Monday, March 31, 2008

Canada Wins World Championship!

 
I'm sure you've already heard the news. The Canadian women's team of Dawn Askin (lead), Jill Officer (second), Cathy Overton-Clapham (third) and Jennifer Jones (skip) beat China yesterday to win the World1 Women's Curling Championship.

Most of you were probably watching the game so I don't need to remind you how exciting it was.


1. Just to clarify for my American friends ... this was not a tournament where only teenagers in colleges like UNC could play and it was not a tournament confined to a single country. This is a world title. The USA didn't even make the playoffs.

[Photo Credit: Ford World Women's Curling Championship]

9 comments :

  1. Canada Wins World Curling Championship!!
    Dog Bites Man!!
    Film at eleven...

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  2. Sorry, I missed it - there was some paint that was drying so I decided to watch that instead (yellow won).

    Here's a slogan they can use at the next championships:
    Curling - it's the new craze that's sweeping the globe!

    Thanks. I'll be here all week.

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  3. Thanks! Up to now, I was unaware that there were any Curling teams from outside Canada. I bet you and the other 27 television viewers were thrilled when Canada won! :P

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  4. We were indeed thrilled since Canada lost their first playoff game against China and were on the verge of being eliminated by Japan before they came back to win the whole thing in heroic fashion.

    I was originally a curling skeptic but once you watch a few games, it's kind of addictive. Plus, you can now watch them live on the web when they're broadcast on CBC.

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  5. I'm waiting for the blood tests to come back...

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  6. I'm not very much interested in curling. But my hairdresser is, though.

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  7. Curling... Is that the game where a child uses a stick to keep a large hoop rolling on the ground?

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  8. The USA didn't even make the playoffs

    But I'm really excited to see that our advertising still won the event! Go Ford!!

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  9. Joe says,

    But I'm really excited to see that our advertising still won the event! Go Ford!!

    The curling championships are sponsored by The Ford Motor Company of Canada.

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