"Cold War" | 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi | February 7-23 | Medal Count in Post #1
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02-20-2014, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by
The Last Dynasty
wow, you must REALLY love Jones
She's been the female Kevin Martin over the last decade. A fantastic career regardless, but wouldn't be truly complete without an Olympic gold medal. And she was just fantastic this whole tournament, doing a lot of clean-up for teammates that had some frequent missed shots, as a great skip should do.
There is a lot of hullabaloo over hockey in this country, naturally. But in truth, we are more dominant when it comes to curling. And the curling Olympic gold is determined by a standard tournament. There's no denying the Olympic champion is the best. It's "legitimate" for lack of a better term. Hockey is decided by a very brief tournament in comparison to a typical domestic league championship. And Olympic gold is a very distant second to the Stanley Cup for any Canadian. So out of these two popular sports that we should be gold medal champions in, I place curling ahead of hockey in the Olympics.
As far as preferring Jones to Jacobs (if anyone wonders), the latter is pretty new to the big-time curling scene. Lack of an Olympic gold is not a "missing piece" of a great career at this point. And to be be honest, the Jacobs rink carries themselves in a rather unsportsmanlike manner and hardly endears themselves to the fans. I hope they win gold of course, but lets just say there will be no tears shed if they were to come up short.
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