Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Dreams Shattered

Unbelievable. Looks like Brad broke his hip. It was caught on the training tape I've included above. Can't stand to watch it myself.

I fear our dreams of Olympic glory may be over. I guess it's selfish for me to think of that now. It's just hard to accept that our first real shot to bring an Olympic curling gold medal to US, and first Mens world championship gold since 1978, is over.

The doc says he could go with an artificial hip, but the restricted movement would never allow a return to form. I'm more worried about Brad's state of mind. When a competitor like him is told he can no longer perform at a world-class level, it's tough for them to accept. I've seen many brave men sink into deep depression over less.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Brad Goes Down

No. No. He didn't come out of the closet. Jeez! Are all curlers adolescent homophobes? I wasn't speaking of you of course. It's the others.

Anyway. Brad went down hard on the ice tonight. Just one of those freak accidents that remind us it can happen to anyone. Even a legend like Brad. He popped right back up like a true champion, but we could tell he was hiding a lot of pain. Hopefully it's just a bruise. I know he took some shrapnel to the hip when he served in the Gulf War. Had to have a metal plate put in or some crap. The only reason I know is he likes to brag to the ladies that he had reinforcement put in his pelvis. Due to his "extreme sexual prowess". Whatever! I just hope he's alright. Seriously. The whole team anchors on him.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Watching Water Freeze

Found a very nice infomercial on Curling by the International Olympic Committee. They've got to get with the times and give up that "Chess on Ice" tagline crap. Sounds as exciting as watching water freeze.