“Life is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you’re going to get.”
Last night was intense- just when you think the Buckeyes are running away with it, the Duck comes back fighting. And man, were there a lot of turnovers. But in the end, there could be only one winner- congratulations to the college football champions, Ohio State University.
While we are still deeply entrenched in the football season, with NFL conference championships coming this weekend, I thought we’d take a detour to a much less popular sport, one that Americans do not watch.
Yes, I just stereotyped, and please call me out if I’m wrong, but I’m not. You, person reading this, do not watch curling. You just don’t. And if you happened to maybe watch it once, you didn’t even tune in long enough to know that they don’t call it a “game” or a “match”, but a “bonspiel”. Mascot of the day just widened your vocabulary.
The Grand Slam of Curling is an annual event held in various parts of Canada, giving a first prize of $100,000 (CAD) to the champions. That sucks, given that the lowest paid NFL player still gets half a million.
So why curling? Because this lil guy, Slammer, is the mascot of this Grand Slam event. He’s so happy doing his own thing, not caring what others think, or that he’s a less popular sport. He just does what makes him smile. And I aspire to be more like him.
PS…. curling teams wear sweet pants.