Archive for February 2010

Out of the Stone Age

24 February 2010
Categories: Sports

I am not a curler. I have never thrown a curling stone in my life, never even attended a match in person. My understanding of curling strategy is rudimentary at best. I am, suffice it to say, an armchair skip, and a cursory one at that.

But I’ve been a casual fan of curling for twenty years—and of the Olympics for even longer—and from this uninvolved distance, perhaps it’s easier for me to read the writing on the wall than it is for some of the players, as well as some of the decorated former champions doing the commentating at this year’s Games. Read more…