After getting to Minnesota, I learned that three-time Olympian John Shuster was playing in the Big Spiel. With so many draws spread out over four days at three different clubs, it wasn’t even likely our paths would cross. Nevertheless, throughout the course of the weekend our respective teams were in the same draw at the […]
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Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, bases loaded, full count, down by 1 run…and, here’s the pitch… Oh wait, wrong sport. But, same feeling. Intense, nervous, excited. Yeah, that’s why I love sports. So, our merry band of misfits were in a close draw at Frogtown Curling Club against a similar type Cedar Rapids team. […]
Let’s talk about rocks. OK, not those rocks. Stones, curling stones. Here’s the wikipedia entry for curling stones. The curling stone (also sometimes called a rock in North America) is made of granite and is specified by the World Curling Federation, which requires a weight between 38 and 44 pounds (17 and 20 kg) a […]
Like most Americans, I was basically unaware of curling before the Olympics. I became completely engrossed in the competition in 2014 though, even going so far as to wake up at stupid o’clock in the morning to catch matches live. My enthusiasm built as the games went on and never waned. Afterwards, I found myself […]
Do you try and sing like country superstar Toby Keith? Do you have the athleticism of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis? Do you put the pedal to the metal like Indy racer Dario Franchitti? Well, maybe you could out curl them. Windy City Curling offers “Learn to Curl” classes every Thursday. This gives you a […]