O.M.G. The women's curling team (in Off-topic)

QBOddBird February 18 2006 6:21 PM EST


I have just become a huge curling fan. Has anyone seen how beautiful those women are on the U.S. Women's curling team?

I've just started learning rules and everything now that I've seen this. I've been inspired. A sport dominated by beautiful women is the sport for me! Again I say, whoa.

I'm recording this part of the Olympics, hurrah!

molans[Grumpy] February 18 2006 6:25 PM EST

Ice skating... trust me :)

QBOddBird February 18 2006 6:28 PM EST

NBC, they're back on again.

The ice skaters don't have anything on the curling team - which is suprising, because it is CURLING.

QBOddBird February 18 2006 6:31 PM EST

Also, the interviewer just stated that the U.S. Curling's website just recently crashed due to getting so many hits.

Stephen February 18 2006 6:55 PM EST

Curling? Is that a sub-division of hairdressing?

Adminedyit [Superheros] February 18 2006 7:21 PM EST

Curling may be good but it has nothing on womens beach volleyball from the summer olympics :-)

[T]Vestax February 18 2006 7:24 PM EST

Somehow I get the feeling you guys are not judging these women on their athletic ability.

Xiaz on Hiatus February 18 2006 7:35 PM EST

what the heck is curling?

QBOddBird February 18 2006 7:45 PM EST

No, they're very talented at what they do. I'm just especially mesmerized by the...err, talent of the Johnson sisters.

AdminShade February 18 2006 8:39 PM EST

beauty is relative :p

[T]Vestax February 18 2006 9:08 PM EST

Indeed Shade. I see too many blondes on that team for my liking.

Adminedyit [Superheros] February 18 2006 10:34 PM EST

of course I'm judging on athletic skill. You should see them run and jump :-)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 18 2006 10:48 PM EST

Curling as a sport sucks. bUt it four juding them on thier artistic values, I've not seen them yet....

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] February 19 2006 2:34 AM EST

GL, were you by any chance inebriated when you posted that?

sssimmo February 19 2006 2:37 AM EST

It is the weekend Bast :)

SNK3R February 19 2006 2:48 AM EST

Bast, I was thinking the same exact thing. ;)

InebriatedArsonist February 19 2006 3:45 AM EST

The female curlers are rather attractive...but who am I to judge, eh?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 19 2006 7:16 AM EST

:) You should have seen me in chat.... It was a mates birthday celebration last night. I had a brilliant night! :D

Tyra February 19 2006 8:01 AM EST

and I wondered, what stupid game that was, and how come that this made it too olympics.. lol

{CB1}Lukeyman February 19 2006 10:06 AM EST

Where's the football at for olympics!!! Come on!!!

I was Dignifried Bean February 19 2006 10:51 AM EST

Curling is a great sport to play, but it has to be the worst spectator sport in existence. It's even worse to watch than bowling or darts.

This thread could explain why I'm not beautiful anymore! I used to be an avid curler. I would take it up again, but I blew out my knee on a baseball diamond many years ago.

"All my heroes have been bowlers"
-- Matt Frewer (AKA Max Headroom).

I love that quote, it explains my current physique ;)

[CB1]cheez-its February 19 2006 11:48 AM EST

carps lukey.. it is in the olympics you just refer to it as soccer ;-) (yes i am american as well)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 19 2006 1:33 PM EST

LOL! Darts isn't a recognised sport! ;)

{CB1}Lukeyman February 19 2006 1:58 PM EST

pssh, soccer is for babies, no offence, someone taps the other guy, "Oh my!! Look at that, a fly fell on his head and he just did a faceplant into the ground, wow, that fly is getting a red card for sure"

It's so stupid!!

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] February 19 2006 2:48 PM EST

Soccer is more physical than most sports like basketball, where every little thing is a foul. Some would even argue soccer is more physical than football.

[T]Vestax February 19 2006 3:02 PM EST

I have less respect for a game where the players need to stop playing the game ever 20 seconds, where they require the use of helmets and 3 inches of padding, and where only 2 people need to actually need to have a full brain, the quarterback then the couch.

Soccer is non-stop, requires more talent and more brains from each player, and the points aren't over-inflated to boot. As for the contact aspect of the sport, you can slide tackle a guys bare legs with your cleats or brake the nose of a defender with the back of your head and not get called on it if you do it right.

SNK3R February 19 2006 3:08 PM EST

"...the quarterback then the couch."


AdminG Beee February 19 2006 3:08 PM EST

For sure a lot of players throw themselves to the ground when playing soccer although this is as a result of poor gamesmanship in order to win some kind of tactical advantage. Don't think that soccer isn't a hard and physical game though - just ask Alan Smith from Manchester United how he felt after this weekends "clash" with Liverpool.

Of course soccer could take the "girly" route that American Football took and start wearing body armour and helmets to protect their sensitive skin and haircuts ;)

Re the suject matter of this thread: The British womens team (current gold medalists) is skipped by a Scottish woman and when winning the gold 4 years ago was made up of mostly Scottish women.
In case someone decides to Goggle/Image Rhona Martin and the rest of her team please be aware that the Scottish women in this team are not representative of the majority of Scottish women... ;)

Thraklight Resonance February 19 2006 3:46 PM EST

Oh, pfft! The only time that soccer is really dangerous is during the soccer riots that occur when the hooligans' team 1) wins the game 2) loses the game 3) or ties the game. Try getting pulled in six different directions from the bottom of a a rugby scrum sometime. :-)

QBOddBird February 19 2006 4:11 PM EST

It wasn't rugby, but I've been on the bottom of a pile of people being pulled 6 different ways before, thrak, and it didn't seem that dangerous to me.

^_^ was pretty enjoyable, actually.

RedWolf February 19 2006 4:48 PM EST

heheh, one of my friends is on a curling team
of course, not an olympic team
...yet ;-)

spydah February 19 2006 4:50 PM EST

"As for the contact aspect of the sport, you can slide tackle a guys bare legs with your cleats or brake the nose of a defender with the back of your head and not get called on it if you do it right."

2 points for whomever can point out what is wrong about that :p


Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] February 19 2006 5:04 PM EST

shin guards only protect part of your legs and most people wear them so small they become virtually ineffective.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] February 19 2006 5:15 PM EST

Spydah, do you mean the "sportsmanship" aspect? or the "brake"ing of a nose? ;)

[T]Vestax February 19 2006 5:24 PM EST


There, now I would say that I wouldn't make that mistake again, but I try not to make promises I can't keep. As for sportsmanship... what's that?

SNK3R February 19 2006 5:44 PM EST

1. The fact or practice of participating in sports or a sport.
2. Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing.

House February 19 2006 7:07 PM EST

everyone knows the only true sports occur on ICE

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] February 19 2006 7:12 PM EST

Big fan of couples ice dancing, are you?

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] February 19 2006 7:33 PM EST

Please... Men's singles is so much better.

[T]Vestax February 19 2006 8:10 PM EST

I see SNK, you decided to make it a multiple choice quiz. I'm use to having more choices though. Oh well. I'll take number 1. You can clearly see that 2 has nothing to do with sports as we know them.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 19 2006 8:13 PM EST

Professional Football (or soccer if you prefer) stopped being a 'port' a long time ago... It's a buisness...

[T]Vestax February 19 2006 8:17 PM EST

Sorry GL, but a port is a port and only gets better with time.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 20 2006 4:12 AM EST

Gahh! Fat fingers... Sport.... Sport! ;)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] February 20 2006 6:47 AM EST

Roman Abramovich's business doesn't look like it is going to be profitable for a long time.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] February 20 2006 6:51 AM EST

It doesn't really need to be, does it? Look at the man!

QBOddBird February 20 2006 10:33 AM EST

They aren't really athletes unless they look like Greg Valentino.

And no, this picture has not been photoshopped or edited in any way. The man has 28-inch arms.

[CB1]cheez-its February 21 2006 5:02 PM EST

bah u guys are all wrong the really test of strenght in sports is long distance running. bah getting spiked in the back of the calfs and going sub 5 minute pace for another 18 miles.. thats a champion right there

QBOddBird March 16 2006 1:00 PM EST

OOooOooooO. Women's gymnastics is back. Not Olympic, but it was on earlier....*grins*
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