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02-20-2014, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Kyle McMahon View Post
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.
As far as Jacobs not the first curler to rub some the wrong way and won't be the last. Its part of the game and if he gets in anybodies head they have only themselves to blame. jmo

I understand theres a grassroots line in curling between playing recreational and a somewhat blurred distinction in when it gets competitive and bonspiel winning oriented and the friendliness and all but a lot of our Curlers, and certainly ones representing us internationally should be more than happy to have some rinks that rustle some feathers. Because you'll see that internationally from time to time so its good prep to have experienced it at home.

its part of the game, part of highly competitive sports. Adapt.

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