Thursday, February 16, 2006

Curling an academical sport?

This is so funny. I have just finished watching "Vendetta" and enjoyed seeing Carl Hamilton break some necks and put a couple of holes in the heads of them mean mafia guys. When the movie finished I switched channel and on the Norwegian national channel they were showing, as always these days, some stuff from the olympics...

Of course they had to show the weirdest sport of all: curling. Curling is for me a sport for people who have too much money and who had to come up with something new after golf became a sport for the public.

Golf is, by the way, also a hilarious sport. Who would have invented a sport where you have to dress as like at a carnival, and hit a tiny tiny ball into a hole on an artificially made park? Other than the Scottish I mean, but they are excused. I mean those guys even eat haggish. Voluntarily.


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We like golf! We look stupid!

Another stupid sport is handball. For you who dont know what hanball is you can look at it like a mix of football and basket. No, not netball, try something even more stupid (close to golf yes). I mean, every second in hanball somebody make a goal. What's interesting about that? I mean, imagine the poor commentators sitting in their box:

"And he has the ball, he runs, he shoots, and GOAL! Yest its a GOOOOOOOOOOOO... Oh wait the other team has the ball AND THEY SCORE!!!!!!! Another goal! Amazing! Ah wait they got the ball again and SCORE!!! TWO TIMES! NO THREE!!!!! This game is so fasci... wait GOOOOOOOOOOOALLL!"

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Look mom! I can jump and throw a ball at the same time!

I might as well watch cricket, at least they are civilized and take teabreak. I actually find all sports quite stupid. But back to curling.

For those of you who don't know what curling is heres a pic for you:

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Hah! You wish! Even I would have enjoyed this kind of sport. No this is curling:

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We are talking about a sport where one person sends a stone sliding on ice and then two others brush the ice to make it go further... Yes alsmost as stupid as crosscountry skiing except they has replaced the person skiing with a stone.

Anyhow the commentators on my TV went mental because one stone is going this or that way and one says "Imagine if it had gone a bit further to the left!" and the other replies: "Well it still would depend on the rest of the three stones, so such a question is purely academical."

I have now changed the title of my master thesis. I will no longer write about terrorism in news, but rather on the different aspects of the left and the right side of a curling stone. I think I allready have secured the grade A. Sports and academics are highly underestimated!

Have I ever told you how dangerous it is to watch sport? My late grandfather was a real sport lunatic. He watched everything that was on. Once he even tried to make me watch a football game with him instead of going to Sweden to buy firecrackers. And that was after I had been really kind and gone betting with him! We went to Sweden in the end. And the football was taped on video.

Anyhow one day he was sitting in his couch watching crosscountry skiing. Of course this was intensifying boring so he fell asleep. Next thing that happens is that he not only fells asleep, but off the couch and down to the floor. Hard. This was his arm afterwards:

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After this he still wouldn't give up sports so we bought him a bigger couch. But I tell this story as a warning to your all: Watching sport might be dangerous. Treat it only as an academical subject hereafter.

Ok I'm sorry, even on my highly informational blog you have to read about sport. If you are sick and tired of sport and fashion news, but still want to know what is going on this is the page for you. Well, of course its not the best page, but a good second place after Smoking Kills (and it looks hilarious @omir.org).

4 Comments:

At 2/17/2006 03:01:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You clearly don`t understand sports at all, do you? How can you possibly compare curling and golf? And calling curling a rich mans sport?!? Have you seen the guys playing curling? Do they look like rich guys to you? Haven`t you seen that they are playing in their barbecue-outfit? Damn!!!

Mr. Triggerhappy

 
At 2/17/2006 03:28:00 PM , Anonymous TULLEMAMMA said...

Have you not understood that you are the curling generation* This is your mother calling from Thailand. wE HAR SOPET BANEN FOR YOUN HELE TIDEN slik at den skulle vaere enkel AA GLI PAA. We cannot get into our own internet, because we do not have the codes or the name. We have a good time, but not as we thought. Hils alle.MAMMA OG PAPPA

 
At 2/17/2006 04:00:00 PM , Blogger Ole said...

Ok.... take it easy with the alcohol over there... And remember to say no thanks next time they offer you "extra spicey" food. And have a great time the rest of your trip!

Do you know how much a barbeque-outfit cost to look as stupid as that?

 
At 3/08/2006 07:40:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya um i think that you're just a bit jelous that you prolly couldn't curl if you wanted to! It is an awesome sport and to say it isn't well you've got some nerve! i am a kid and i love it and im not rich so lay off... 

Posted by krista

 

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