For those of you who have never watched a round (?) of curling let me give you a real quick synopsis. The game (?) consists of 10 rounds called "Ends". After each "end" you switch which side of the ice you shoot from similar to cornhole or horseshoes. Each end consists of 8 stones, 2 thrown by each player. You score points by having stones closest to the center of the "house" (the set of rings at the side of the ice). Each team gets 2 sweepers on each stone to help guide the stone to its destination. Despite its simple set of rules, there is a good deal of strategy involved, when to try to get their stone close to the center of the house or to knock another stone out of the house or to set up a stone to guard their ones in play. The points are calculated by how many stones you have closer to the "button" (center of the rings) than your opponents closest stone. A game of curling can last a couple of hours and like other sports (re: golf) to come out of the British isles have a more mild mannered audience and quiet commentators.
Thanks for reading and go USA!
-T.O. signing out