecstatic when he won Gold in 2010.
     
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    Mixed doubles seems like such a meme event to me. Maybe I just don't like it because I've played so much regular curling in my life.
     
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    Nice win for USA.
     
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    Since shuffleboard, boules etc exists at bars why not Curling? Okey, I get that it probably would be high maintaining, but still. Could see it be fun to play in those sorts of surroundings. I'm not one pf ypu guys who like to watch it on TV though..
     
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    Morris is literally throwing rocks, and not curling anything lately.
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    and Lawes underthrew. (maybe it caught something)
    so it looks like canada is losing this draw.
     
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    i would have gone around the two, and slid into the pocket. this could be tricky.
     
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    Canada's gonna have to tap the red, and hope to be closer to the button here.
     
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    bad throwing cost them.
     
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    They curled really bad in the last 2 ends. Had great ends set up twice, Norway couldn't make a shot in that last end and Morris just gave it to them with his bad shots.

    Oh well, regular semi finals and not the page playoff system in the olympics, so 4th is almost as good as 1st(besides for not getting the hammer in the SF/F), just make the final 4 which hopefully they should despite this loss.
     
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    Good to see curling on TV again. Every 4 years, like clockwork, with my man Fred Roggin who never looks directly at the camera.
     
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    Watching the mixed doubles of USA vs Canada. If the Canadians don't win this match they'll be in some pretty rough shape. Currently 1-1 in end three.

    Edit:The USA dude looks like Super Mario.
     

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