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Anticipation meets its nemesis: Norway v. Demark


To build excitement, to get the ol’ juices flowing, the official TV feed in the Olympic media centres conducts a countdown at the beginning of each broadcast day – just as the morning’s first event is about to start.

I saw it just now. It’s kind of thrilling, actually: “30… 29… 28… etc. etc. 3… 2… 1…” – and having whipped us all into a frenzy of anticipation, the Olympic Broadcasting System cut this morning to…

… curling.

Mr. Rogge, I believe you owe an apology to my adrenaline for waking it up.

UPDATE: I’m not saying Norway v. Denmark in curling is boring to watch, but I just spent 10 minutes feeding Honey Bunches of Oats to that family that sometimes pops up in banner ads on our site. That little kid can really put back the cereal.

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  1. Very Funny. Thanks for the smile! :)

  2. Mr Feschuk,

    You should realize that a number of your readers have just whipped off their trifocals and rattled their walkers in outrage over your hurtful curling comments.

    In their`defense, I think curling is one of the most strategic and precise games out there, if you can stay awake long enough to notice. Maybe that was the goal of the Norwegian mens' uniforms. Keep you laughing and awake long enough to notice the game.

  3. And this critique comes from a man who finds another game he also doesn't comprehend, NFL football, exciting.

    Perhaps this photo of one of the Swiss women's curling team will wake you up, Scott –

    • relax, i love me some curling. seriously. i just found the epic buildup kind of hilarious when the next shot on tv was of a Dane gently sliding a rock along the ice.

  4. " 28… etc. etc. 3". You've got me wondering exactly what went on between the 28 and the 3.