November 05, 2005

The Women of Curling.: In a bid to get more visibility (and raise team funds) for the sport of sweeping ice while a giant puck travels ever so slowly to another puck, several female sports athletes have posed in the buff for a 2006 calendar, created and photographed by the captain of the Spanish women's team. From the pic in the article, I think you should buy one ($25.95 US, $29.95 CAD, $29 EUR, includes S+H). Also, discuss how else you would make curling more interesting?

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 06:33 PM - 18 comments

Sounds like a great idea to me. The picture of the young lady in the artical was tastefully done. Also she's a babe.(sorry the male chavuenist in me had to come out at some point)

posted by Fade222 at 08:32 PM on November 05

The photographer says that the whole thing was done in a "very, very tasteful" fashion. Uhuh.

posted by sangu at 09:03 PM on November 05

What could possibly be distasteful about curling?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:29 PM on November 05

It sounds like everyone's having a good laugh about it, and it's being done properly, so yay for them. (And I have no doubt that Ana Arce (snerk) had no problem finding a dozen lovely curlers to shoot. Laid-back people who really enjoy their pastime are naturally more attractive, and Olympic athletes with that attitude? Vavoom!

posted by chicobangs at 02:42 AM on November 06

Public Service Message: the sample is HAWT.

posted by dusted at 02:49 AM on November 06

I always figured that curling competitors, whether male or female, were burly figures with Buddha-like physiques that retain heat and store excess body fat for the lean winter months.

posted by rcade at 08:46 AM on November 06

rcade, I had that impression of curlers (and I'm sure that's true of many of the club players...uh...stoners...whatever they're called). But a month or two ago they had some kind of Olympic qualifier for the US women, and I was struck by the youth and athleticism of the competitors. I guess I'd thought that athleticism wouldn't necessarily be that great an asset, and that age (and hence experience) would be worth a lot, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Check out Team Johnson!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:19 AM on November 06

Check out Team Johnson! Wow. Where do I sign up?

posted by justgary at 11:40 AM on November 06

I love curling. Seriously. It's fun, it's the kind of thing any schmo can do, and at its highest levels it's chess on ice.

posted by chicobangs at 02:11 PM on November 06

Yep - it was only a matter of time for curling to become the arena of actual athletes. With it being an Olympic sport and the money involved in winning a gold medal, eveyone is going to look for the extra edge. And it used to be just an excuse for drinking before noon. That polish lead is unbelieveably smoking. Wow.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:24 PM on November 06

Check out Team Johnson! Dammit, these are fully clothed.

posted by tron7 at 11:55 PM on November 06

Hahaha...that's from a USA Curling site, tron, not from the calendar!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:59 AM on November 07

I love curling. Seriously. It's fun, it's the kind of thing any schmo can do, and at its highest levels it's chess on ice. Any schmo with access to regulation sized curling rink. Which rock represents the rook? And where is the clock. No, I kid, I am sorry. My father got hooked on this shit real bad during the SLC olympics. It kind of reminded me of shuffle board which is Uber-fun. P.S. has anyone ever seen a busted polish chick? They sure know how to breed good looking women over there.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:13 AM on November 07

I love curling. Seriously. It's fun, it's the kind of thing any schmo can do, and at its highest levels it's chess on ice. I used to laugh at the sport when it was on TV, but our company had a "curling" night a couple of years ago. I was a sweeper for most of the time and that was kind of boring. However, when I had a chance to throw a couple of stones, and actually had one (without sweeping help) curl around a guard and stop in the 4-foot, it was quite a rush. More so when I consider that my first 3 rocks all went through the house without touching a damn thing. Now, I haven't had a chance to play since, but I do have a lot more appreciation for the skill required in the sport.

posted by grum@work at 11:18 AM on November 07

our company had a "curling" night a couple of years ago Just goes to show how slow things get in Canada, eh?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:25 PM on November 07

Hahaha...that's from a USA Curling site, tron, not from the calendar! A guy can dream can't he?

posted by tron7 at 03:26 PM on November 07

and at its highest levels it's chess on ice Correction. Lawn bowls on ice.

posted by owlhouse at 03:35 PM on November 07

ESKIMO BOWLING.

posted by the red terror at 04:18 PM on November 07

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