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Monday Night Curling

No this isn’t your Monday night rec league, but a funny clip of a classic SCTV skit with the (late) John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy and Rick Moranis. Great stuff – enjoy…

But was it cheating?

Calgary Herald columnist Al Cameron has launched a great new blog and today I noticed an interesting post he wrote about Russian skip Liudmila Privivkova’s team and an alleged (foot wedge) sweeping violation they committed that has caused somewhat of a stir:

Sweeping used to be the one big area where you’d find rulebreakers who used dumping techniques — in essence, moving debris in front of the rock with their brooms in an attempt to either slow it down or adjust its line — to some perceived advantage, although the big problem today, I think, is that nobody really understands the convoluted language of modern sweeping rules, so it’s tough to actually break the rules.

Here is the visual evidence from Youtube:

So, what do you think? We’d like to know.

For the record we think its looks a little suspicious and here is what Al Cameron thought:

First of all, I tip my cap to anyone who can use their foot that precisely to help make a shot, so I have an extremely hard time believing she did it on purpose. I believe it was purely accidental.

But — and this is a Sir Mix-A-Lot big but — I also have an extremely hard time believing she didn’t know her foot had touched the running stone, and therefore, it was up to Ezekh (the sweeper on left) to tell someone she’d done it. And, after a round of oh-so-Euro high-fives all around, she did no such thing. And that’s reprehensible. In Canada, a player who did that would be, quite rightly, ostracized as a cheat and would have a hard time finding a new team.

Kids, it’s time to Youtube – Curling style

It seems like Youtube is everywhere these days. For gosh sakes they are even showing Youtube videos on Canada AM every morning ??

Well, now its time for curling to get into the act. We received this note from a reader today who is trying to drum up interest in the curling section of the ubiquitous website:

Perhaps you can pass the word along… We’re looking for curling videos to add
to our YouTube group.

Anyone with a unique perspective on the world’s “coolest” sport can add their
video to http://youtube.com/group/curling.

We have some great videos already posted, along with an exclusive preview of
Canadian director David Ostry’s ode to the game, “Drinkers with a Curling
Problem”.

So, if you have a video, post it up. If you don’t, go shoot a video and give it a try.

We’ll check in in a few days and post some of the best videos here.

Good luck and have fun. Â

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