Curling, has ruined the olympics. Now you might have already figured out this truth, if so you can just move about your day in an orderly fashion, but if you are still confused continue reading on. But, if you read the rest of this and come away enlightened you have to make a promise that you will share this on twitter with a retweet saying
Curling has ruined the Olympics. I am not the Dalai Lama of Olympic games but I do claim to be somewhat “enlightened” on all things sports (that was for effect, I am really not this vein). Here is my theory. 4 years ago curling burst onto the scene. People where going about their day and noticed this odd sport that resembled the game their grandparents play on the weekends at the senior community center, shuffle board. Add the element of being able to skate on ice and you had a recipe for a takeover. Most of us might have watched a game here or there, but we probably did not give it much time because it was confusing and to be honest a little boring. But others decided to make it their sport. They dove in, or in the spirit of winter olympics…skied into this sport head on.
You have to understand something about this aforementioned group, the ones that decided to make this their sport. These are the people that seem to like things that you have never heard or nor do you want to be apart of. Remember that kid in high school or college that seemed to like bands that you had never even heard of? You know bands that names don’t even make sense (like spit fire or zombie dancers) much less the music. Or maybe they kicked it old school and talked about how they felt alive listening to classical music. Those kids that just seemed to like the weirdest stuff because no one else liked it so it made them “unique”? Well that “group” found an winter Olympic sport that no one had really heard of, curling. Out of no where we stared to hear people talk about how much they loved the sport, how much they knew about the sport, and how they were in four curling leagues that would play on the weekends. We had a bunch of “expert” curling watchers running around and NBC was paying attention.
It is a given that we are going to be subjected to figure skating thanks to the women of this world. I really do not blame you for the downfall of the winter Olympic games. I understand that is all you have to watch and you enjoy the element of dancing with the danger of ice skates. So inevitable NBC is going to put this on in prime time for all to watch, but curling has some how leaped past all relevant winter Olympic sports. Mainly because NBC has paid attention. They paid attention to the moms of this world and to the people who like things because no one else does (ironic twist: when is it not cool to like something that others are liking? Seeing how a large amount of people have adapted curling as their sport, does that mean that there will be a revolt and it will be cool to like hockey again?), the ones that thought it would be cool to tell us how much they love curling and how much they know about curling. When deep down you and I both know no one can love a sport like that. Some would even argue its existence of being a sport seeing how a 5 month pregnant women is competing (side note: a friend of mine had a girl at his church who was 9 months pregnant and was playing drums for the church two days before she had her baby, wow). Because of this new found “love” of curling NBC decided to have this as a main feature of the Olympic games neglecting all relevant Olympic sporting events like Hockey or Skiing.
Therefore, curling has ruined the Winter Olympics.