Total Pro Sports – And you thought the sport of curling was boring!!!!
I know most of you south of the border (USA) probably don’t even know that curling even existed, and that’s fine because sometimes I wonder why this sport was even invented? The unfortunate thing in Canada is that the sport of curling is huge and has always drawn large crowds.
Yes that’s right I’m more then happy to admit that Canadians love the cold and sports that involve a sheet of ice.
So if you didn’t know the 2009 Tim Hortons Brier is being held in Calgary, Alberta (Polar Bears and igloos do not exist there). After catching some of the nightly sports highlights on TSN (The equivalent to SportsCenter) the show ended with their nightly top plays that included a shot that occurred during curling match between Team Ontario and Team Saskatoon. Team Ontario was trailing 6-4 and down to their last shot. Skip Glenn Howard took the stone knowing that if he didn’t score 3 points they would lose the match. Well let me tell you Glen made one of the most amazing shots in curling history, he knocked both of Team Saskatchewan stones out and scored 3 points to win the match 7-6.
Howard executed the play of the week with the hammer in Ontario’s incredible 7-6 comeback win over Saskatchewan.
“It was an angle-raise, in-off double and then throw-your-hands-in-the-air-and-run-around-like-an-idiot shot,” said Howard, still shaking his head five minutes after the amazing play wowed the Saddledome crowd of 9,601 fans. “I don’t think I was happier when we won (the Brier) in 2007.” [TheRecorder&Times]
If you don’t believe us and have no clue what we are talking about just take a look at the video below and watch the reaction of Glen Howard, Joel Jordison and Team Alberta’s skip Kevin Martin, it’s priceless.
I have to admit after watching this amazing shot, I am now a fan of curling!