Curling is a sport involving ice, brooms, and originally a rock. It is chiefly played in Canada. Unlike hockey, it is not taken seriously in the United States. Many suspect that it is a byproduct of both the cold Northern climate and the Canadian propensity for beer.
That curling is an Olympic sport baffles Americans who don't consider it a sport at all.
The ancient Scottish sport of curling has been called a hybrid of bowling and chess set on ice, but perhaps the closest analogy is shuffleboard. Two four-member teams slide 42-pound granite stones (the best of which come from a single quarry in Scotland) on a sheet of ice toward a target area. Teammates sweep the ice in front of the stone to help maneuver it towards the center target.
Each player on the team throws two stones during an "end," which is sort of like an inning in baseball. The team with the most points after 8 or 10 ends wins the match. Did I mention that you can knock your opponents' stones out of contention?
The name "curling" comes from the Old English verb "to curr," or growl. There's a fair amount of shouting during the game, as team members urge each other on while sweeping the ice in front of the stone.
This year, the British women's team gave their country its first Winter Olympics gold medal since 1984, while the Norwegian men's team upset the Canadian favorites.
Curling looks like a lot of fun, I wonder where I could try it in my area?
Unlike what the other asshole said,a curling game consists of two four player teams, and the object is to have your rock the closest to the pin after sliding it from one end of the ice to the other, the skip tells the sweepers to sweep or not to sweep, and sweeping drags the rock further, and holds line. Curling is a game of skill, and accuracy and most games are won by centimetres. And by the way, The united states have a mens team, a womens, team, a junior mens team, and a junior womens team, You ignorant fuckhead, to think that someone can actually criticise a sport that they know absolutely nothing about, bravo dickhead you just embarrassed your country by being such a fuckoff.
Wow this guy is a real ignorant fuckhead! He cant even give a proper definition for curling!
Curling: the favorite past-time of a northern minnesotan/canadian physics professor's housewife.
push...sweep, sweep, sweep. Watch physics in action.
Let's go curling, I feel like sweeping the ice.
its like fucking gladiator!!!
whoa, that fight was like MOTHER FUCKING curling.
Commonly confused as a sport. Consists of a broom, a rock, and some ice skaters. They must get the rock in a target zone and they can make it go faster with the brooms. It is like shuffleboard, except bigger target and on ice. It is not a sport. Sports include baseball, basketball, football (both American football and soccer), hockey, tennis, track and field, swimming, and lacrosse. Curling is not a sport. Sports consist of performing physical tasks. Anyone can throw a rock down some ice and sweep the ice in front of it.
Person1: Curling is such an entertaining sport.
Person2: What are you smoking?
An amazing sport in which Canada pwns. The rest of the world is jealous that they cannot master the skill and accuracy associated with Curling. A great way to meet amazing people at competitions, and the best sport on ice ever invented.
Did you see those people dissing curling
? I bet they've never tried it before!