Gushue/Canada remains undefeated and heads into the gold medal game this evening.
That is obviously good but I can put an ominous spin on it. We are playing the Edin rink of Sweden which is probably the best team in the world not from Canada. 2 time World Champion. 2 of the last 4 years.
So he's good. And we've already beat him twice so the idea of beating him 3 times feels daunting. Feels like he should have a few bounces coming his way.
Speaking of American curling, former all-star NFL quarterback Marc Bulger is attempting to curl in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
His team is composed of three other former NFLers. I've heard of one of them, Jared Allen. The other two are Michael Roos and Keith Bulluck.
Their football careers ended but they still longed for some kind of high level competition - and this is the plan they came up with. Become the best curlers in the world within a couple or 3 years.
Okay I'll say this: their chances are probably better than me playing in the NFL. It of course is not going to happen. Anyone who thinks elite curling is that easy is loopy. (And I did just hear an interview with him and he has now realized how crazy good the best curlers are and gained a lot of respect for the game.)
But anyway, that's a thing that's going on that certainly belongs in this thread.