WInter Olympics fever will soon be marching into our television sets as it always does every 4-years without fail. Once again you can count on the mesmerizing captivation of the always fun to watch game of curling. What is it about this sport/game that has us glued to our sets watching rolling granite stones and hyperactive "broomsters" working the ice like a well-oiled machine?
Perhaps it's the welcome pause that's required when we put down our cell phones for more than three minutes between tweets and Likes to watch people actually doing stuff. Just when you're ready to check your text messages another stone is hurled and nothing becomes more important to the eye than watching the heavy granite rock crawl over the pebbled ice to a peacefull rest......Ooh Curling!
As the games are played folks will learn terms like House, Button, End, Broom, Hammer, Hacks and Hog Lines......(and we all know we will need to learn them all over again four years later...:-) It doesn't seem to matter though as Curling does a great job in bringing us back to our past when active gaming was the norm and sharing actually meant giving something to someone.
In the meantime we can take solace in knowing that we can always count on getting our fill of this "cool" Olympic sport/game every few years and be happy to be a spectator. Though it would be fun to just once be able to take part in the yelling as the broomster steers the Rock...."HARD!....HARD!...HARD!"
The world could use a little more Winter Olympics and a lot more Curling!