Friday, February 24, 2006


By John Ross Harvey

Nothing identifies a Canadian more than
We understand the game
We watch the game
We may even play the game
94% of the world’s curlers
Are Canadian
At this moment our Olympic Men’s team
Natives of Newfoundland
Are playing for the Gold Medal
Up 3-2 after 3 ends of play
Newfoundland has been given the day off
To watch of course
Win or lose, it’ll be a party to celebrate
Gold or worst case scenario Silver
For a bunch of rocks sliding on ice
And helped on their way by brooms
To enter the House
And be closest to the Button
The House is Rings 12’, 8’, 4’
The button is the 2’ centre
Usually with a logo
Why does this appeal to Canadians?
The Scots apparently created the sport
Many Scots emigrated to Canada
Many Scottish descendants play now
Perhaps that has something to do with it
Or maybe being able to yell is
“Line’s good, line’s good.”
“Nice shot.”
Or it’s like Football (read Soccer)
Low scores mean it’s a better game
1,0,0,0,0,1,0,0,1,1 Player 1
0,1,0,0,1,0,0,1,0,0 Player 2
No, I think it’s the ice
Hockey is played on ice; Hockey is Canadian
Curling is played on ice; Curling is Canadian
Just don’t put it in our drinks
We’ll have to chew it.

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