Here Is A Cool Curling Thing, Probably. Who Even Knows, Man.

I'm not going to pretend to know anything about curling except that it is kind of like lawn bowling or cornhole or shuffleboard but not really, and more importantly, that every four years when the Winter Olympics comes around I watch like 20 hours of it. » 1/09/15 3:16pm 1/09/15 3:16pm

Men's Sports Uniforms, Ranked

Summer's in full swing, and there are sporting events all over the damn TV. The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world? If not, then what sport has the best uniform? Time for some investigative journalism. » 6/25/14 11:33am 6/25/14 11:33am

Canada's Curling Skip Gets Emotional While Watching Final Shot

Jennifer Jones's final stone wrapped up a 6-3 victory for her team in today's gold medal match against Sweden, capping off the Canadian team's unbeaten Olympic run. While watching her shot slide down the ice, the 39-year-old Jones couldn't help but get a little emotional. One thing that's cool about the Olympics is… » 2/20/14 12:20pm 2/20/14 12:20pm

Canada's Ladies Win Gold In Curling; Here's Where They Come From

With a 6-3 result over Sweden bringing home gold for captain Jennifer Jones's squad, Canada is exultant over their curling success. In the piece below, Adam Doster explores the culture they came from—it involves beer and pork hearts—by way of finding out just why curling is so much damn fun. » 2/20/14 11:36am 2/20/14 11:36am

Russian Curler Eats It

This morning, Russian skip Andrey Drozdov learned a valuable lesson about the momentum of curling stones and the slipperiness of ice. He learned it with his face. » 2/13/14 11:59am 2/13/14 11:59am

Who Says There's No Room In Curling For Fashion?

["And sliding down the runway now comes Torger Nergaard of Norway, showing off a fetching pair of houndstooth pants. Sorry, rock and broom not included." Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty] » 2/12/14 1:07pm 2/12/14 1:07pm

Why Are Canadians So Bonkers About Curling?

A white-haired man in a kilt is hustling around the tunnels of Maurice Richard Arena, right next door to Olympic Stadium in Montreal, trying to get organized. "Come on, ladies!" he shouts, at nobody in particular. "We've got four minutes and we're on!" » 2/12/14 12:00pm 2/12/14 12:00pm

A Hater's Guide to Olympic Curling: Sochi 2014

[Back in December, I wrote a Hater's Guide to the Roar of the Rings Team Canada qualification tournament. It was an unexpected hit! People who didn't give a shit about curling actually read the whole thing, and pretty much everyone in the curling community shared it, read it, or called me an asshole. One Rachel Homan… » 2/11/14 4:02pm 2/11/14 4:02pm

Great Britain Demolished The U.S. With An Olympic Curling Record

You only get eight stones in each end of curling. So how often does a team score seven points in an end, as Great Britain did against the U.S. in Sochi? It's rare at the lowest levels of competition, and until today, when it went down in the fourth end of a 12-3 Team GB win, had never happened at the Olympics. Good… » 2/11/14 12:20pm 2/11/14 12:20pm

Canadian Curlers Mock Teammate's Bad Throw Behind His Back

Canada has made every men's curling final in the history of the sport at the Olympics, so expectations are high for Brad Jacobs's squad in Sochi. But the Canucks ran into an unexpected challenge this morning during their match with Germany in a disastrous ninth end, one that wasn't helped at all by E.J. Harnden's poor… » 2/10/14 9:30am 2/10/14 9:30am

What Is Going On With All The Doping In Wheelchair Curling?

Stop reading right now if you'd like to believe that curling, or the Paralympics, or frigging Paralympic Curling is the last bastion of drug-free sports in the world today. Nothing is pure anymore. Jim Armstrong, a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and skip of Canada's 2010 Paralympic gold medal team, will… » 3/16/12 10:40am 3/16/12 10:40am

"Shitballs": Curling Profanity Is Strange

You can throw out the record books when the Alberta and Quebec women's curling teams get together. It got pretty heated yesterday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts (Canada's women's championship), when Alberta skip Heather Nedohin let loose a creative swear word after coming up short on her shot. » 2/23/12 1:45pm 2/23/12 1:45pm

Fantasy Curling Is A Real Thing, And It Is Glorious

Remember how much fun we agreed curling was during the 2010 Winter Olympics in that city that got burned down? We had the choke-tastic American captain, that Canadian lady everyone loved, and everyone wrote about it the same way. » 12/06/11 3:05pm 12/06/11 3:05pm

Curling "Grudge Match" Outdraws NHL Game By Half A Million Viewers

There was a big curling game last night at the Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. So big, in fact, that the Winnipeg Free-Press called it a "battle royale,", the Toronto Sun called it a "grudge match," and The Curling News wondered if it could be "the most compelling women's game in curling… » 2/25/11 2:45pm 2/25/11 2:45pm

Paralympic Curler Busted For Fake Viagra

Jim Armstrong, the skip of Canada's gold medal winning team, was arrested for trafficking counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs. Sounds like he was just trying to help other people get their stones in the house. [Vancouver Sun] » 4/23/10 3:45pm 4/23/10 3:45pm

Swedish Wheelchair Curling Finally Has Its Doping Scandal

They drug test Paralympic athletes because, I don't know, God dictated they should be stuck with their disadvantages. Regardless, we have our first positive drug test. » 3/21/10 2:55pm 3/21/10 2:55pm

Best In The World? Not Even Best In Northern Minnesota

This explains everything. Our men's curling team managed to lose their most recent Tuesday night league game at the Duluth Curling Club. To be fair, it is the place to be on Tuesday nights in Duluth. [NY Times] » 2/21/10 4:30pm 2/21/10 4:30pm

Boorish Canadians Make Our Favorite Curler Cry

The host nation's medal count is always higher than normal for a reason: the screaming crowds that psych up the natives, and psych out the visitors. But now they've gone too far; they've made Maddy cry. » 2/21/10 11:15am 2/21/10 11:15am

The Seven Things You Learn From Every Curling Story

Nothing says Winter Olympics like a "clueless reporter tries curling" story. (Except maybe the "here's a black Winter Olympian!" story.) We take you through a typical curling experience, as seen through the eyes of every reporter ever. » 2/12/10 2:00pm 2/12/10 2:00pm