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(Yahoo)   Every curling stone ever used in the Olympics has come from one tiny island. Bringing the wrong rock? Refs won't let it slide   ( sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2018-02-21 11:43:05 PM  
Bringing the wrong rock? Refs won't let it slide

*groan*
 
2018-02-21 11:49:51 PM  
Between curling and golf, it's easy to see why Scots have a reputation as drinkers
 
2018-02-21 11:59:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Between curling and golf, it's easy to see why Scots have a reputation as drinkers


You need a few before the sheep become lookers.
 
2018-02-22 12:10:25 AM  
Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

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Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.
 
2018-02-22 12:26:27 AM  

Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

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Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.


Something something baseball something
 
2018-02-22 12:27:54 AM  

Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

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Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.


I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball?  Is it because they're missing the running?
 
2018-02-22 12:28:19 AM  

El_Perro: Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

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Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.

Something something baseball something


Hi!
 
2018-02-22 01:30:25 AM  

Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

[images.performgroup.com image 850x478]

Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.


*Prince Fielder and half of the MLB whistle non-chalantly
 
2018-02-22 03:33:42 AM  
As an every 4 year curling expert, the US men's team has exceeded expectations but will falter in their next 2 matches, mostly due to this dope

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2018-02-22 04:13:43 AM  
The Roman Empire was built by its cement. It was incredibly hard and few knew its secret. It was ash mined from a specific volcano. And when it ran out, they could no longer offer civic buildings and aquaducts and other infrastructure built with their special cement.

So what shall happen when this ancient volcano has surrendered the last of its special treasure? Will it herald the end of the Olympics, and of international competitions altogether?

Appreciate it while it lasts, for the world may be a very different place once it is gone.
 
2018-02-22 04:42:11 AM  

davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?


Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.
 
2018-02-22 06:21:07 AM  
From where?  Myst?

/dnrtfa
 
2018-02-22 06:37:15 AM  

Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

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Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.


What about curling with a dart?

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http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/a​s​-it-happens-tuesday-episode-1.4543235/​canadian-curler-who-hacked-a-dart-in-7​2-says-he-quit-after-seeing-himself-on​-tv-1.4543241
 
2018-02-22 06:46:15 AM  

Sid_6.7: Bringing the wrong rock? Refs won't let it slide

*groan*


LET IT SLIDE, CORAL!
 
2018-02-22 07:07:44 AM  

ODDwhun: davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?

Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.


You just de-sported track and field.
 
2018-02-22 08:05:29 AM  

ODDwhun: davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?

Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.


To me the difference between a sport and a game is determined by whether or not you can smoke and drink while participating. Darts, pool, curling, golf, softball, etc...games. Football, basketball, hockey, baseball, slalom, etc...sports.
 
2018-02-22 08:16:07 AM  
Hey look we're about to share some cool (if totally niche) information about curling stones...  naw, screw that.

I stupidly believed a bit of journalism was about to happen instead of a summary of the most basic information from a wiki page.
 
2018-02-22 08:34:30 AM  

ODDwhun: davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?

Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.


That seems to eliminate 80% of the Winter Olympics ( and probably half the Summer games), if the rule is "A single player can just play for his/her highest score".

// I'm still depressed that I recently found out that the winner of the ski jumping competitions can be the person who DOESN'T jump the farthest without falling down.
 
2018-02-22 08:37:46 AM  

giantmeteor: Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.

*Prince Fielder and half of the MLB whistle non-chalantly


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Track has some meaty boys too if you include the "field" component.
 
2018-02-22 08:46:27 AM  

Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

[images.performgroup.com image 850x478]

Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.


The average weight of a curling stone is 42lbs, so I'm fine with curling being a sport.
 
2018-02-22 09:33:40 AM  
 Hemingway Quote: "There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."
 
2018-02-22 09:37:55 AM  

the_cnidarian: ODDwhun: davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?

Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.

You just de-sported track and field.


And gymnastics.
 
2018-02-22 09:50:58 AM  

Hospitaller: Hemingway Quote: "There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."


I would be hesitant to call bullfighting a sport.
 
2018-02-22 10:39:14 AM  

dark brew: As an every 4 year curling expert, the US men's team has exceeded expectations but will falter in their next 2 matches, mostly due to this dope

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Good call Nostradumbass.
 
2018-02-22 10:46:08 AM  
There is only one official Rock.
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2018-02-22 11:02:01 AM  

dark brew: As an every 4 year curling expert, the US men's team has exceeded expectations but will falter in their next 2 matches, mostly due to this dope

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This morning's score:

USA 5-3 CAN
 
2018-02-22 11:02:22 AM  
Can you be injured while playing it?  If yes, then it is a sport.  If no, it is a game.
 
2018-02-22 11:22:42 AM  

Cubs300: Can you be injured while playing it?  If yes, then it is a sport.  If no, it is a game.


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2018-02-22 11:37:17 AM  

Monkey2: ODDwhun: davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?

Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.

To me the difference between a sport and a game is determined by whether or not you can smoke and drink while participating. Darts, pool, curling, golf, softball, etc...games. Football, basketball, hockey, baseball, slalom, etc...sports.


I assume cornhole goes in the former group?
 
2018-02-22 12:34:41 PM  

Teaser: There is only one official Rock.
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The Original and best.
 
2018-02-22 01:27:17 PM  
And would you cry if I told you that I lied?
And would you say goodbye?
Or would you let it slide?
 
2018-02-22 03:15:25 PM  

Cubs300: Can you be injured while playing it?  If yes, then it is a sport.  If no, it is a game.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/dat​a​blog/2018/feb/21/just-how-dangerous-ar​e-winter-olympic-sports

Apparently curling is more of a sport than Cross Country Skiing, Biathalon, and Speed Skating.

And before anyone tries making the case..

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ol​y​mpics-2018-doping-verdict/russian-curl​ing-medalist-guilty-of-doping-violatio​n-says-cas-idUSKCN1G60RB

There is doping is curling as well, so you can't say that it isn't sport because there isn't any doping.
 
2018-02-22 03:18:29 PM  

JuicePats: Monkey2: ODDwhun: davidphogan: I have to ask why bowling or darts is less of a sport than baseball? Is it because they're missing the running?

Personally, a sport is a competition that requires an opposition. Baseball can't be played by one team, but bowling can be done by one person. One is sport, one is a game.

To me the difference between a sport and a game is determined by whether or not you can smoke and drink while participating. Darts, pool, curling, golf, softball, etc...games. Football, basketball, hockey, baseball, slalom, etc...sports.

I assume cornhole goes in the former group?


Definitely. Also bowling goes in the first group.
 
2018-02-22 10:42:12 PM  

Sailing Starflower: Curling is only a sport the way darts or pool or bowling is.

[images.performgroup.com image 850x478]

Seriously, if a high level "athlete" could be mistaken for Walter Sobchak, it's not a sport.


The summer Olympics has archery and shooting.  That's not much of a step in athleticism from all those examples.  Those do have the military connection which is why they are in games where the others don't.

But the reason curling is in the Olympics is they wanted to make the Winter Games bigger and there's only so much shiat you can do on snow or ice.
 
2018-02-23 05:34:11 AM  

mikemil828: Cubs300: Can you be injured while playing it?  If yes, then it is a sport.  If no, it is a game.


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/data​blog/2018/feb/21/just-how-dangerous-ar​e-winter-olympic-sports

Apparently curling is more of a sport than Cross Country Skiing, Biathalon, and Speed Skating.


FTFA: Figures from 2010, where the physical injury location was recorded, show curling injuries included strains and tendonitis of the arms, lower back and thigh

Oh noes!  Tendonitis!
 
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