We went to check out the action the other night. It's kind of like watching Olympic curling on tv. . . only. . . not really.
There are no announcers giving you the play-by-play, for example. And there are five matches going on at the same time. There are no "re-plays" to show you the good shots again. And it's LOUD! Those curlers yell directions to each other using rather unique sounds.
But it's everything you might expect of national-level curling action.
Intense sweeping. . .
Dramatic shots. . .
Lots of strategizing. . .
Even some measuring!
It was exciting to see "real" curling up close.
But it's a slow kind of sport. Guess how I spent my time?
It was a fun night -- and a big deal here in Kalamazoo! (And local beer, too.)