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02-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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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.
The Jacobs rink is different though. A TON of people are finding it hard to root for him after the way his rink has conducted itself. The constant broom smashing, rock kicking, and swearing after every less than perfect shot has grown old in a hurry. There is a general lack of respect for both opponents and the game itself when it comes this crew. This isn't to say nobody has ever smacked their broom or let out an f-bomb after a bad shot, but it's constant and over the top in this case. Never quite seen anything like it. As somebody in the Olympic forum put it perfectly, "they seem like guys who drive around in big trucks with balls hanging off the hitch".
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