|If I was right, this would have been the bronze match, not the Page 1-2 game|
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Not as wrong as I would have thought. I took my best stab at handicapping the Women's Worlds and while I bombed with my Germany pick, I nailed China! Like, spot on nailed.
Here's the final standings, and here's how I fared:
Friday, March 25, 2011
This weekend is the annual House of Hearts bonspiel at the Duluth Curling Club. I am not attending, but when friend of the blog and Team Bond Girls coach Joel approached us about sponsoring a team, we didn't hesitate knowing it was for a great cause. From the press release:
This uniquely formatted bonspiel will bring in 24 celebrity curlers/skips with a variety of U.S, Canadian, European, Olympic and World curling experience and success. Each skip will draw his/her team at the opening banquet on Thursday, March 24, 2010 at The Pickwick.
All proceeds will benefit the St. Luke’s Foundation. Money will be raised through a variety of activities throughout the weekend, including: curler’s entry fees and pledges, a live and silent celebrity auction, door prizes and more. Money raised at this year’s event will be used by the St. Luke’s Foundation to support: 1) An advanced telemetry system supporting St. Luke’s cardiopulmonary rehab and prevention program and 2) Support of St. Luke’s Cancer Center’s Pharmacy Project.
Friday, March 18, 2011
It's Friday and the Women's World Championships start today in Denmark. As always, if you're American, you're pretty out of luck if you want to view it. Universal Sports will air the playoffs, but on delay and it's a pretty good bet that the American team won't be playing. No disrespect to the Lank rink, but this is some tough competition. I'm guessing TSN will have some on demand, as they did during the Brier and Scotties.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Team Stoughton won the brier as covered in the Kansas City Star (if you were waiting to watch the final without spoilers, sorry but it's already Thursday). By all accounts they played extremely well, and no doubt this is one of the toughest tournaments in the world. Any one of the top four teams could have gone on to win the gold at the Worlds, and an number of the provincial runner ups are really effin' good curlers, too.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A few weeks ago Team Zissou headed up to Wauwatosa to play in their 5 and under spiel. We wanted to branch out from our usual haunts (Seattle, Vacaville) and the combination of dedicated ice, three day weekend, 5 and under and an easily accessible airport made it an appealing target. On top of that, The Face's parents have a home nearby, so a free place to stay.
|My first impression of WI. Frozen water. It was to be much colder than I am accustomed to. |