Yesterday marks the beginning of the 2011 Tim Horton’s Brier here in town. Very exciting, since we are able to partake in the curling excitement. Last summer our parents’ gifted the grandparents’ with tickets to the event, and since Grams decided she wanted to watch the game at her own leisure at our place I got to go. I wasn’t sure how exciting I was going to find it, but there happened to be quite a lot going on. During the whole ordeal there are four games happening simultaneously. That means that groans of defeat and screams of victory all at the same time. Couple the sound with the um, shall we say “colourful” fans and you have yourself and it turns out curling isn’t so boring.
My personal favourite were the Alberta fans in their comically large yellow cowboy hats…with cow-bell.
The interesting fans almost make up for the ugly uniforms that they make the curlers wear.
And we got to see one of Canada’s most eligible bachelors, the third on Alberta’s team John Morris. He can wear that ugly top and not seem so gross.
Random John Morris facts?
We also got to watch the Quebec team do some curling. I am compelled to call the Quebec team the “renegade team” what with the bandannas and all. However the loudest screaming team goes to New Brunswick. They were screaming their heads off. Slightly frightening. Next match is this Tuesday…w00t!