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Old 02-13-2018, 04:44 PM   #21
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I still think Jose Bautista has the best comeback to Simmons.

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Old 02-13-2018, 05:45 PM   #22
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The sham is that there isn't mixed quads, men's doubles, and women's doubles as well. Curling has fewer medals available than any other discipline except hockey and skeleton (which is pretty much backwards luge). (I'm being facetious here, obviously there are scheduling reasons why this shouldn't happen.)

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Old 02-13-2018, 06:13 PM   #23
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I don't like the power play in the doubles curling. Getting a corner guard once a game because Rules is like in Mario Cart when the people behind go faster.

I do like the 2 pre-placed stones and cutting down to 5 stones to force the game into precision freezes and light hits and speeds up the pace.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:18 PM   #24
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who's willing to guess (without looking) who has won 3 out of the last 4 3x3 men's basketball World Cups

hint: it's not the US.
Spain?
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:16 PM   #25
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Classic definition of an article trolling for reaction...and people are falling for it.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:23 PM   #26
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I felt the same way when I first heard about mixed curling. It seemed like a silly sport that was strange and confusing. It really grew on my though and I now find it to be a fun exciting twist on the sport much like 3 on 3 hockey, rugby 7s and T20 cricket.

I would like to see a proper Canadian and World Championships. I'd also like to see some other versions of the game such as mens and womens doubles and even 1 vs 1 curling.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:24 PM   #27
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WTF is he talking about? There is a mixed curling world championship. It's been played since 2005 when only Europeans played it and then expanded to the world in 2015. There were 39 teams in it!
Huh? Did you read the quote you quoted?
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:35 PM   #28
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Morris and Lawes are a brand new team the same way Iginla and Crosby were new teammates in 2010.

All I know is I really enjoyed watching it. Watching Koe vs. Italy was a bit slow by comparison and I thought I was a purist.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #29
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I would like to see a proper Canadian and World Championships.
There are.

There has been a Canadian Championship since 2013 and a Worlds since 2008. Last year's Worlds was in Lethbridge. This year's Canadian Championships will be in Leduc in March.
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I think Steve Simmonds needs to go to a local curling rink and actually try the sport. It's not as easy at it looks.

I'd like to see his double or triple take outs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:22 PM   #31
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The Gold medal game was the first time I watched mixed doubles curling and I absolutely loved it. I curled in my youth and usually am a purist about sport, but the mixed doubles was a lot of fun to watch and the quicker pace is awesome. Simmons is probably like the people who made fun of me for curling, thinking it was not a real sport and was easy. That all changed after they had to try curling in gym class...
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I think Steve Simmonds needs to go to a local curling rink and actually try the sport. It's not as easy at it looks.

I'd like to see his double or triple take outs.
It doesn't look easy at all. It looks darn hard.
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The Gold medal game was the first time I watched mixed doubles curling and I absolutely loved it. I curled in my youth and usually am a purist about sport, but the mixed doubles was a lot of fun to watch and the quicker pace is awesome. Simmons is probably like the people who made fun of me for curling, thinking it was not a real sport and was easy. That all changed after they had to try curling in gym class...
You missed a hell of a tournament. I'm fascinated to see where this goes with Canadian curling. It was always joining to become a foursome now it opens another avenue. Being a Curler myself it just adds more fun to the game.
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It doesn't look easy at all. It looks darn hard.
So why slam the sport?
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My cat had a hotter take in her litter box this morning.

Seriously though, they have tried and removed several sports, if this totally random and unvetted website is to believed http://www.topendsports.com/events/w...orts/index.htm

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So why slam the sport?
I didn't. I loved the sport.
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If mixed doubles curling is a sham for that reason, then so is hockey.

Those two have trained their whole lives for that gold.
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Mixed curling was amazing to watch. I loved it.
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Spain?
to answer this question (you're all dying to know)

Serbia has won 3 of the last 4 World Championships.
Qatar won the other one.
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