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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18
So team USA won it's first gold in curling and my question is

WHY IS THIS A SPORT????
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18
Another question why did Russian Curling player fail drug test?
Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18

scoobydew wrote:

Another question why did Russian Curling player fail drug test?


I know! How does that drug improve your curling game? It was just puzzling reading the headline. I didn't read the articles on that but it was a wtf moment.
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18

uncletim wrote:

So team USA won it's first gold in curling and my question is

WHY IS THIS A SPORT????


It's a very traditional Canadian and Scottish sport. Ya might want to be careful there laddie before you anger the ghost of James Doohan.

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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


uncletim wrote:

So team USA won it's first gold in curling and my question is

WHY IS THIS A SPORT????


It's a very traditional Canadian and Scottish sport. Ya might want to be careful there laddie before you anger the ghost of James Doohan.



I will just distract him with a bottle of whisky and a all you can eat haggis buffet or perhaps a flirty sheep
Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18
Why is Magic the Gathering a sport?
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A bunch of thirsty people wanted to come up with a sport that would allow them to easily drink while participating in said "sport" without spilling their drinks....they came up with curling
added bonus: when the party is over they have brooms with them to sweep up the mess they make, how awesome is that?
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at least "red neck games" makes sense, the Olympics are so dull, boring and pointless. not to mention they fix it so shows don't come on tv either, so cruel. but, yes, the true Olympics are awkward in their sporting events, but, what else is there to do while you're sitting around and thinking of new and perhaps awkward things to do in order to get a metal and/or trophy in.
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Certain traditions need to be upheld for future generations. If and when the Electric Grid shoots craps at least some of us, thanks to the sport of our forebears, will recall what brooms are for and likely use them since the damn battery-power or electric vacuum cleaners will have ceased to function.

Also, with all this manmade pollution everyone talking about it should seem perfectly normal if not downright instinctive to sweep the crud out of the way when throwing stones across certain planes, ne pas / don't you think?
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18
Because it is???
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18
As there are far fewer sports in winter than summer, curling has better opportunity to be included in the Olympics. However, it would be nice if the line-up was changed up occasionally. Snow biking is a good option.
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It's a sport for the same reason all the others are - It's competitive, can be controlled by an agreeable set of rules and can have a fair scoring scheme applied.

That's the criteria for a sport. You can argue the "physical endeavour" aspect, but that's an archaic view that doesn't take modern technology into account (see e-sports for examples).

Sport as a word tends to mean "physically active outdoor competitive games". Drop the unnecessarily loaded word and you're golden.
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/25/18

niotabunny wrote:

at least "red neck games" makes sense, the Olympics are so dull, boring and pointless. not to mention they fix it so shows don't come on tv either, so cruel. but, yes, the true Olympics are awkward in their sporting events, but, what else is there to do while you're sitting around and thinking of new and perhaps awkward things to do in order to get a metal and/or trophy in.

I already go ahead with the full unpopularized opinion: I don't understand why people are so obsessed with sports in the first place. Footballs, basketball, soccer, etc. are all very fun to play; they are extremely boring and monotonous to watch.
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Posted 2/26/18 , edited 2/26/18
I like curling. It does take skill, not incredible physical power, but I think its cool. I'm waiting for Curling Girls, the anime. I can pretty much guarantee you there is or will be a manga somewhere. If Japan womens had gold medaled, there would probably be a higher chance, but never say never! I mean cmon, there's been scuba diving, fishing, karuta, shogi, table tennis, tennis, baseball, butt and boob wrestling, cycling, sidecar, rally, wat else?
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